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Garden Update 19.10.17

Over the last few months we’ve had a growing number of visits from school classes, which most children appear to love, not least the mulberry experience at present.  We’re excited to continue to offer the Garden as a community teaching and learning resource and an example of the joys, challenges and beauty of gardens and nature. Success hasn’t come without thought and effort though as we’re constantly striving to keep the Garden interesting, healthy and productive.

To a significant degree we rely on all our plot holders to keep their plot plantings rotating and on the move. And to assist we try to keep our compost bays cooking and rotating, cattle manure always on hand and spoilt hay for mulching when we can.

We do urge plot holders and Garden friends to join in our Sunday morning working bees. The bees are generally most rewarding both for our volunteers and the Garden. There’s really plenty to learn about and contribute to gardening in Alice. Working bees happen every first and third and Sunday of every month. (8.30am-10.30am).

On the last Friday evening of every month we hold an informal social get together at the Garden. On Friday October 27  we want to make it a bigger event and so we’re inviting members and the general public to our Alice Springs Community Garden Spring Social from 5pm-7.00. We’ll be cutting the ribbon on the Ben’s amazing Pizza Station and inviting pizza gurus to do their best. There will be Garden tours and other attractions including green pasta making with Franca Frederiksen. Please come along and bring friends.

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