Please read on for some more local news items you may be interested in …
New Seed Savers member
Our congratulations to Kirsty and Ryan van Grinsven on the arrival of Arlo Maurice on the 6th of March, weighing 3.42kg / 7lb 9oz!
Several members have asked for the details of RAD Growers – a new local market garden enterprise by Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga members Erin and Bel at Bungowannah.
Check out their website for details of their vegie boxes available for pick up on the border; subscribe to their free newsletter (featuring farm news, local food info and recipes); and/or help them out with some market research (even if you haven’t yet purchased their produce) by completing their short survey to help them best serve the local market with their ‘real and delicious’ diverse produce offerings!
Other local upcoming events
A reminder that there regular food swaps happening across our region. These events are a great way to share your excess produce but also fabulous social events providing a chance to catch up with other people growing and making.
Follow the links below to one near you this month:
- Table Top community food & book swap, Thur 10 March (and held monthly)
- Birallee Food Swap, Wodonga, Thur 17 March (ongoing, every Thursday)
- Yack Community Garden Food Swap, Sat 19 March (monthly, usually with a gardening workshop).
Repair Café, Wodonga
Fri 18th March, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Repair Café is a free meeting place to bring along broken household items such as furniture, clothing, battery-operated appliances and bikes and learn how to fix them with the help of experienced, volunteer repairers. You can also bring along small, blunt garden tools like secateurs and they’ll show you how to sharpen them.
Repair Cafés are a great way to save money, bypass landfill, extend the life of belongings and learn the art of repair.
Full details of this event: ecoportal.net.au/event/repair-cafe-3
Finally, we congratulate Corowa ‘Tree of Life’ community garden on their ‘official’ launch. A number of Seed Savers members have been involved in the development of this garden. The community gardeners have created an amazing, productive public space. You can see some photos on their facebook page. We look forward to continuing to watch and participate in the garden’s future.
For more local event listings, see Ecoportal.net.au.
We welcome your suggestions for future inclusions in this round up – feel free to contact us with the details or leave a comment below.