Yinnar Community Garden – March 2020

Plant sale at the Boolarra Folk Festival with proceeds going to the Mallacoota Wildlife Shelter.

The Yinnar Community Garden had a full house on 2 February for our Sourdough Demo. Led by LaBerta Forys of Grinnery Cheese. Participants were introduced to the complex process of making authentic sourdough. LaBerta shared her secrets to managing the ‘starter’(or leaven) as well as showing how to make a loaf of sourdough bread using a no knead and no commercial yeast method. Participants took home their own loaf in a banneton (wicker basket for loaf shaping) to refrigerate overnight and bake the next day. For more workshops by LaBerta visit www.grinnerycheeseworkshops.com.
Our next community event will be our Wild Apple Party and AGM on 14 March 2020. The meeting will commence at 12 noon, followed by the Party from 1pm. Bring along your favourite wild apples from the roadsides for tasting, or apple-themed baked goods. Community Garden memberships ($10 per person per year) will be due on this date. The Garden is run solely by volunteers and relies on income from memberships to cover running costs. This year we are also offering beautifully designed gift vouchers for $10 if you would like to gift a membership to a loved one. For further information contac

Drone aerial shot of garden mosaic.

t yinnarcg@gmail.com.
To assist with bushfire recovery at Mallacoota, members of the Yinnar Community Garden held a plant sale at the Boolarra Folk Festival with proceeds going to the Mallacoota Wildlife Shelter. A total of $75 was raised. Thank you to all those who donated plants.
Our recycling project is now well underway, with growing collections of plastic bottle lids (please note only lids with the recycling codes ‘2’ or ‘4’ imprinted on the lid are accepted), bread tags, Nescafe coffee capsules, old toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes and dead batteries. We hope that this initiative will ensure these waste products get used to make something worthwhile, rather than ending up in landfill or in our oceans. Recycling can be dropped off at any time in the boxes in our outdoor kitchen beneath the mosaic splash back.
The Yinnar Community Garden has recently featured in a series of stunning photos taken by Max Campbell using drone technology. For more amazing photos, visit https://www.facebook.com/yinnarcommunitygarden/

Rosemary Abetz-Rouse.
Co-Secretary,
Yinnar Community Garden,
yinnarcg@gmail.com.