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Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Robyn Gul­liver Robyn Gul­liver is a mem­ber of the Kar­ratha En­viro Group.

■ Spring cer­tainly has an­nounced it­self in Kar­ratha with high tem­per­a­tures and very dry days.

While veg­etable plants in shel­tered and shaded back­yards should con­tinue to pro­duce well up to De­cem­ber de­spite this heat, for the Kar­ratha Com­mu­nity Gar­den, the hot days sig­nal a time to start scal­ing back and pre­par­ing the gar­den for sum­mer.

This year, a spe­cial end-of-year har­vest bar­be­cue will cel­e­brate an­other out­stand­ing year of pro­duc­tion, a won­der­ful com­mit­tee with re­turn­ing and new mem­bers, and the de­par­ture of a cou­ple of vol­un­teers who have helped make the gar­den the won­der­ful place it is.

The end-of-sea­son har­vest af­ter­noon busy bee is not only about us­ing as much of the gar­den pro­duce as pos­si­ble.

A range of sum­mer seeds will be planted as well, in­clud­ing wa­ter­melon, rock­melon and var­i­ous chill­ies.

Fruit trees in­clud­ing paw­paw, drag­on­fruit, pas­sion­fruit and many oth­ers, will con­tinue to ripen and de­velop over spring and early sum­mer as well.

This year’s end-of-sea­son har­vest co­in­cides with the ap­point­ment of a new com­mit­tee. Stu­art Otto has stepped up to rep­re­sent the group as pres­i­dent, Ta­nia Bowler con­tin­ues as trea­surer and Amanda Rid­out takes the plunge to be a new sec­re­tary for the year.

A strong team of sup­port­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers are plan­ning a full year of ac­tiv­i­ties and busy bees over 2016.

For in­for­ma­tion you can visit the Kar­ratha Com­mu­nity Gar­den Face­book page, email kar­ratha­gar­den@gmail.com, or come along to the free bar­be­cue this Satur­day, Novem­ber 14, from 4pm-6pm.

Pic­ture: Vee Schrader

Ferdie the cat.

Pic­ture: Robyn Gul­liver

Stu­art Otto and Ali­son Bruce en­joy­ing the har­vest.

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