Brooklyn Food Group

Brooklyn has the following sub groups: Food & Gardening, Transport and Steering group

Welcome to the Food & Gardening Subgroup of Transition Town Brooklyn

The Food & Gardening subgroup has established two ‘share-gardens’: this is where two Brooklyn residents who are no longer able to do much gardening have volunteered their gardens for other people to use.

A community orchard has been established in Harrison Street. The first stage was planted in August 2009 with stage two tree planting taking place in August 2010. » Read more

Brooklyn Food Group

The Brooklyn Food Group now has a facebook page with up to date information on our community orchard, share gardens and up coming workshops.  Search Brooklyn Food Group to get current news and information.

 

Composting and Worm Farming Workshop

 

 

Brooklyn community orchard working bee, 19 June

Every second Sunday in winter, we are running working bees. At the working bees we'll be keeping the grass in check,  weeding, feeding plants and general maintenance of the orchard.

Please bring along tools that you've got.

Come along! It's fun plus you'll do a bit of hard work. We would welcome you for any time you would be able to spare.

Upcoming working bees after this one are on Sundays: 3, 17 and 31 July.

Grow your own feijoas workshop, Brooklyn, 8 May

Come along to a session by Peter and Rose from Sabzi Organics to learn all about growing your own feijoas in our region.

At the workshop you'll have a chance:

  • ask any question
  • taste different varieties of feijoa
  • buy organic feijoa.

It'll be an informal and fun session.

Cost: $5

Brooklyn Community Orchard - daffodil planting day, 30 April

A family day at the Brooklyn Community Orchard. Daffodil planting and a treasure hunt for the children).

What to bring: daffodil bulbs (if you can) and trowel.

Everyone welcome.

PS: Attached is a copy of the poster promoting the planting - please feel to print off then use to promote the event. Thanks.

 

 

 

"A community orchard is taking off in Brooklyn" article

This article was written by Hannah Zwartz and was first published on 28 August 2010 in the Dominion Post. Thanks Hannah for letting us republish it.

In a few years’ time, Brooklyn children walking home from school will be able to pick apples and pears from their own community orchard. The orchard, officially opened last weekend, runs along both sides of a public walkway from the end of Harrison Street down to McKinley Terrace. » Read more

Edible gardens & design tips workshop, 10 October, Brooklyn

Come along to be part of this fun, interactive workshop. Get your summer planting off to the best possible start.

Learn about:

  • Design tips to save time and money
  • Garden planning, layout and management
  • Edible plants -- what to plant, where to plan

Cost: $12

Bookings: email ann.locke [at] googlemail.com » Read more

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