Thanks to all those workers that came along.
POD Facilitators please have info and summary on your POD ready for discussion.
Any new POD-related items should be forwarded to the Secretary or Chairperson please.
The Meeting is at 3:30 pm Sunday afternoon.
All Members are welcome
Pigeon pea, Cajanus cajan, has been cultivated for at least 3000 years, is a perennial (although seed yield drops considerably after the first 2 yrs.) legume of the semi-arid tropics and very drought resistant and heat tolerant. It enriches soil through symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Pigeon pea can be used as a Green manure, the nitrogen attached to the roots is released when the plant is cut back, however most of the fixed N is transferred to the seed after flowering. It tolerates poor soils better than some other green manures and ground covers. Seedlings emerge (under irrigation or after rain) 2-3 weeks after sowing, growth is slow until the taproot develops.
Sunday was the Construction Pod Working Bee, and its was hot early.. and stayed hot.. but lots of work got done as you can see below.
The Jacaranda at the front gate of the garden is now in full bloom and makes a spectacular backdrop for the garden.
So the first job of the day was making the new Scarecrows for the garden.. and lead by Michelle and helpers, the kids got heavily involved and the outcome was fantastic.
Take a look at the pictures below.
Keep an eye out for the new guardians of the garden… They are watching :)
Meanwhile, the new shade/seedling house for the garden was also taking shape.
The Seedling/Shade house has two levels, and was constructed to allow wheelchair access.
Shade cloth and the finishing touches will be added over the next month or at the next Construction Pod Working Bee
We did manage to save Petra from the Native Raspberries…
and Leeanne helped keep the kids and Michelle cool.
Orchard and Fruit Fly POD Working Bee – Sunday 2nd November – 08:00
Monthly Garden Meeting – Sunday 2nd November – 10:30
Another sunny day was on show for the workers at the Gumnuts/Bushtucker Pod Working Bee this Sunday.
Also enjoying the weather and the produce was this strawberry-eating Magpie family.
Jobs today included, weeding and watering the Bush Tucker area.. and planting out some new Lomandra on the north-eastern border of the garden.
So if your passing the garden and looking for a job to do…
…relax and do a bit of watering of the new plantings.
Construction POD Working Bee – Sunday 26th October
It was Vegie Pod’s Working Bee last Sunday and a good turnout saw lots of work completed.
New Compost Bins, New Vegie beds, New Asparagus beds and some general work and weeding around the communal vegie area.
Moving and planting out the Asparagus crowns.
After a successful and rewarding Working Bee, morning tea on the shed verandah had some welcome visitors.
Thanks to all who pitched in.
Gumnuts POD Working Bee – Sunday 21st September
It was a busy day at the garden on Sunday, with the BCC Community Conservation Partnership Breakfast event on in the park next to the garden, the Construction POD Working Bee and a stall selling goodies on behalf of the garden to the visitors from across Brisbane.
The BCC event attracted in excess of 100 visitors, many of whom took the time to tour the Yoorala St Community Garden – both officially and unofficially.
Here are just some of the goodies donated, cooked, made and supplied by garden members and friends.
Meanwhile the Construction POD working bee continued with some tidying up and sorting of the equipment area.
To add to the excitement of the morning, a Tawny Frogmouth that seemed unwell was also found resting in the Garden. After some investigation he was picked up and taken to the local bird vet. At this point the condition of the the bird is unknown.
The raised garden beds were planted out with seedlings from the Vege POD.
Lisa and Petra show of the carrots from their plot.
Starfruit and Cumquats from the communal orchard.
Colin giving BCC Community event visitors a tour of the Garden.
Thanks to all who worked, cooked, sold, toured and talked on a very busy Sunday.
Plot Holders POD Working Bee – Sunday 31st August
Today is the LAST day to place your order.
Contact Angelina today! to ensure your order!
If you can help with the unloading… Let us know
Members from the Yoorala St Community Garden attended the 2014 Spotless Suburbs Awards on Tuesday 19th August, and were very pleased to be part of a big win for The Gap across many awards.
The Gap featured in many of the Spotless Suburbs Awards.
Overall Spotless Suburb Award – The Gap, Brisbane
Overall Spotless Schools Award – Payne Road State School
Catchment Champion – Sown Nursery
Environmental Innovation and Protection – Payne Road State School
Catchment Champion – Payne Road State School
Awards were also won by Hilder Road State School. – Fish Creek 4061
A fantastic effort by the entire Gap community.
Congratulations to all the Winners