Gardening

Working Bee 4 June 2022

Working Bee on 4 June 2022 was a great success with lots of jobs done including clearing of compost area, harvesting of turmeric and yacon, clearing of spent pumpkin vine, topping up soil, raised bed maintenance, moving into the new shed, secateur sharpening plus equipment  inventory. Big big thanks to …

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May 2022

Autumn is drawing into Winter now and still plenty of La Nina rain continues to fall. Interspersed with sunshine this can be a gardeners recipe for happiness .. we shall see. The star activity of May was a marathon day assembling our new garden shed in the rain on 12 …

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March/April 2022

Plenty of rain continues into autumn as we transition to the cooler season crops. Over the past couple of months gardeners have enjoyed sharing some good harvests of butternut and Kent pumpkin. Green beans and baby eggplants lingered as we embarked on clearing beds, turning over soil and adding manure …

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Accessible Beds Being Used

Pictured trying out our accessible garden beds is Michael who visited on 9 Feb 2022.  It was a sunny Wednesday to enjoy the pleasures of gardening including collecting radish seeds for next season and thinning out carrots while commenting on how lovely it was to breathe in the aroma of …

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Gardens are creative spaces

We love the creative ways that have been found to enjoy our community garden. Back in December when the sunflowers were in their prime two young people and their grandmother visited to draw. How beautiful.

Garage Sale Trail Nov 2021

On Sat 20 Nov 2021 Market Garden Park participated in the Garage Sale Trail .. a vibrant fun day .. connecting with people, showing what’s growing in the garden, selling some produce, fundraising with delicious puddings and crafts , as well as repurposing no-longer-needed bric a brac and pre-loved goods …

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Accessible Raised Beds Project

In June this year we were successful in our application for a grant from Willoughby Council to build some raised beds making the garden more accessible. The raised beds will offer 2 ‘pods’ where gardeners can stand or wheelchair users can be seated as they work in the soil. The …

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