Working Bee – Sunday 21 October 2018

Come and be part of the next Goody Patch working bee.  You don’t need to be a member of the GP Community Garden.

Sunday 21 October from 9.00 to 11.30am.

Come for as little or as long as you can.

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2018 Goody Patch plant sale a success

The 2018 Goody Patch plant sale was a great success.  We were blessed with wonderful weather on the day and most plants were sold by close of business.  Other produce including cakes and jams also sold extremely well.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase gardening needs such as mulch, seed raising mix and organic fertilisers as well as funding on-going  projects and operating costs allowing the Goody Patch to run as efficiently as possible.

We heartily thank  the Goodwood Primary School community, including the wonderful student helpers, the volunteers from the Goody Patch community garden and, of course, those who purchased the plants and produce on the day.

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Succulents on sale (Photo Lisa Shaw)

 

The Goody Patch Plant Sale 2018

 

Saturday 22 September 2018 – 9.30am to 12pm

Goodwood Primary School gate – Goodwood Road

The Goody Patch Plant Sale  – Flyer

July 2018 Working Bee

There were 10 Goody Patch gardeners who participated in the 15 July working bee on a perfect sunny Sunday morning.  Tasks included the spreading of mulch, pruning and the planting of seeds (tomatoes, cucumbers, rocket and cos lettuce) in preparation for the GP  September plant sale.

The next Sunday working bee is scheduled for Sunday 19 August from 9am to 11am.  Come and join us!  You don’t need to be a member of the Goody Patch to be involved.

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Rhonda, Robyn and Yvonne at the potting table

 

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Penny and Bevan loading mulch

2015 Community Grant Project: City of Unley

In 2015 The Goody Patch received funding under the Unley Council Community Grants program to amend and create infrastructure that increases access by those in the community with physical restrictions and disabilities whether they are wheelchair bound, using frames or walking sticks, or pushing prams or pushchairs.

The grant has played a crucial role in providing funding that enabled these changes to be made, with a range of initiatives such as raising garden beds and the installation of a planting and growing table, both of which facilitate ease of access by those with limited mobility or with wheel chairs. Similarly, the paths in the eastern garden spaces have been widened and paved to enable great access by those with walkers, wheelchairs and prams and a number of garden beds have been given over to community planting in particular with sensory plants. Finally, a number of solid seating spaces have been created in shaded zones that further encourages community members to access and rest within these garden spaces.

The Unley Council community grant enabled these infrastructure changes to be made and has also greatly enhanced the beauty of the garden, increasing its capacity to welcome more people to share in this community space.