21 September, 2016

Father's Day Planting and Prize Seating

Thanks to those who came out on Father's Day to get some babies in the ground! We've been lucky to have some consistent spring rain to help get the new arrivals on their way.

The crew from Street Furniture Australia were with us for the morning and took a few happy snaps, below; there's also a great write-up on their website .

Thanks again to Street Furniture Australia for providing the fabulous new "banana lounges," won by Stationeer Jela in their recent competition, sited and installed with the kind assistance of Darebin Council officers. The Common is used for a wide variety of activities by people of all ages, so siting was a challenge, but we consider we struck the right balance.

02 September, 2016

Father's Day is Planting Day!

To continue our work so far this year we will be having another planting and maintenance day on Sunday 4 September from 10 am to about noon. We will be planting, weeding and pruning both sides of the station.

We know the place is looking great, but a beautiful garden is never finished - and it's a terrific way to meet your neighbours and connect with our community. Yes, we know it coincides with Father's Day, but what better opportunity for dads to show off their new tools than this?

Please meet at 10am at the front of the Rifle Club (Platform 1 side) and bring gloves (we will have some available) and any of the following tools:

• Shovel or spade
• Fork
• Hoe
• Wheelbarrow
• Mattock
• Loppers
• Secateurs

Refreshments will be provided!

We are in the throes of completing a submission for VicTrack funding aimed at established stationeer groups. The maximum grant amount of $700 is not to be sneezed at and we have a lovely letter of support from Fiona Richardson, our "patroness". 
N.B. There will be one more working bee on 23 October, when we will concentrate on plantings west of the station. Save the date!