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Community Garden steals the show

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October 19, 2017

Some of the winning entries awarded to the Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden at the Corowa Show.

The Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden has reaped the rewards of five years of hard, persistent, energetic work to walk away with up to ten awards including “The Most Successful Exhibitor” at this year’s Corowa Show.

Judy Nicholson, Kerrie Ormond, Sally Hughes, Libby Livingstone and their team won awards for their exhibits in the Rhubarb, Leek, Lettuce, Broadbeans, Basket of Mixed Herbs, Basket of Mixed Vegetables categories, etc. all of which are available from the garden for a small donation.

The Community Garden, originally the tennis court behind the Uniting Church, has evolved and grown under the guidance and mentoring of Joan Palmer who stepped down as president this year to take up the role of President of Landcare, Corowa.

Joan, however, is still central to the community garden enjoying her time planting out vegetables and fruit; and forever networking with sponsors, guests and visitors.

David Barwick is ably filling Joan’s place as president.

A plant sale will be held on Saturday, October 28.

The garden will be showcased and many plants, vegetables, succulents will be available for sale.

Emphasis will be on edible flowers such as marigolds, candula, violets.

Gardeners will be on hand to assist with enquiries about organic methods of soil enhancement, crop rotation, bee encouragement – all important activities to maintain a healthy environment for plant growth.

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