City Gardens residents and owners are invited to come down to ABC central garden for a casual BBQ get together. It is an informal affair and a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and build up some community spirit. The committee will be providing sausages and basic soft drinks. Please bring anything you like to eat, drink or share.
Who: Residents and owners of City Gardens apartments and townhouses
When/Where: 3pm, Saturday December 19 @ ABC Block central garden
Breaking News: Community Grant Success
City Gardens has been successful in obtaining a $20,000 Community Grant for sustainable food production initiatives at City Gardens! This exciting development will enable City Gardens to implement some new features including vegie and herb production through foodwalls and garden seating, helping to build up connections between residents, their community and their environment. Stay tuned for more exciting updates!
New City Gardens WebsiteCity Gardens now has its very own website at citygardens.org.au. You can find practical information for residents, owners and real estate agents about City Gardens along with some history about how it all began. If you would like see anything added to the site, please send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Gardens is excited to have Melbourne Rooftop Honey installing honey hives on C Block roof in the coming week. This great joint initiative with City of Melbourne helps dwindling urban bee populations move around and pollinate local flora, increasing flower and fruit production. Plus the added ‘sweet’ benefit is the production of some local honey for City Gardens. Watch this space for dates of an upcoming information session in early December for residents to learn more!
Worm Farms Hit ‘Peak Worm’
It’s summer and the worms are going crazy! The worm farms have proved popular with residents, are cutting down food waste in bins and providing nutrient for the garden. Learn more at the Worm Farm Info Session on Saturday 20th Feb @ 11am, Plane Tree Way rubbish corral (near end of C block). Or bring some vegie scraps/tea/coffee along any time to feed the worms! Keep an old tupperware on your kitchen sink for scraps and put them to good use! See our famous worms featured in the December issue of City of Melbourne magazine p17.
ABC Windows Replacement Update
Many A, B & C block owners and tenants will have received a letter regarding their replacement windows as part of Stage 3. Installation of Stage 3 will commence in early December. Stage 4a installation is currently slated for February. Stage 4b will include the remaining windows to be completed as soon as possible after February. Thanks to tenants for their patience with providing access where required, and for putting up with the temporary make-safe arrangements.
Stay safe over the Christmas and New Year holiday period and let’s look forward to a positive 2016 for City Gardens.