Spring events and City Pop-up Patches

Spring is a busy time we have 3 big events and 2 pop-up patches in the city, very exciting. Let us know is you would like to be involved or help!

30th September-14th October Pop-up Patch- Hobart 11-1pm we are doing a pop-up patch and lots of fun activities for the School Holidays in Hobart. come along to help, get involved and have some fun.

16th October Colony Share Market and workshops Celebrate World Food day and Anti-Poverty week! 432 Elizabeth St Hobart 10-2pm

18th October Fiesta Pop-up Patch Launceston 12noon-7pm We are building a pop-up patch for the Fiesta celebrations, yippppee

 

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Spring Events

We have plenty of spring events coming up. These are all free events and we will need plenty of helpers,  seeds, seedlings, plants and trees.

7th September Seed and Planting Day  We have pots, seeds and potting mix but we need you to help us put them together. This is a free event. It helps us grow lot of seedlings for our busy spring events!

10th October Pop-up Patch- Hobart 11-1pm we are doing a popup patch and lots of fun activities for the School Holidays in Hobart. come along to help, get involved and have some fun. What a great way to spend World Mental Health Day.

16th October Colony Share Market and workshops Celebrate World Food day and Anti-Poverty week! 432 Elizabeth St Hobart 10-2pm

18th October Fiesta Pop-up Patch Launceston 12noon-7pm We are building a pop-up patch for the Fiesta celebrations, yippppee

30th November Christmas Market and Share  A gathering of everyone to celebrate a wonderful year, come one come all

25th December Big Christmas lunch- Crowd Farming for 300 christmas lunches!

Grafting, seeds and knitting

August has been a great month with a Seed party in Launceston, seed bank boxes and knitted vegetables!

Grafting workshop Bracknell Sunday 31st August 11am

-visit Heather wonderful permaculture garden and learn to graft! taught by Nick and Heather. RSVP needed

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Seed party was held in Launceston 3rd August, a big thank you to all he helping hands big and small

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Donations to the Waterbridge Food Co-op, thank you please keep them coming!

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Seed banks boxes now available flat packed $30 each+postage, send an email to order

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Knitted vegetables, fantastic for the markets, little and big kids loves these. Try your hand
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/food.php

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Seeds&News

July has been a busy month of fruit tree planting and seed collecting seeds. 15 new fruit trees and berry plants were planted at Colony 47. A big thank you to all the helping hands! The Colony garden is growing well with broad beans, garlic, potatoes and silver beet in abundance. We have also planted green manure to prepare the soil ready for lots of spring planting, tomatoes, corn, pumpkins….

August is the month of seed, grafting and permaculture skills

Seed Party Launceston 2pm 3rd August
– seed swapping, packaging and sharing ready for spring! All welcome and free. Bring any spare seeds, cuttings, plants even produce!

We can have a Seed party on the 17th August in Hobart on demand, please let us know if you are keen

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Grafting workshop Bracknell Sunday 31st August 11am

-visit Heather wonderful permaculture garden and learn to graft! taught by Nick and Heather. RSVP needed

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Later this year is the Colony Share Market 16th October for World Food Day and Anti-poverty Week

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And then The Big Christmas lunch with Colony 47. Help us crowd farm the fruit and vegetables for this wonderful events that feeds many people in need

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Public Fruit Orchard

This Wednesday fruit trees are being planted from 10 am at the Bridgewater community centre in the Waterbridge garden. This is a community vegetable patch and public fruit orchard situated in the heart of Bridgewater. Then Monday 21st July (next week) there is a Garden Road Trip leaving at 10am, visiting the Prison garden, Source community garden, Botanical Garden community patch, Colony 47 garden, School farm and the Grow centre!
These events are free and all are welcome!

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Free Big Breakfast

 

Saturday we are supporting the Big Breakfast at the Gagebrook Community centre from 8am. It’s free, all are welcome and the first event for the Waterbridge Food co-op

The Waterbridge Food Co- op is a project being developed for the Social determinants of Health grant from Tasmania Medicare Local. It is being created through the partnership of Jordan River ServicesSecondBiteColony 47CentracareWorksills and Dr Bridgette Watts (local GP and Urban Farming Tasmania founder). The project plan is to develop a food co-op at the community houses in Bridgewater and Gagebrook to help open the access to healthy and affordable food. It will involve growing food in the Waterbridge garden, cooking classes, an community pantry and markets.

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