A composting workshop at the farm

Brisbane received torrential rain on Saturday so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at the allotment on Sunday morning. Although the ground was waterlogged nothing had suffered, and the potatoes were really growing strong. They seem to have just shot up in a couple of days.

In any case, I had other things on my mind yesterday morning as we had sixty folk booked in for a composting workshop at the farm and I had been asked to head up the hospitality team and lay on a morning tea.

Volunteers turned up early to set out the tents, chairs and bales of hay to give us extra seating. Despite the heavy weather and the fact that it was so wet underfoot we had a good turn-out. The sun came out and we were able to enjoy a beautiful morning in this peaceful setting.  The workshop went really well. Folk were anxious to learn more about composting and improving their soil.

We were catering for 60 people, plus helpers, for morning tea and so it was a combined effort from allotment holders, members and volunteers to make all this happen with home-made cakes, biscuits and savouries. Waiting for the ‘hoards’ to descend, Peter on the left, I’m in the middle and Dixie on the right.

Plenty of calories lurking on this table. There was still heaps left afterwards.

More happy helpers. Judith, Helen, me and Kathleen.

I finished off my morning with a walk around the community garden next to my allotment.

It was then time to get changed ready for a birthday lunch to celebrate my daughter-in-law’s birthday.

So it was a fun day all round.

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