All plot holders, members and committee and invited to the MCCG Annual General Meeting on December 5th at 3.30pm down at the garden.
The Urban Carpenters will join us this Saturday to build the compost bays at the garden. There’s also lots of other things to be done. Come on down anytime from 10-4pm.
If you’re lucky enough to have been allocated a plot then this Saturday is for you!
Come on down from 10am to help spread the top soil and mark out the plots, then join in the lucky dip at 1pm to see which plot you get!
We’ll put on a BBQ and drinks, but help us out by bringing a plate of snacks to share for lunch if you can.
A reminder that our next busy bee will be held this Sunday, not Saturday; we’ve decided to rotate weekend days for those of you who work or have other weekend duties on Saturdays. So this is your chance to get down and dirty on the site!
We’re working on final plot allocations now, so if you’ve applied for one, this is a good time to show your involvement and help get the site ready so you can get gardening in your own plot.
The fun starts at 10am, and we’ll work until about 4pm. Come for an hour, come for the whole day – bring snacks and lunch, gumboots, tools, kids, dogs and we’ll provide tea, coffee extra tools and general good company. Post AFL Grand Final talk optional.
We’ll be holding a new members orientation from 11-11:30am, so if you haven’t been down before, this will be a good way to find out about how the MCCG started, what the garden will look like and how you can get the most out of being a part of it.
General jobs on the day will include: Finishing plot edging (a bit of woodwork), weeding, & mulching paths. We will be laying down newspaper and cardboard over the paths before putting mulch on top so whatever you do don’t recycle this week, bring these and reuse them instead down at the MCCG. We now have a water tank and a shed, and every working bee ends with the site looking more and more like a real garden.
Also – mark your diaries: Saturday October 9th is the next big day for the MCCG – following a morning’s busy bee, plots will be officially handed over to successful applicants!
Things to do:
- Dig 1m from fence to inside of tank base for timber frame
- Prepare perimeter indigenous garden beds
- Trench needs to dug for pipes 100-150cm wide, approx 250 mm deep (this trench runs along the garden bed perimeter.
- Finish garden bed edging and mow grassy paths, then lay mulch on paths (75-100mm deep)
Bring gloves, shovel and thermos of tea/coffee and biscuits
It’s on! Join us on August 14th for a Garden Party with a Merri twist….a 3-course dinner at Each Peach, 506 Lygon St,with an all-organic, locally-sourced menu, entertainment and good times, for $35/head!
The party’s set and it’s a sell out crowd! If you’re super keen on a ticket you can still email us below as there might be some people who can’t make it.
To find out more, email [email protected]
The Dig Day Out
Saturday 3rd July – 10.30am til 5pm
Saturday 31st July – 1.30pm
@ MCCG site with Eve Archbold
Saturday August 7th – 1:30pm
@ MCCG site with the Urban Carpenters
The Urban Bush Carpenters are coming to the MCCG to help us learn about and build raised garden beds, wooden planter boxes and compost bins. The fellas use found timber and pellets to make these fantastic additions to any garden and are going to be available all day on Saturday the 7th of August to work alongside volunteers and create some of the structural raised gardens and compost bays for the Merri Corner Community Garden. A great day to come down and do some bush carpentry and learn some new skills. Bring some lunch, or something to share and make a day of it! Everyone is welcome!
RSVP by email or phone Bernie on 0401 476 839.
We’ve just collected a about 130metres worth of timber from Lismore for the edges of the raised beds. Check out Gavin hard at work sorting the wheat from the chaff: