As always, there were plenty of other tasks to do in the garden! We harvested the rest of our sweet potatoes (pic right). Unfortunately, there weren't quite as many as we expected, however what they lacked in size they certainly made up for in colour! We look forward to tasting these unusual varieties and growing them again next year. We also harvested lots of parsley, as well as sweet potato leaves and okinawa spinach which can be used like regular spinach or silverbeet.
It's International Compost Awareness Week, so we threw an event in conjunction with the University of Melbourne Sustainable Campus to celebrate.
Pippa gave a quick speech about how we produce our own compost at the garden. We have three compost bins and one worm farm, and we usually compost around 50kg of kitchen waste per month. In addition, we add scraps from the garden, coffee grounds from Reground and coffee chaff from Allpress Espresso.
If you have experience with okinawa spinach, we would love to hear how you use it!
Once all the hard work was done we rewarded ourselves with mulled wine and delicious food from the University of Melbourne Sustainable Campus and the food co-op. It was a really lovely evening and a great start to the weekend. Thank you to everyone who came - we hope you enjoyed it!
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