NewsletterOctober 2012
Warners Bay Community Garden

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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
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:
  • $50 Gift Voucher for Mac's Timber & Hardware donated by Carmen Eastlake
  • Dinner for Two at Eat @ Pippis donated by Shane Grant valued at $80
  • One Bag Hemp Garden Mulch and Eco Products donated by Stuart Carter valued at $40

  • Four Grant Burge wines + insulated bag valued at $85

  • Six Angove's Family Wines + six fine wine glasses valued at over $80 
  • One dozen mixed red & white wines by Wine Selectors valued at $180  

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. 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. 

Shady Characters  

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:

  1. Salad Greens, such as leaf lettuce, arugula, endive, and cress. 
  2. Broccoli 
  3. Cauliflower 
  4. Peas  
  5. Beets   
  6. Brussels Sprouts   
  7. Radishes   
  8. Swiss Chard  
  9. Leafy Greens, such as collards, mustard greens, spinach, and kale 
  10. Beans
For more information, visit


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.
AGM 2012
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.
If you'd like any more information on the activities of the Warners Bay Community Garden please call or email Trish.
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