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Newsletter #26 | February 2024


Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.


Henry Ford 1863 -1947. American Industrialist

 

Our First Working Bee of 2024


Our first working bee is scheduled for Sunday 25th February (yes, this Sunday!) The photographs below from previous working bees will give you a clue about the areas on which we will be focussing. But before we put you to work, Jennie will be showing us how to go about pruning our fruit trees - spot on timing for most of our stone-fruit trees in the orchard!

 

10am - 11am. Free Pruning Workshop

11am - 3pm Working Bee including clearing the site for a new greenhouse, laying pavers under the pergola, extending the market garden area and continuing the painting of the fence.

 

Workers will be sustained by a free vegetarian lunch at 12pm

 

The committee is mindful that we have quite a few unfinished projects that we would like to advance so that the Garden will look its best for the official opening day on Sunday 28th April. Please come along and help us on Sunday.

 


 

Fundraising Bunnings BBQs


Our next Bunnings BBQ will be on Saturday 20th April from 8.30am - 4pm. We usually work in 2 hour shifts.

 

Many thanks to the members who helped run the last one earlier this month. We sold over 400 sausages on the day and made our best ever profit of $1170.

 

Please get in touch if you are able to assist on the day. We're looking for order takers, cooks, and servers. It's an easy and fun way to work as a team and meet lots of people, tell them about our great community garden and raise useful funds.

 

Love to hear from you - please email Wayne on the garden email:

 

Coming Up in the Garden and Wetlands in 2024


  • Purchase of a new greenhouse to be built in the raised bed area

  • Installation of a wash basin near the shed

  • Paving of the area under the pergola and applying a second coat of stain, adding a table and seats

  • Finish staining the fence

  • Finish weeding the paths and spreading yankomite

  • Develop the grass and weed area along the Eldercare fence into gardens

  • Extension of the Market Garden area

  • Continued development of the Native Edibles area

  • Fortnightly Friday morning Social Group - next one Friday 1st March

  • Working Bees - next one this Sunday

  • Fundraising Bunnings BBQs - next one Saturday 20th April

  • Official Opening Ceremony - Sunday 28th April

 

This project was seeded by

 
Our Committee

Our committee is Rory Fitzsimons (Chair), Kaarin Wilkinson, Jan Brown, Melissa Styles, Jennie Simon and Wayne Good. If you have any questions or ideas please contact us via Facebook, on our website or on the Seaford Wetlands Gardeners WhatsApp chat.

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