·       Something Different and international

·       Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, Friday 12th Feb

·       Fruit aplenty

·       Member General plots and Members

·       The new water hose x 4

·       Children’s Workshop

·       Our Open Day

·       Us and the Tour Downunder

·       Twilight Market


Something Different and international.

Slow Food South Australia, the United Nations and the Glenelg North Community Garden are coming together to host a day at the garden to celebrate local, seasonal produce and introduce the UN International Year of Pulses.

The Glenelg North Community Garden will team up with Slow Food for a get together on Saturday.

When:            Saturday, 27th Feb at 11:00

What:             At 11:00 our Slow Food guests will have a tour of the garden. Then around 11:30 there will be a general discussion on pulses and a lunch to demonstrate the variety of uses of pulses in our daily food lives as well as the versatility of the produce we grow. It will be tasty and fun.

Wear:             Name tag (and clothes).

For more details please contact Pam Sando on psando@senet.com.au

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, Friday 12th Feb

Calling all Players for another round at Bunnings. They have offered the time to us and we didn’t want to turn them down. Neville will be contacting his Flash Team soon, please say Yes. It’s usually a pleasant day.

Fruit aplenty

Our fruit trees are coming on big time and it’s your fruit. Take some but not lots so it gets shared around. Lots of fruit is being donated to us at the garden. How good. J

And not just off the trees. Zucchinis are everywhere and a special mention of the ROUND zucchinis which I have never seen before. What does one do when one is inundated with zucchinis? Pam’s advice follows.

Corn and zucchini fritters

310g tin corn kernels (can use 1 fresh cob – kernels sliced off)

200gm zucchini grated

150gm finely chopped bacon

1 -2 small red chillies (optional)

2 eggs lightly beaten

1/3 cup milk

1 cup Self raising flour

½ teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and cracked black pepper

Chopped tomato, avocado and coriander leaves to serve


Whisk eggs and milk together then add corn, zucchini, bacon and chilli and stir well to combine

Gradually stir in flour and cumin, salt and pepper

Heat a little oil in frying pan and cook heaped tablespoon of mixture in pan. Cook in batches.  Turn them once until golden and cooked through.  keep fritters warm until all are cooked

Serve with chopped tomato, avocado, coriander leaves and sweet chilli sauce




Member General plots and Members

Need more love. Member General Plots are food and enjoyment for us all. Tell Pam you will ‘look after’ a Member General plot and this will help her and make the garden continue to look great and be even more productive. Perhaps take on an MG plot on with someone else?

What ideas do you have? Talk to Michael or Pam.

The New Water Hose Times 4.

Don’t forget to use the water spider below to water plots. The new dripper hoses now in all plots must connect at low pressure. Connect the spider anywhere and put the tap on the timer. An hour is good. All taps now have timers.

water spider

When we get organised, we will have all plots on the auto system. When we get organised…

Further about water. All taps now have a timer. Don’t just twist it, use it so as to have a handle on how much water you are using.

And here’s laugh. We are moving some of our water in our tank back to Bob’s Community Centre tank because his is lower and ours is full. J

Children’s Workshop

Glenelg North Community Garden worked with children at the St Leonards Primary After Hours Care. They made up pot plants for the bicycle wheel decorations along Jetty Road and Brighton Road for the Tour Down Under.  We used the bottom of old plastic 2 litre soft drink bottles decorated with faces including hair and moustaches then potted them up with various plants like petunias, succulents and marigolds.  These adorned the old bike wheels which Holdfast Bay Council had painted up in bright colours.

chris TDU






Our Open Day

twilight market

Us and the Tour Downunder

Here’s where some of the bike wheels we collected decorated with plants ended up. Nice touch to the event, Holdfast Bay received an award for best decorated!


Twilight Market

Lots of fun. Sundry public wandered up to the garden where members were in deep conversation about trivialities.

organic corner store










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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