NewsletterApril 2013
Warners Bay Community Garden
Greetings!

We hope you are enjoying our monthly newsletters. Please visit our website and Facebook page for up to date information about upcoming events.
SignageWorkingBeeSignage Working Bee in Bunya Park 
Thinking caps on folks & keep the date free...

Sunday 7th April will be a Working Bee in Bunya Park
to design our main garden signage! 

This is a fantastic opportunity to collectively
come together and do something really constructive for the future garden. Normally this sort of thing would be done down the track, but as it is a part of the DA Conditions of Consent, we need to provide council with details about the signage ahead of time. This event will replace the normal monthly meeting. In the event of bad weather, we will relocate to the Lions Club Hall, Sweet St Warners Bay. Check our Facebook page for updates. Members and Friends are welcome to attend.
Bring a chair or rugs. Bring the kids too!
 
StreetStallStreet Stall - 4th April 
WBCG  Street Stall on Thursday, 4th April. 9.00am to 3.00pm outside the Newsagency Warners Bay Village, John Street Warners Bay. Healthy organic seedlings are ready to plant straight into your autumn garden.  Peas, cauliflower, cabbage, broad beans, shallots, chives, sweet basil, Greek basil, Thai basil, Pak Choi, kale, rocket,  coriander, Australian garlic, egg plant, sweet potato and more are available. See you there.

CookingCompostThe Green & the Brown of Cooking Compost
Which items are "greens" and which are "browns" when it comes to composting? Here is a simple list of common materials:

"Browns" for the Compost Pile

  • Autumn leaves
  • Straw or hay
  • Sawdust
  • Cotton fabric
  • Twigs, chipped tree branches/bark  
  • Paper (newspaper, writing/printing paper, paper plates and napkins, coffee filters)
  • Dryer lint
  • Corrugated cardboard (without any waxy/slick paper coatings

"Greens" for the Compost Pile

  • Grass clippings
  • Coffee grounds/tea bags
  • Vegetable and fruit scraps
  • Trimmings from perennial and annual plants
  • Annual weeds that haven't set seed
  • Eggshells
  • Animal manures (cow, horse, sheep, chicken, rabbit, etc. No dog or cat manure.)
  • Seaweed
More information regarding green and brown compost ingredients, visit: http://organicgardening.about.com/od/compost/f/greensandbrowns.htm

NewspaperPotsNewspaper Pots 
WBCG seedlings are grown in newspaper pots ready for our market stalls. No need to take the seedling out of the pot - just pop it into the ground. This way there is no transplant stress for the seedling. Make your own paper pots or volunteer to make pots for our seedlings. Our video shows how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FFIoISaYVY

PlantingGuidePlanting Veg & Herbs This Month 

Recommendations: Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chives, Collards, Endive, Florence Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mitzuna, Mustard greens, Onion, Oregano, Pak Choy, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Shallots, Silverbeet / Swiss Chard, Snow Peas, Sugar Peas, Spinach, Swedes, Turnip. For more planting advice see :  

Note: Newcastle on the border of the temperate and subtropical regions and as such, local weather conditions may need to be factored when deciding what to plant. This planting advice provided here is as per gardenate.com subtropical region only. If you have a specific question regarding to planting, please feel free to post it to our Facebook page.  

 

EntertainmentBooksEntertainment Books  

WBCG is now taking orders for the new 2013-2014 Entertainment Books. We can add your name to our order list and payment can be made when we have the books in stock (early April). Books cost $60 of which $12 supports the Warners Bay Community Garden.

 

Payment Options

 

Payment online with Internet Banking - place a direct deposit into our Account. See Account details below. 
For Internet Banking please provide your name in the reference field of your bank transaction so we can identify your membership payment!

Payment by cheque - please make it payable to Warners Bay Community Garden and post it to the following address: 
Warners Bay Community Garden 
PO Box 561 
Warners Bay NSW 2282

Payment in person - at the Newcastle Permanent Building Society - deposit payment into our Account Number as shown in details below:

Bank: Newcastle Permanent Building Society 
Account Name: Warners Bay Community Garden 
BSB: 650 000  
Account Number: 987345807

 

Payment to Trish or John can be made at our market stalls / meetings / or arrange to visit Trish at 30 James Street Warners Bay - 49471821  

MarketsMarkets  
Please note that we will not be holding a stall at the Farmers Markets in April. Instead, seedlings can be purchased at the Street Stall in Warners Bay on Thursday the 4th April.
 
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.
In This Issue
Signage Working Bee
Street Stall
Green & Brown Composting
Newspaper Pots
Planting Guide
Entertainment Books
Coming Events
Street Stall
4th April 9-3pm
Warners Bay Village


Signage Working Bee
Sun 7th Apr, 2pm-5pm
Bunya Park, Eleebana
This working bee will combine
our regular monthly meeting