Backyard growers, large and small, from Lapstone to Hartley will open their gardens to the public on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March 2019 sharing their passion and knowledge to inspire self-reliance.
The Mid Blue Mountains Community Garden will be open for the trail only on the Saturday March 2nd from 10 – 4 pm.
The Edible Garden Trail is a not-for-profit community event, and is this year sponsored by Scenic World Shared, Bendigo Bank Katoomba, Blue Mountains City Council and Blue Mountains Food Co-op.
Visitors to the Edible Garden Trail are required to purchase tickets ($25 per person/$20 concession or groups of 4+). The ticket, which comes with a wristband and program, gives visitors access to all gardens on the trail over both days of the weekend. Individual garden tickets can be purchased at individual gardens at a cost of $5 per person/$2 concession.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets go towards the running costs of the trail, printing of the program, and to fund school and community garden grants. Last year the inaugural Edible Garden Trail donated $2000 in garden grants to Mount Victoria and Blackheath Public Schools, Kindlehill School and Blackheath Community Farm.
MMCG (auspiced by Mid Mountains Community Centre) would like to acknowledge two community grants: Bendigo Bank‘s $500 for irrigation and drought proofing and
Bankwest‘s $200 towards the purchase of a brush cutter. Both are much appreciated, with thanks.
We meet on Saturdays 9-12 in the grounds of Kihilla 5-17 Queens Road, Lawson. Volunteers are welcome to assist with all types of garden work and to reap the harvest rewards. No experience is needed, only willingness. Contact 0407926386 for further information or just turn up.
BELOW: Something is watching Ray, but he can’t see it. Can you?
The gardens aren’t quite the same without Nev, founding member and Ray’s trusty companion of many a Saturday morning. He struggled up the slope to greet visitors until the end, even in the summer sun. He loved to snap away at rainwater from the hose, hang out with visiting dogs and drown out conversation when he felt like having a stick thrown for him. See ya Nev, we miss you mate.
Hi – we’ve not have a web presence for a long time. However, we have still been making compost, mending fences and raising crops. We have a free TAFE course starting on Saturday 1st September :
Hands on sustainable vegetable gardening.
Grab your hat & gloves and don’t forget closed in shoes, come along and get involved!
FREE GROWING COURSE – COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY in NOVEMBER – CALL TAFE on 4759 2592
Volunteers gathered at the Community Garden on a sunny and warm early Spring day for gardening and socialising.
Gardeners started by fertilising remaining garden beds with organic blood and bone fertiliser and watering vegetables with a foliar application of Seasol nutrient supplement to boost Spring growth of plants.
Crops were watered well with the continuing dry weather, but vegetables are growing rapidly with the warm Spring days.
Young broad bean seedlings in garden bed 5 are now well emerged and growing well.
Mizuna in garden bed 1 has bolted and is displaying a wonderful array of yellow flowers.
Gardeners also did some further work in developing garden bed 6 for Spring plantings.
An enjoyable volunteer session at the Community Garden!
With the official arrival of the Spring Season in September, volunteers met at the Mid Mountains Community Gardens to get the Spring growing program underway.
The first activities of the session were to weed garden beds, fertilise with organic ‘blood and bone’ fertiliser and re-mulch bare areas with straw mulch.
What great work done by the volunteers!
Volunteers and visitors admired the spectacular growth of broadbean and Asian salad vegetable crops under the netted protection of garden bed 1.
With the continuing dry weather, volunteers needed to water crops, including newly emerging broadbean seedlings protected under the straw mulch in garden bed 5.
Another great day at the community gardens!