It is a beautiful time of year to be in the garden, and we find ourselves stopping by several times a week to harvest and attempt to prune the plants back off the neighbouring paths! We hope that lots of you lovely people have been enjoying hanging out in the garden too, and we really want to know what you like best about it. We are therefore running an Instagram competition for you to show us your favourite part of the garden, and the winner will receive a free Ceres Fair Food fruit and veggie box! Check out our Instagram page for details on how to enter.
We have had a few meetings recently to plan out what we want to do in semester 1 2016, and there are some exciting things in store. We are running workshops every week, teaming up with the Enviro officers to run some great events, and collaborating with the food co-op on campus. Check out our calendar under the 'working bees' tab to find out more about these events. Also, keep an eye out at the front of the food co-op for a basket of free herbs! We have such an abundance of herbs that we will be giving plenty away, as we want to see them get used by people rather than going to waste! Expect to see sage, oregano, thyme, basil mint, chives, parsley and even basil up for grabs - yum!
At our last couple of working bees we started planting some autumn crops, including New Zealand Yams (a type of tuber that tastes a bit like a potato with the sour cream already added!), radishes, beetroot and rainbow chard. We try to make sure there is always something to pick from the garden, so if we want to harvest food throughout the cooler months we need to start planning and planting now!
In our harvest basket this month we have had cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchinis, basil, parsley, blueberries, alpine strawberries, silverbeet, warrigal greens, sage, sorrel, chives and oregano. We don't want summer to end!
Read all about it: MUC Garden and Burnley Student Association share updates on their activities.