At 9.30 am on a lovely sunny Sunday, 18 Altona Community Gardens members (and some non members) gathered at Kate's house in Altona. The task was to begin the transformation of her nature strip into a beautiful and productive vegetable garden and hopefully have some fun too! Chatting and fuelling up on some warm coffee and tea, the attendees milled around and we were very happy to see some past attendees as well as some new faces. Dominique did a fantastic job of welcoming
Members of Altona Community Gardens are lucky to live in a seaside town with an abundance of a special substance for gardeners: seaweed! Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, talks about the benefits of seaweed and its uses.
"Seaweed is among the best gifts nature makes available for the gardener. Seaweed will benefit your garden any time of year, but it is especially useful as a mulch to protect plants during hot, dry weather. In our garden, we’ve come to rely on seaweed as a valua