Topics
•    Soup Sipping,  Money and Projects Saturday 11/7
•    Asparagus
•    Compost – excellent mix
•    The ‘No-Dogs’ Sign?
•    Coles Sausage Sizzle – result
•    Food Forest visit
•    Tree Pruning workshop
•    The AGM
•    Work for the Dole

Soup Sipping,  Money and Projects SAT 11/7

A soup day is happening. Pam will bring soup which is guaranteed to be delectable.
Bring bread, nibbles to share and a cup so no one has to wash up after, and let’s enjoy ourselves.
We would like every member to attend if you possibly can as there will also be a round table discussion. The Committee has dreamed up lots of interesting projects (18 at last count) and you should know about them. Plus we have been quite successful in money raising and we have a splendid kitty to spend. Help needed in suggesting how to spend it.
Most members tend to have special interests at the garden and you may not be aware of what other people are doing. E.G. I’m into compost and water monitoring which I like and most don’t. The meeting will let people know who is doing what and you may be interested in joining a fellow member in an ongoing special activity or one of the projects.
Stop the gardening at 12:00 on Saturday 11th of July and let the meeting commence.  Try to attend this meeting if you can.

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Asparagus

Our asparagus patch is coming along nicely. Don’t pick any at this stage so the plants become strong and vigorous. And prolific. As you know, an asparagus plant produces for years and years.

The pictures below are not asparagus. They are included because everything in the garden is looking so good and healthy.

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Compost – Excellent brew

Our normal compost mix of garden green waste, horse manure and grass cutting has been further fortified with sheep and some chook poo.
Gardener, do take this into account as you use the new batch, not the one about to finish mid july but the one finishing about end of August.

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Coles Sausage Sizzle – result

Our good friends in Rotary rang Neville to say there was a cancellation at Coles Glenelg Saturday Morning  sausage sizzle. The Flash team leapt into action to feed All and Sundry.
Well, ‘All’ stayed in bed because it was cold and ‘Sundries’ allowed us to make about $450.  Still Very worthwhile.
How are we going to spend this money? See the first story above.

The ‘No-Dogs Sign’?

This is a case where brevity, while the soul of wit, does not tell the whole story. The No-Dogs sign is for non-members. Members may bring man’s best friend into the garden but due to a few turds here and there, please keep them on a leash and your eyes open.
(I think we should have a composting toilet one day.)

Food Forest visit

A contingent from Glenelg North caught the bus organised by Glandore Community Garden to the Food Forest at Gawler. The Food Forest runs an excellent Permaculture Design intensive Course as well as many other sustainable activities.  Most enjoyable and educational for all who attended.

Tree Pruning workshop

Nadja’s workshop was very good, understandable, practical and hands on.  We learnt lots and were eager to get in there and prune ASAP but then the weather turned wet. One of Nadja’s points was, don’t prune in the wet because virus’s may get in.
So we wait. . . .

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The AGM

The AGM is coming up, probably  around 14th Sept as is the signing of the lease for the land we are on.
Stay tuned.

Work for the Dole person

In July our ‘Work For the Dole’ person will be about. Please treat him like any other member, someone who likes to garden and help here and there. And drink tea and coffee with us.
–O—

About Michael D

Member of the Glenelg North Community Garden, Adelaide South Australia. Member of the Marion Writers Group and writing about the fascinating topic of our future. Member of SA Recreational Cycling Club. Interests in cycling for sport, socialising, health, transport and the frugal use of declining natural resources. Member of Beyond Oil South Australia. Particularly interested in the decline in world oil supplies (Peak Oil) and the effect this will have on economies based upon growth. B. Bus in Information Technology and Public Administration. A career in Information Technology.

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