First harvest taken from The Cape Community Food Garden only 7 weeks after planting

The first harvest from The Cape (http://liveatthecape.com.au/) community garden has just been picked on the weekend, only 7 weeks after the garden was planted! A large volume of spinach, silver beet, kale, lettuces and bok-choy was collected and donated to The Community Meal initiative in Wonthaggi, a free meal provided every Monday night for between 100 and 150 people by the Anglican Church and cooked by volunteers.

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The garden contains Biofilta’s range of Horizontal Advanced Wicking Garden Beds. Completed in July and is already generating large amounts of produce. On the weekend we installed vertical trellises for a big expected harvest of tomatoes, beans and snow peas this Summer, to accompany the current crop of pumpkin, zucchinis, chillies, coriander, beetroot, sunflowers, oregano, parsley, kale, broccoli, spring onions, rocket, guavas, and around 8 varieties of citrus including mandarins, oranges, lemons and limes.

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Surplus produce from our garden will support The Community Meal for the next 6 to 9 months as our residents start to move in to The Cape.

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The garden is innovative, water efficient and ergonomic. The Horizontal Advanced Wicking Beds designed by Biofilta in partnership with Tankworks/Kingspan Water (https://gardenbeds.tankworks.com.au/), is provided by rainwater runoff harvested from the house roofs of the Stage 1 homes in the sustainable estate. The garden is open between 12 noon and 4 pm Saturday’s and Sunday’s, feel free to visit and experience The Cape community garden at Victoria’s most sustainable greenfield housing estate. For more information visit www.liveatthecape.com.au

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