Tomorrow (December 7) is the first Sunday of the month, so we’ll be doing our usual Bushcare meeting at the garden from 9 am. After compost making efforts will move to our Bushcare zone beside the creek.
David F will be co-ordinating this time, come along and help out!
We’ve been planting a few new bushfoods over the last weeks: two Macadamia trees, and a line of Riberries along the fence near the compost heaps (Watering Roster please note – these new plantings need some TLC if it stops raining!). Some more Illawarra Plum Pines are ready for planting this week.
And we welcome a gift from a friend of the Garden – Fiona Martin – a beautiful Midyim Berry bush. Fiona fondly remembers these from her time in northern NSW and has donated this lovely one for us to grow here.
Last week Mary and Julie attended the Wollongong City Council’s annual “Rise and Shine” Awards Presentation. We each collected a certificate and a cheque for $100 (one for the Gardeners, and one for the Bushcare group) – an expression of thanks from Council for our work. Our Treasurer Paul has already deposited our cheques – one will cover our garden rent, the other we can use for plantings, and materials. When we get the photos from the awards night, we’ll post some!