International Composting Week

City of Kingston had on offer a composting, worm farming and Bokashi Workshop within the grounds of Mentone Community Gardens. Well worth a visit if you have never been

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This week celebrates International Composting Week so it was great to listen to the information Hannah had to offer us. The session worked through the use of composting, worm farms, and bokashi systems.
We  wandered through and explored the Mentone Community Gardens, started in 1980, you can see the knowledge and experience behind the little plots lined along the boundary fences, old timber structures, heirloom vegetables and if you look closely, many plots have a coffee mug carefully placed upside down on a stake.

You can imagine the garden tips & conversations shared over a hot cuppa.

 

History of Mentone Community Gardens

The garden club was originally called the Mordialloc Community Garden Club which was formed through a public meeting held by the old City of Mordialloc on December 10th 1980. Expressions of interest were called for to create a community garden on disused land at Remo and Venice Streets, Mentone.
The site was originally a State Electricity Commission depot and a vacant house block.
The club was formed and the first plots were allocated on 25th February 1981.
Keen gardeners, some of whom are still gardening at the club set about creating a garden jewel in the middle of Mentone suburbia.
To recognize its location, the club changed its name to the Mentone Community Garden Club in 2009 and on Sunday 27th February 2011 the club formally celebrated its 30th Anniversary.
The Club officially became incorporated on the 19th November 2014 and boasts a multicultural membership of 58 participants and an ever demanding waiting list to have the chance to be part of the Mentone Community Garden Club Incorporated.

visit their website for more inspiring information

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