We meet on the first Sunday of each month between 8.30am - 10.00am. Venue: 145 Ilkley Road, Ilkley, Sunshine Coast.
All welcome to come along for a chat, cuppa, local organic gardening tips, seed saving and plant swap! Gold coin donation.
If you have any seeds that need processing or you'd like to contribute to our community seed bank, bring them along.
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Friday, May 2, 2014

May Seedy Sunday

The next 'Seedy Sunday' will be on 4 May from 10.30am - 12.00pm. 

It's also International Permaculture Day so no doubt plenty of discussion around this topic too. This year’s theme is: Reclaiming Food Freedom!

Everywhere new laws are being passed, supposedly for our benefit, which limit our right to healthy, nutritious food; from raw milk bans, to hidden GMOs, to the criminalising of seed saving. 

Photo: Get ready for INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE DAY - Sunday 4th May! 

Everywhere new laws are being passed that take away our right to Real Food. Reclaim FOOD FREEDOM on the 4th May – Join or organise an action! ►► http://bit.ly/PermacultureDay2014 ◄◄

Bring a friend or neighbour, seeds/plant material to share or just come along to meet like-minded locals.

Activities for May

According to the moon calendar, there is an 11 day cycle of prolific growth for above ground plants from 3rd - 13th May - a good time to get stuck into Autumn planting.

Check which herbs or other plants in your garden may be ready for a prune back into shape. Take cuttings during this period for greater success.

Hardy herbs like Mother of Herbs (Five Spice Herb); peppermint, rose and citronella geraniums (all handy pest repellent herbs); rosemary, thyme and oregano all strike easily from cuttings.

Mother of Herbs - has a hairy stem & strikes easily in water or soil.

If you have cuttings to spare, please wrap the stems in some wet newspaper or paper towel to keep them fresh for longer.

Lettuces, leafy greens like chard, rocket, sorrel and spinach; brassicas (like cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cabbage); leeks; beans and garlic can all be planted now.

Don't forget about sowing your pea seeds. Here's a tutorial to help you get started growing peas.

Beginners, people new to the area and long distance visitors are all welcome.

What to Plant in May

Check out these guides for other ideas/tips:

  • Gardenate - Subtropical zone.
  • ABC Vegie Gardening Guide.
  • Aussie Organic Gardening.

  • This month's Seed Savers Meeting

    We meet at Sweethearts Cafe who offer us a large space to get together for free (saving us a hall hire fee so no cost to you) but as a business are in effect hiring out that area to us for a couple of hours.

    So as a courtesy please remember to at the very least order a tea/coffee or a yummy meal, to support the cafe. They have a delicious local and organic menu. Visit their website for more info @ http://www.sweetheartscafe.com.au/aboutus.html.

    Venue: 2 Anzac Street (cnr Rosebed Street), Eudlo.

    FREE to attend so bring a friend and carpool! Hope to see you soon.

    By Anne Gibson

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