Local resident and Docklands Community Garden Coordinator, Greg Wise gives a winter update and calls for enthusiastic volunteers.
The Docklands Community Garden continues to thrive with a wide range of herbs and vegetables, all organically grown, now ready for use in small quantities by
Docklands residents. Please remember to take only what you need for a meal as the produce grown in the garden is for the use of the Docklands community as a whole.
The garden works on the principle of ‘take something, put something back’. Putting something back can take the form of planting a herb or vegetable seedling in one of the two beds in the south west corner of the garden or making a donation either of financial support or of commonly used gardening materials such as organic fertilisers and pesticides.
Making a donation of any kind can be made by contacting a committee member whose details are on the notice board at the northern end of the garden. Anyone taking produce from the garden should be sure to thoroughly wash it with clean water before using it in the preparation of meals.
An exciting, new development in the garden is about to take place in the form of the construction of a pavilion on the western boundary of the garden. The pavilion will be used for the presentation of community focused events such as seminars by qualified people on a wide range of topics around organic gardening. The seminars central focus will be greening your environment and will address topical local issues such as how to create successful balcony gardens and vertical gardens, the correct use of various soils and fertilisers and pest control. The seminars will be hands on so be prepared to get your hands dirty and to grow plants.
A graphic illustrating the design of the pavilion is posted on the notice board. The committee would welcome any local residents or workers who would like to become involved in maintenance and improvements in the garden to join our team of enthusiastic volunteers. Please see the notice board for contact details to express your interest.