Gar­den turns over new leaf

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

Lo­cal gar­den­ers of all ages took respite from the sun at the shady Kar­ratha Com­mu­nity Gar­den on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 6, at the first busy-bee event of the year.

Most of the group planted veg­etable seedlings, in­clud­ing cap­sicum, egg­plant and toma­toes for har­vest­ing later in the year, while younger par­tic­i­pants did plenty of dec­o­rat­ing with coloured chalk.

There are sev­eral new fea­tures. The com­mit­tee is build­ing a self­com­post­ing hay bale gar­den, a tea gar­den is on the way, and there is a new chilli va­ri­ety patch.

Mums and bubs gar­den­ing ses­sions have started on Mon­days from 8am un­til 11am.

Gar­den sec­re­tary Amanda Rid­out said the ses­sions were free and open to new mem­bers.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Perera

Alexan­der Lit­tle, 9, and Natasha Lit­tle, 5.

Kar­ratha Com­mu­nity Gar­den pres­i­dent Stu­art Otto and An­drew Walsh.

Kobus Brown­ing, 3, and Is­abelle Rid­out, 2.

Su­san Standen and El­iza Wood.

Talise Drill, 11.

Zara Cal­lanan, 9, and Ay­lah Cal­lanan, 4.

Kylie Walsh and Alby Walsh, 1.

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