Just like the @warrnambool.community.garden this space is also
G R O W I N G!
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We'd like to say thank-you for joining, supporting, attending, volunteering & or following! • • •
However you've chosen to support our mission & cause we appreciate it. Every YES from you helps us to continue creating new w/shops & expansions here at the garden. • • •
If you know a friend, family member or organization that would like to follow our garden adventures, please tag them in the comments! ⚘
Come join us & Kylie Treble , founder of @theplaceofwonder , & learn the art of pasta making! • • •
Come along and learn how-to make your very owm vegetable, gluten free & egg pastas. • • •
This is a hands on w/shop were you'll learn how to make, knead, roll, fill & dry a range of different pastas.
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Notes will be provided & you'll take home everything you make on the day .
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If you're looking for ways to slow down your kitchen & reduce single-use waste learning to make your own pasta would be a fantastic skill to aquire .
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$40 Members | $45 Non-members. Contact us via the email/text links in our bio to confirm your spot!
Who else thinks butterhead lettuces are stunning to look at...& delicious to eat?
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Calling all JNR greethumbs! Our kids garden space is finally here & ready for visitors !
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Come join us for our first kid friendly garden gathering!
This month we'll be :
Decorating a garden tee-pee,
Creating a garden sign &
Planting broad beans!
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These are monthly gatherings for kids of all ages that would enjoy getting their hands dirty, spending time outdoors & being creative. They're a fantastic space for kids to build social skills in an relaxed environment while reconnecting with the Earth. • • •
If you'd like to join us please get in touch. Email & phone numbers are available via our bio.
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Please note: Facilitators have current WWCC
Happy Mothers Day to all the women out there that identify as Mothers. You matter & we greatly appreciate all you have done & do for your families, communities & the planet. ⚘
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The bridge and walkway linking the HUB ( Healthy Urban Building ) and the Community Garden Plots over a frog pond is almost completed ... a Spiral Mosaic on a landing in the centre of the bridge is yet to be completed and some more landscaping and levelling to be done. The bridge will allow for people with disabilities to have access to others parts of the garden. Wouldn't it be great to see the remaining landscape consist of an edible Food Forest around the existing fruit trees. #warrnamboolcommunitygarden#communitygardens#cultivatingcommunities#austcommunitygardens.#warrnamboolcommunitygarden7745
I’m no expert when it comes to direct sowing ... the birds seem to have a feast... I’m getting better by using little tips and tricks from fellow Insta friends.....I threw caution to the wind and threw some seeds around to experiment with planting a little Polyculture of Asian and Salad Greens in amongst the Brassicas to make use of the bare soil and give me a continuous harvest until the Brassicas are big enough to fill the space. The seeds were covered with some Gutter Guard to protect them until germination. I like little experiments that work . Thank you too goes to @growntocook who introduced me to the idea of planting ploycultures.... #warrnamboolcommunitygarden#communitygardens#polycultures#nodiggarden#organicgardenermag#orgainicgardener#kitchengarden#potager#potagergarden.
We are currently in the process of bringing our junior green-thumbed community a kids mud kitchen!! •••
It will be a fantastic space for kids to get their hands dirty while connecting with the earth in a natural, grounded & playful way. Which I believe many kidletts would benefit from .
I love this idea by @the.playful.tribe of kids creating their own nature inspired paintbrushes & wands! Who else thinks this would make for a fun kids w/shop?
Please tag a friend!
We'd like to grow our space here on insta organically - just like our plots at the Community Garden . •••
By tagging a friend you believe would love to learn more about the WCG & what we do for our community you're helping us do just that! •••
Let's grow together!
If you're interested in becoming a member of the Wbl Community Garden please get in touch .
We have financial options & ways you can be involved to suit everyone! You can own your own plot, volunteer in the communal & herb plots, be a member of the chooker team, get your hands dirty at working bees or be a w/shop enthusiast! •••
Or you can join & enjoy ALL the benefits of being apart of a green thumb community. The choice is totally yours .
Links are in our bio and we welcome all enquires.
Join us & Kylie Treble from @theplaceofwonder to learn the ancient art of fermentation! •••
This is a hands-on practical w/shop focused on teaching you the basic skills for making your own sauerkruat & salsa at home! •••
You'll have the opportunity taste a range of fermented foods & check out Kylies first book 'Connect' . •••
Fermented foods have long been known for aiding gut health & with their spike in popularity (& price!) there is no better time to learn how to make these gut happy foods yourself .
Places are limited and filling up fast. $30 non-members. $20 members. Link in bio for contact details. #sauerkraut#guthealth
There has been some serious earth (ahem rock! ) moving going on at the Wbl Community Garden this week!
