■ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or come along to the free barbecue this Saturday, November 14, from 4pm-6pm.
Ferdie the cat.
Stuart Otto and Alison Bruce enjoying the harvest.