Saturday, July 7, 2018

July 2018 Bee

It was wonderful to see so many new members at our July Bee! 

Kati does some bed maintenance in the glorious sunshine.
Members in mid-winter sunshine, taking a snack break.

Noam's salad using mustard greens from the garden which taste similar to rocket.
Stephanie made one of her fabulous cakes and Lisa fried some garden vegies for pita bread.

Bees and bed health are important to us. So we grow borage and marigold and other medicinal plants.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November photos from head gardener Vinita

By being at the garden most days of the week, Vinita has gathered some additional volunteers to help with composting.

Our lavender flowers most of the year.

Marigolds are one of our colourful companion plants.

Ready for harvensting

Boy choy in the pipes for our neighbours

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 8th 2016 Working Bee hosted by the Herb Bed.

Thank you Marni Wood (Stephanie's niece) for being a very capable official photographer!

Marni Wood’s dog obedience classes: good dog Ilze. (A bribe helps!)

  Kathy, busy twisting compost. Picture: Marni Wood

Manly work. Adrian and his trusty helper. Picture: Marni Wood.

Soldier fly larvae in the compost: this is good news, says Kathy! Picture: Marni Wood (forgive the shaky hand!)

A rare and precious asparagus spear. But who got it? Picture: Marni Wood

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Spring in the garden

Our head gardener, Vinita, has been busy in early Spring planting flowers and sowing seeds. The garden looks lush and colourful.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Our garden in July and welcome Vinita as Head Gardener

Our new head Gardener Vinita has been busy planting seedlings and tending to the worms. A few pics of the beautiful garden.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

April Working Bee

April 2nd 2016 Working bee 

The April working bee was a glorious sunny autumn morning. Attendance was great and much was achieved, including another clean out of the shed…

…thank you Lydia and Janet!!

After general revulsion at the sight of masses of crawly creatures in our compost bins, Jess educated us regarding the wonderful work that black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) do in breaking down waste…

Our enthusiastic larvae at work…

Thanks Jess!

Our new young and enthusastic member Michael did great work up the ladder pruning…

…with mum Cathy, Cassie (and Fish) supervising!

Chula hard at work in the Root Bed…

Whilst Wade had his hands full…

Kati and new “Seed King” Paul worked hard on the Twig Bed…

And “Worm Farm Queen” Vinita brought new pup Apple along….

By the end of the Bee the Garden (and Shed) looked spick and span – as well as verdant! Great work all.

See you at the May Bee on Saturday 7th!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Working Bee!

Lots of action on an overcast, steamy but ultimately rewarding morning. With all the December/ January rain and happy holidays (and resting beds) - the garden was looking a bit ... tropical ... when we turned up for Feb working bee.

Two main jobs were clearing and composting! But there was also cuteness, reunions and fantastic eating and community!

The clearing ... 

The composting ... (3-days on, expect the good burghers of Redfern still smelling it's richness)

Some cuteness ... 

Happy reunion ... welcome back Janet, little Janet and (ooooh) the vampire!

FANTASTIC catering ... the Main Bed set a new standard. Thank you Main Bed!

And finally, our community: