Author Archives: Karla Rawles

The Hub Plot Seasonal Lunch

Monday 17th December – 12 noon It’s heating up in the Hub Plot garden with tomatoes, zucchinis and a buffet of summer produce growing and we are inspired to celebrate with our friends and community. So in this spirit, the Hub Plot and The Growing Abundance Project would like to extend an invitation to join

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Seed Library – call out for seeds

Hello seed savers. Thanks for a bumper year! Many seed donations were made for Spring 2018 including Tomatoes, Beans, Maize and Chamomile! Local seeds are vital to the running of the library; we are currently in need of the following varieties: * Rocket * Parsley * Coriander * Spinach * Broad Beans * Bok Choy

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Mushroom Compost Fundraising Sale

Sunday 2nd December @ The Castlemaine Farmers Market We will have a trailer load of mushroom compost … from $6 per bag! We decided a few months back to seek a new supplier of organic compost after questions around quality control and ethical sourcing became apparent. We’ve been tirelessly researching local suppliers of trusted good

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Seed Library volunteers needed

The Castlemaine seed-lending library is located in the Castlemaine public book library. Dayna Morrissey has been the voluntary co-ordinator of the Seed Library almost since it started in October 2016. In that time the Seed Library has grown and developed and provides community access to free vegetable, herb and flower seeds donated by local gardeners. In

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Big shoes to fill – thank you Ingrid

For the past two years Ingrid Phyland has been the face of GreenGAGE and the Harvest program. Ingrid built up a great team of volunteers and was often seen at the Castlemaine Farmers’ Market or Wesley Hill market, or on one of our many Harvests. GreenGAGE was set up as a social enterprise and Ingrid

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Volunteers welcome at Castlemaine Community Kitchen Garden

Rejuvenation has become the byword at the Castlemaine Community Kitchen Garden over the past few months. Since September, Castlemaine permaculture design certificate graduate and keen gardener David Beaty has been leading a new initiative to tend the 16 beds at Castlemaine Community Kitchen Garden and upgrade its watering systems. “It’s a really wonderful plot nestled

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Words from the Chair – March 2018

A message from the Chair… Well here we are rolling along deeper into 2018 and Autumn is upon us. The new Committee of Management Members are getting to know each other and developing a deeper understanding of The Growing Abundance Project in terms of both its history and future possibilities. We are very fortunate to

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GreenGAGE pruning service

GreenGAGE is an Enterprise that provides Castlemaine and surrounds with access to local services, products and skills that support sustainable food production in our gardens and on properties. GreenGAGE currently offers a Pruning Service, Wicking Bed builds and we have a range of products available on our shop page. Now is prime time for building

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Harvest update – March 2018

HARVEST 2018 is swinging, not quite in full swing, but we are getting there! We’ve had two picks this season, both out in Harcourt – highlights were the juicy Nashi’s being back in the Orchard at the foot of Mt Alexander, and Pip the pig! In its 7th year now, the Harvest project is a

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