NewsletterApril 2012
Warners Bay Community Garden
Greetings!

We hope you're enjoying our regular newsletters and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Show Your Support Now!
The progress of the Community Garden is at a critical juncture. Our members can assist by submitting email or letters of support to council. Please address your support to council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.
Please include the DA reference 268/2012 and your contact details. Contact Trish if you're unsure what to include in your letter.
LMCC will only accept letters regarding the DA
until 4:00pm on Tue 10th April
so get in quick to have your say!

DA Progress  

 

The DA is progressing steadily. There has been a minor extension for the submission period at the request of the Warners Bay Landcare group. This means that letters of support will continue to be received by LMCC up until 4:00pm on Tuesday 10th April.

 

Many people have already submitted letters of support and the group is very grateful for their contribution. There have also been a few letters of disapproval about the project but this was completely expected. The good thing about the formal DA process is that everything is out in the open so everyone has an opportunity to have their say.

 

It is apparent that there are still genuine concerns about the garden, most of which have been addressed in the DA. Surprisingly there are some people in the community that don't understand what they're objecting to. For the record, the WBCG is not a plot-based system where individuals have personal allotments. For more information, please refer to the FAQ's section of the website or the DA on the LMCC website.

 

We will continue to keep you posted on the progress of the DA but in the meantime, if you want to help things along then please consider writing an email or letter to the council indicating your support.

WBHS WB High School JobQuest Programme  

 

Volunteers are making fantastic progress with the students at the Warners Bay High School / JobQuest Programme.

 

WBCG volunteers have now completed 6 weeks at the school. During the last 3 weeks the students built the garden bed and filled with newspaper, organic garden soil and cow manure.
 
During May, WBCG volunteers will attend a few more sessions at WBHS mentoring the students building additional small garden beds.
 
Thank you to our 7 volunteers for their help and attendance at every gardening session. Students and volunteers are on a break now which extends over Easter and the school holidays but the next session will be on 1st May when the garden will be mulched and seedlings planted.    
 

 

The programme runs each Tuesday afternoon for another 10 weeks and involves students from years 9, 10 and 11. WBCG members are welcome to assist and encourage the students as they learn to build and tend a garden.

 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Trish - 49471821

Planting Vegetables and Herbs in April

Get your Autumn and Winter veg going now! 

Recommendations: Beetroot, Beans, Broadbeans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Shallots, Silverbeet / chard, Snowpeas, Stawberries, Swede, Turnip. 

 

For more planting advice see  

Entertainment Books
New 2012-2013 Entertainment Book will be available from 1st April, 2012.

Free bonus vouchers with first five books sold!  

Books available to buy at our 1st April meeting. For more information contact Trish

 

Next Public Meeting
The next scheduled meeting is this Sunday 1st April at 2pm at the Lions Club hall Warners Bay. All welcome.

Membership

There have been a few inquiries about renewal of membership fees. Until we get the garden running at Bunya Park, renewal of membership fees will not be required. New members can apply on our website here.

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.  
 
Sincerely,
Warners Bay Community Garden Inc.
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