Harvesting goodness at Chester’s Patch

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Chester's Patch held a harvest festival afternoon tea at the Brookfield Shed in Margate on Saturday, May 15, to celebrate the fruitful end of a productive second growing season in the garden.

Klasina Abetz-Visser of Chester’s Patch said attendees enjoyed the festivities, including a food stall of chutneys, pickles and fresh vegetables, with a wander around the around garden afterwards.

“The stall was open Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon and Tuesday 10-2pm, and raised over $550,” said Klasina.

“The cake was superb, from the Bush Bakery.

“Many thanks to all who participated.

“We had a lovely time.”

Federal Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP officially opened a garden shed for which the organisation obtained via a grant.

Pictured above: Klasina Abetz-Visser and Federal Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP cut the afternoon tea cake at the Chester's Patch harvest festival at Brookfield Shed on Saturday, on May 15. (PS)

Pictured above: Meg and Imojen harvested pumpkins from the garden at Chester’s Patch. Gardeners at Chester’s Patch use organic gardening principles. (PS)