March is another busy month at the Garden, as we gather the rest of our summer produce and begin preparing for autumn.
We are also participating in the regional ‘Celebrating Community Gardens’ event on March 21st, including the official opening of our recently completed facilities.
Our March activities are listed on our Events page — including a workshop on autumn planting, our working bee, and our open day.
We hope to see you at some or all of our activities … and do let us know your ideas for future activities.
We have had a great start to the year. Here are just a few highlights from February!
- We had a successful working bee held on the 15th, with a great tidy-up, our new sign went up, and compost bay construction got underway
- Paving in our shelter was completed — with thanks to Jim and Kerrie Ricchini for construction and design, respectively
- Successful attendance at the Bellarine Community Farmer’s Market on 21st – and many thanks to all who donated spare produce from their gardens. We made $50 towards our operating costs.
- Successful pot-luck dinner, followed by Tim Silverwood presentation on 21st. This was a great collaboration with other local groups; and 2 new members & plot holders joined the Garden, plus a couple more potential members took away information.
- Our February garden notes were published, and more than 50 people have accessed them! Thanks to Viv Kershaw for providing these each month
- Our social networks are still growing, with more than 120 ‘likes’ for our Facebook page and lots of interest in our posts.
Thanks to everyone for your contributions to and ongoing interest in the Garden!
March is a great time to start planting the vegetables that you can harvest through the winter. The warm weather should get them off to a good start.
A bit of effort spent now will reward you with lovely fresh vegetables, flowers and herbs in the cooler months ahead.
Thanks once again to Viv Kershaw for our great Garden Notes for March – we hope you find them useful!