With the passing of summer and the ‘post summer-pre autumn’ season here, thoughts turn to the soil and to biodynamics. There is quite a bit of activity across Victoria and perhaps a resurgent interest in biodynamics. Closer to home Bress winery are a regular venue for workshops run through Biodynamics Victoria and there’s our own annual BD compost building day – on Sunday April 27 this year. And Celia Cornick who has also helped with our composting days in the past, has sent info about three upcoming events at Warranwood – see the flyers below, or down load them for more info: Elements.pages; Astro Calendar.pages; 500 flier.pages.
Just starting out? Ute Mueller has produced a good starting point for gardeners interested in BD methods. She’s based in Tasmania and her booklet “Biodynamics in the Backyard and Beyond” might help inspire you to give it a go. We have a couple of copies in our ‘library’ for members, or email Ute. There’s also a brief explanation of BD for the the community garden here.
March is upon us. Time to busy yourself preparing beds for planting if you want to eat this autumn and winter! Find out what else to do, plant and sow in the March Notes – download them, or print and stick on your frig. Lets hope March is a long month of ripening and harvest because we are looking forward to finally seeing the fruits of our heirloom and heritage tomatoes, and hopefully a taste-off, and then to seed saving, from the best performers for both plot and palate. And a bit of rain would be lovely.
Don’t forget our Produce Exchange on Saturday 1st outside the Red Store (10.30 – 12) and importantly, our garden planning session on Sunday March 23rd (10 – 12) for all gardeners – plotholders and diggers alike.