We had a great time at our Open Day on September 23rd. Thanks to everyone who attended.
We would also like to send our sincere thanks to Peter Button for welcoming us on behalf of the Dharawal custodians of the land, and for his music.
Thanks to all of the other musicians who donated their time:
- The Emma Kelley Trio: Bertie Mcmahon on bass, Patrick Kell on keys, Emma on Sax
- Rockin’ Russ and Josh Smith (thanks Josh too for being the super-roadie! and thanks to a local Hotel for loaning sound equipment)
- China and his band: China Pingnam bass, Andy Matthews guitar/vocals, Dave Deeds drums
We would also like to thank the local businesses who donated bread rolls and sausages for our barbeque, and plants and tools for our herb spiral and garden.
And a huge thankyou also to our marvelous neighbours Anne and Trevor for donating the electricity and putting up with us – not just on the open day, but 24/7 supporters and guardians of our garden!
The materials for the herb spirals – the lucerne, straw, hay and cow manure – were purchased for us by Wollongong Council from a fund allocated to helping purchase resources for Wollongong community gardens. And huge thanks in particular to Vanessa John for not only informing us of this funding opportunity, but purchasing and arranging delivery of the materials direct to our site.
And last but not least the hard-working members of the Thirroul Gardeners (you know who you are! But a special shout out to event organizers including Kazie, Kade, Paul, Robert, Camille, Paddy, Julie, Jenny, Vicki, Alex, Colin, THANKS!) and their friends and family (Maree! Pete!, Mark, Yoshie, Karen!, Peter, Lisa, Lani, Stuart, and more!) who worked so hard to make this happen.
Photos by Camille