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News & Updates

Spring in the garden

Sun 15 September 2019

Working bees

Did you know our working bees happen on the third Saturday of every month from 10am to 2pm. The next working bee is Saturday 21st September We’d love to see you there, hard work is not compulsory and kids and dogs are welcome. Working bees are not only essential to maintain the communal areas of the garden, but it’s a great way to share gardening knowledge and catch up on news in the garden. Sign up to attend by registering on Park Connect and searching for Willsmere Kitchen Garden https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/ 


Fundraising Sausage Sizzle

On October 5 the kitchen garden committee will be having a sausage sizzle at the Woolworths in Kew to raise funds for garden beds, tools, irrigation supplies and general ongoing maintenance of the garden. Please let us know if you can help out by signing up here: https://volunteersignup.org/MWX4J 


Reminder of rules and regulations for plot rental

Some of our earlier members may not be familiar with the rules and regulations that are a part of being in the kitchen garden. They are pretty basic and include a responsibility to come to working bees, weed around your plot and to generally be friendly and respectful in the garden. Can you please take a moment to read through the rules on the attached membership form and contact us if you think you haven’t signed one yet. 


12 new garden beds

We are excited to announce phase two of our above ground garden beds have been built and are currently being placed and filled with veggie mix ready to be planted. 12 new members have been offered a garden bed and we can’t wait to welcome them into our community. 


Heritage fruit trees

Following our Fruit Trees workshop with Morgan from 3,000 acres in June we have selected and planted a number of fruit trees in the garden next to our in-ground beds. These include apples, plums, pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines, figs and mulberries. Check them out in the paddock over the hedge - opposite side to the garden beds. 


AGM in October

We are currently negotiating a date in October to hold our next AGM where we will be updating news from the year, reviewing the charter and rules, and voting for new committee positions. 


Spring planting inspiration

Finally, if you’re looking for some inspiration for your garden plot check out this awesome guide from Bulleen Art and Garden. http://www.baag.com.au/september-in-your-garden/

Avocado

Fruit Tree Basics

June 16, 2019


A reminder of a big Sunday at the kitchen garden.

Working bee 10am-1pm, followed by a sausage sizzle (snags $2, cups of tea $1)

Then we have a special presentation from Morgan Koegel of 3,000 Acres, who will be sharing the basics of fruit tree growing.

We hope to decide on what fruit trees we will plant at our communal orchard. So let us know your preferred fruit trees, either in the comments section below or let us know on the day.

Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fruit-tree-basics-tickets-62404778372