The Mackie Lane and Middle Head gardens are in full swing and looking great with the new season’s growth now well underway. The report from Middle Head garden coordinator is that it is very happy! At Mackie Lane, it is 'all systems go' preparing for the garden extension, with the area cleared of debris and the platform for the first stage of 6 large garden beds now finalised. We continue to source construction materials, but a portion of the materials for the next building phase such as hardwood fencing and garden soil have been kindly donated. Kimbriki has generously agreed to assist with the donation of some recycled materials as part of their commitment to supporting community gardens. Ausgrid has helped greatly by approving the placement of garden beds with impervious bases over the ‘green’ zones of the site allowing us to take advantage of a greater area for planting.
Beauty Point Public School veggie garden and Uniting Church community garden
A team of MCG members worked with enthusiastic Beauty Point parents and students to build veggie gardens last week with materials donated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Around 50 people joined in. MCG members also helped with the building of a community garden at the Neutral Bay Uniting Church and we will continue to give advice and assistance. These are just two wonderful examples of the broader work that Mosman Community Gardeners do in the community.
Not long ago there were very few nature strip gardens in the suburb. Now there are many inspiring examples and Mosman Council is also supportive. We are continuing to record and promote Mosman verge gardens on our website, so if you have photos of your garden, or any other food garden that you would like to share, please email them to us.
Thank you for your support throughout the year. We hope to see you at the gardens. In the meantime, best wishes for the holiday season.
cheers TinaTINA JACKSON