In case you don’t know, Milson Community Garden has turned 5 years old on 8th November 2014. With great support from North Sydney Council, local community and many dedicated volunteers, I am happy to see the garden continues to be a peaceful place for everyone to gather, walk, talk and feel with your senses.
The photos show some of the highlights of our Spring/Summer gardening and event.
– On Sunday 2 November we held a community BBQ and cake sale at Spring in to Jazz festival in Milson Park. With the help of many wonderful volunteers we raised over $1300 for the garden. Many thanks everyone!
– Our spring vegetable included successful harvest of garlic, celery, broad beans, shallots, leeks, radishes, beetroot, carrots and a variety of leafy green vegetables.
– Early summer harvest of Pontiac and Otway Red potatoes may not have been huge in quantity but they were very tasty! We are also enjoying the harvest of cherry tomatoes, king purple beans, cucumbers and tromboncino zucchini lately.
– In order to help maintaining the bed condition we put stepping stones in the outside bed. So, we ask everyone to walk only on these stones and not on the soil unless you are a volunteer attending to the plants. Recently we planted several zucchini seedlings, however, many of them – the whole plant including roots – have been wiped out mysteriously. Whether it was an act of animals or humans I don’t know. So please respect the plants we grow and treat them gently.
During the festive season the garden gates will be locked from 24 December until 2 January. There will be Sunday gardening on 28 December as usual, so I hope to see some of you there.
Many thanks everyone for your generous support for the garden. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, happy and safe holidays and great new year!!