These mammoth rocks have been aquired from the garden quarry and will help keep the soil from around our new frog pond bridge from eroding .
We also think our rocks will make for a fantastic resting place (or climbing wall for junior green thumbs!) that overlooks the whole garden! •••
We'd like to thank Dave & Stocky for ensuring all rocks are being placed in all the right places AND Tim Bligh for donating his time & machinery to get the project done .
Stay tuned for the finished project!! #frogpond#earthworks
$35 for non-members. $25 for members. .
This is a hands on learning experience & all materials are supplied. Classes have been kept small to ensure you feel supported.
Beeswax wraps are a fantastic #zerowaste option & replace glapwrap in your kitchen. I wrap everything from snacks, salad bowls to left over vegetables (keeps them fresh in!) in mine - they really are super versatile! •••
Please email or text to register your interest & secure your spot! Links to both in bio .
Cancellations do occur so pop your name on the waitlist.
Check out our website to discover more of our upcoming w/shops .
Welcome to the @warrnambool.community.garden official insty space.
Here we aim to share with you all things communal & organic gardening, chooks, seasonal eating, community & sustainable living!
When you follow our journey you'll see snippets of our ever growing community garden, upcoming w/shops & new adventures we have planned for you (& the wbl community) in the near future .
We thank-you for being apart of our insta community & supporting our vision .
P.s tag a friend below who may also love this space!!
I'm proud as punch to share I'll now be looking after the @warrnambool.community.garden instagram page!
If you'd like to see snippets of our community, stay up-to-date with our garden activities & exciting new ventures via insta I'd invite you to pop on over & follow us .
I'll be posting about our upcoming w/shops, adventures of the communal plots & any community gatherings we've planned... alongside some gardening tips!
As a plot owner myself I absolutely adore & believe in the importance of these special community places so thank-you to those that choose to follow along & support our vision!
I've just spent the afternoon tending to the earth & my plot at the #warrnamboolcommunitygarden .
Gaia's Patch (as I've so kindly named her) now features heirloom beetroot, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, spring onions, brown onions, celery, climbing peas & garlic! It's quiet amazing what you can fit into a 4x4 space!
I've still got some bare earth so I've decided I'm going to plant some more companion & bee friendly plants within my patch .
This rotation I'm trailing interplanting my vegetables with suitable companion plants & mixing up my rows (this makes it more difficult for pests to identify their tucker!).
Not only does it look fun I'm hoping it will deter pests & enhance the growth of my vegetables! But if all it does is create an interesting display we'll that's ok to!
I'll keep sharing the progress of Gaia's Patch as we continue to move through this season. ••• #communitygarden#growyourown#gaiaspatch#gaiasapprentice#womenoftheearth#earthmumma
Off we go again. Dwarf snap peas and cos lettuce. Some beetroot, mini cauliflowers, Ruby Brussel sprouts, and chancing my arm with some organic Port Fairy garlic. Fingers crossed our soil prep will work again and grow these veges well. #warrnamboolcommunitygarden
Here is a sneak peek of just a hint of the beautiful handmade wares that will be showcased on Friday night... .
From top left we have: @simply_cement , @bylivonline , @kinandkindceramics , @janabellsstonepictures , Coorimungle Soy Candles, Decor 91 and Will & Co.
Mums - this is the perfect night to drop some subtle (or not so subtle!) hints to your kids and significant other re Mother's Day
WE'RE DOING THE DISHES FOR YOU!
What a DELICIOUS line up of food we have on offer for you Friday night...
Bambino Woodfired Pizza
Melting Pot, Cudgee
Matchbox Espresso Bar
Cudgee Primary School Sausage Sizzle
Timboon Fine Ice Cream
So pull up a picnic rug, or hay bale and sit back and enjoy!
Tag someone below that you'd like to invite for dinner!!
I will be conducting Herb and Sensory Garden Tours at our Community Garden Open Day this Sunday 18th March at 12 noon and again at 1.30 p. m. Q & A session on the medicinal and culinary herbs planted in the garden... Warrnambool Community Garden cnr Grieve St and Grafton Rd . Warrnambool...this garden is only 8 months old and has been planted with over 140 different varieties of culinary , tea , medicinal and asian herbs , perennials and plantings of fruit tree guilds. The area now has it's own little eco system with bees , hoverflies , butterflies , lizards and frogs calling this home. It's been amazing to have been part of the transformation of what is now a beautiful area. Thanks go to Penny Woodwards' book , Herbs for Australian Gardens , @greenharvestgardening and @herbcottageau and @jekkasherbfarm for the inspiration on their websites in enabling me to research and source some of the more unusual plants for this project. #warrnamboolcommunitygarden#communitygardens#communitygardenin#communitygardensofinstagram#herbgardens#organicgardenermag#austcommunitygardens#growsomethinggreen.
