Monday, 8 August 2011

Access, generosity, planning and planting

We've been pretty busy getting ready for the first big community planting day this Saturday. People have been so generous, offering time, money and labour. Kevin Slattery donated $100 towards fruit trees, Hepburn Shire Council has donated $1000, and many others have been giving their time to get Rea Lands Park ready for this coming day. Jill Berry, such an apt surname for a sustainability officer, has been remarkable in her efforts to assist this project. Thanks Jill!

Paul Dempsey, our community gardener extraordinaire, has been busy collecting leaf mulch from around the shire, either on bicycle or on foot, and planting berries and fig runners from various local permaculture gardens. Thanks Su, David, Maureen and Steven.

Today a small group of us met at the garden to discuss accessibility to the site. It was agreed a design for an access path will be drawn up and a staged plan of requirements to make the space more inclusive.

Jim Hammerly, Bev Watson and Fiona Porter

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