News from the Forbes Riverside Community Gardens

Thanks to a community grant from Forbes Shire Council the first of six educational workshop held on Sunday 19th August was a buzzing success with all registration places filled.

The project was based around native pollinators such as native bees and all participants constructed a beeutiful “Pollinator Motel” to take home.

It was a very social gathering and all participants and visitors went away with a lot more knowledge in relation to our native pollinators including how to protect them as they lose more and more of their natural habit.  

We had special visitors from the Canowindra Community Garden who travelled all the way from Canowindra for the day.

We would like to extend a very big thank you to Liz Davis Liz from Central Tablelands Local Land Services, our guest speaker, who travelled from Orange for the educational workshop and Catie Guise from Central West Local Land Services.

Our next educational workshop will be on Saturday 20th October at our Spring Garden Open Day. This will commence at 11am and finishing up with a sausage sizzle for all participants.

The topics of this workshop include finding out what to plant now for a continuous supply of fresh vegies throughout summer and free soil sampling to have your soil evaluated and soil building advice.

Registrations would be appreciated for catering purposes so please contact Heather on 0409 029 529. The community garden is in Reymond Street (the old Forestry Nursery site) just before the Iron Bridge. Members of the garden look forward to hosting your visit to your community garden on the 20th.