At our recent Sustainability for Kids workshop, children learnt about the importance of the 3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. They were shown how to make beeswax wraps and planters from recycled milk containers. Learning these skills will build their sense of optimism, confidence, enthusiasm and connection to make a positive difference to the world.
Our garden has had a facelift! At the recent working bee twenty dedicated people not only replaced four of our old, deteriorated hardwood beds, with three new, longer Colorbond beds, but shared lots of laughter and delicious nibbles for morning tea. A huge thank you!
Clytie Binder, from Brisbane City Council, presented a fantastic compost and worm farm workshop at the garden recently. 25 people attended and learnt many new skills regarding composting, how to start a worm farm and how to generally reduce household waste.
At our recent Annual General Meeting, 25 of our members enjoyed hearing from Toby Birtwhistle, from The Small Crop cafe in West Avenue, Wynnum West, who spoke of his passion for sharing locally sourced, sustainably prepared food.
Celebrate and share the bounty from your garden and kitchen. Bring along herbs, fruit, vegetables, seedlings, jams, home baked goods, eggs (dated please) and enjoy swapping with other gardeners over a cuppa - or just come along. This is a community event so please bring your friends, relatives and neighbours.
Welcome to another year of interesting and enlightening workshops and events at Bethania Street. As well as our seasonal Harvest Shares (no booking required), there are opportunities to learn about organic gardening, poison free weed management, arts and crafts and unprocessed and fermented foods. Award winning local artist Megan Forward is also returning with a school holiday art workshop for kids...
We recently installed some cypress mulch between some areas of our garden beds to reduce the area needing mowing and whippersnipping. The mulch and weedmat were purchased from a Brisbane City Council grant. This grant has also provided funding to cover much of our maintenance and consumable costs for the year. As always, we are very grateful for the ongoing support of Brisbane City Council.
Despite the heavy rain, 25 people intrepid and dedicated people came to the garden for the Brisbane City Council Composting Workshop. Thanks to Craig for organising set up and morning tea in such challenging conditions!