8 Oct 14 – UCG Compost Worm Workshop

This Sunday we will be building a compost worm farm in a bathtub from scratch. For the purpose of breeding up and to use the casting for multiple purposes. As compost worms are one of Dave’s favourite topics he will be taking us through his understanding and experience with these intelligent amazing creatures. Depending on numbers and how we are feeling we will probably spread a bit more compost as well to prepare the vegetable beds for watering.

So please bring water, thick soled enclosed work shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen and if convenient garden fork, shovel and wheel barrows. As usual we will have some spare tools on site.

So come one come all this is going to be a great day to learn, create and share in the wonder that are WORMS! 😀

Kind Regards,
Uralla Community Garden Committee

25 Sep 14 – Fortnightly UCG Event is here again !

Hello,
As most of you are aware now we are coming up to our fortnightly event at the UCG. This week will be similar to the ones past as we are looking to do some more mulching and log borders. As usual it will be from 10am on Sunday the 28th of Sep. Please bring wheelbarrows, shovels, forks and any necessary PPE equipment. After this working bee we are looking at alternating each event from a working bee to a garden tour or workshop or presentation etc. Spice it up a little 😀

We would like to say a big thankyou for all the effort and support we have received thus far. The site has really started to take shape and there is already quite a markable difference in the soil water content and fertility. Without a community effort we wouldn’t be where we are so far!

We will be looking at seeding the vegetable beds early Nov and habitat/ native seedlings in Autumn. Im pretty excited!

Kind Regards,
Uralla Community Garden Committee

20 Sep 14 – Sunday Funday

Hey,
Yesterday we had a large truckload of City to Soil compost delivered to site for our first seasonal veggie beds. Seeings as we disturbed the ground on the last working bee this are needs to be covered so we will be down there tomorrow from 10am spreading the compost. So if you feel like coming down your more then welcome.

Stay tuned as we will be announcing some future events soon like talks, demonstrations and garden tours in the not to distant future.

The regular event the following weekend is still as scheduled.

Kind Regards,
Uralla Community Garden Committee

23 Aug 14

Hey Uralla Community Garden Enthusiast,
Recently the UCG committee had a meeting where we have committed to having a working bee/ workshop fortnightly commencing Sunday the 31st of August from 10am.

Our short term goals are:
– prepare the top corner for mulching and bordered with logs then planting with native tree shrubs etc
– preparation and creation of garden beds ready to be planted with seasonal produce in spring
– The planting of selected fruit trees along the font of the swale
These are some of the main jobs we hope to work on during these working bees. We also want to be able to let everyone know previously what we will be focusing on the day.

Part of preparing the ground we have decided to rotary hoe the area first to decompact and also to remove/ kill off invasive grasses so if anyone has a rotary hoe that they would like to loan or donate to the garden please let one of the committee members know.

Some of you might be aware that recently our Secretary, Lincon Treloar recently moved overseas and we have just recently filled his position. I would like to congratulate and welcome Laura Toli to the team. We hope her inspiration and dedication will help further this project.

Last but not least we would like to thank the community support and volunteers with the recent fundraising and donations we received at the Community Street Stall. In that week we were able to raise just shy of $1200 which we will use to further build on the groundwork for the project. Thank you all!

Kind Regards,
Uralla Community Garden Committee

6 May 14 – Uralla Community Garden Bee

Hey,
The UCG is having another working bee this Saturday the 10th of May from 10.30am. For this event and future works we are asking people to collect cardboard, newspapers etc to lay down before we mulch to suppress grass growing up through the mulch. On this day we will be focusing on completing the spreading of mulch and possibly having a talk on a related subject if people would like that. The weather forecast for that day is looking good so we hope to see you there.

Kind Regards,
David Ryan

04 Mar 14 – Uralla Community Garden

Hello,

Id like to invite you and anybody who wishes to attend the ‘Breaking the Dirt’ ceremony which is going to be held at the Wood St site on Sunday the 16th of March from 11.30am. There will be a shovel breaking the dirt, a planting, a welcome to country ceremony, opportunity for questions and some great music by Fabio Tolli. Come along and show your support for this community project!

Kind Regards,

David Ryan