Nothing is so beautiful as spring ..."
Gerard Manley Hopkins in his poem, ‘Spring’.
Four Seasons Community Garden - Bowral
Dear Garden Working Team
November and December have been like no other in living memory, from what I can tell. The extent of the drought and the fires is hard to comprehend and devastating in its effects. The recent loss of homes and lives in villages nearby brings the effects very close to home. We are saddened for those so horribly affected.
With December almost gone we need to look ahead to the remainder of the summer months.
As I am sure you will know, water restrictions have been introduced for the Wingecarribee Shire as of 16 December. Our community garden is addressed under the category of Public Gardens and Schools. We are permitted to use sprinklers from 6am-10am and to use hand-held hoses from 4pm-10am.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to be on the watering roster for January. Please be careful to abide by the restrictions mentioned above, being careful not to waste any water.
There will be no working bees in January.
There will be two working bees in February, on the first and third Sundays of the month, from 9am- 1pm.
The dates: 2 February and 16 February
We have been able to gift produce to local charities through OzHarvest during December. OzHarvest and the charities that they support have closed for all of January.
Michael has asked me to tell you to feel free to help yourselves to silver beet, kale and shallots.
We wish you a healthy, happy Christmas and many blessings for the new year.
For those of you who don’t know, Michael Hyland, our garden manager, holds a stall at the Robertson Market once a month, unless otherwise indicated, and the proceeds go towards the operating expenses for our community garden.