General News

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.

Working in the Communal Vegie Area

Working in the Communal Vegie Area

New Compost bays for the Vegie Pod

New Compost bays for the Vegie Pod

Moving and planting out the Asparagus crowns.

New Asparagus planting bed.

New Asparagus planting bed.

Colin planting out the Asparagus

Colin planting out the Asparagus

The workers learning about  Asparagus planting

The workers learning about Asparagus planting

Planting Asparagus crowns

Planting Asparagus crowns

Learning by doing - Asparagus

Learning by doing – Asparagus

After a successful and rewarding Working Bee, morning tea on the shed verandah had some welcome visitors.

 

Local Maggies getting some morning tea.

Local Maggies getting some morning tea.

Thanks to all who pitched in.

 

Next Week:

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.

BCC Community Conservation Partnership Breakfast

BCC Community Conservation Partnership Breakfast

Carolyn works the stall ready for the visitors to the garden

Carolyn works the stall ready for the visitors to the garden

 

Here are just some of the goodies donated, cooked, made and supplied by garden members and friends.

Stall Goodies

Stall Goodies

Stall Goodies

Stall Goodies

Stall Goodies

Stall Goodies

 

Meanwhile the Construction POD working bee  continued with some tidying up and sorting of the equipment area.

Working on the equipment area

Working on the equipment area

Tidying up and 'paving' the equipment area

Tidying up and ‘paving’ 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.

Tawny Frogmouth resting at the garden

Tawny Frogmouth resting at the garden

'He' was transported to the local bird vet for a checkup

‘He’ was transported to the local bird vet for a checkup

 

The raised garden beds were planted out with seedlings from the Vege POD.

Planting in the Raised Garden Beds

Planting in the Raised Garden Beds

 

Lisa and Petra show of the carrots from their plot.

Organically grown carrots from a members plot

Organically grown carrots from a members plot

 

Starfruit and Cumquats from the communal orchard.

Orchard-Produce

Produce from the Orchard.

 

Colin giving BCC Community event visitors a tour of the Garden.

Touring the Garden

Touring the Garden

 

Thanks to all who worked, cooked, sold, toured and talked on a very busy Sunday.

 

Next Week:

Plot Holders POD Working Bee – Sunday 31st August

 

Remember please.!

When you are visiting Yoorala St Community Garden, please leave your dog outside  the garden.

no-dogs

No Dogs in the garden please.

There is some nice shade  at the front gate under the Jacaranda tre.

Local Councillor Geraldine Knapp visited the garden this morning, and reviewed the Raised Garden Beds that were built with funds from the Brisbane City Council.

Raised Garden Beds with Garden Members and Cr Geraldine Knapp

Raised Garden Beds with Garden Members and Cr Geraldine Knapp

Raised Garden Beds at Yoorala St Community Garden

Raised Garden Beds at Yoorala St Community Garden

 

Thanks to the funds supplied by the council, gardeners with disabilities or medical condition that prohibit them from obtaining a regular plot will now be able to ‘own’  a small piece of the Raised Garden beds at Yoorala St Community Garden.

For more information contact the Garden.

 

Looks like the Rosella Jam making session was a huge success.

Special thanks to Michelle, and all those that attended.

Lots of great work done at the Vegie POD working bee yesterday.

Thanks to all that helped out, and especially to the new visitors that jumped in and worked hard.

 

Work completed:

Turning the massive communal Compost heap.

communal-compost heap

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Distributing some great compost to the Vegie and Herb areas.

herb-area-compost

olive-tree-compost

Cleaning up raising and creating new beds in the communal Vegie area.

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communal-vegie-patch

new-bed-vege

vege-new-bed

Next week:  Gumnuts POD Working Bee

garden-letter-boxThe Yoorala St Community Garden celebrated it’s 4th birthday on the 6th June.

Come an join us for a celebration and BBQ on the Saturday 14th June, 2014

 

Where:  Yoorala St Community Garden

When:  Saturday 14th June

Who:  Everybody welcome

BYO:  Food, Drink, and Musical instruments

 

*Michelle is bringing cake :)

 

After last weeks Construction POD working bee the Raised garden beds are really taking shape.

building-raised-garden-beds

The major work is complete, and now the beds need filling and the surrounding area requires a little tidying up.

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