Between 9 and 10 am on the first Sunday of every month, a group of locals gathers at Joslin Reserve bearing all kinds of homegrown produce, eggs, preserves, cuttings, seeds and seedlings, to participate in Essential Edibles Food Swap.
Founded in late 2010 as an initiative of the Joslin group of Sustainable Communities SA, Essential Edibles is a great way to meet other backyard food growers, learn a gardening tip or two, and gain access to wider range of produce than you can grow yourself. Continue reading
8th Grow, Grow, Grow Your Own Workshop – Native bees in your garden
1pm on Saturday 24 October at The Goody Patch, 12 Surrey Street Goodwood (Just behind Goodwood Primary School)
Learn to identify our beautiful (magnificent) native bees and where and how they live. It is a revelation (exciting, intriguing, inspiring) to discover their role in pollination (nature) and to encourage and observe them in your garden.
Our presenter is Jenny Deans. Jenny has been very successful in planning a community garden in Stirling focused on bees with bee hotels, bee food and information boards – inspirational to the community.
Thanks to a generous Unley Council grant: Cost: free.
Please register to attend this workshop by email to Peter.
We will have a Q & A session too – so bring along questions you have about your garden and we will (collectively) work out a solution. No one grower has all the answers.
Future workshops: we will have a new set of workshops in 2016. Everyone on the mailing list will be sent a flyer advertising these workshops beforehand.
Edible Verge gardens: four more verge garden beds were installed on 7 September. Have a look at 1 Fourth Street Everard Park, 80 Cremorne Street Unley, 44 Dover Street Malvern and 21 Urrbrae Avenue Myrtle Bank. We would like to help more verge gardeners get started. Email Peter if you are interested in promoting local growing of food by hosting a garden on your verge.
Written by Russ Talbot
Following our very successful and enjoyable day installing verge gardens a fortnight ago, we were delighted to receive these letters and pics from Karen and Amanda, the hosts of the garden at Urrbrae Ave, Myrtle Bank.
Youth, elderly & those in between all dropped in to our garden gathering! Pets too of course!