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Election Day Fundraiser - The Legend Of The Sausage

It's that time again, you can't open a newspaper or switch on a TV or even answer your phone without somebody talking in a deep, eery voice about the doom each opposing party is promising... Most of us have become quite cynical about our civic duty and the democracy we live in... There is however one shining light in the darkness of our current political landscape... And that is the ubiquitous election day sausage sizzle and cake sale...!! YAY!!!!

 Happiness is a warm sausage... 

Happiness is a warm sausage... 

 Vote 1 for the cupcake party!

Vote 1 for the cupcake party!

One of our members, Kerry Awia Markey, took these great photos at the 2013 Federal Election fundraiser that we did... Doesn't everything look so delicious? Election day sausage sizzles and cake stall are one of PermaPatch's biggest fundraising opportunities and is a fun day for everyone! There's lots of ways to get involved... bake a cake, a loaf, some cookies or cupcakes, help prep on the Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm or help on election day, manning the cake stall or bbq. Come for just an hour or stay all day... every bit of help counts!!

Email us at permapatch@permapatch.org.au to let us know how you can help!

Sustainability Lane 2014

Sustainability Lane is one of the garden's biggest fundraising exercises. It's an exciting day where we get to promote the garden, participate in community and sell some plants and preserves. This year, as always, lots of people pulled together to make the day a success. Our stall looked amazing compared to our neighbours (no offence intended neighbours, but one has to state the obvious:). Lush greenery and gorgeous homemade things spilling out onto the pavement, an oasis of shade and organics along the hot, hard tarmac desert.

 Mandy setting up our stall, Day of the Triffids style!

Mandy setting up our stall, Day of the Triffids style!

 Our very berrylicious stall!

Our very berrylicious stall!

 Front of house, Mandy and Gary.

Front of house, Mandy and Gary.

It was a wonderful, blue sky-ed sunny day. All the plants looked so healthy and tempting – mostly thanks to months of TLC by Jo, Lian-Choo and Gary. We generated a lot of interest in the community garden and in how to grow things in general.

  The preserves made by Pauline, Helen, Gary and Mandy looked gorgeous in their chic labels made by Kim.

The preserves made by Pauline, Helen, Gary and Mandy looked gorgeous in their chic labels made by Kim.

  Cassie helped out and Jane put in amazingly long and cheerful day. 

Cassie helped out and Jane put in amazingly long and cheerful day. 

As a reward for a long, exhausting day in the sun for Mandy, Gary and Lian-Choo in particular, Jo, Helen Smith, Ruth, Jane, Cassie and Colin pulled through with our best total ever - $570 clear. More importantly of course, sharing the magic of sustainable and healthy, happy living.

HONEY FOR SALE!

Honey for sale
$8 per jar for members

$10 per jar for non-members

On Sunday 16th March we bottled the very rare, very delicious PermaPatch honey.  We were rewarded with 84 jars of the gorgeous gold liquid, which is now for sale to members for $8 per jar & non-members for $10 per jar.

You may purchase the honey on any of the upcoming weekends in the garden or by using the honesty system & collecting some from the shed. The honey is in a box marked "honey" - please try & bring the right change so that it makes it easy for everyone & please, no IOU's.

We ask that if you are intending to on-sell the honey to friends, family, work colleagues that it is sold for $10. That way we can maintain our exclusive member's price for this precious nectar.

Our honey is rare, we have only had the one batch per year since we've had the bees at PermPatch, so it is very special to us.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

Honey Bottling!

My very first trip down to PermaPatch was last year on honey bottling day!  It was held at the end of the month on an Open Day and there were about 15 people who attended the garden to help. It was pretty amazing to process a product made in the garden, knowing it was all being done by hand, by a community of people who were connected with their local environment and the food they eat...  and that this was all happening right across the road from where I live made me quite giddy!

There are so many health benefits to eating locally produced honey, not least of all that it reduces the severity of any pollen allergies.

The great news is that Honey Bottling Day is back!  And this time we are ramping up the excitement by having delicious honey laden pikelets to feed and energise the hard workers of the bottling production line!  

You can also buy a bottle of honey on the day! Sunday March 16 from 2 - 5pm.