Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March working bee

In addition to Autumn planning and planting, our Education Co-ordinator, Leesa gave us an excellent education session on natural pest management. Next month's education session will be "crop rotation and thinking about winter".
We welcomed new members Barbara, Veronica, Andrea, Silvana and Nicola to our garden. We look forward to seeing them again at our April working bee. As a few prospective members were unable to make the working bee, we will be offering another new member intake and induction during the April working bee.
We were joined by Davy Knittle, a 2011/12 Thomas J. Watson Fellow (USA) at work on a project entitled "Cities in Transition: Identity, Narrative and the Changing Urban Landscape". He is particularly interested in exploring how food production and distribution are changing, how residents and communities are navigating new transportation alternatives, and, more broadly, how urban residents engage with and understand themselves as members of their neighborhood communities in response to the various efforts underway as part of Sustainable Sydney 2030. Over the next few months he will talk with as many members of the garden as possible to talk both about their experiences with the garden and their perspectives on the relationship between community gardening and greater efforts towards both community building and the future of urban sustainability.
See you in April!

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