Rosy new faces and rosy red tomatoes!

Hallo you lovely lot and welcome to January’s edition of the Waverley Park Communal Garden Blog!

January’s working bee was a wonderful opportunity to meet some new friends and undertake a few critical jobs to keep our beds alive and kicking i.e. watering, watering and watering!

Water, water, water - the thirst is unbearable!

Water, water, water – the thirst is unbearable!

Watering was by far the most critical job, but seeing as we had attracted no less than eight new faces for our Sunday morning stint in the garden in the park (horrah!), we found some other fun things to do. I got stuck into the richest, mulchiest most delicious looking compost our bins have ever produced, so Eitan’s boys could get planting…

Gooey, yummy, wormy compost gets mixed in with the soil to make a nice little bed for the parsley

Gooey, yummy, wormy compost gets mixed in with the soil to make a nice little bed for the parsley

And it was a true delight to see our philosophy of “Give a little, Take a little” being so well demonstrated as the boys planted their parsley and took home some lovely fresh produce!

Gardening makes for happy families

Gardening makes for happy families

Other jobs included staking the tomatoes as they were getting rather saggy…

Julia trims and stakes our saggy tomatoes

Julia trims and stakes our saggy tomatoes

DSC00122And Salla got on with a general mulch and tidy up…

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The creative juices really got flowing…

Creative souls in action...

Creative souls in action…

And before we knew it, the morning was gone and our pockets were full of very ripe tomatoes, just looking for a salad or sandwich to team up with.

See you next time! Sunday 16 February 2014, 10am.

Ta da! Next working bee is on Sunday 16 February 10am - see you there!

Ta da! Next working bee is on Sunday 16 February 10am – see you there!

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About Penny Jones

Penny Jones is a Sydney-based freelance writer and photographer specialising in inspirational writing for leisure and 'plain English' writing for business. She has a particular interest in adventure, conservation, the power of the community and self development as well as a healthy passion for highlighting the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people.
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