What's on in March?  
Clean Up Australia Day This Sunday 6th March!

Warners Bay Landcare and Warners Bay Community Garden members are coming together on Clean Up Australia day this year.

All members and their friends/families of the two groups are encouraged to come along and help get our local bush and creek areas rubbish free.

There is a lot of work to be done, with lots of rubbish along South and North Creeks and in the surrounding bush areas.

Kids are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Please bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, water, sturdy footwear and your enthusiasm!

Meet at either of two registration desks:

South Creek (Bunya Park):
9am-12noon, meet at the cycle track at Macquarie Drive (click here for map).

North Creek:
9am-12noon, meet at the footbridge at the end of John St, near the bowling club and the soccer ground (click here for map).
 
Hope to see you there,

Dani Lloyd Prichard and Ben Henley (WBCG)
Robert and Ann Loughran (Warners Bay Landcare)
Monthly Meeting - Sunday 6th March!

We look forward to catching up with you at the monthly meeting of Warners Bay Community Garden. Hope you can come along for a cuppa, a chat and a catch up with friends.  

Gold coin donation for hall hire welcome. 

 

2pm - Sunday 6th March

Warners Bay Lion's Club Hall

Cnr Sweet St and King St

Market Stall - Sunday 13th March!

A fun and social morning! Volunteers are needed to assist in shifts with manning the stall, and to set up and pack up the stall. Shifts are: 7.00am to 9.00am, 9.00am to 11.00am, 11.00am to 1.00pm.

If you can help out, please contact Julie, phone 49466079 or click here to email.

 

March Market Stall 

8am-1pm

Sunday 13th Feb 

John St car park, Warners Bay 

Working Bee - Sunday 27th March!

WBCG will be constructing a new veggie garden for the children at W/B Early Learning Centre on Sunday 27th March.

Join us to learn how to put together the pre-fab corrugated metal garden bed. We'll put the garden bed together, fill it with soil, and mulch it ready for the children to plant seedlings.

Time and volunteers permitting, we'll also give the parents and children a hand to weed and spruce up the existing gardens.

All tools and materials provided. Please remember your sunscreen, protective footwear, a bottle of water and a hat! We'll have some gloves available for those who need them, but feel free to byo.

 

9am volunteers arrive, finish at 11am (estimate only) 

Sunday 27th March  

Cnr King St & Charles St, Warners Bay

Parking: Please park outside the centre on the street or in the Coles car park.
Parking area inside centre unavailable due to working bee on front garden. 

Garden Progress
The WBCG committee is currently working with Chris Gilmore from GHD and Gerrad Everson from Octopus Garden Design in putting together the Development Application (DA) for the community garden in Bunya Park on behalf of the group (and all the future users of the garden).

The next step will be to meet with council officers and discuss all aspects of the submission.
This is mainly to see if council staff need any more information from us. After that meeting, the application will be formally submitted.

Council will then undertake a thorough analysis under its usual internal development assessment processes. This includes public exhibition and consultation.

We will then just need to wait for council's final decision on the proposed garden.

We'll keep you posted.
Membership!  

A new family membership rate is now available, for just $30 for two adults (children free).  

 

Current annual membership rates are:

 

$20 - adult

$10 - concession, health-care card holders

$10 - students (Uni/Tafe),

$30 - family (2 adults)

FREE - children up to 18yrs 

 

All membership renewals are due on 1st July 2011.

 

Membership fees contribute towards such things as insurance, garden materials, market stalls and advertising. Financial Members have access to additional topics in the online forum.

 

NOTE: All membership fees are renewed at the start of each financial year (1st July). Fees for new members registering between 1st Jan and 30th June are reduced by 50%.

Milk Bottles!  

Are you collecting milk bottles for our Market Stalls? Just remember to cut the tops off and rinse them out! The bottom half is what you need to save. These are used for carrying seedlings home from the stall, by the many lovely people who purchase our seedlings at the Markets!

Milk bottles are being kindly stored by Adam, so please drop yours off to him at: 1/25 East Street, Warners Bay. You can call Adam on 0412 309 303, or please click here to email.
Volunteers Needed!  

NEWSLETTER EDITOR(s) 

Fancy putting the monthly newsletter together? More volunteers are needed! It's easy and can be done online over a number of weeks, in a team if you like! 

 

SEEDLING GROWERS

We currently have 3 monthly seedling growers. Sometimes 2 or 3 others contribute. More are very welcome and needed.
 

SEEDLING POT MAKERS

We have 2 potmakers who prepare newspaper pots for our seedling growers. More are very welcome and needed.
 

STALL VOLUNTEERS

We need more stall volunteers so that the same people don't need to be at the stall each month. It is  fun and social day, and just an hour or two is all that is needed (between 7am and 1pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month).

If you can assist with any of these roles, please contact Trish via email (click here).
Warners Bay Community Garden Inc.
ABN: 49 117 244 067