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Australia's Open Garden Scheme features Jane Street Community Garden

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Australia's Open Garden Scheme features Jane Street Community Garden

Time: August 20, 2010 at 10am to August 21, 2010 at 4:30pm
Location: Jane Street, West End. Between Montague Road and Riverside Drive, next to Davies Park.
Street: Jane Street
City/Town: West End
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com.au/map…
Phone: 0432 178 352
Event Type: workshop, garden, sustainable, organic, compost, wicking, bed
Organized By: Jacqui
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2010

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Event Description

Australia's Open Garden Scheme usually features private homes. In August, for the first time they will showcase a Community Garden at Jane Street, West End.

Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21, 2010

Entry Fee: $6.00 for Adults, Children under 18: Free

Come and explore a lush, organic, sub-tropical food garden in inner-city Brisbane.

See over 260 different plants, including annual and perennial vegetables and salad greens, herbs, fruit and companion plants.

Explore sustainable methods of organic gardening with hourly demonstrations and experts to answer gardening related questions. Learn about plants to attract butterflies, native bees and predator insects for pest control.

Find out how to make no-dig and wicking beds and the advantages of different composting systems.

For Sale will be open pollinated seeds, seedlings as well as refreshments (coffee, tea, soft drinks and cakes) plus a wide range of gardening books.

Hourly demonstrations and expert talks on many aspects of gardening from compost making, no dig and wicking beds, to pest control plants, water wise gardening, native bees and butterflies and sub-tropical food plants.

A great chance to explore the garden and all the plants in detail and have experts available to answer questions.


Event Details AOGS_JaneSt.pdf

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Comment by Donna on August 16, 2010 at 14:32
Little Bud Edible Nursery will be there, see this Discussion:

http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/forum/topics/little-bud-edible-nu...
Comment by Jacqui on August 11, 2010 at 10:20
Lissa, it's on both Friday and Saturday. Entry fee is $6 for adults, which covers the full day and all workshops.
Workshops on Saturday are listed as a separate event. Saturday workshops (see flyer in description) are:
10-11.30: Organic, Permaculture & Bio Dynamic principles in small gardens by Anthony Foo.
11.30-1.00: Use of pest control and organic plants.
1-2.30: Compost making
3-4: Native bees and butterflies.

Event closes at 4.30pm on Saturday. Also see notes re parking under the workshop event pages.
Comment by Lissa on August 11, 2010 at 9:05
Only on the Friday? Any weekend days we can visit?
Comment by Jacqui on August 10, 2010 at 16:51
Thanks - everything is now working perfectly, including links, plus I've learned heaps :)
Comment by Scarlett on August 10, 2010 at 16:43
yes it does and the proxy image is still there too. yes, i have mac envy ;)
Comment by Jacqui on August 10, 2010 at 16:27
Does it work now Scarlett?
Comment by Jacqui on August 10, 2010 at 16:22
Okay, thanks I'll do that too. It works beautifully on my mac, but then some of the other systems around aren't quite so smart :)
Comment by Scarlett on August 10, 2010 at 16:19
you're welcome :)
it's only showing in the event description as a proxy image for me - ie just a blank box with a red cross in it - who would guess to click on that? might be worth adding it as a file instead of as a picture to the event description
Comment by Jacqui on August 10, 2010 at 15:20
Thanks Scarlett - it's working now (didn't know about the editing options in the description box. Also thanks so much for posting the discussion and sending the invites out to everyone.
Comment by Scarlett on August 10, 2010 at 15:19
I can come - I can come on Friday arvo, so I will - hooray!

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