LFG: August Garden Visit + Birthday Celebration +Freebee Table

Event Details

LFG: August Garden Visit + Birthday Celebration +Freebee Table

Time: August 13, 2017 from 11am to 2pm
Location: Tanah Merah
Street: 75 Sewell Road
City/Town: Tanah Merah
Website or Map: https://www.google.com.au/map…
Phone: 0421029190 (use in emergencies only)
Event Type: birthday, celebration, garden, visit
Organized By: Kerrie Mercel
Latest Activity: Aug 13

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Event Description

For our August 2017 Garden Visit, we will return to our president, Lyn Buffett's, home. This event will also be Logan Food Gardeners Inc.'s fifth birthday celebration.

Both Lyn and Logan Food Gardeners Inc. have achieved SO much in 2017, so our fifth birthday is certainly an occasion for celebration!

There is always something new to see in Lyn's garden, so it is worthwhile taking another look, even if you have been before.  Lyn's garden is always extremely productive and so it would surprise many to know that it has taken a lot of clever tricks and hard work to get it that way.  The soil is very hard and rocky, the property has a significant slope, which allows it to drain too well, and the block faces west which makes it very hot in summer and shaded in winter.   Despite this it grows more abundant each year.  The property incorporates permaculture principals and is organic (she has even stopped using glyphosate).  Things to see:

  • The largest quantity and variety of composting you have ever seen on a residential property.
  • Biodigester producing gas for cooking
  • use of tree mulch for building soil
  • sugarcane bales used to retain garden beds
  • wicking pots/garden beds
  • Fruit trees, vegies, chooks and quails
  • and lots more

Kids and partners welcome.  Please wear shoes with tread, as Lyn's garden is steeply sloping.

Please bring along:
- things to share: excess produce, seeds, seedlings, plant material for the freebee table
- some special party food for our fifth birthday celebration afternoon tea
- a hat if it's fine or an umbrella if it is raining

- a small folding chair

The visit will be on rain, hail or shine, as there is a covered area if it is wet. 

There will be a contribution box at the event and your contribution of between $2 and $5 per person will help Logan Food Gardeners' Inc. to cover its costs.

REGO: Simone

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Comment by Greg on August 9, 2017 at 18:45

I am so sorry I will not be able to attend this year and I feel terrible to miss the event.  I am participating in a fundraising walk for mitochondria on that day (the "bloody long walk").  I hadn't checked that the date might be conflicting with anything (and it obviously was).  Even if I walk the course at my fastest pace I couldn't possibly get to Tanah Merah before 2:00pm.  : (

Comment by Lyn Buffett on August 8, 2017 at 22:24
Hi folks. I'm really looking forward to showing you around my garden on Sunday. It is amazing that we have been going for 6 years! Such a great club with a great bunch of generous and friendly people. Thanks for being part of this joyful and abundant past time.
My garden Is looking better than ever with heaps of bananas, pawpaw and pumpkins ripening. I am also having a bumper crop of broccoli and it has so much more flavour and a better texture than the shop stuff. I have also got tomatoes, peas, beans, sweet potato and numerous other edibles.
If you are quick you might be able to buy a bag of edible flowers from my daughter Hailey for only $2. She is so proud of them.
I have gone a bit composting worm crazy and I guarantee that I have more worm farms and worm cafes than any residential house you have ever been to.
I'll explain green manures and let you in on the secret of how to get green manure seeds super cheap!
I have been busy brewing up some fermented things to taste such as kombucha, water kefir (with turmeric -yum), kvass and kraut. If you have made any fermented foods or drinks (or just something interesting) bring them along for people to taste.
Looking forward to the fun, hope you can make it along.

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