Working Bees

News about Garden Working Bees

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The 5th Sunday in the month brings us to a Plotholder Pod Working Bee.

 

So it’s time for some Garden, Plot and path maintenance.  So bring your muscles, your hat, some water and your inclination

 

Please contact Rob if you have a plotholder-issue that needs addressing.

 

See you there

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.

Jacaranda in bloom

Jacaranda in bloom

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.

New Scarecrow  thanks to the garden kids

New Scarecrow thanks to the garden kids

New scarecrow number #2

New scarecrow number #2

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.

Planning the new shade house

Planning the new shade house

Construction underway

Construction underway

Seedling/Shade house starting to take shape

Seedling/Shade house starting to take shape

Construction complete.

Construction complete.

Just the finishing touches to go now..

Just the finishing touches to go now..

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…

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Pruning the Native Raspberries

 

and Leeanne helped keep the kids and Michelle cool.

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Keeping the kids cool

 

 

 

Next Week:

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.

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Jobs today included, weeding and watering the Bush Tucker area.. and planting out some new Lomandra on the north-eastern border of the garden.

The un-planted border on the north-eastern side

The un-planted border on the north-eastern side

Prepping for the new plantings

Prepping for the new plantings

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Planting, Papering and Mulching the new Lomandra

Planting complete

Planting complete

Watering in the new plantings

Watering in the new plantings

So if your passing the garden and looking for a job to do…

…relax and do a bit of watering of the new plantings.

 

 

Next Week:

Construction POD Working Bee – Sunday 26th October

 

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.

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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

 

Despite a visit from some vandals overnight..   Sunday was another beautiful day at the Yoorala St Community Garden.

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Sunday Morning at the Garden

It was Vege POD Working Bee time, and after a little cleaning up we got on with Harvesting, re-Planting and Mulching the main communal vegetable garden area.

Working in the communal Vegetable Garden

Working in the communal Vegetable Garden

Working in the communal Vegetable Garden

Working in the communal Vegetable Garden

As most people will tell you, there is nothing like fresh potatoes just out of the ground

Freshly harvested potatoes

Freshly harvested potatoes

 

All tidied up, mulched and looking healthy. – Thanks everyone.

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Communal Vegetable area re-planted and mulched

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Cleaned and Mulched communal vegetable area

 

See you next week :)

 

Next Week:

Gumnuts POD Working Bee – Sunday 17th August

 

Another glorious morning at the Yoorala St Community Garden – Brisbane, for the Orchard and Fruit Fly POD Working Bee.  We were missing our facilitator, as Stewart has stepped done, but we got organised with the help of all who came along.

Working Bee Jobs:

  • Watering of all trees
  • Weeding and Mulching of the western end of the communal Orchard.
Another glorious morning at the Yoorala St Community Garden

Another glorious morning at the Yoorala St Community Garden

Workers weeding and mulching the Orchard

Workers weeding and mulching the Orchard

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Workers weeding and mulching the Orchard

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Mulched and looking good

Thanks to all who came along and put in the hard work.

See you next week :)

 

 

Next Week:

Vegie, Flower and Herb POD Working Bee – Sunday 10th August

Another spectacular morning met the workers and friends at the garden this morning.

Another spectacular morning at the Yoorala St Community Garden

Another spectacular morning at the Yoorala St Community Garden

Yoorala St Community Garden

Yoorala St Community Garden

 

It was Construction POD Working Bee this morning, and jobs included:

  • Building/Repairing path into Gumnuts area
  • Installing new Seats in the area near the Water Tanks
Completing the new path to Gumnuts

Completing the new path to Gumnuts

Mulching the new path to Gumnuts

Mulching the new path to Gumnuts

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Mulching the new path to Gumnuts

New seats in the Gumnuts area

New seats in the Gumnuts area

New seats in the Gumnuts area

New seats in the Gumnuts area

The seat-building team were happy with their work:)

The seat-building team were happy with their work:)

During Morning Tea, Steve showed off his amazing Romanesco broccoli

It is well known for its’ logarithmic spiral shape, forming a natural fractal.  The number of spirals is also a Fibonacci Number

Steve's Romanesco Broccoli

Steve’s Romanesco Broccoli

 

Special thanks to the new people that came along this morning and putting some good hours of work.  Hope we see you next week :)

Visitors and workers are welcome to come along on any Sunday.

 

Next Week:

Orchard and Fruit Fly POD Working Bee – Sunday 3rd August

Yoorala St Community Garden  – Annual General Meeting – Sunday 3rd August – 10:30 am

 

It was a clear cold and sunny morning for the Gumnuts POD Working Bee.

Jobs included:

  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Cleaning up behind the stone wall
  • Planting the new Red Limes
Watering the Gumnuts Bush Tucker area

Watering the Gumnuts Bush Tucker area

Cleaning up behind the Stone Wall

Cleaning up behind the Stone Wall

Cleaning up behind the Stone Wall - Done

Cleaning up behind the Stone Wall – Done

Planting the New Red Lime trees.

Planting the New Red Lime trees.

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Cleaning up the Gumnuts/Vege border

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Working Bee Workers :)

As always a bit of harvesting gave us some great produce including Cabbage, Chillis, Carrots, Beetroots, Coriander, Spring Onions and Broccoli

Fresh Garden Produce

Fresh Garden Produce

 

Next Week:

Construction POD Working Bee – Sunday 27th July

Another sunny and dry morning at the Yoorala St Community Garden made for a pleasant and constructive Orchard and Fruit Fly POD working Bee.

Welcome to the Garden

Welcome to the Garden

Working Bee Jobs

Working Bee Jobs

The big job was weeding and mulching the Eastern corner of the Orchard

The Eastern Corner

Eastern Corner of the Garden/Orchard

Garden members  Weeding and Mulching the Orchard

Garden members Weeding and Mulching the Orchard

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Garden members Weeding and Mulching the Orchard

The finishing touches on the days work.

The finishing touches on the days work.

Weeded and Mulched

Weeded and Mulched

The Magpies enjoying our hard work

The Magpies enjoying our hard work

Keep an eye out for the new ‘watering flags‘ made by Stewart in the Orchard. Two small white flags on a stick will indicate the area most recently watered area.  When watering in the Orchard please move the flags to the area just watered.

Winter produce continues to flourish in the garden despite, frosts, cold temperatures and lack of rain.

Here is Deb’s  super-size Broccoli !

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Deb’s super-sized broccoli

 

The Yoorala St Community Garden Monthly Meeting was also held on Sunday.  Minutes and details will be forwarded by email shortly, and will be available on the website for all members

 

Next Week:  Sunday 13th July – Vegie, Flower and Herb POD Working Bee

 

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