Well, it’s been another huge year at Tucker Patch, with lots of activity going on, including our highly successful Open Day, which took place in April, a myriad educational workshops hosted by our fabulous Marnie Johnson and John Galagher, plus other events including our participation in the DIG Gloucester weekend.
Also, we’d like to welcome our Gardening Volunteer Group and thank them for all the hard work they have done in the Food Forest area and all their ideas, enthusiasm and forward thinking in improving our site. Your work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated, Garden Volunteers, and we couldn’t do it without you! Thank you!
We have also had some changes happening during the past year. Sadly we said goodbye, at least temporarily, to Marnie Johnson, one of our mainstay growers at the Patch and a hugely valuable member of our organisation. Fortunately Marnie has not said a complete goodbye and will continue to be available for the occasional workshop and just for general guidance and advice. We thank Marnie so much for all her invaluable work at Tucker Patch – it really can’t be measured! – and wish her all the best in catching up with her own property at Misty Ridge and in spending some long-overdue quality time with her husband Ken. Thank you Marnie – we love you heaps!
The wonderful and industrious Allan Penfold has taken over Marnie’s growing beds at Tucker Patch, as well as taking over Marnie’s role in the WFTD scheme. We wish Allan all the best in his new endeavours and would like to congratulate him in his receipt of a Certificate of Congratulations and Appreciation awarded (with huge appreciation!) at the Gloucester Food Hub AGM in November.
We also said goodbye to valuable Board Members Rachel Starrett and Michalie Fry, who resigned for time reasons, and welcome our new members Josh Gilbert and Tanya Sneddon. Thank you so much Rachel and Michalie for your so valuable work and input, and welcome Josh and Tanya!
But this wouldn’t be complete without also thanking our wonderful Lorraine Lawler, who does such a beautiful job of looking after our website (thank you Lorraine!) and all our amazing volunteers who are rostered on for our Farmgate Stall each Friday, and to John Galagher who nobly looks after the Friday Stall each week as well as the Farmers Market Community Stall once a month.
We really couldn’t do it without all of you!
Thanks to all who came along for our Xmas Dinner at the Roundabout Inn earlier this month. It was a really nice occasion and a great chance to relax and catch up.
Meanwhile, a very happy Christmas to all our members, and hope that 2019 brings all good things for you all – and for Tucker Patch of course!
Enjoy the following lovely Xmas music and video if you can link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UVUW11FENs&fbclid=IwAR2s3JCKreBxWd31V6Z39pD_LfyRKg5lNW6j-85xYtlfYLqh5-A0J3x_qTg
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year f rom all at Tucker Patch!
From the patch