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.