Dropped into the Warrnambool Community Garden today ahead of their open day in a couple of weeks... Hadn’t been there for about a year and it’s looking fabulous... Go and check it out on the 18th #warrnamboolcommunitygarden
The Importance of a SENSORY GARDEN...... The Community Garden had a visit today from the residents of an Aged Care facility and some Primary School students who along with students from a Secondary College are planning to establish a Sensory Garden at the Home. The benefits of establishing such a garden gives residents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and to...
Exercise the mind, body and soul .
Decrease anxiety and agitation
Help promote a better quality of sleep
Help them regain self confidence
Give them increased feelings of self worth .
And an activity that engages the senses .
The children and residents went away with lots of ideas , plant material and notes to help plan their Sensory Garden journey. It was lovely to meet them all. #warrnamboolcommunitygarden#warrnamboolcommunitygarden7745#communitygardeners#communitygardens
We love our little fruit tree guild with dwarf Peach , a shrub layer of curly leafed Tansy , Rhubarb, Comfrey , Borage , Salvias and ground covers of Alpine Strawberries . ... I came across Planting guilds when I was researching companions plants for Fruit Trees. We have achieved a lot of growth in a short period of time as these were only planted in October 2017.... very impressed ... this guild appears to have worked well#warrnamboolcommunitygarden#fruittreeguild#gardenista#gardening_feature
Late Summer early Autumn is a great time to start seed raising for an abundant Winter table. Seeds emerging after 4 days from sowing on 18:2:18...... growing Red Bok Choi , Dwarf Blue Scotch Kale, Red and Green Sprouting Broccoli, Snow Peas Oregon Sugar , Chinese Cabbage ‘Minchinhill ‘ Bunching Onions ‘Winter Ishikira ‘ and ‘Straight Leaf ‘, Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbages , Wasabi Mustard Leaf and also some Flowers ‘ Musk Mallow’ , White Anise Hyssop ‘ and ‘ Lace Flowers’.....I've just been checking on my seedlings in the Vegepod as we have had a little rain overnight and the humidity still high .... still trying very hard to rain but only 2.2 mm on the gauge so far. #warrnamboolcommunitygarden#seedraising#growyourown#potagergardens#kitchengarden
At our Community Garden we are in the construction phase of building a Boardwalk and Bridge across the swales to connect parts of our garden to our HUB( healthy urban building ) ....as the HUB is set on top of a steep slope it will allow easier access for people with disabilities to enjoy all parts of the garden too! Our HUB is a meeting place with it's own kitchen and toilet facilities with the building set up to use solar power only , tank water and a composting toilet...... self sufficiency at it's best. An old quarry is pictured to the left and plans are afoot to develop this area too....we have 56 plots and a shelter to the right of the photo.. Small steps needed on the development of the garden as funding is always an issue. We are very grateful to the philanthropic grants we receive to continue to provide a garden for the local community to enjoy . #warrnamboolcommunitygarden
WHICH MOSAIC DESIGN DO YOU LIKE?......We are building a boardwalk and bridge across the swales to connect parts of our garden with our HUB( Healthy Urban Building). It's to allow easier access for people with disabilities..... to add a point of interest we are putting in a mosaic design at a midway point on the boardwalk...... under the bridge will be a frog pond with native plants . I would be interested to hear your thoughts on a design preference. #warrnamboolcommunitygarden#mosaics#
Exploring the amazing World of Herbs.....Before and After photos of our New Herb Garden consisting of a Herb Spiral , Sensory Garden and a Food Forest. This area was a wilderness of weedy vegetation before plans were afoot for it’s redevelopment ... I'm amazed the garden has grown as well as it has as it's planted on a fairly rocky outcrop with very little top soil , wood chips and worm castings used in the planting holes.This was built on a very limited budget using recycled materials we had on hand at the Community Garden , some plants purchased an others raised from seed... Plantings commenced in October after a late start to Spring. Hoping to topdress the garden beds with compost in the Autumn with further plantings proposed it fill in the gaps. Educational tours with School Groups are already taking place in this garden and we are so pleased to be able to share the wonderful world of Herbs with others. #communitygardening#warrnamboolcommunitygarden#communitygardens#coomunitygardensofinstagram#gardeningaustralia#organicgardenermag#costasworld#herbgardens#sensorygardens#herbsandflowers