Tuesday, 10 January 2017


Happy New Year!
Its shaping up to be a fairly mild summer for the scorching sunny North East of Victoria. That said, we still have a few months of warm ahead of us.
As we head into the New Year there is a whole bunch of stuff happening down at the Community Garden which you can get yourself along to.
 We'd like to make special mention of one event in particular: our AGM is scheduled for Thursday 10th February at 7pm. In 2017, we're looking for new committee members so if its something you'd like to be part of, please contact us to find out more about what is involved in being on the committee.
Lastly, if you you've been down to the garden lately you'll notice there are quite a few garden beds that need some love and attention. If you have a few minutes to spare when your down town, there is now a list of jobs on the swap table that can guide you as to what needs doing. Or just use your initiative and garden sense; pull a few weeds, pick a few things, train a few bean vines.
 We're also looking to build the soil in a number of beds with compost and manure. If you've got animal manure or soft green waste (not from the kitchen) that you can add to our compost please consider bringing it down to the garden. If you are unsure about what can go into the compost there is a list of things next to the compost that can guide you.
We hope to see you at one of these events!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A summer celebration

This Saturday will be our last gathering at the community garden for the year. Everyone is welcome to come and unwind in good company.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Summer has arrived

December is here and the berries that are coming out of the garden are somewhat delicious; if your in the area drop by for a flavour bomb.

It was great to see so many people at the garden to see Costa.
For those of you who were unable to make it, Costa who was there to run a workshop on green manuring spent a good hour entertaining the 200 people with inspiring and informative knowledge on ALL things garden related. I hope Costa's passion for growing and sharing food and ideas inspires all of us to continue to nurture our community garden here in Yack as a place to gather, learn, share and be nourished by.

To finish up the year please see the flyer attached and forward the invitation onto others who may enjoy a social gathering in the garden.
There will be kids activities early on and the BBQ and pizza oven will be firing so please bring something for either of these and perhaps a salad or plate to share. Also, BYO your own drinks and chairs. 

We've had a  great series of workshops throughout 2016 with some of the highlights being the sourdough bread baking, growing mushrooms and Building Bee Hotels. A big thanks to all the presenters and those who helped organise these events. And also to all of you that have attended or helped out in the garden at different times. Every little bit counts! 2017 promises another year of inspiring presenters, workshops and more social events so stay tuned. If you have any workshop or event ideas please let us know.

We are also looking at starting back up a weekly working bee again: there's still heaps of work to do down there. The tricky thing is to find a day that suits those of you who couldn't make the Thursday night session that has been running in the past. So please forward back some suggested times and days that would suit you and we'll do our best to schedule some times that match your suggestions. Remember however, if you can't make these times, your most welcome to drop by the garden whenever you like. There is now a jobs list in the diary at the swap table that you can read and update.
In 2017 we're also looking to formalise the Committee for the Community Garden and will be looking for nominations to join the committee at our AGM early in the year (date to be confirmed). So, if your interested in becoming more involved please let us know.

Summer abundance to you all,

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Come and meet Costa!

As part of the Back to Yack Celebrations we are running a Green Manure Workshop with Costa Georgiadis.
Come join us at the Yackandandah Community Garden on Friday 25th Nov at 3pm.
 Costa Georgiadis will be appearing at the garden to talk about the benefits of growing a green manure crop for your garden.

See the event page on FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/754875774662396/

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