MARCH STREET COMMUNITY GARDENS
Dear March St Gardeners & Visitors
I was advised on Friday 1 May 2020 by Council that our community garden can be reopened. Today Monday 4 May 2020, the committee met to discuss how the new rules will apply to us all in order for us to operate the garden again.
All members have a duty of care to one another to ensure we work in a safe and a virus-free environment using the social distancing measures.
• Friday morning tea will recommence on Friday 12 June.
• Please bring your own mug and thermos as the club cups are still off limits.
• Exercise a 1.5 metre social distance between each other as some of our members are elderly.
• If you are unwell, PLEASE DON’T ATTEND (stay home and recover).
• Bring garden tools from home.
• If you need to use club tools, please ensure you wear latex or dish washing gloves when using the tools.
• Dish washing gloves can be cleaned and re-used.
• Sign in and out using gloves.
WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
• Remove the weeds from pathways and your garden beds.
• Please take weeds home with you for green bin pick up by Council.
• Chicken pen needs to be cleaned and the pumpkin vine removed from the fence.
• Various overhanging plants from garden beds need to be pruned back.
• The continuation of the weeding of the Camellia beds.
• The continuation of weeding and preparation of the community beds for planting.
John Hoskin, Chairperson/Treasurer
The Gardens celebrate 21 years in 2020
Street Community Gardens Group (MSCGG) came into existence following the
Newcastle City Council (NCC) adopting a Community Gardens Program in
1999. In June, 2000, the NCC published ‘Community Gardens’, a booklet
which was the official guide to the community greening volunteer
training program, and it was expected that all community garden groups
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”
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