News about Garden Working Bees
News about Garden Working Bees
Thanks to all those workers that came along.
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 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
Despite a visit from some vandals overnight.. Sunday was another beautiful day at the Yoorala St Community 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.
As most people will tell you, there is nothing like fresh potatoes just out of the ground
All tidied up, mulched and looking healthy. – Thanks everyone.
See you 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:
Thanks to all who came along and put in the hard work.
See you 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.
It was Construction POD Working Bee this morning, and jobs included:
During Morning Tea, Steve showed off his amazing 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.
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.
As always a bit of harvesting gave us some great produce including Cabbage, Chillis, Carrots, Beetroots, Coriander, Spring Onions and Broccoli
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.
The big job was weeding and mulching the Eastern corner of the Orchard
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 !
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
Yoorala St Community Garden
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