Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Annual 3000acres Spring Fling Festival is on Saturday!



Join us as we celebrate the all things sustainable food, gardening and the start of the beautiful new spring growing season. All are invited to this super fun afternoon of free workshops, a pop-up market, food stalls and live music in the lush grounds of the Saxon st Garden in Brunswick.
With busy bee times ahead in the spring garden, join in our full program of FREE gardening workshops including
  • Grown and Gathered are going through their year round harvest backyard gardening workshop
  • Soil health with the Urban Agronomist 
  • Compost 101 with Pippa from 3000acres
  • Brunswick Tool Library teaching how to build raised beds from recycled pallets 
  • Dr Chris Williams, lecturer in urban horticulture will teach you all about propagating new and unusual vegetables (think yams, sweet potatos and chokos) 
  • Bee wizz Gary McDonald will be talking about backyard beekeeping
  • Seed saving with Toni from the Melbourne Uni Community Garden
  • Fermenting and Water Kefir with Donna from ‘A good life in the City’
Bring along the whole family, with face painting and hands-on activities to keep the little ones happy. Or, just check out some market stalls, grab some lunch from the food stalls and listen to some live music on the grass in the afternoon sunshine. Lovely!

When:
October 10th, 12pm-4pm


Where:
Saxon St Community Garden, 33 Saxon st Brunswick

What:
Free workshops and displays
Food stalls
Live music
Kids Activities
Pop-up Market
Please feel free to share around this great event > https://www.facebook.com/events/1461094580867120/
Happy spring growing season! 
3000acres


Monday, October 5, 2015

Yes Folks - its on again!! Garden Fiesta is this Saturday, 10am-4pm all day and its free!!! There is so much to see, hear and do throughout the day. Check out the live music, entertainment and gardening & lifestyle workshop line up!

Live Music
With MC JUSTINE SLESS
10.00
Newlands Band
10.30
Ewan Bourke
11.00
Acapellingo - Thornberries
11.40 + 12.40
Cantabile Choir
12.00
Shock Octopus
1pm
Hana Maru
12 + 2pm
Brunswick Neighbourhood House Choir
1.00
Matt Everett
1.30
The Itchy Scabs
2.30
My Little Vertigo
WORKSHOPS
10.20-11
GROWING BUSH FOODS IN THE CITY- Karen Sutherland
11-11.20
CIRCUS with Ruccis Circus School
11.20-12
ALL ABOUT COMPOSTING TOILETS  - Andy Tannahill
12.20-1 
PRODUCE IN POTS - Diana Cotter
1.20-2 
HEALTH PREZZO -Candice Rubin
2pm 
COOKIES AND PETTINICE CAKE DECORATION
Jane Baxter Swale and Susan Rosa
CIRCUS with Ruccis Circus School
2.20-3
Chair Yoga

Come down to the annual Garage Sale at the West Brunswick Community Garden (Saturday 24th October)


Come down to the 

West Brunswick Community Garden on Saturday 25th October to take part in 

our annual Garage Sale!


I know many will come just to experience the beautiful surroundings and to chat to our gardeners (there is no charge for this incidentally) but we have an amazing array of things for you to browse through and buy. All money goes towards helping our garden to grow.

This is a big deal for us so we would love your support.

Where: West Brunswick Community Garden - Dunstan Reserve, Brunswick West (Enter from Everett St, we are behind the Moreland Child Care Centre at 49 Everett St) more info here

When: 9.30 - 1pm Saturday 24th October

What: PLANTS! BOOKS! DVDs! CDs! BRIC A BRAC! CHILDREN'S TOYS! KITCHEN WARES!

Why: All the reasons listed below and more:
  1. Help divert perfectly good stuff from landfill
  2. Pick up something you really need but for less money than buying it new
  3. Pick up something you didn't know you needed but will love and won't find anywhere else
  4. Help us keep our garden growing
Unlike all the 'home' garage sales your money is not going into someone's pocket, it'll help our garden to keep growing. Just makes you want to get your wallet out right now doesn't it? Well you'll have to wait but get in early so you don't miss out.

Join our event on Facebook

Brite Plants Open Day and Plant Sale (Saturday 24th October)


Don’t miss our annual Brite Plants Open Day when our wholesale nursery is open to the public.

This year the team have come up with some fantastic gift ideas!

We’ll have our regular items such as our raffle tickets, great food and jumping castle and much more including:
  • A great range of Australian native and exotic plants
  • Fruit trees
  • Shade trees
  • Vegetable seedlings
  • Potted colour
  • Succulents
  • Great gift ideas…
  • FREE Gardening Advice

When: Saturday 24th October From 9.00am – 4:30pm

Where: Cnr Belfast St & Dallas Dr Broadmeadows
 
Enquiries: 9309 5111

Visit our Facebook page to see some great photos of the range of plants and gift ideas you’ll see on the day.

About Brite Plants:
Brite Services is a supported employment and training organisation based in Broadmeadows. Brite Plants is our wholesale nursery division and employs 24 people with disability. Each year the nursery is open to the general public for our Open Day fundraising event.  
Brite Plants has a reputation for supplying quality plants of all sizes to a diverse range of clients spanning the horticultural trade industry and community organisations.

We are a member of the Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria (NGIV) and is nationally accredited through The Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia (NIASA).

Fair Food Week: Moreland Community Gardens Mega Tour! 6 gardens in one day (24th October)


Visit 6 (yep six!) vibrant, diverse and buzzing community gardens in Melbourne's northern suburbs in one day!

Moreland in Melbourne's north has a strong food growing heritage and a community that's increasingly interested in growing food together. To celebrate and showcase Fair Food week and our food heritage and future we'll tour six quite different community gardens and show a variety of approaches to growing food in the community.

We're lucky enough to have 2 gardens that haven't been on a tour before (CERES and Saxon St).

At each stop on the tour we'll hear about the garden setup, people and story then have a wander around and a chance to ask questions. Come along for the whole tour or join us when you can.

This tour we'll be going to:
- Mulberry Garden, Glenroy
- West Brunswick Community Garden and Food Forest
- Saxon St Community Garden, Brunswick
- Luscombe St Community Garden, Brunswick
- CERES Community Garden, East Brunswick
- Merri Corner Community Garden, East Brunswick

Here's the likely route map

Transport is not provided although people with cars can usually carry a few.
We have had cyclists on the tour before too, they take it as a personal challenge!

When
Saturday 24th October - Starting 10.30am, Finishing around 3.00pm

Where
Be at Mulberry Garden at by 10.30am (the Western end of Box Forest Secondary College, 120 Glenroy Rd, Glenroy)

Booking 


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Edible Eden Display at Horticultural and Gardening Festival 2015

Edible Eden – Urban Food Forest brought to you by Karen Sutherland
Come and see what’s possible at our display garden …
Our garden invites you into a haven from city life, a place to nurture yourself with home grown vegetables and fruit, herbal tea, honey and fresh eggs. Even a small city garden can grow a variety of food if designed properly with well-chosen plants.
Productive gardens are often hidden from view yet this garden celebrates the beauty in edible and useful plants.
Our garden shows what is achievable in an urban garden, that with the right advice and help it’s easy to grow fresh healthy food in an attractive garden.

When: 9-11 October 2015
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

For more Information and other festival events visit:
http://www.gardeningfestival.com.au/

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