The 2020 Annual General Meeting for Duncraig Edible Garden will be held on Saturday 1st August at 10 am in the forecourt of Duncraig Library.
The meeting usually takes less than 30 minutes. We will hear reports from the current committee and elect a new committee.
Current financial members of DEG are invited to nominate for any executive role or for general committee positions. The executive positions are Chair, Vice, Secretary and Treasurer.
If you are not currently a financial member, you are very welcome to apply so that you can vote and stand for election to the committee. Membership and Nomination forms will be available at DEG on (DEG day) Saturday mornings 4th and 18th of July. Check with Kath to find out if your membership is current. (Membership is for each calendar year)
Please bring something to share for morning tea or for the “share the harvest table”.
(The Library will be opening on Saturdays again from 4th July, so we will also have access to the loos, hooray!)
The native verge workshop at the end of April 2019 went very well. It went so well we are still going on about it. Thanks so much to all who helped, and especially to Richard McDowell for expert input. Here are a few more photos that may help. 1. We had Eva helping on the whiteboard so no one going to the library was in any doubt what we were doing. 2. We had Richard (in the yellow shirt) look at what we had before we started (and some of his stuff too.) 3. We had to chop through with a mattock as we found limestone underneath the soil we prepared. 4. Richard showed us how to get plants out of a pot by tapping the top of the pot to loosen the plant. There was no squeezing of the sides of the pot and damaging the roots. Claudia can be seen getting a handful of compost ready to put in the hole before the plant goes gently in. 5. Claudia then hand-watered the plant with a liquid soil-wetter and then watered the plant again with water to get the soil-wetter off the leaves. Did you notice the hanging basket frames turned upside down over the plants? This is to prevent our helpers from accidentally treading on the plants and breaking them even before the plants had the opportunity to grow.
For those who want a list of what we planted look here… or go to the “Workshop Notes” menu item.
Register for this free event and Learn innovative ways to incorporate organic food production in your own backyard. Topics will include how to set up a garden with fruit trees, growing tips, water efficiency measures, pest management, vertical gardening and chickens under fruit trees.