Citrus tree pruning

Sian found this interesting article on pruning citrus. Citrus Tree Pruning


Tuesday afternoon gardening : today’s activity


What’s happening at the Garden today?
From 3pm the gardeners will garden and cool off in the creek’s water hole that is now waist high thanks to the efforts of those that took out the rocks. Come try out the new waterhole and soak away the hot summer heat. Whether you are a SeaSharp singer or not you can either initiate a water hole singing session or listen to the local birdsong.
From 5.30 Matt and David will arrive with some cooked Garden Food.
From 5.30-7.30 there will be:
– food sharing
– clothes swap sharing costume partyish activities
– SPAT committee members announcements (Matilda)
– Sea Sharp Singers announcements.
– Honk announcements
– Non-announcements
– A reading by David Mitsak of a new spoken word art piece, to be performed on Australia Day and possibly others days and produced by Rhiannon Morgan of Honk, SPAT, TCG, SeaSharp Singers and SOL.  This performance piece includes a non-announcement one moment’s silence for anyone who has ever fallen.
-An emergency execution planning session for “The Great Musical Compostition” some time in the next several days while HONK fever is still here. (see below)
-A ten second count down at 7.29.50 to introduce a public performance piece called “The Thirty Second AGM” which is also a real attempt to complete a real AGM of a real Incorporated Association under NSW Department of Fair Trading, that has received real local, state and federal government funding. (AGM is for SOL independent cultural arts: not TCG!)
“The Great Musical Compostition” is where musicians, singers, gardeners, activists, thespians and others will compose and perform music dance and pedestrian congestion on the main street to promote community and let food business owners know that they can bring their scraps out for composting.

Summer in the garden

Great pre-Christmas turnout yesterday. Cafes are busy, so lots of compost to turn. Potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers herbs, greens… summer
650g tomato picked. Fruit fly free, thanks to fly exclusion bags!

Bring some Christmas food and drink on tuesday.!

Tree removal contractors

Shame that the lovely gates Andrew made were so damaged by moron tree removal contractors. If a gate is locked, most people would knock or call the owners, if they have a delivery. These cowboys just wrench the gates off their hinges and break the latch, dump their load (saves them $500) blocking the entry. Who does that? Is it illegal dumping? Certainly vandalism.

theatre by the gardeners


Gardeners have taken to the stage: Matt, Lauren, Andrew and Matilda are all in this one!
SPAT is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for this years panto – Liesl and the Lost Melody.
Written by SPAT member 13-year old Matilda Dickson, this original panto plays into the great tradition of our Christmas shows.
The plot unfolds when the evil Baroness Shrader bans music from Stanwell Park and our plucky heroine, Liesl, goes on an adventure to bring the music back! Will she prevail? Come with your family, friends and children of course and find out!
Panto dates are:
Friday 7 December at 7.30pm *NOTE: This performance is almost sold out
Saturday 8 December at 7.30pm
Sunday 9 December at 3pm
Friday 14 December at 7.30pm
Saturday 15 December at 7.30pm
Sunday 16 December at 3pm
Doors open 30 minutes before each show at the CWA Hall (15 The Drive, Stanwell Park) and show run is approximately 2 hours including interval .
Tickets available on our website and cost $20 Adult, $15 Concession and $55 Family (2 Adults, 3 school-aged children).
We look forward to seeing you there!

Streamwatch and Waterbug Blitz

The streamwatch group tested the water quality yesterday, getting a bit  better at it.

November 30 there is morning tea at the Australian Museum for AM volunteers and we will pick up our WaterBug Blitz kit.

Next Streamwatch testing Sunday 2nd Dec 10.30am.

First water bug blitz session: 8th Dec 10.30am


For Info call Rhiannon 0467640833





Garden Party Poster


Mulberry time. Will good crop this year. Sharon has been cooking up a storm in preparation for our Garden Party on Nov 4th.V__9E6A(8)

Spring Soup

My family had the leftovers (not that there was much!) of the delicious spring soup cooked at the garden yesterday,  as part of Fair Food Week. Vegetables were picked washed and cooked on our second rocket stove. So many vegetables…. leek, spring garlic, potato, asparagus, broad beans, cauliflower, snow and snap peas, carrots, fennel bulb, celery, parsley.  Quite a tonic!


Thanks to Thomas for organising, and welcome to a few new members.


Thirroul P.O Outreach

If anyone is free this afternoon, Matt and I are going to start creating a garden bed to grow food on the little strip next to the Post Office. Starting with cardboard and mulch, compost.

Rhiannon 0467640833

around 2pm ish