Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Grab the picnic rug, bring some lunch and come on down to the Daylesford Community Park – AKA the Skate Park and Playground – from 12–3pm next Sunday 30 March for a picnic and family gathering.
Starting next week, the Daylesford Community Park Working Group are inviting families and gardeners to meet at the Stanbridge Street park on the last Sunday of the month. It's a chance to catch up, play and energise the playground.
It's been decades in the making and it has some way to go to being a truly nurturing play space for our children. A huge thank you to those who worked so hard to get it to this stage. A fantastic vegie garden and orchard has already been planted, and a few shade trees need some tender loving care. If you're feeling energetic, bring a shovel or a garden hose and we can see what needs doing to help along the plantings.
First family gathering: this Sunday 30 March 12–3pm
Next 2 gatherings: Sunday 27 April 12–3pm / Sunday 25 May 12–3pm
We hope see you there!
Jen, Donna, Fiona, George and Jodie
Monday, 10 March 2014
With the warm weather and regular watering the garden is looking bountiful… corn, broccoli, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, strawberries, pumpkin, lettuce, cabbages, potatoes, leeks and numerous greens and herbs are at various stages of fruiting, flowering, flourishing and being progressively harvested. Many of the beds are so dense & luxuriant there are few 'weeds' to speak of and those that are there are hard to see.
The morning's main activities were to untangle, thin out, lift and stake some large & over-crowded tomato plants; to remove a few other plants, mainly brassicas, that had completed their natural cycles… these were added to the compost; to generally tend the beds and edges and thoroughly water. Coriander, rocket and parsley seeds, and some sunflower seedlings were sown/planted where spots could be found… The swap meet fluctuated in size over the morning with people trading various fruit, veggies and preserves from home, and with beans and tomatoes from Albert St being added.
There were lots of passer-bys looking in during the morning with Daylesford bursting at the seams on this ChillOut weekend.
Below: the morning in pictures, thanks to Tia & Jeremy!
|Smooch oversees proceedings|
|Dora with produce, Tia with Arden|
Finally some post-bee views of the garden...