Jul 152015

Where do you get your manure?

Thanks to Richard Rowe, the local resources page on our website now has a section on where to get (horse) manure and (straw) mulch. Please email us with any additions, in this or any other category.

North East Melbourne fruiting schedule

At Robin Gale-Baker’s request, our website now has a schedule of when a wide variety of fruit trees, berries and vines might be ready to harvest. Please email us with any suggested changes.

Food is free @ the Diamond Valley Library

Marlies Tammes has posted a ‘food is free at Diamond Valley library’ picture and, thus far, it has received 600 likes (and 125 shares)! Click here to view the post and picture. Thanks to Dione Fisher for going to the effort to become my Facebook friend so that she could alert me to the post.

As a little experiment, I did a bucket of ‘food is free’ lemons at the last Eltham Farmers’ Market – all gone within the first hour.

Whilst on the subject of popular Facebook posts, a recent post by Sustainable Gardening Australia on a healthy meal vending machine at Westfield Doncaster reached 52,000 people! Has anyone tried the food?

Most popular newsletter links

I thought you might be interested in which links have been clicked most often since I took over editing this newsletter in February:

New events

Macleod Organic Community Garden working bee

What: To remove the old fence.
When: Saturday, 18th July, 1-4pm.
Where: Macleod College, Somers Avenue.
Cost: free.
Enquiries/Bookings: email.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Grow your own – summer veggies from seed

What: Workshop leader: Maria Ciavarella. Address released at time of booking. Start your summer veggie garden from seeds. This workshop shows you different seed sowing techniques to save money in the garden, grow heirloom veggie varieties and then save the seed for future seasons. Hands-on in this workshop means that you take home many punnets of seeds ready to be grown for your garden.
When: Saturday, 8th August, 2-4pm.
Where: My Green Garden, Donvale.
Cost: $35 (concessions available).
Enquiries/Bookings: Trybooking website.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Upcoming events from previous LFC News

Over the next week
Over the next month

Click here for the complete calendar of upcoming events.

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