Friday, 26 October 2012

Scarecrows, Eco-topia, gardens clean up and more...

In the news this week:
    Visitors on Eco-topia Tour at MCSL.
  • Scarecrows
  • Eco-topia Garden Tour of South West
  • Narellan Rhythms Festival - Seedling Giveaway
  • Gardening bee
  • Potatoes
  • Schools Visit
  • Farmgate Tour
  • Whats Growing.

Firstly a quick link to a story we picked up on this week and one that should concern everyone, its not a new story but a continuous one, the article refers to how aussie farmers are having to dump citrus due to a bumper season as they are litterally being squeezed out of the local market. Full Story

Dumped citrus. Image courtesy of Gary McCarten from The Weekly Times

Scarecrows move in, one could have been easily mistaken for thinking a crowd of visitors had moved into the community garden.

After a hugely successful scarecrow building workshop and then the scarecrows keeping the visitors amused at Narellan Rhythms Festival they have now taken up residence back at the Community Garden. As far as earning their keep, the local foxes seem to be oblivious to their prescence and the magpies dont seem to worry either although they have freaked out a few gardeners.
Anyway a welcome addition and the source of much amusement for locals and visitors alike, and a big thankyou to Plastic Surgeon Freya (check the link) for her help with the 50+ children that built them.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Scarecrows, Tomatoes, Potatoes and more

Scarecrow Workshop

Any one heading past Camden Community Garden over coming weeks may wonder whats happening with the large crowd of people in the garden.

Stop and take a closer look and you may notice little movement among the masses, unlike "Taste" held last weekend in glorious sunshine when masses of visitors flocked through the gardens and onto the Town Farm site for a culinary and auditory experience this time the visitors come in the form of Scarecrows.

The Scarecrows are being built as part of a workshop put on by the Community Gardens with the support of Camden Council and with the aid of Community Builders funding. The workshop is fully subscribed with more than 60 people attending over the 2 days. There are sure to be some great works come out of this, and they will be displayed at Narellan Rhythms Festival on 20th October before taking up residence back in the gardens.

Rise of the Scarecrows

With over 40 under 12s booked in for this years Scarecrow building workshop things were shaping up to be busy, day 1, (today saw 15 under 12s attend). Freya Jobbins, local artist was great, having being involved with the Scarecrows and Sculptures Workshop last year it was a pleasure to have Freyas involvement again this year, having a bit of an islands theme this year there were certainly some bright productions on day 1.

Day 2 on friday sees approximately 25 registered, with the current weather it is sure to be a great day for all, thanks to Camden Council, Community Builders, Freya Jobbins and all concerned. The Scarecrows will all be on display at Narellan Rhythms Festival on 20th October on Elyard St, Narellan, where amongst other things gardeners will be able to collect some free herb seedlings from the Community Garden stand.


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