We need as many helpers as possible to blitz the weeds on our Bushcare/Community Garden site along the banks of Hewitts Creek next Sunday. An early start is planned to beat the heat, so please come along anytime from 8.30am onwards. A delicious morning tea will be provided at 11.00am while we sit back and admire our handiwork.
Let’s make sure all the hard work we’ve put in so far isn’t undone by wildly rampant morning glory, terrible turkey rhubarb or leaping lantana!! We already have a beautiful patch of native bushes and grasses with sightings of water dragons, herons and fairy wrens – it’s amazing!! And we want to keep the weeds clear of our fantastic Community Garden that is already producing beautiful zucchinis, tomatoes, herbs, etc.
See you next Sunday – remember long pants, hat and water! Sunscreen and tools provided.
Spring is here there’s plenty to do, so its time to get some more hands on deck.
Now we have Team Leaders for our sub-committees we need you to get involved with an area of garden development that interests you.
If you live in the local area and neighbouring suburbs of Thirroul and would like to be involved in the grassroots development of the garden then please join one of the sub-committees below by emailing your details to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sub-Committee Team Leader
Fundraising and Events Kazie Bent
Bushcare Vicki Marchant
Water Ian Miles
Documentation and Arts Camille Favoloro
Soil Health/ Compost Paddy Lane
Site Co-ordinator Robert Haley
Education Paddy Lane
Communications and social media Julie Reed
Structures Andrew Saunders
Today interested community members attended the first planning day and AGM to establish a new steering committee for the Thirroul Community Gardeners (TCG). The group brainstormed ideas and talked about what they would like to see included at the garden site. It was decided to start work straight away and as compost will be essential for the success of the garden it was agreed to work on this next Sunday in conjunction with the usual bushcare working bee. So, if you have any material to contribute to the compost you can either drop it off at the site or bring on the day. We will start the compost inside the timber rail fence to the right of the gate. There will be separate heaps for dropping off dry and wet material. So if you have straw, lawn clippings, manure, kitchen/vegetable scraps, etc they would be welcome. If you are unsure if your material is suitable you could contact our email address to ask advice: email@example.com
The Thirroul Gardeners Bushcare working bees have started up again for 2012. Our first efforts on 4 March saw the group clearing weeds that were threatening to overwhelm our planting. The natives planted last year are doing well though and we also discovered a tiny native orchid-like plant growing amongst the Kikuyu.
We will continue to meet on the first Sunday of each month between 10am and 12pm – so our next working bee will be on 1 April (the weekend before Easter).
The Thirroul Community Gardeners have also recently submitted the Development Application for the vegie garden and are awaiting feedback from independent engineers. In the meantime, we are meeting with a group from Otford interested in starting up a Community Garden.
If you would like more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment here or
… come to the next working bee.
Any interest in doing some bushcare tomorrow if the weather stays fine? Say, 10-12 High Street along the Creek.