The new project of TransitionKW, the Gardening/Permaculture sub-group, had its first meeting of the new on Sunday 12, in Willow Green, which is the Community Garden of Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association.
Our main objective is to learn and practice the basics of permaculture. To start with, we made a wish-list of vegetables that we would like to grow. The list included tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, eggplants, peppers, strawberries and raspberries, leaks, ground cherries, beats, raddish and swiss chard. Oh, and somehow we have to make room for one (just one) big squash. Our next step is to prepare a design for the garden according to the permaculture principles.
Our harvest will be mainly donated to local charitable organizations and we’re planning to have a harvest party/celebration by September.
After the talk, the group got down to work by weeding around our plot and adding organic manure into the soil. The manure (organic sprout fed horse poo) was donated by Darryl from Timbers which sells eggs, milk, meat and yogourt at Seven Shores on Tuesdays at 9 am (thanks Darryl!)
If you want to join this new project of TransitionKW and learn with us the secrets of permaculture and organic gardening, just drop by Queen Street Commons Cafe, this Friday 16 at 6pm.