Just a quick note to say that the Ultimo Community Garden’s Winter Warmer afternoon tea (which was scheduled for this Saturday, 7 July, 2012) has been cancelled.
This is partly because the Ultimo Community Garden was recently vandalised - so there isn’t much to celebrate, but also because the City of Sydney have strict rules on the provision of food at public events (essentially: you can’t serve food without a permit). So while some of the stalwart gardeners will still be there on Saturday afternoon, the mood will be less merry and the cake is BYO.
Here’s a photo of the recent vandalism, which we nicked without permission from Facebook, from one of the members of the Garden group. (*Thanks!) Not a nice prospect. Plants have been ripped out and possibly even poisoned. This probably isn’t the work of bored teenage vandals. There are about 4 or 5 residents who are opposed to the garden, who may or may not have something to do with this.