Our Community Garden Plots are thriving …

The Rotary Club of Boronia has two garden plots in the Knox Community Garden.  The purpose of these plots is to grow produce for Knox Infolink, who give it to people seeking emergency relief.  Some of the produce is also used for the Boronia Community Breakfast Program.

The Knox Community Garden is a very impressive site where many in our local community grow their garden produce.  Like other people all over the world, they enjoy their plots.

Over the summer period we harvested lots of valuable veggies and, if you consider tomatoes a fruit, please include them.  A good range of capsicum and cucumbers have been grown; then there were onions, potatoes and lettuce.  Strawberries have been a favourite!

Pam, one of our team makes a point of visiting the gardens twice a week and harvests what is available.  We have a busy team that assists in the maintenance of the plots, trimming the edges to keep our space looking neat.  During the warmer months, our team has regularly attended to watering to keep the plants going.

At present we are rearranging the garden beds and planting for the winter crops, so there is always plenty to do.  This is a wonderful engagement with the community as we are always asked about Rotary and what our Club is doing.

The gardening community has a real interest in our methods of gardening.  In simple terms, we cultivate a no dig garden.  We have enjoyed speaking to school groups about this method and its value.  We use organic fertilisers to assist in developing the plants and bring them to maturity, which is very rewarding.

We are always on the lookout for any additional people who have a gardening interest to come in for an hour or two as and when available; it would be terrific to have you support us.  Just let the Club know of your interest we would welcome you into this dynamic community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2024

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