Monday, May 23, 2011

Practical Workshop on Fruit Tree Pruning at Mulberry Gardens

Winter is the time to shape your fruit trees for the next delicious harvest. Come learn from an experienced horticulturalist and gain some practical experience on how to make the best of your trees. Places are limited please contact Elspeth on 9304 9206 or elspethb@mchs.org.au to book.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

South Melbourne Commons Weekend Working Bee

I know this one is a long way from home - but some great skills to be learnt at South Melbourne Commons over the next two weekends that could be used here too!


Come and help us construct a 100m long raised garden bed for the Commons using earthbags!

Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29 between 10am – 4pm (come when you can)

South Melbourne Commons – Corner of Bank & Montague St, South Melbourne

Free hot YUMMY lunch

We’ll be putting into practice the skills learned during the previous weeks earthbag workshop to build a 100m long, half meter high curvy retaining wall that will become our cafĂ© garden beds. It should be lots of fun and we are happy to share some of the knowledge gained during the previous weekend workshop. Come and join us - ‘learn by doing’ - Get active, meet new people and make a difference.

Please RSVP Martin on 0403 440 996 or ecomarket.melbourne [at] foe.org.au



South Melbourne Commons Earthbag Workshop

I know this one is a long way from home - but some great skills to be learnt at South Melbourne Commons over the next two weekends that could be used here too!


Learn to transform dirt into walls under the expert tuition of Guiding Star Creations

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May 2011, 9am – 5pm

South Melbourne Commons – Corner of Bank & Montague St, South Melbourne

** Free evening information session Friday May 20th 6.30pm **

Event flyer

Anyone can utilise the dirt from beneath their feet to create unique retaining walls – in a manner that is dirt cheap, easy to learn and seriously environmentally friendly! Join the Commons Permablitz garden team and the experts from Guiding Star Creations in our two day workshop where you will learn how to build garden beds and raised wall structures using Earthbags.

This workshop will teach you how to design your project, test dirt, plan it out, and do all things earthbag: Mix, fill, lay, arrange, and tamp them down before applying a render finish. Participants will help begin construction of a long curvy raised garden bed at the South Melbourne Commons

Bookings essential: Only 5 places out of 30 are left for the weekend workshop.

Early Bird Price: Adult $150. Student / Concession: $100 (valid before Friday May 14th for Friends of the South Melbourne Commons on our email list)

Normal price: Adult $200. Student / concession: $150.

For bookings or more information contact: Martin on 0403 440 996 or ecomarket.melbourne [at] foe.org.au

The FREE information evening on Friday May 20th 6.30pm at the South Melbourne Commons will present a slide show and talk by Guiding Star on their work with earthbags. Come along and see what is possible and be inspired. RSVP preferred.

melbourne.foe.org.au

www.guidingstarcreations.com


Friday, May 6, 2011

Gov announces more funding for primary school kitchen gardens

Growing Veggies Good for Growing Minds - Next Round of Funding for Kitchen Gardens Opens

LogoOn the 3rd of May, Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, announced a new round of funding for phase four of the successful Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardens program.

The new funding round - up to $60,000 per school - will give an opportunity for more schools to participate.

PepperTree Place (Coburg) Food Swap This Saturday

When: 1st Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm,
Where:
Behind Kildonan Church, cnr Bell St/Sydney Rd

What: Swap homegrown produce and gardening extras.
The gardens are open for you to explore and we welcome visitors to out PepperTree Community Nursery.
All proceeds support the growth of people-plant projects.
Contact: Claire Hetzel: chetzel"at"kildonan.org.au

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Composter's Composium with Costa, Smith Reserve (Fitzroy) this Saturday


Get your hands dirty and learn more about the fine art of composting! Put on by our neighbouring council.
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