Our Gardening Club.
We are now entering our tenth year of gardening activities with 15 members and 80 square metres of fertile soil ready to produce wonderful vegetables for the group.
We have two plots at The Ringwood Community Garden in Selkirk Avenue in Wantirna. Our plots are surrounded by treated hardwood sleepers. The raised beds are aesthetically pleasing to look at, and aid good drainage and management.
Our group meets monthly to work on the plots and then have morning tea together.
Members also visit the garden at other times to assist with watering, weeding and other chores. We can grow almost any vegetable we fancy, with corn, tomatoes, various types of beans, potatoes and strawberries being favourites.
Our members join in with Community Garden rosters for mowing and general working bees.
The garden is a very relaxing place to visit, wander around and talk to the vast variety of people who work their plots.
Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club Garden Group
Second Tuesday of the Month
Our next Working Days
Tuesday 14th May 2019 – 9.00AM until 10;00am
at the Community Gardens Selkirk Ave Heathmont, Melways Reference 63 J4
Morning Tea under the old Oak tree and lawn area, bring a plate. Hot water, cups, tea, coffee & milk provided. If able bring a plate to share
Alterative or additional working day will be advised via email or mobile phone.
This would be on the 4th Tuesday of the month for additional maintenance of the plots
8.30 AM till 10.00 AM or any time in-between.
Bring a Thermos of your favourite Brew to enjoy while working or just having a
Community Garden access key holders
Rod Hindhaugh (Waters Garden Wednesday)
Jenny Doreian (Waters Garden Mondays)
Graeme Roy (Waters Garden Fridays)
Note: Water days need to be very flexible
Good time to arrange access to the garden if you need to come down and pick some produce
GARDENING CLUB REPORT
March & April 2019 After today’s work session, 70% of the garden has been replanted with our Autumn and Winter produce, by the end of the month of April the balance of our produce shall be planted, great work done by the group.
Working Bee of the Ringwood Community Garden will be held on Saturday 11th May 2019. It is planned that the focus of the maintenance work will be on the communal spaces and shed as well as the pathway around our plots. As discussed today we may approach the Garden Committee to see if we can convert the unused planting shed for a wet weather uncover meeting area.
In conjunction with the Maroondah Council, there will be a composting demonstration at the Garden. The demonstration will cover home composting, bokashi bins and worm farms, and will run for approx. 1.5hrs. The demonstration will be on Saturday 11th May 2019 and commence at 11am.
This event is open for all Clocktower members. If you are considering attending the demonstration, please advise the convenor by phone text or email.
Rod Hindhaugh Convenor. 0418 550 574 03 9729 2771