The Producers

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The Producers produce produce… ugh.. sorry that might have been confusing.

The Producers produce produce (if it still doesn't make sense, come and see us).

ANYWAY... The Producers plant, maintain and harvest veggies (or "produce" ...get it, now?) around campus.

The Producers also run workshops, covering things like: making a terrarium, uni-made basil pesto (ingredients from garden), chutney recipe, how to compost your own food scraps, making a worm farm... and MUCH more!

For details on workshops check out Facebook and Blitz and look for garden pop-ups around campus!


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Week 13 Colombo Rooftop

We have finally finished constructing and planting our Rooftop Garden Bed 2.0 at Colombo. These plants growing here will do extremely well from all the sunlight it gets.

Week 11 Update

Capsicums are doing extremely well at The Greenhouse planter boxes. Looking forward to harvesting them soon when they turn red. 

Week 10 Stress Less Week

The Producers was involved with SLW by distributing multiple dips, made from ingredients from the garden and our Basil Pesto was the biggest hit. Here's the recipe to it: 

Ingredients

-         2 cups of fresh Italian Basil        

-         2 cloves of garlic

-         1 tablespoon of lemon juice

-         ⅓ cup of cashew/pine nuts

-         ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

-         ¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese

-         Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. In a food processor, combine basil, cashew/pine nuts, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.

2. Start grinding ingredients and slowly add in the olive oil.

3. After all is combined, stir in the cheese.

Week 8 Soil Delivery

We had a crazy soil delivery of 6 meters cubic to raise our Gate 7 Garden beds and build an additional garden bed in Colombo Rooftop. 

Week 7

Our Rosella Hibiscus plants are finally flowering! Like many plants grown in the gardens, its amazing how these plants started as small seeds and have been able to grow this big to flower and fruit. 

Week 6 Workshops

To commemorate Arc's 10th Birthday, The Producers have collaborated with How To Make to run Terrarium, Chutney and Pesto Workshops to showcase our produce and also team spirit. How good did the Succulents look!! 

Week 5 Harvest

During our Working Bees Sessions this week we were able to harvest bags of Basil, extremely spicy chili, Jalapeño, capsicum and lemon balm. We will be using most of these ingredients for our Chutney and Pesto Workshops next week. Yummm!! 

Week 3 & 4 Inductions

Our Induction sessions have started and it was great meeting all our new volunteers who share an interest for the garden. We had a tour of our on campus gardens and the greenhouse planter boxes (pictured) is doing exceptionally well. First time I saw that there wasn't even a single green worm on our kale!! 

Week 2 Summer Harvest

Over the summer holiday, our Gate 7 Garden has produced quiet a variety of vegetables, from cucumbers, to root vegetables such as carrots, beet root and parsnip to leeks and shallots. 

Week 1 Update

All our basil plants on campus are doing extremely well. It must have been because of that combination of intense sun and rain during these past few weeks. Who said "rain, rain, go away?" when I can make homemade pesto now? 

O-Week with The Producers

O-Week has been a success for The Producers as we were able to successfully re-vamp and green-ify our movable vertical planter box. For those who have not seen it on the main walkway, MAKE it your mission in week 1 to visit it whenever you're in the quad. We also gave away over a hundred of eggshell seedlings which included seedlings of Pumpkin, Basil, Broccoli, Beetroot and Chili. For those who received these seedlings, we hope they are doing well!! 

Volunteer!

If you’re interested in sustainable practices and growing your own fresh produce (or paranoid about where your veggies come from), look no further! As a Producer, you’ll have a chance to care for our on-campus gardens, build raised planted boxes and maybe even make mud pies on campus. In addition to the gardening, volunteers also run workshops for students on a monthly basis.

 We are always looking for more Producers! Shoot us an email or apply NOW!

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Meet your 2017 Producers Student Coordinator!

What happens when you add a rotten fruit, mud, minus green worms and integrate it with photosynthesis? Well a tomato plant of course! 

Welcome to The Producers, a gateway from University stress and a place where things grow and thrive. My name is Joanna and I'm keen bean in the garden whilst also a student studying Commerce and Science. I enjoy the simple pleasures of working in a garden environment, including when plants reincarnate after fighting severe dehydration and when insect infestations demolish all the leaves and photosynthesis processes of a plant. Even though I occasionally freak out about a bug or two, I'm hooked with getting my hands in the soil and harvesting the amazing produce! So come along to this plentiful journey. 

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