Hello and welcome to the photo documentation of our recent working bee at the Albert St garden. A huge grazie to Mara Ripani for taking these photos that so beautifully capture the people and energy of the unseasonably cold summer's day.
A small offering of beauty and decay:
John dead heads the older plants and lays them down as mulch.
Jacques and Natalia gather fallen apples.
Kirsten and Meg discuss apple cider vinegar recipes.
In quiet praise of the apple trees.
Tom sings up the world.
Oscar looks for Zero.
Together we work, and honour the soil and seasons and strength of our collective efforts.
Mara took a whole heap of the fallen apples we collected and kindly dropped them off to the Jonai Farm pigs to enjoy. The rest were composted on site to help make new soil to feed back to the trees.
Did you know community gardener Patrick Jones planted the apple trees outside the library 20 years ago? To celebrate, we are planning a celebration of community food and honouring of the apple trees. Stay tuned for more details..
See you all at the next working bee on Saturday March 9.