|Living Smart Festival Success
| Council's sustainability department put on another great event this year. Our stall was the best ever! Our customers offered friendly support and encouraged us to keep going until we get a YES from LMCC. Thank you to all who contributed towards making our stall a huge success. 24 WBCG members were involved with growing seedlings and grassheads, making newspaper pots, collecting milk bottles, making milk bottle baskets, organising greenhouse seedlings, volunteering on our stall and transporting seedlings. Thank you LMCC for transporting and assisting with our teepee at the park.
| Development Application Update
The response to LMCC for further information regarding the DA has been submitted to council. At this stage we do not know how long it will take to process but we will keep you informed of any changes.
If you would like further information about the DA, please feel free to attend our next public meeting. Everyone is welcome.
|Womens' Refuge Update |
The gardens are looking fantastic with the plants steadily growing. The coordinators are delighted that the mums and children at the centre have taken up gardening and spend lots of time outdoors now looking after the gardens. The children delight in picking and eating the strawberries. John Jarvie installed a plaque recently commemorating the WBCG working bee. Visit our photo gallery for more pictures.
|Christmas Raffle |
Winning tickets will be drawn at WBCG Christmas Party, Sunday 2nd December 2012 at 2.00pm, Eat @ Pippis, Cnr. Esplanade & Main Road, Speers Point NSW 2282
Tickets will be available soon for our 2012 Christmas raffle. We have some fantastic prizes this year. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the construction of the Community Garden. Total prizes valued at $715
First prize is an Acrylic Semi Abstract Painting (49cm x 59cm), painted and donated by Patricia Smith from Eleebana. Valued at $200. Other prizes include:
. Winners' names posted on WBCG website & Facebook.
|Donation Thank You
The WBCG would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals and organisations:
- Northrop Consulting Engineers - who generously donated their time, expertise and resources on the erosion/sediment control plan.
- Octopus Garden Design - Gerrad produced revised plans for the DA at short notice and with a generous discount to our group.
- Industrial Engravers - Donated an engraved plaque for the garden beds constructed at the women's refuge recently.
- Ecofibre - for donating 20 bags of Hemp Mulch for the Living Smart Stall.
Thanks are also given to all those businesses and individuals who donated prizes for our Christmas Raffle.
If you have a poor aspect in your garden, or areas that don't really get a full days' worth of sun, there are plenty of vegetables that will grow well without full sun.
The following crops will produce with three to six hours of sun, or fairly constant dappled shade, per day:
For more information, visit http://organicgardening.about.com/od/vegetablesherbs/a/shadeveggies.htm
- Salad Greens, such as leaf lettuce, arugula, endive, and cress.
- Brussels Sprouts
- Swiss Chard
- Leafy Greens, such as collards, mustard greens, spinach, and kale
Planting Veg & Herbs This Month
Get your early spring veg ready by starting undercover now. Recommendations: Asparagus, Basil, Beetroot, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Chilli, Chives, Climbing beans, Coriander, Corn, Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Leeks, Lettuce, Mint, NZ Spinach, Okra, Onions, Oregano, Parsnip, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Rhubarb, Rocket, Rockmelon, Rosemary, Sage, Shallots, Silverbeet, Spring Onions, Sunflower, Sweet Potato, Thyme, Tomato, Turnip, Watermelon, Zucchini.
For more planting advice see :
|Next Public Meeting
The next scheduled meeting is Sunday 7th October at 2pm at the Lions Club hall Warners Bay. All welcome.
The Annual General Meeting for 2012 will be conducted before the general meeting on Sunday 4th November at 2pm at the Lions Club hall Warners Bay.
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
Warners Bay Community Garden Inc.
Sun 7th Oct, 2pm-4pm
Lions Club Hall
Sweet St Warners Bay
Lions Club Markets
Sun 14th Oct, 7am-1pm
John St Warners Bay
Sun 4th Nov, 2pm-3pm
Sweet St Warners Bay
WBCG Christmas Party
Sun, 2nd Dec, 12.30pm. Eat @ Pippis, Cnr The Espalnade & Main Road, Speers Point.