On Saturday we were at 3000 Acres’ Spring Fling Festival selling a few (dozen) extra seed bombs we made last workshop and seedlings. It was good times celebrating the start of spring with a diverse and informative range of workshops and stalls. Held by 3000 Acres, an organisation bridging grassroots gardening communities to city planners, the Saxon St Garden was glowing sunshine and an ethereal summer afternoon vibe.
We managed to sell more than 30 bags of seed bombs and seedlings, enough to buy us a new greenhouse timer to replace the recently deceased. It was interesting to see the gardening preferences of people come through. Everyone loved the weapons of mass reconstruction but some who preferred to plan their gardens ahead of time were apprehensive at their spontaneity. The alpine strawberry seedlings were a hit and so were the other plentifuls of interesting seedlings sold elsewhere. Fish mint, pineapple sage and native flaxseed are now prospective residents of our community garden: watch this space!
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