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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.

International Permaculture Open Day

We were awash in tea and cake for the afternoon. Leaflets fluttering; sunflower 'windmills' nearly taking off in the wind gusts; members sweeping against the odds, and visitors visiting. Plenty of chat, eating, membership enquiries, Permaculture and community spirit. Raised about $130 in teas, honey, marmalade, chilli jam and herb sales for the community garden. Well done everyone who joined in and made delicious items to sell. There are still some left, so ask if you would like anything.

Upcoming Events - Workshops and Open Days

Come along and share some afternoon tea in the gardens on Sunday 4th May between 2 and 4 p.m. International Permaculture Day celebrates sustainable living and gives people a chance to have a look at how others are growing amazing gardens of edibles, without poisons. Other Sydney gardens will be open. Have a look at the International Permaculture website for more information.

http://permacultureaustralia.org.au/events/international-permaculture-day-2014/

Learn more about how to get started with Permaculture at our workshop at the gardens on Sunday 18th May at 2 p.m. Also afternoon tea. See Events page for more information.

http://www.permapatch.org.au/events/