The Yinnar Community Garden was fortunate to be able to hold its AGM and Wild Apple Party on 14 March prior to social distancing rules coming into effect. This event was very successful with a good turnout and lots of tasty apple-themed food.
We had planned to donate vegetables, herbs and other potted plants to Mallacoota residents whose gardens were burnt out by bushfire, however due to problems residents are facing with clearing their blocks, it was decided to hold a plant sale fundraiser with the donated plants at the Boolarra Folk Festival. This raised $75 and was delivered directly by Cath to the Mallacoota Wildlife shelter. As well as this, two well established figs and a large thyme were delivered directly to local Mallacoota residents for further distribution.
Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, YCG working bees have resumed on Wednesdays from 11am to 12:30pm, and on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 11am to 12:30pm. As always please stay home if you have a sniffle or cough, and bring your own gardening gloves and tools if you can.
Our recycling project is continuing and we continue to accept plastic bottle lids containing the code ‘2’ or ‘4’ in the lid itself, however we do ask that you please wash the lids prior to donating them. Recycling can be dropped off at any time in the boxes beneath the mosaic splashback in the outdoor kitchen.
Some beautiful aerial photos of the Yinnar Community Garden have been taken by Max Campbell using drone technology. These can be viewed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/yinnarcommunitygarden/
Our next artistic project in the Garden will be a mosaic on the steps leading up to the gazebo. Lisa has developed a large scale design in the hope that the project can commence in Spring.
Yinnar Community Garden memberships are now due at a cost of $10 per person. This can be paid online. For more information and banking details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .