Garden Update 10/8/12

Wow there has been a lot going on since the last garden news update.

We have finished building the first 6 private alloments and these have been allocated to garden members, 2 are planted up and already thriving. We already have a waiting list for more private allotments but have decided to put our energies into developing some of the community spaces before doing any more allotments. Anyone that has an interest in renting an allotment in the future should put their name on the list.

Our fruit tree list has been developed and we will be planting most of them this coming weekend thanks to the generosity of Carolyn from Turner’s Nursery who is graciously offered to donate the trees to us. Two of the trees are splitzers (orange / mandarine and lemon / lime) these won’t be available until October.

We have four chickens which have been fostered out to the Turner family  until they get a bit bigger and we have built (or obtained) a chicken tractor.

This weekend we are going to start building the herb spiral which will be near the centre of the community gardening beds. The working bee will start at 1:00pm on Sunday.

The scroungers have been busy at work this week again and have picked up about 1100 new bricks which were destined for a skip bin and it appears that we have also got access to one and possibly a second water tank.

Last but not least our incorporation has been approved by the Office of Fair Trading and we have opened bank accounts. When I commented to the Treasurer Maryanne that the bank accounts were great but it would be nice if the balances were healthier she reminded that with a positive cash balance and no debt we are actually in a better position than any OECD country.