Sustainable Landscape Design talk & Monthly Open Garden Session

Come along to our monthly Open Garden session in November!

Sunday 9 November                                                                                                     10:00am – 12:00pm                                                                                                        Free event, all welcome – plot holders, Brunswick East locals – anyone who is interested in gardening!

We’ll host a free talk by Annabel Nowlan, artist & landscape designer (and Merri Corner plot holder), on her experiences working as a sustainable landscape designer at 10.30am to 11.00am.

Come along to hear Annabel’s talk, and ask your own questions about sustainable landscaping.

We’ll also have the usual general garden tasks on the go such as weeding and mulching, all welcome!

The Shelter

 

West Brunswick Community Garden Garage Sale

Our friends at West Brunswick Community Garden are having a garage sale, this Saturday 25 October.
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All money from sales goes directly to helping our garden to keep growing.
You’ll find plants, seedlings, DVDs, CDs, books, clothes, crockery, glassware, interesting and unusual stuff!

Where: Dunstan Reserve, Brunswick West – Enter from Everett St
When: from 10am Saturday 25th October
More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/568376796617699/

Open Garden this Sunday 10 August

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If you are around and fancy getting outdoors this weekend, come along to Merri Corner Community Garden’s MONTHLY OPEN GARDEN, held on the second Sunday of each month.

Sunday 10 August 10am – 12.00pm

Free Compost Workshop (all welcome) at 11am

Plot holders, neighbours to the garden, Brunswick East locals and friends are all welcome.

It’s a chance to get your hands dirty, catch up with your fellow gardeners and help our garden grow. There’ll be plenty of odd jobs to do like tidying up garden beds and weeding or come along and work on your own plot.

We will also be sowing tomato seeds in the mini hot houses for spring planting and also sowing some winter greens and peas seeds in the communal beds. These communal veggies and tomato seedlings are for sharing amongst all gardeners, so come down to lend a hand, share your knowledge and ask any questions about propagation.

Merri Corner Community Garden, corner Donald & Harrison Streets, Brunswick East.

Open Garden – Sunday 8 June

Hello Green Thumbs!

Come along to Merri Corner Community Garden’s MONTHLY OPEN GARDEN this Sunday 8 June, 10am – 12.00pm
Free Compost Workshop (all welcome) at 11am
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Spend some time working on your own plot, or help with some general gardening jobs such as weeding, mulching, general garden tidy-up and maintenance – there’ll be something for everyone! This is a brilliant chance to get your hands dirty, catch up with your fellow gardeners and help our garden grow.

Plot holders, neighbours to the garden, Brunswick East locals and friends are all welcome.

If you haven’t been down to your plot for a while and need a hand getting it into shape for the upcoming Winter plantings, come down to the Open Garden and we can all pitch in to lend a hand. Or email the Garden Committee on [email protected] if you need some help.

Happy gardening, hope to see you on Sunday!

Merri Corner Community Garden Committee

Thank you to Pauline Ahola for the beautiful photo of our garden in all its Autumn glory!

Open Garden – Sunday 13 April

Hello Green Thumbs!

Come along to Merri Corner Community Garden’s MONTHLY OPEN GARDEN this Sunday 13 April, 10am – 12.00pm
Free Compost Workshop (all welcome) at 11am
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Spend some time working on your own plot, or help with some general gardening jobs such as weeding, mulching, general garden tidy-up and maintenance – there’ll be something for everyone! This is a brilliant chance to get your hands dirty, catch up with your fellow gardeners and help our garden grow.

Plot holders, neighbours to the garden, Brunswick East locals and friends are all welcome.

If you haven’t been down to your plot for a while and need a hand getting it into shape for the upcoming Winter plantings, come down to the Open Garden and we can all pitch in to lend a hand. Or email the Garden Committee on [email protected] if you need some help.

Happy gardening, hope to see you on Sunday!

Merri Corner Community Garden Committee

Thank you to Lauren Keim for the beautiful photo of the pineapple sage growing in our Kids Discovery Garden.

Autumn Busy Bee and April Open Garden

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Join us this Sunday 23 March for an Autumn Busy Bee from 10am – 1pm.            

We’ll have a compost workshop at 11am for anyone who is interested. And there might even be some sunflower seeds from these beautiful sunflowers to harvest (thanks to Pauline Ahola for the great shots). 

All are welcome, so bring your friends,  family, neighbours or anyone who is interested in gardening or putting their name down for a plot.  There’ll be jobs big and small for everyone, including:

•Weeding and mulching of paths/verges/entrance

•Kids Discovery Garden mini-bee – weeding, harvesting the last of the summer crops, composting and deciding what to plant for autumn/winter.

•Odd jobs including checking on any maintenance needed, and painting more signs for the compost bays

If you can’t make it this weekend, we run a monthly Open Garden session on the second Sunday of each month.  We’ll be doing some general gardening, odd jobs and there will be a mini compost workshop each month. Come down to the next one on Sunday April 13 from 10am – 12pm to say hi, check out how the garden is growing and get your hands dirty! 

Happy Gardening,

Merri Corner Community Garden 

MCCG Committee Meeting Dates for the rest of 2012

The MCCG Committee meets on the first Monday of the month at 7pm. The meetings are generally held at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel (cnr Sydney Rd & Albion St), at a committee member’s house, or down at the garden in summer when the weather is fine.

All MCCG Members and Plot holders are welcome! If you’d like to come along to the next meeting, please get in touch with us on [email protected] and we’ll let you know which venue the meeting is at.

The meeting dates for the rest of 2012 are:

4 June

2 July

6 August

3 September

8 October

12 November

3 December

Veg-in, Veg-out!

Interested in gardening? Have excess seedlings? Want to share ideas and gardening tips?

Come along at 11am til 12 noon this Sunday 15 April and after that on the second Sunday of each month at the same time:

Sunday 13 May 

Sunday 10 June 

Sunday 8 July 

Sunday 12 August 

Sunday 9 Sept 

Sunday 14 October  

Sunday 11 November 

Sunday 9 December

We meet at the Merri Corner Community Garden, corner Harrison and Donald Streets, Brunswick East (near the Merri Creek, opposite the Brunswick velodrome).

We’ll provide tools, seed trays and seed raising mix. All gardeners welcome. Bring your seedlings, cuttings, or just your curiosity.

We hope to see you there!

Harvest Fun – Sunday 1 April

 

On Sunday 1 April 10am til noon at the Merri Corner Community Garden we’ll harvest the pumpkins, sunflowers and potatoes from the communal plot and plan for our winter crops.

Come along for a share of our produce and to share your gardening ideas and tips with your fellow gardeners.

See you down the garden,

MCCG

Autumn Busy Bee – Sunday 4 March

Hello MCCG plotholders and friends,

Autumn is on the way (although you wouldn’t believe it with this heatwave!) and we have a seasonal busy bee coming up next Sunday 4 March.

This year we’re limiting the Busy Bees to only four a year, with some impromptu get-togethers thrown in – like the recent twilight gardening sessions during the week over summer. So if you haven’t been to a Busy Bee for a while, this will be a perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty and help knock off a few jobs around the garden while chatting to your fellow gardeners and neighbours about what you might do for your winter plantings.

As always, there will be something for everyone, and you’re welcome to pop in for a bit or stay on longer.

Tasks include:

*      Compost mixing
*      Mowing the verge
*      Whipper snipper boundary edges
*      Shed clear out
*      Levelling of tank area

Time is 9.30am until midday, bring a nibbly to share for morning tea if you’re so inclined.

See you down at the garden, corner Donald and Harrison Streets, Brunswick East.

Happy gardening,

MCCG