Dear Community members,

Spring is here and our community garden is flourishing. Our garden is currently alive with more bees, butterflies, worms and insects than we’ve ever seen before. Within seconds of a poppy springing open, it is covered with busy little bees collecting pollen. Each Sunday 8.30 till 12.30, we welcome a wonderful crew of DIGstars to the garden to tend the vegetables, plant out new seedlings, nurture seeds to life, care for the worm farm, create compost, improve the soil, chat, relax and connect with the community. Our garden is a space for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to join us anytime.

The DIGstars are currently busy raising money to install a tank before the heat of summer is upon us. The tank will hold water runoff from the club roof and provide water for the garden and also to the RFS when required. If you drop by you will see the roped off area indicating the places where tanks will be installed. A big shout out to local community members who have donated to our Go Fund Me page too. You know who you are and we are humbled by your generosity.

Raffles and Mini market- Remember to pop over each Sunday to our mini market and buy a few tickets. They are great prizes! Our raffle is running through to the end of January with weekly draws. Thank you to our amazing island community of artists, writers, ceramicists, musicians, cooks and homeowners who have so generously donated spectacular prizes. We greatly appreciate your generosity. Our mini market has a great range of “goodies” for sale- anything from chai, slices, muffins, fermented pickles, mustards, recycled wallets or biscuits for sale. We even have special stalls from local artists selling beautiful wares.

Garden fun facts- Turmeric- Its origin is ancient and its use dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India. From that time only it was used as a culinary spice and also had some religious significance.

Garden quote-The glory of gardening; hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”- Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy gardening all!

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