Raised Garden Beds

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

raised-garden-beds