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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

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

 

Community Garden ManureThis is the last reminder to contact Angelina about a Mulch and Manure order for August 2014.

Today is the LAST day to place your order.

 

Orders

  • Please fill in the attached order form and email it to me before Friday 22nd of August.
  • Please note that the price for Lucerne is now $16 a bale due to a difficult growing season.
  • I have source a supplier who can deliver sugar cane for $5.50 a bale, but delivery may take anywhere between 1-4weeks once the order has been placed.  This is because our order will need to be included on a truck that is delivers in the same area.
  • Lucerne is better for your plot as it feeds the soil but if you cannot afford it then go for the sugar cane. Maybe consider by 2 bales of lucerne and 1 bale of sugar cane!

Payments

  • Do not do anything now – Payment will be required once the orders have been confirmed with the suppliers.
  • I will email you once this is done!

Delivery

  • Your manure order will be ready for pick up on Friday 29th August at 4:00pm.
  • We will need as many people as possible to help unload the truck. Please let me know if you can help.
  • Deliver dates of the Lucerne and or Sugar cane will be advised once the orders are placed.

Other

  • Please note we will need a minimum of  60 bags (1pallet) of manure.
  • We will need a minimum of 10 bales of sugar cane.
  • We will need a minimum of 30 bales of Lucerne.

 

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

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

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.

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olive-tree-compost

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

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communal-vegie-patch

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Next week:  Gumnuts POD Working Bee