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.
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
Mulberry time. Will good crop this year. Sharon has been cooking up a storm in preparation for our Garden Party on Nov 4th.
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.
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.
around 2pm ish
Come along to Thirroul Community Garden to celebrate this year’s Fair Food Week!
Thirroul community garden is a open community space where people can learn to grow their own food. We’ll be making a spring soup from vegetables harvested from the garden.
Time: 4:30- 6:30
We had a large seaweed dump this week, on a few of our local beaches (little Austi was one). Seaweed is the perfect material for compost. Exact mix of carbon/nitrogen in one, as well as providing sea minerals. Its free, and its local. We are allowed to take 20kg each per day.
If you pick any up, leave at the front gate, by the buckets.
We can make our own seasol, too…..
Seaweed can also be harvested for consumption. All our seaweeds are edible. See the links below.