TAYLORS LAKES Lions Club

District 201V1-4, Victoria, Australia

Environment

Our very own park - Adopt a Park

After 2 years of negotiating, we finally "took ownership" of a section of the Taylors Lakes Linear Park in 2016 - located at the corner of Parmelia Drive and Mawson Avenue in Taylors Lakes.

With weeding and mulch spreading our first task, we are geared up for ongoing maintenance, tree planting, beautifying and improving the area.

Location - corner Parmelia Drive and Mawson Avenue

 

      

Inititial works have been weeding and mulch spreading.

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Clean Up Australia Day 2017

Naturally, with our own park area to care for, we spent a couple of hours on Clean Up Australia Day tidying our site and spreading more mulch. We were pleased that there wasn't too much rubbish around, however plastics in waterways is a real issue and can lead to contaminated and unhealthy environments for fish and other aquatic animals.

  

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Community Garden at St. Lukes

The Community Garden is a project by St Luke's Anglican Church. Located on their land behind the new church building being constructed cornering Bellbird Avenue and Kings Road, the garden plots will be available to all community members and groups when completed. Our Taylors Lakes Lions club was approached to assist with construction and some ongoing support. A grant was arranged for some materials and the happy Lions and church team (pictured) was gathered to construct the initial 20 beds. Great teamwork, and a project now taking real shape!! A fantastic benefit to our community is soon to be realised.

So the finished product, ready for planting out!

Interested in  garden plot?

Call the Reverend Jeannie on 97441026 and make arrangements.  

You will pay around $100 for a set of keys for access and a plot, with some small onging fee pa.   It's organic, fresh food or flowers (your choice) with amazing benefits for relaxation and a positive fram of mind!.   As the Nike man says,  just do it!  

How to Plant Your Garden.............

For the Garden of your daily living:

Plant three rows of peas:

  1. Peace of mind
  2. Peace of heart
  3. Peace of soul

Plant four rows of squash:

  1. Squash gossip
  2. Squash indifference
  3. Squash grumbling
  4. Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce:

  1. Lettuce be faithful
  2. Lettuce be kind
  3. Lettuce be patient
  4. Lettuce really love one another

And you need turnips

  1. Turnip for meetings
  2. Turnip for service
  3. Turnip to help others

To conclude our garden, we must have thyme:

  1. Thyme for each other
  2. Thyme for family
  3. Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.  There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.

 

Some pics of the construction.