Community garden success
Corowa residents and visitors helped give the Corowa Community Garden its best supported open day and plant sale to date.
Unlike Wednesday when the rain was running off the roof of the rotunda during a visit from the Howlong Senior Citizens, on Saturday it stayed away until everyone had left and all the stalls were cleared away.
The shoppers were treated to a large quantity of quality plants, cut flowers, (even two huge donated tree ferns were sold), Devonshire tea and barbecue sausages.
Mick Hughes had a very successful stall selling drinks and other goodies.
People were very generous with their purchase of raffle tickets.
The Corowa Community Garden raffle was drawn on Saturday and the winners were: first prize went to Kate Fornton who received a quilt, second prize went to Chris Bryant who received a bucket of Seasob Products and third prize went to Tony Hughes who received a mini wheelbarrow planted with succulents.
Meanwhile, Corowa Community Garden President David Barwick and Secretary Lynn Fredericks welcomed the Howlong visitors on Wednesday under a very wet rotunda where they enjoyed a morning tea.
Mr Fredericks gave a short history of the development of the garden.
Following morning tea the visitors were invited to stroll around the garden and select which ever vegetables they fancied.
Broad beans seemed to be the favourite; and rhubarb was eagerly sought too.
The public can come at any time and select whatever is available for a donation.
On Saturday, it was wonderful to see so many Corowa residents come to the garden for the first time and to learn of the benefits they can receive.
Everyone made a bee line towards the plant stall and no one walked away empty handed. Lots of advice on soil health and how to grow healthy plants was generously shared by the gardeners; even compost was sought after.
The White Elephant stall was a favourite venue.
Visitors were even seen to be selecting a variety of vegetables from the gardens and paying with a donation.
Libby Livingston setting up her plant stall at the weekend.