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Completed the insulation layer, prepared the render mix (with the ‘musical mud stomp’ -music of the highest standard- thank you Mel, Rob, Oden, Matilda and Tom) for the outer layer which we will apply this week. (Last day: places available apply to

Sharon cooked up a great soup on the rocket stove. This is absolutely the best way to build!


See the videos on facebook: thirroul community garden

Compost: 3 pile system

The community is really getting behind us. The weekly kitchen waste is growing! To reduce the workload we are trialing a 3 pile compost system.

Build pile No.1. over 1-2 months (4-5m long 1.5m high 1.5wide)

Move onto pile No.2 (4-5m long 1.5m high 1.5wide)

Move onto pile No.3 (4-5m long 1.5m high 1.5wide).

By now pile No.1 one should be ready- no turning!!

Let’s see how that goes……


Oven making workshop

MUD FUN makes small structures using traditional earthen construction. At
this workshop, MUD FUN will guide you through the process of creating a
traditional low-cost, wood-fired, mud oven.

This process includes:
– preparing the ground and footings
– insulation
-preparing the oven base
– mixing the mud
– forming the dome
– building the dome
– rendering and finishing
– how to light it
-taste test!
– care and maintenance

3 saturday afternoons in March: 9th, 16th 23rd.   Cost: $50 full $30 concession

Featuring the Musical Mud Stomp

Register your interest at





‘The Great Musical Compost-ition’ pilot

the great compostition 2 -first page

If you are not away this weekend, come along to participate in a a pilot for

‘The Great Musical Compost-ition’, (this sunday 27th Jan)’

It goes like this…. Meet at 10am, outside 44 Moore St, Austinmer for your instructions. We will video the cafe staff chopping veges and discarding scraps in the compost buckets. A few of us  will be planted in the cafes saying “here come the musicians- bring out the compost” Musicians will play (walk down from outside 44 to area in front of the cafes) and the bucket will be brought out to the footpath, a long line of people will then follow (from the little alley between) each with a bucket. We follow the musicians back up to where the ute is parked. Buckets are stacked in the ute. Done. Feel free to dance, have coffee or go for a well deserved swim.

Buckets will be taken to the garden. Keen gardeners will go on to turn the compost.

Call if you have any queries. 0467 640 833



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!