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  • Our Bird Box

What's Happening in the Patch?

Camellia japonica 'Royal Velvet' LOTS we have been really busy doing things and our community garden is really coming along that is why we haven’t blogged for a while.  We are so lucky to have a wood workshop on site as the participants have made us many fantastic things.   A part from helping us build

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The Frog Blog

I didn’t think anything exciting would happen this week, but how wrong could I have been.  We have a very wet patch, where frogs live.  Most days after lunch we hear the croaking.  Well today, while we were installing our posts for the fence (yes, we are still working on it) one of our participants

Lend-A-Hand Community Vegetable Garden – Update II

Things are starting to grow!!! Wednesday was a lovely sunny day with a very bracing morning.  The very exciting news is that the broad beans have started to sprout and the radish seeds in the green manure bed are popping up which means the wire is working to stop the rabbits devouring our vegetables. 

  • blog-dig

Lend-A-Hand Community Vegetable Garden – Update!

Our Ditch FINALLY we have finished digging THE trench. Our spirits we starting to flag as digging constantly is hard work as we had finished the easy part and now had to return to the buried bricks.  Luckily one of the participants used the crow-bar to see how deep they were buried and we

  • Community Garden Dandenong

Lend-A-Hand Community Vegetable Garden

Community Garden Dandenong - Continued Our raised beds are 2.4 metres x 1-metre-wide and 60 cm high, built out of environmentally friendly hard wood.  Never use wood that has been treated by chemicals such as arsenic or that you don’t know where it has come from.  We also put on the edge of each bed a

  • Lend-A-Hand Dandenong Establishing Community Garden on Site

Lend-A-Hand Dandenong – Establishing Community Garden on Site

Lend a Hand community garden project. We have recently launched our Community garden initiative where we are growing our own vegetables and fruits for the benefits for the local community. We started by hiring our very own cabbage patch trainer & supervisor Sandra Pullman. The project started early May: Tested the soil for any dangerous