A hard day’s work

Heaps of progress was made in the garden at the busy bee today. Check out this gallery of pics to see what went on!

THE MERRI CORNER COMMUNITY GARDEN WISH LIST

Based on the construction project plan we’ve developed, these are the tools, hardware and building materials we’re looking for  to get started.

If you have access to any of these items either to donate or at a reduced cost, we’d love to hear from you!

THE BIG STUFF:

WATER TANK (37,680L)

RIPPING EQUIPMENT USE/HIRE/LABOUR

SKIP HIRE (for when we’re ripping)

LIME

GYPSUM

TEMPORARY & PERMANENT FENCING (45m – see below for details)

COMPOST/MULCH  BINS/BAYS (2000 x 1000 x 1000mm) – Wooden not plastic

CONCRETE OR CRUSHED ROCK FOR SHELTER & TANK SLABS

TIMBER PLOT EDGING: Sides 2000 x 100 x 200mm, Posts 300 x 15 x 15mm

COMPOST – for the garden beds

SOIL – for the garden beds

MULCH -garden beds

SHED – 2348 x 2300mm

TIMBER POSTS (2200mm length  x 300mm diameter)

STAYS

STRUTS – diagonal (2300 mm x 100mm diameter)

WIRE (2.5HT galvanised fencing wire)

FOR THE PERMANENT FENCING:

Selvedge wiresafe

Hinge ring locks

Concrete for post footings

linseed/charcoal/sump oil (for insect proofing)

Chicken wire

If you can help with donations or ideas or if you need more details of the materials, please contact Mike at: [email protected]

Fundraising Bulbs – Helping Us Grow

Help raise funds to build our Community Garden by selling spring flowering bulbs!

We’re recruiting people to sell  beautiful spring bulbs to boost the Garden bank balance. Profits from sales will go towards a much needed water tank and building supplies.

It’s easy to get involved: just come along to our meeting this Wednesday, 10th of March at 7.00pm at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel (corner Albion Street and Sydney Road), introduce yourself to the group and collect a catalogue with simple to follow instructions, or, if you can’t make a meeting, email the coordinator your postal details and she’ll send you a fund raising catalogue and all the info you need to get you started. Email:  [email protected]

Bulbs are easy to sell to your family,  in your workplace, at school, and you’ll be contributing to our growing funds for the Merri Corner Community Garden so we can get started with breaking the soil.

(Or if you fancy buying some bulbs yourself, use the catalogue to place your own orders, and Eleisha will let you know where to send it and how to pay).

We’re making fantastic progress, and now is a great time to get involved and be a part of building our dream!

Fundraising BBQ at Bunnings!

On the 2nd January 2010, while everyone else was enjoying their holidays, the MCCG were busy fundraising at a BBQ at Coburg Bunnings.

We ended up raising around $1400 on the day, which is a huge boost to our funds, and could pay for something snazzy like a solar powered water pump!

I remember chopping at least 10kg of onions, turning at least 100 snags and handing out gallons of tomato sauce! Phew!

Here’s some pics from the day. Check out our mad BBQ skills:

Oh What a Night!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the inaugral Mery Corner Communuity Garden Quiz Night last Friday…we raised more than $3000,  and it was a fabulous night – auctions loud and silent, raffles, a So You Think You Can Dance extravaganza and the Box of Truth (to find out what that is you’ll have to come along next year…)

Thanks also to all the MCCG friends and sponsors who donated vouchers, meals, goods, massages, books, bike accessories, cycling adventures, and to Vasili Kanidiadis (of Vasili’s Garden fame!), who came along as a special guest MC and ended up an honourary member of the MCCG.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Monster Garage Sale – Saturday 5th December

MCCG Monster Garage Sale

Saturday 5th December 2009

From 9.30 to 3pm
On site at the Corner of Donald & Harrison Streets, East Brunswick opposite the Merri Creek bike path.

Why?

A fundraising garage sale for Merri Corner Community Garden. To help us grow!

Car parking

Off-street parking available at the Brunswick Velodrome.

What to buy or bring!

A multitude of quality second hand goods, clothes, bric-a-brac, etc. Donations of quality goods welcome – contact us or donate on site before 9.30am!

Activities

Face painting, lucky dips and more for the kids

What else

Fresh home made lemonade, yummy food available (and other surprises only limited by imagination and clash with reality!)

More info

Contact Eleisha on 0403 062 788 for more info

Check out the fancy flyer here

How to order your wines for Christmas

Are you on the lookout for wines for Christmas? We’re selling some wonderful wines from the Elgo Estate “Allira” range in time for the festive season – buying these wines will help raise much-needed funds to help us plant, dig, grow and build!
On offer from Elgo Estate’s Allira range are a chardonnay, a riesling and a shiraz, all carefully crafted to showcase the fresh and vibrant fruit characteristics that are a feature of the Strathbogie Ranges region.
And Elgo Etsate was the first winery in Australia (and possibly the world) to generate and be fully self-powered by renewable wind energy.
So they’re not only extremely tasty, but extremely environmentally friendly as well.
Prices range from $15 per bottle, $40 for three and $150 for a dozen. What a bargain!
If you’d like to know more about the wines, or to place an order  – email Liz at: [email protected] – we can have them ready to go for the festive season!