We had a lovely afternoon today at the Jay St Garden.
We had some children from the Enviro club at Paparangi school come along and help set up our worm farm! We looking forward to having you visit again soon!
Plus Andy visited us from Hawea Flats Domain Food Forest and gave a gift of a Chilean Guava and a Globe Artichoke. Thanks Andy for talking to us and giving us some great ideas. Here is some information on OOOOBY about Andy’s project.
We had a nice article and photo in the Dominion Post on Tuesday 29th of January on the WCC our Wellington page.
Click here for the link to the article on the WCC website
Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) is a registered charity that provides and assists in the provision of household goods, clothing and food to families in need in our local area (Newlands, Johnsonville, Tawa, Porirua, Titahi Bay).
We have recently had a few good harvest at Jay St garden and have been able to donation some broccoli, potatoes, lettuce and other veggies to KCA.
We harvested a total of 17.4kg of Potatoes from one bed! and most of these have been donated to KCA.
Here are a few photos from our first anniversary celebration on Sunday 9th December 2012. It was a great afternoon in the Sun. Thanks to everyone who has helped with the garden in the last year.
Check out our facebook page for more photos.
On December the 10th it will be one year since our first working bee! It is amazing to think the garden has been around for almost a year, and that before the garden, there was a large grass field with lots of dock growing in it!
There is still some dock popping up, but we also have over 30 garden beds, fruit trees, a nursery, berries growing and a great group of people helping to develop the garden.
I was reading over an article WCC wrote at the start of the year about the garden. It mentions that we had “grand plans for this space – 30 raised beds, as well as fruit trees, a composting area, nursery, shade house and an educational area.”
Well we have done most of that now, there is still more to be done and we are always looking for people who are keen to help out. We have created a space to be proud of, that is a real asset for the community. Thank you to everyone who has helped in the last year, the garden would not be here without your help. Pop along anytime to Jay Street Community Garden and enjoy the wonderful garden!
We have just added some more photos to our facebook page.
Here are a few of the photos and check out facebook for the rest. (You should be able to have a look at the page even if you are not on facebook)
Thanks to Kimberley who has written a great article about the Jay St Garden on her blog (Women Vs Wild)
I love the photos, check it out!
Kimberley write a regular gardening blog. You can also follow her on facebook or twitter and she lives just down the road from Jay St Garden!
On Sunday 17th June we helped plant fruit trees at Lyndfield Lane Park. Six large feijoa were planted in between the olive tress that were planted last year. Five walnut trees were planted on the bank and we mulched around all the trees.
It was great to get the fruits trees planted and we plan to plant some fruits trees at Jay St Community Garden in July.
If you would like to be involved with the fruit tree planting then send us an email, leave us a comment or a message on our Facebook page!
On Sunday 22 April we had some of the team from SKM install mains water onsite. Thank you for your help to get our water installed. It is so great to have running water for the garden!
There are three taps now for the garden, but you will need the key to be able to use them.
The garden would not have survived over the last four month without the support from Glen at Bulk Water Transport. We had two 1000 litre tanks at the garden, which supplied the garden with water over summer.
Also a BIG thank you to the Frith and Nick we live above the garden and who have let us use their hose to fill up the tanks when they were empty.
We are having a regular working bee every Tuesday night from 6.30 to 8.00pm. Come along to help with planting, weeding and to meet others involved in the project.
Due to daylight savings end soon our last working bee will be on Tuesday 27th March.
We will have weekend working bees over winter. They are planned for Sunday afternoons 2pm to 4pm. The first one will be Sunday 1 April.