Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spring News

Here is the latest news from Mosman Community Gardeners.
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Mackie Lane Garden Expands
Ausgrid and Mosman Council have agreed to extend Mackie Lane garden to cover the remaining hard surfaces on the site.  Mosman Council has generously agreed to move the fence and work is scheduled for this week. 
A new garden plan will be developed with Mackie Lane gardeners and new gardens beds built over the next few months.

Mosman Council Community Grant
Mosman Council has provided MCG with a $2,000 financial assistance community grant to assist with the development of Mackie Lane garden and community education.

Mosman Climate Challenge Group Donation
We are very grateful to the Mosman Climate Challenge Group (MCCG) who have made a donation to the gardens of $250.  MCCG organised the screening of the 'Honeybee Blues' documentary which was a sell out event. The donation is a contribution from the ticket sales.

Mackie Lane News
Thanks to Loani Tierney from Mosman Council for her informative, hands on session on worm farms – and Mosman Council for their generous donation of additional worm farms for the garden. Our second ‘seed planting bee’ saw a great turn out of helpers with some 2 dozen varieties planted – well and truly getting ready for Spring.

August’s ferocious wind storms saw the greenhouse and some of our seedlings take a bit of a battering but on the whole, the garden weathered it all remarkably well – and the scarecrow’s still standing!

MCG Membership
MCG membership renewals are due by the end of September. Thank you to everyone who has already renewed.  if you are not already a member, you can join  MCG in two ways. Individual memberships are  $50 pa and family membership $75 pa.  There is a $1 joining fee.  Just email us at this email address and we can send you all the information.

Gardening membership fees go towards the costs of insurance, building beds, planting, maintenance and advocacy.  Gardening members share in the planting, care and harvesting of beds. MCG provides support to organisations and individuals setting up gardens and we are working with Mosman Council to establish more gardens in the suburb. We are also very keen to help people establish verge gardens - let us know if you would like to build one, or know someone that does.

Hope to see you in the gardens sometime.

cheers Tina

President  Mosman Community Gardeners