Community Nursery & Food Garden Permabee - Ryde
August Permabee - Sunday 19 August, 2012
Location: Santa Rosa Park, Quarry Road, Ryde
The August permabee will be helping the Habitat Network install a food garden in a new community nursery being established at Santa Rosa Park on Quarry Road in Ryde.
The initial plans for the project commenced in 2008 with a vision to establish a community native plant nursery and food garden to teach people about the environment and sustainability.
It has taken the group some years to get funding, approval from Council and the area re-categorised as "Community Open Space". The Habitat Network plan to have the nursery and food garden up and running in time for the opening on 3 November, 2012.
On the day of the permabee, the garden team will construct new vegetable and herb garden beds and plant them out with seedlings. We will also cover the whole site which is currently grass with newspaper and mulch.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in an important project at the very beginning and watch it evolve.
WHAT TO BRING...
Please bring your own hat, gloves, water bottle and block out. As there are no kitchen facilities, make sure to bring a thermos, mug and your own lunch. If you would like to bring a little something to share for morning tea, it would be appreciated.
Most importantly, in order to help get the community food garden up and running with a flourish, it would be great if PSN members could bring along some seedlings and start collecting newspapers, plenty will be needed.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT
This event is free for PSN members. To sign up, members can click the Register button to the left of the screen, and the address and other details will be emailed to you. If you are not logged in, you will need to enter your email address and password. If you don't remember your password click 'forgot password' and you will be sent an email to help you log in.
If you're not a member and would like to join our community and take part in this garden team day, please join here