Working Bee

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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

 

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

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 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

 

Yoorala St Community Garden
A place we dig

A sunny and warm morning met the members at the garden for the Plot holder Working Bee this last Sunday.

Jobs including turning the Plot Holder compost, path maintenance and turning the Grass Bay gave the workers lots to do.

Plot Holder Compost

The Plot Holder compost bays before the Working Bee

Short work was made of the first Compost bay

Short work was made of the first Compost bay

Grass compost bay

Hard work from John cleared the Grass Cuttings bay

Plot Holder Working Bee

Workers enjoying the sun and fresh air.

 

The first Plot Holders compost bay is now Closed, so please put all new material in the Open compost bay.

 

Next week: – Sunday 6th June – Orchard and Fruit Fly Working Bee and the Garden Monthly Meeting.

Keep an eye out for an email and if you have agenda items please let the Garden secretary know.

 

Yoorala St Community Garden
A place we dig

A great turnout on Sunday ensured we had a very successful Construction POD Working Bee.

  • Leveling and modifying the ground levels around the Raised Garden beds.
  • Weeding, re-edging and cleaning up of the Herb and Flower Area
  • Filling and (almost) Completion of the Raised Garden Beds.
  • Turning the Grass Cutting pile
  • Installing new path/steps in front of the water tanks.
  • Planning Meeting for Plot Holders

 

beautiful-morning

Beautiful Morning at the Garden

Leveling and modifying the ground levels

Leveling and modifying the ground levels

Working on the Herb and Flower Area

Working on the Herb and Flower Area

Working on the Herb and Flower Area

Working on the Herb and Flower Area

Moving the soil to fill the Raised Garden Beds

Moving the soil to fill the Raised Garden Beds

The Raised Garden Beds complete..

The Raised Garden Beds complete..

Rolf shows off his morning harvest

Rolf shows off his morning harvest

Rolf's Harvest

Rolf’s Harvest

The completed Raised Gardens Beds are a great addition to the garden.

The completed Raised Gardens Beds are a great addition to the garden.

 

Thank you to everyone who came on Sunday, including the new potential members and the members and plot holders. Some great work was completed, and it was great to catch up with friends and new acquaintances over a ‘cup of tea’.

Next week: – Sunday 29th June – ‘5th Sunday’ Plot holders Working Bee.  Keep an eye out for an email.

 

Yoorala St Community Garden
A place we dig