Mud, Glorious Mud

Sign or Sink

Community Centre Open Day

Beautiful Compost Bays

Lottery Books

Recipe for the Season

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Mud, Glorious Mud

The Glenelg North Community Garden will be helping the kids
get very dirty. It’s between 10am-1pm Wednesday, 29th

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Building mud Cities, eating in the mud kitchen,
mud art on canvas, mud sculpture
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And the Veterans sausage sizzle and coffee.

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The Advertiser too is into the idea!
Mud map
Mud map where the dirty little grubs will play.


Sign or Sink

Sign up or be in mortal danger. Please sign the book when
you come to the Community Garden because it is a condition
of our FREE insurance. When  someone gets hurt the NRM need
to know you are actually at the Community Garden and not in BALI.


Community Centre Open Day

open day
Glenelg North Community Centre will have an Open Day
10-3pm on Fri 22nd July.  With lots of kids activities and a
sausage sizzle and coffees for the not kids.


Beautiful Compost Bays

It didn’t take long, a mere three years in the planning.
And it was measured so carefully there are no mistakes.
Repeat, NO mistakes were made in the implementqation.

And no arguments either.

All hands carefully co-ordinated.
Note the weed-mat floor to guide the spade.

The signs are not for decoration. Please look before you leap.
Note the attractive flooring. Death by composting for
anyone who puts a spade or fork through it.


Recipe – Hot Compost. (What are those cups on top?)
-Much green rubbish from the garden.
-One trailer of horse poo. Water.
-Two bags sheep poo. Thanks Therese.
-5 cups (see above) of bentonite clay. Vastly improves water retention as well as other good properties.
-1 cup volcanic rock dust. For trace elements aiding beneficial microbes to deliver food to the plant and yourself.

-Toss from one bay to the other weekly. No gym membership fee is payable
to toss the compost weekly. Membership form from Michael.
-The temperature will rise high and kill weeds, seeds and pathogens.
-When cool, take out of the bays by the bucket and spread on your plot.
Thanks to all who helped build it.


Lottery Books

We need to sell all our lottery books. Please take one (more).


Recipe for the month

It is that time of the year when the brassicas etc are producing
their amazing fresh produce.  Kale has become a very much
sort after vegetable so here is a recipe for those who are
unsure what to do with it!!
4-5 shallots finely sliced
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
4 slices pancetta  sliced finely (can use bacon)
I small red chilli finely sliced(optional)
1 bunch kale washed and sliced about 2cm wide
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in pan.  Add shallots and garlic
and cook over medium heat for a few minutes until shallots
are soft.  Add pancetta and chilli and cook for a few more
minutes then add kale.  Cover saucepan and turn heat to low
and cook for about 10 minutes – stirring every 2 minutes or so.
The water on the kale leaves with be enough to steam
them.  Serve with other favourite food and enjoy!!!


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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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