Garden Group

Preserve our seed heritageAnnie44Fri, 04/07/2014 - 11:59am

Join Tahlee Ministries and Nungra Gardens on 19 July to find out how you can be come involved in:

Preserving our seed heritage and diversity of food crops for future generations. Producing local adapted quality seed to suit our climate and conditions. Becoming independent from the cost of commercial seed and genetic modification. Setting up a Seed Saver’s Exchange – a place where people can come together twice a year and swap seeds, ideas and other planting material.

Tahlee Ministries and Nungra Gardens invite you to Tahlee, the first Settlement point of the...

Annie44Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:11pm

It was pretty hot from the end of 2013 until just recently and the community gardeners had to learn some hard lessons in how to keep a garden going in difficult conditions.

Although plant growth was somewhat limited, the garden still managed to produce beans, pumpkins, peppers, chillies, capsicums, spinach and herbs, plus a trial crop of gourds and loofas.

Thanks to the NSW Community Partnership Program, the 33.000 litre water tank has now been delivered and installed. This will bring welcome relief for plants and gardeners alike. Recent...

Thank you, Santa!Annie44Mon, 09/12/2013 - 2:03pm
Santa comes to the garden

The Community Garden Network submission to Community Participation Funding NSW for an additional water tank and an irrigation system has been successful, with a grant of $5,200. It's the best Christmas present the Garden Network could have wished for and committee members will be planning the purchase and installation of equipment in the coming weeks.

This means that water is not likely to run out during the dry periods and additional water will be available in the event of a fire. Gardeners can plan more perennial crops and fruit trees. An irrigation system will also...

Watering is so relaxingAnnie44Mon, 23/09/2013 - 2:49pm

How would you like to become one of our volunteer “waterers”?

The Community Garden Network is looking for people to help with watering the garden once or twice a month. It takes around an hour and a half and you'll be helping the crops grow and thrive (and you get to pick a few fresh veggies or herbs for your dinner).

It's a great chance to chill out and relax in beautiful, natural surroundings. You can enjoy the solitude while you water, or if you prefer some company, bring a...

All the fun of the fairAnnie44Thu, 19/09/2013 - 2:55pm
All the fun of the fair

While the electoral votes were being counted, the Garden Network totted up the takings from their fundraising activities and were more than delighted with the results. Just over $1,000 in sales and donations was raised and these funds will be used to expand the garden and go towards the purchase of an irrigation system.

A lot of hard work went into getting such a great result, with many garden network volunteers putting their time and effort into organising the event and manning the stalls on the day. Then there were all the generous...

Hard at work in the gardenAnnie44Wed, 24/07/2013 - 4:11pm
Young gardeners at work

The Community Garden Network working bee on 13 July was a great success with a team of eleven adults and five children pitching in to remove noxious weeds and install new garden beds. After a job well done, the weary workers were rewarded with a sausage sizzle.

Next on the agenda is a full management plan and some ideas for pathways around the garden.

The original three garden beds have now increased to seven, plus a variety of ‘no dig’...

New beds for the gardenAnnie44Sat, 25/05/2013 - 11:05am
Assembling the new beds

There has been a lot going on in the garden over the last few months. Great Lakes Council generously donated a mulching mower so the grass around the beds can be trimmed regularly. The garden now looks a lot neater and it makes watering, planting and weeding much easier.

New beds have been planted with winter veggies, including potatoes, sweet potatoes, swedes, beetroot and broad beans. And there are plenty of leafy vegetables including spinach, salad greens and several varieties of peas. If you like it hot, there are a couple...

Fresh from the garden!Annie44Mon, 25/03/2013 - 3:45pm
Pumpkin and Eggplant ready for picking

New seedlings have been planted in readiness for Autumn/Winter and the Community Garden Network is looking forward to some great results.

The summer crop was extremely successful and thankfully, there were very few failures. Ready for picking now are pumpkin, eggplant and a good selection of herbs. The eggplants have an amazing flavour, with none of the bitterness associated with the ‘supermarket’ variety. And if you fancy your meal on the 'hot' side, several varieties of Chilli will start to bear fruit in the coming weeks.

The Compost Tea demonstration had to be cancelled,...

Annie44Thu, 07/03/2013 - 2:19pm

Unfortunately Shane Martin was a victim of the recent heavy rains, so the compost tea making demonstration had to be cancelled on Wednesday 6 March. This event will be re-scheduled at a date to be advised.

Breakfast at the gardenAnnie44Tue, 29/01/2013 - 4:23pm
Enjoying a relaxing breakfast at the garden

The Community Garden Network celebrated Australia Day with another successful "Big Breakfast" and are now planning next season's planting. Projects and events for 2013 will include some interesting opportunities that will appeal to all Cove gardeners.



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