The weather has been kinder this year with more rainfall and more produce is on the way in the garden.
While there are more greens our fruit trees suffered in the storms so there will be little fruit from the mango and avacado, citrus however is well protected and more limes, lemons and mandarins are on the way.
Remember picking herbs is free
and picking from the crops and fruit is accessible however we are asking community members for a donation to cover the costs of composting, and garden maintenance.
If you are short green veges call into the garden shed to pick up a freshly pickes with high vitamin C.
This year the North Arm Cove Community Garden group is not selling picking certificates. Donations can be made by dropping in an envelope to 36 Cove BLD North Arm Cove or dropping off seeds, tools and other useful items like manure to the garden. We are giving back to the community especially those who have supported us over the years.
In the meantime we have been busy making pickles and jams - our stall...
The Community Garden Group celebrated the end of the year with a lively gathering of old and new members. They are are putting forward a submission for a new tank to be used by the Community Centre including the garden. The prolonged droughts over the last few years in the spring and summer periods have meant that water scarce. This year it is more limiting for the garden. The price of veges in the shops has rised dramaticly with chokos now more than $7 a kilo. The Garden grows sustainable crops so that there are always greens...
North Arm Cove residents and locals from Tea Gardens and surrounds had their questions answered about compost and worm farms at Scraps to Soil gathering facilitated by Kirsten Banks from Mid Coast Council on the 17 Nov. The aim of the workshops is to reduce the land fill of which kitchen scraps account for approximately 30% in the red bins of the Mid Coast area. Note that we are not supposed to put scraps into the green bin as there is not yet a composting facility, however there is one in the planning stages.
Tasting of Jams and PicklesmpicklesFri, 11/05/2018 - 4:15pm
Garden Product Stall at the North Arm Cove - Market Day Monday 11 June
There is no doubt in the minds of the Garden members that the produce available for the community at the Market Day is outstanding. This year we have a special Phillipino Papaya pickle made by Emma Morota along with a range of Rosella Jams made by Sue, Bill, Maria and Phillipa, and of course a range of delicious marmalades. Bill Mollar's recipes are becoming famous around the Cove and beyond, with a jar fetching $150 at an auction....
Gleny Rae and a band of hot mussos are coming to the Cove.
Wednesday March 14 from 6 pm at the Hall. BYO food and drinks.
Glyne Rae is a local from Cooloongalook known nationally and internationally for her engaging performances. She has brought together a band of local musicians to give North Arm Cove a blast of traditional blue grass.
All residents and friends are invited to come along, BYO food and Drinks, no charge, children welcome.
Hosted by Michael and Maria Pickles. Lemon Myrtle Fragrances