We occasionally hold ‘working bees’ at the Green Connect Farm where we invite the community to get hands on and during a blitz of farm work. With the heavy rain we have experienced recently, life at the farm has been very challenging. In our next working bee, we will be to try to wrangle back some control!
The next working bee is scheduled for Sunday May 1st (weather permitting) from 9am to 1pm. Participants are welcome to join in for a couple of hours or the whole session. We’ll also be putting on a BBQ at 1pm for everyone who has helped!
There will be heaps to do and a variety of tasks to choose from. We plan to have teams painting animal shelters, clearing invading weeds, re-establishing our no-dig demonstration vegetable garden, tidying and weeding our entrance and children’s garden, chopping the vegetation trying to smother our fruit trees, and much more! Children are very welcome (under your supervision); there will be work for all ages!
We’ll provide gloves and tools. All you’ll need to bring is yourself, appropriate clothing/footwear (gumboot or sturdy boots are highly recommended), and a water bottle. Register your interest by filling in the short form at https://green-connect.com.au/may-1-working-bee/
We would love to see you there!
Fair Food & Farm Manager
In your box this week:
Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. This is particularly true right now as we rely on our organic suppliers while we replant after substantial crop losses from the heavy rain. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Did you know?
Cabbage, like its cousins broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, boasts a wide variety of health benefits. It is high in vitamin C, dietary fibre, and folate, as well as being low in calories. It is also incredibly versatile in the kitchen and pairs well with stronger ingredients because of its mild flavour. Well-known in coleslaws, braised greens and salad mixes, green cabbage can also be juiced, wilted, braised, roasted, stir-fried, and grilled. Try using is as a lettuce alternative in a wrap or adding it to a soup or curry!