Happy Birthday to Us ….. and here’s to Compost

This month the garden turns two. On Sunday May 27th we’ll be marking it and the annual renewal of plots with a lazy Sunday shared lunch, courtesy of the pizza oven, for existing and potential members, artists involved in the arts project, supporters and helpers. We’d like to thank, celebrate, and chat about future ideas for the garden.

If you like the idea of growing veges, herbs or flowers in a beautiful setting, with a friendly group and the opportunity to learn and share gardening skills, think about joining us as a member. Garden solo, in your own plot ( $35 per year) or share a plot with other ‘digger’ members (for $15). Join us in at least a couple of working bees a year. You’ll also receive a share of the communal harvests, such as garlic, potatoes and other bulk crops.

Did you know May 7-12 is International Compost Awareness Week? Our garden is holding one of five events supported by the Mount Alexander Shire. The aim of the week is to highlight the wonders of composting and worm farming. Click Brochure Compost Revolution May 2012 to see the event info.

Our May 12 workshop will involve building a large scale biodynamic compost that will be ready to use in 12 – 16 weeks and preparing and burying biodynamic horn manure BD500 that will be ready to use next year. Rosie Gegenhuber and Celia Cornick from Biodynamics Australia (Vic)  will lead us through the steps and lunch and morning/arvo teas will be provided.

The Shire also has a web tutorial/quiz where you can win prizes: http://compostrevolution.com.au.

Contact the Shire’s Amy McDonald 5471 1700 for more info on the other events, to be held in Maldon, Castlemaine and Winters Flat. Bookings are necessary for any of the week’s events. Our full day compost extravaganza will cost $15 which includes lunch and morning and afternoon teas and starts at 10am.


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