Oct 142015

More on how to keep your worms cool

In last week’s newsletter, Fay gave some tips about how to keep the worms in your worm farm cool. Jane Trikojus responds: “Another simple way to get worms through heat waves is to remove the bottom liquid-collecting tray and place the worm farm on the soil. The worms will travel down into the much cooler dirt when necessary and up again to feed. Should be in the shade for summer.

mangosBuy some delicious mangoes and support a worthy cause

Each year Hurstbridge Learning Co-operative organises a mango fundraiser. In a nutshell – $25/box, each box 6kg, delivery some time in December (confirmed closer to the time). $5 from each box sold goes to Hurstbridge Learning Co-operative Primary School).

whitehorseNew ‘urban harvest share-meet’ at Box Hill South

Whitehorse Urban Harvest are starting a new, monthly ‘urban harvest share-meet’ at Box Hill South – take your homegrown produce, plants, seedlings, etc to share with other local food gardeners. 11am-12.30pm, every 3rd Saturday in the month, Neighbourhood House, 47 Kitchener Street, Box Hill South.

They will also be continuing at Forest Hill: 10am-midday, every 3rd Saturday in the month, Horticulture Centre, 82 Jolimont Road, Forest Hill.

New events

Angelo Eliades free talks

What: Throughout October and November, Angelo Eliades, from Deep Green Permaculture, will be giving a free talk every Thursday at 11am: Oct 15 – succession planting; Oct 22 – achieving a bountiful harvest; Oct 29 – tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes (and basil); Nov 5 – growing herbs indoors; Nov 12 – maintaining beneficial insects in the garden.
When: Each Thursday in October and Novermber, 11am-midday.
Where: Bulleen Art & Garden Nursery.
Cost: free.
Enquiries/Bookings: BAAG by phone (8850 3030).
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Moreland Community Gardens mega tour

What: Tour 6 quite different community gardens and see a variety of approaches to growing food in the community. At each stop on the tour, you will hear about the garden setup, people and story then have a wander around and a chance to ask questions. The 6 gardens are: Mulberry Garden, Glenroy; West Brunswick Community Garden and Food Forest; Saxon Street Community Garden, Brunswick; Luscombe Street Community Garden, Brunswick; CERES Community Garden, East Brunswick; and Merri Corner Community Garden, East Brunswick.
When: Saturday, 24th October, 10.30am-3pm.
Where: Mulberry Garden, Glenroy.
Cost: free.
Enquiries/Bookings: by email.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

wonga parkFood swap at Wonga Park primary school fair

What: This once-off food swap is part of Wonga Park Primary School’s School Fair which is, in turn, part of the school’s 120 Year Celebration. The swap will be held in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden area. The fair itself will have an extensive market area, other food stalls, plant stall, preserves stall, rides, circus entertainment, children’s craft activities, pony rides and will culminate in a beautiful lantern parade. As it is the celebration of their 120th anniversary, there will be lots of historic photos and memorabilia.
When: Saturday, 24th October, 3-5pm.
Where: Wonga Park Primary School.
Cost: free.
Enquiries/Bookings: Jenny Kelly by email.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Growing vegetables in your garden

What: Presented by Maria Ciavarella from My Green Garden. Learn to put your garden to good use to grow some delicious summer vegies. Maria will give you advice on how to get your veggie patch started as well as tips on the best vegies to grow over the warmer months. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as you will take home some seeds to get growing in your own garden.
When: Monday, 9th November, 10.30am-12.30pm.
Where: Thomastown Library.
Cost: free.
Enquiries/Bookings: Thomastown Library by phone (9464 1864) or email.
Further information: LFC calendar entry.

Summary of all upcoming events

Over the next week
Over the next month

Click here for the complete calendar of upcoming events.

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