Working Bee

The Garden and Co-op need your help on Sunday 7th August from 10am-2pm at our Winter Working Bee.  In return for your hard work we will provide all volunteers a FREE FEED of delicious home cooked goodies featuring garden grown produce.  There will be jobs for all including: creating universal…

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Artichokes. Good for the heart. Thanks again to the CVA crew who came out and tied up our raspberry canes, just in time for Spring…and to the Japanese girls who made origami seed packets to on sell some of the garden’s excess seeds. So, spring has arrived, (can I say…

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The Good Oil!

Olives, ripe for Harvest. I love the passion that our volunteers bring within them into the garden. Last week I knew little about olives, except that they produced oil and were tasty to eat. However, driven by an enthusiastic volunteer and a local woman with a reasonable sized olive orchard,…

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A chat with Nanny Barb

I have sitting with me Barb Gardam, otherwise known around the patch as Nanny Barb. Nanny Barb is often dressed in bright, rainbow coloured clothes with matching, piercing blue eyes. She is regularly seen armed with an assortment of home-made goodies. I asked Barb what she likes growing. “My passion…

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Garlic Planting

The woman from “Waste2Wonderful” spent the day in the garden this week, doing textile art (with local fibre artist Gwen Egg) and eating warm bread from the Pizza Oven. Philosophically I’m not into telling people how to be, but this one is a bit catchy. No knead dough, it’s the…

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True Moments

The luminescent green of a juvenile cos lettuce leaf, juxtaposed against a background of pindan red chard is a true moment of beauty, one which is hard to draw your attention away from, except perhaps, for the knowing warm sip of a green tea. At the pool yesterday a friend…

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Welcome to Artichoke Heart

Secretly, we call ourselves Artichoke Heart.Publicly, we are a little Community Garden skirting the ocean in a small surf village about 35 minutes west of Hobart. Four years ago a friend, Claire, and I heard on the local whisperer that the Okines Community House had secured a one year grant…

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