NewsletterMay 2012
Warners Bay Community Garden
Greetings!

We hope you're enjoying our regular newsletters and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Community Garden at Twilight Markets

 

WBCG was invited to setup an information stall to coincide with the airing of two films at the WB Performing Arts Centre. "Hungry for Change" and "Food Matters" are documentaries about diet, weight loss, and the food industry.  

Saturday 19th May 5:30pm, Food Matters screening 7:00pm 

Tickets: Film $10 per person - includes a light supper

They can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com or from the door. LMCC recommended booking in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Latest Information
Flyer

 

A lot has happened since 2010 so we've updated our information flyer.

Click here if you would like to download a PDF copy.

Alternatively, please contact Trish if you would like a printed copy, or drop into our monthly meeting.

DA Progress  

 

As the DA progresses, there have been some fantastic letters of support for the garden.

 

Most of the council departments have completed their analysis of the DA and so we are anticipating that the recommendation will be put forward to the council in the coming weeks.

 

We will continue to keep you posted on the progress of the DA. 

WBHS WB High School JobQuest Programme  

 

Since February 2012, Warners Bay Community Garden has been involved with a Warners Bay High School and JobQuest Programme to encourage students as they learned to build and tend a garden. The program ran each Tuesday afternoon for several weeks and involved students from years 9, 10 and 11. The program has been an outstanding success and was a fantastic opportunity for the students, the school and the community garden group to share knowledge about various aspects of gardening such as species selection, plot construction and planting methods. 


Our image gallery has been updated with lots of photos. To take a look just click here.

 

On the 1st May, the students completed the garden by planting seedlings in the new garden bed and mulch was applied. The plan is for the home science students to now grow veggies they can cook in class.
 
Jobquest has since invited WBCG volunteers to mentor boys on another JobQuest community garden in Mayfield so if you would like 
further information, please contact Trish - 49471821

Membership Update 

Support for the garden continues to grow with more people subscribing via our website every month.   

 

Here are some comments that people have provided:  

 

I am currently living on Cherry Road &  I think this is a great idea. Patrick.    

 

I urge the Council to approve the establishment of a community garden at Bunya Park. The positive benefits to the local community far out weigh any problems perceived by a handful of individuals. I suspect that the Warners Bay group may have the largest number of members for a community gardens project in Australia, their enterprise deserves full support from the Council, business and the community. Ron.    

 

Awesome idea, I can't wait! Andrew  

 

As a local Landcare co-ordinator, I think that the Warner's Bay Community Gardens should go ahead as it is a win-win situation for the community. The adjoining Landcare site will benefit from the added interest of having like-minded people on the plot next door. Kids will grow up with a respect for the land and what it can produce and adults will have food for their own table and will feel a sense of achievement. Go Warners Bay Community Gardens, you rock!! Mark.    

 

I'd just like to express my sincere support for the community garden. I have always believed they are a fantastic idea for so many social, environmental and health reasons. I think they're particularly important as social gathering places and as a community building facility. Congratulations to everyone in the group for all your hard work- I can't wait to see this get off the ground! Jillian.

 

Planting Vegetables & Herbs in May

Get your Winter veg going now! 

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

 

For more planting advice see  

BusybeeEntertainment Books
New 2012-2013 Entertainment Books are now available. An ideal Mothers Day Gift at only $60. For every book sold, $12 goes towards the community garden.
For more information contact Trish

 

Next Public Meeting
The next scheduled meeting is this Sunday 6th May at 2pm at the Lions Club hall Warners Bay. All welcome.

Lions Club Market Stall
The WBCG will not hold a market stall during May as it coincides with Mothers Day on Sunday 13th May.

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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