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Borage!

Food for thought!

We have borage growing in our and not knowing myself what to use it for I investigated it a little further!

Fresh borage has high levels of vitamin C, a powerful natural antioxidant that helps to remove harmful free radicals from the body. Vitamin C is known to boost immune system, heal wounds, and has anti-viral effects. Borage herb contains very high levels of Vitamin A and carotenes, which are powerful flavonoids antioxidants. Together, they protect against free radicals.

Borage has good amount of minerals like iron (41% of RDA), calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc and magnesium.

Borage is a good source of B-complex vitamins, particularly rich in niacin (Vitamin B3). Niacin helps lower LDL cholesterol levels in the body. In addition, it has riboflavin, thiamin, pyridoxine and folates in adequate levels.

A smoothie recipe is
1 cup water
4 kiwis
1 banana
1 orange
2 cups of borage ( leaves and flowers) blend together well.

Perhaps something to try!?

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Working bee saturday 5th November

Working bee this saturday to hopefully solve our water problem!
Bring spades, gloves, sensible shoes!! And some healthy food to share for a picnic brunch!

start time 9 am!!

New garden bed

What another great working bee!!

Thank you to everyone who participated you all did a really great job!

We now have a new garden bed!

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Working Bee Saturday 8th October

Hi folks,
 
Working bee this Saturday the 8th at 10 am – (not 9am)
 
Come one come all, bring your children, bring a friend, bring a neighbour!!
 
If you can bring a plate of healthy food to share and a picnic blanket for morning tea/lunch and if you have gardening gloves and a spade/shovel bring that too!
 
Also if raining then we will postpone otherwise see you all then!
 
Cheers
Rowena

Spring has sprung

Our seedlings arrived today and a small group of us and of course the children took on the task of planting!

Our six beds are now full with fresh delights and herbs.

Some of the yumminess that was planted includes:

– tomatoes
– purple beans
– salad greens
– asian greens
– cucumbers
– borage
– parsley
– rosemary
– chives
– onions
– citronella
– chamomile

Some photos….

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Beginnings

 

The Carrington community garden has arrived!!

On Saturday 3rd September 2011 the Carrington community garden had its first working bee. The day was a great success with the first six garden beds being established and some planting taking place. There was a great turn out from the people of Carrington and the many hands made for light work. It was great to see people from all walks of life get in and lend a hand to make the garden get off the ground. Judging by the great turn out it wont be too long before we will need to create more garden beds.

We also had a successful fund raising BBQ with the support of the Carrington Bowling Club and the Carrington Bakehouse. Big thanks to both buisnesses for supporting the community garden. We encourage everyone to support the bowling club by becoming a member.

We are planning some more planting this Tuesday from 5pm, please come along and help out. There will also be a meeting in the next couple of weeks to discuss some outstanding issues, date and time to be advised.

Oh and here are a couple of pictures…