This map was drawn by Aanya, who rocked up on Thursday to inject a bunch of new energy into Tending. Aanya, many years ago, did a permaculture course, and she has that great casual confidence that comes from years of gardening experience. Her garden, in Balmain, is not quite big enough for her to realise her dirty dreams. Luckily Tending can accommodate her needs, and harness her enthusiasm!
Aanya set to work, laying out cardboard to keep down the grass, raiding the compost bin for good soil, and planting a bunch of seeds she brought along with her.
In the meantime she set Diego and Heather to work, pulling up an abundance of green stuff from around the courtyard to act as a nitrogen rich base for her new bed.
More soil, donated by our friendly Callan Park gardener on top…
Watering it all in:
…while I supervised (the hammock is actually an artwork by Alex, one of Tending’s regular student enthusiasts):