Working Beethat will be held at Carina House 12 Lovejoy Street Carina on Saturday 12 May commencing at 9.45amand we hope to finish up at 2pm. You might like to come for all of this time or spend a little time supporting the house to improve their garden.
Remove weeds, grass and nut grass from garden beds (nut grass should be dug out and not poisoned at this stage)
Prune plants (too early to prune roses, but may need attention)
Fertilise plants - possibly slow release such as Osmocote or Dynamic Lifter
Dig out weeds, including nut grass
Loosen soil around plants
Place newspapers before mulching
Tools required include
Wheelbarrows (there are a few carriers at the home that could be adapted to carry mulch but we need at least two reasonable sized wheelbarrows)
Forks (big and small)
Maddock (there is one in the garden shed)
Some old newspapers to lay down before mulching.
Garbage bags (for weeds)
Lunch will be provided on the day and I would encourage people to bring some water, wear a hat and sunscreen, if you have some good gardening gloves these will also be useful. I have some pairs from previous working bees.
It will be good to see as many people involved in this day as it is a good way to do something together as well as making our house look cared for.
You are invited to join us at our first gathering for 2018 0n Sunday 28th January at the Roma Street Parklands. We will meet at the Forest Meadow grassed area. You will find us between the Lakeside Meadow and the Rainforest. Look for the L'Arche Banner and lots of happy people close to this lovely fountain!!!A map of the parkland is here. This is a gathering that commences at 4pm and if people would like to bring something to BBQ or to picnic that would be appreciated.We look forward to meeting new and old friends as we begin another year of building community among people living with and without intellectual disability.
We will bring some activities for people to enjoy on the grassy areas.