Monthly NewsletterDecember 2010
Warners Bay Community Garden

We hope you enjoy the newsletter and look forward to seeing you soon!
What's on in December?
5th December
Final Meeting for 2010!  It is our group's birthday meeting - WBCG is 2 yrs old! (first meeting was on 14 December, 2008). All welcome, we hope you can join us for a chat and afternoon tea. 2pm - 4pm, Warners Bay Lions Club Hall, Sweet St, Warners Bay.

10th December
Stall at Centro Plaza, Warners Bay - selling raffle tickets and promoting WBCG. Stop by for a chat and pick up some tickets! $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawn 19th December!

12th December
Market stall at the Warners Bay Lions Club Markets, John Street Warners Bay, 8am-1pm. Organic seedlings for sale, from $1 each! Perfect for summer planting! Stall volunteers welcome!

13th December
Costa (from SBS's Costa's Garden Odyssey) is coming to Newcastle launch the Newcastle Community Garden Place Stories Website! The plan is to fire up the Fig Tree Community Garden pizza oven from 6pm, and to then show the story of the local gardens and a few of the website themes from around 8pm (when it should be dark enough for an outdoor cinema style screening!). The evening will be finished by 9pm. Bring something for the pizza oven and/or food. Drinks will be available at the Croatian Sports Club next door (and if it rains we'll show the stories in there). You'll also need something to sit on for our outdoor cinema (e.g. chair, blanket). All welcome!

19th December
WBCG Christmas Party! Join us for lunch at Pippis at Speers Point, 12.30pm (buy your own meal & drinks). We will celebrate the festive season, chat about a great year, and draw the winners of the Christmas Raffle. Hope you can make it! Please RSVP so we can book enough seats!
Christmas Party 19th December!
This year the WBCG Christmas Party will be held at EAT @ Pippi's, Speers Point, we hope you can join us for festivities! Check out their menu: EAT @ Pippi's.

When:  Sunday 19th December
Time:   12 midday for 12:30pm
Where: corner of The Esplanade & Main Road, Speers Point
Cost:  Lunch and drinks at your cost!
RSVP:   Friday 10th December 2010

The WBCG Raffle will be drawn at the Christmas Party!

Please RSVP so we can make sure we book enough seats at the restaurant! All welcome - we hope to see you there!

Will you be attending the Christmas Party?
Please let us know either way!
YES, I can attend
MAYBE, I may be able to attend
NO, I am unable to attend
What's on in January / February?
There are no planned meetings, working bees or market stalls in January. Take a break, settle into the New Year and enjoy time out in the shade :-)

6th February
First meeting for 2011. Hope you can make it along! 2pm - 4pm, Warners Bay Lions Club Hall, Sweet St, Warners Bay. All welcome.

13th February
Market stall at the Warners Bay Lions Club Markets, John Street Warners Bay, 8am-1pm. Stall volunteers welcome!
DA Update
Hi everyone! It's Ben here. We have a small team of about 5 people working on our DA for the community garden in Bunya Park.

The community planning department at Council has been a big help to us too.

But... there is a lot of work!

We'd love you to be involved in the DA process - remember it's YOUR community garden!

- Do you have a suggestion of something else you'd like to see in the garden?
- What do you think about the current concept layout of the garden?
- Can you help with preparation of anything for the DA?

All elements of the future community garden should be shown in the DA.

The more help we have, the sooner we can submit the DA and get gardening.

If you'd like to get involved or have a suggestion please email Ben (click here).
Seedlings for Sale
As well as the monthly market stall, the beautiful herb and vegie seedlings grown by our seedling group are now also available for sale at EAT@Pippis on a regular basis. Thanks to the team at EAT@Pippis for your support of WBCG and to the seedling growers for your wonderful work at home. Seedlings from $1 - pop in to EAT@Pippis to pick out yours between market stalls!
WBCG Raffle!
Tickets will soon be on sale for an end of year raffle, with all proceeds going to the Warners Bay Community Garden!

Tickets can be purchased at the WBCG December Meeting and Market stall (see details in this newsletter!) or by contacting Trish on 49471821. If your family, friends or work colleagues would like to buy some tickets from you, you can also pick up a booklet of tickets from Trish. Tickets are also on sale at EAT@Pippis, Speers Point.

The raffle will be drawn at the WBCG Christmas Party on 19th December, and winners names will be posted on the WBCG website.

First Prize:           1 Queen Size Quilt (handmade)             valued at $800

Other Prizes:        Gift Pack of Herbalife Products           valued at $69
                               Gift Voucher from Eat at PIPPIS          valued at $50
A wonderful team of energetic gardeners gathered at the Power family's house on 13/11/10 and went to work blitzing their gardens.

An amazing transformation of the back yard garden was achieved by the hard working volunteers - weeds, trees and bushes were removed and mulched, and the garden beds prepared for fruit tree planting.

The lovely sloping vegie patch in the front garden looked even better after a morning of weeding and watering!

The blitz team enjoyed a delicious fresh lunch cooked in the backyard pizza oven thanks to the Power family, and relaxing over a nice cold drink chatting with friends topped of a great day.

The Power family would like to extend a huge thank you to all involved with planning and to all who took part in the day! Your generous efforts are truly appreciated.

Vegieblitzes will start again in 2011 when the summer heat fades a little :-)

If  you would like a Vegieblitz at your place, please contact Maree (ph 49430305) or click here to email.

If you'd like any more information on the activities of the Warners Bay Community Garden please call or email Trish.
Click here for contact details.  

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