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CIF Garden Plan (pdf 48kb)

Saturday April 13 2013 1 pm - 5 pm


Welcome to Country and  CIF Garden
Rod Little & Christine Watson

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1. Welcome to Country & Workshop

2. Everyone meets everyone! 1.15

+ Signing of Volunteer Activity Sheets

3. .Practical Session


a. Learning about the trees and ground-cover already planted,

b .Learning about the grasses and main weeds on the site.

c. Learning to work with the plants and with the tools available

d. Planting some ground-cover plants in garden-bed area

"Robert briefly demonstrated a few points techniques used in weeding and planting:

 1. Using a mattock for weeding, the importance of using the narrow mattock blade, a sufficient distance from the plant,
     to avoid cutting the root and leaving some of it in the ground;
     Any weed stems with seeds or flowers must be bagged for disposal  (and composting);
 2. Scraping away the woodchip layer to allow the hole to be dug and soil to be put aside for later replacement;
 3. Digging a hole more than deep enough for the new plant's roots to be completely covered;
 4. Replacing some crumbled soil below the level of the new plant's roots;
 5. Carefully removing new seedlings from their pocket in the tray, without breaking off the leaves or disturbing the root ball;
 6. Placing the new plant so that its top surface is below the level of existing surrounding soil (not woodchip);
 7. Replacing crumbled soil around it, and gently pressing in the soil, leaving a shallow saucer shape around it;
 8. Replacing the woodchip mulch, to suppress weed growth and retain moisture.
 9. Watering 2-3 litres from a bucket.

 He explained that we would later provide a stake and plastic protector aound each plant to protect against grazing animals."

4. Purposes for which the Garden is used:

  1. Examples from the past 2.30- 3.00

  2. Ideas for future meetings on the site

5. Management of the site:

  1. Frequency of working parties and timing (day of week, time) 3.00-3.30

  2. What can youth groups contribute and how often?

  3. Compiling a roster of youth-group contributions

  4. Socializing and exchange of experiences

  5. Introducing spiritual dimensions in our work

Prize Winners
1 Chinese Phoenix Scouts, 2 Sukyo Mahikari

6. 5-minute contributions from each faith youth group about your vision for the program and how a spiritual approach can be developed.


A prize will be offered for the best youth-group contribution to this session.

7. Light Refreshment 4.00- 4.30

8. Cultural sharing eg music, drama? 4.30 – 5.00

(Youth groups to think-up and present their own contribution.)

9. Closure 5.00 pm

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