Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help over the last year. This year has been a huge year for the SLC garden, including :

· establishing the drip irrigation system for the main veggie beds

· procuring 2 x 5000L Water tanks

· establishing the Orchard

· sales of excess produce (to the ANU food coop)

· securing a grant from the Australian Open Garden Scheme – for the chook shed

o Building the chook shed (70% done)

· rebuilding the herb spiral

· holding workshops on composting, worm farming, drip irrigation systems, water tanks, permaculture and many others.

This has all been achieved due to the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who have given up their time to make this special. So thank you for all your help this year. Next year is looking like being an even bigger year so please watch this space.


Christmas is always a difficult time for the garden as the heat and lack of people really take its toll on the garden. The garden also traditionally stops its working bees from the 24th Dec – 4th of January. However the plants still need a drink and basic maintenance is required.

If you are able to help (even for only 10 minutes to water) over the Christmas break please send me an email to let me know and I will send you instructions of what to do. These are the main dates we really require help on:

24th Dec
26/27th Dec
29th Dec
1st/2nd/3rd Jan

Once again thank you all for your help and look forward to seeing you all (and our new feathered friends – the chickens) in 2010.


Sunday, October 25, 2009


Hello all,
The SLC garden has won a grant from the Australian open garden scheme. The money will go towards the construction of a chook run, shed and fruit trees in a integrated system. The plans are to have the system finished by early December 2009 and will be built primarily by volunteers. If you would like to be part of the fun please come down and have a look.

Thanks again to everyone who was involved in the grant including: Jackson, Beth, Jasper and Sharyn.

Hope to see you all down in the garden soon.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Video Blog #1: Intorduction to the garden

Hello all,
My name is Riccardo Natoli and I have taken over as garden coordinator for the SLC organic garden. We are currently looking for volunteers and now is a great time to join in the fun. Have a look at the following video for more information about the garden and then come and join in on the fun Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.

The garden is starting to prepare for winter so now is a great time to come and help out.

Also stay tuned for more video, photos and how to demonstrations to be placed on the blog throughout 2009. Should be a great growing year!!!!