Growing Stronger Communities

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

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Kiwi Community Assistance

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.

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Garden Celebration

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.

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Check out our facebook page for more photos.

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One Year Anniversary

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.”

http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/gardens/communitygardens/jaystreet.html

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!

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The garden in growing!

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)

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Women vs Wild

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!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/woman-v-wild
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!

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Fruit Trees at Lyndfield Lane Park

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!

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