NewsletterNovember 2013
Warners Bay Community Garden

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SchoolEleebana Primary School Visit to WBCG
A recent excursion by 300 students from Eleebana Primary School was a fantastic opportunity for local children to learn more about the plans for the community garden in Bunya Park. An overview of the garden plan was provided which prompted many curious questions, though the thought of being able to partake in wood-fired pizza generated the most enthusiasm.
The children were then provided "virtual veggies" to plant in the ground. Pictures of a variety of vegetables, fruit and herbs were available for the children to plant and they were challenged to work out which garden bed their respective plants belong. The chili pepper proved to be the most challenging... (technically, its a fruit).
Many of the children spoke to the garden volunteers about their own veggie gardens at home. It was very encouraging to hear how their own veggie plots produced a variety of food for their families. It is hoped that we can accommodate more schools visits like this in the future and perhaps plant some real seedlings in garden beds. The committee would like to thank all the volunteers and teachers that helped with the excursion and hope to see you again very soon.

FestivalSuccess at Living Smart Festival 2013 

Our fourth Living Smart Festival proved to be our best stall ever. Check out the gallery for pictures from the day. Thanks to WBCG seedling growers, paper pot and basket makers, greenhouse volunteers, and those who helped pack and transport our seedlings and special thanks to stall volunteers - Luke, Linda, Kathleen, Paul, Steve, John, Trish, Helen, Dorothy, Patricia and Adelle. Also thanking our members / friends / customers who have supported WBCG seedling stalls since 2009. All income from seedling sales will go to help build our garden.

WaterJoin Our Water Watch Team
We have set up a small team to monitor the water quality directly downstream of the future community garden in Bunya Park. Regular baseline readings are now underway but its not too late to become involved. Members have the opportunity to be trained in how to measure water quality through the Catchment Management Authority's Waterwise program. Test kits and training are provided free to us and testing is on a monthly roster basis. If would like to be involved, please contact us for more information.  

TrainingHealth and Safety Training  

Training is being conducted by the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance, which is an initiative of Lake Macquarie City Council. This invitation has been extended to community gardeners from around the City, as the content is relevant to their activities.

WBCG would ask that all available members please attend to ensure 
we have sufficient accreditation when we commence construction

The training covers the following:

  • Understanding volunteer responsibilities in relation to protecting the health and safety of volunteers and participants
  • Know how to manage the risks associated with your volunteer activities
  • Understand how to complete and implement a risk assessment.
Date: Wednesday 6 November, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Place: Cardiff RSL, 45 Macquarie Rd, Cardiff

(Access is via Lachlan Rd, around the back of the club)

Click here to download the flyer.  


Please RSVP to Rachelle McConville by Monday 4 November. Places are limited so please don't delay. Ph: 4921 0117 or Email: 

Show2014 Newcastle Show 

Warners Bay Community Garden has been invited to hold a display / seedling stall at the Newcastle Show on Feb 28th, March 1st and 2nd 2014 at the Newcastle showground, Broadmeadow. We have penciled in our name for Saturday 1st March in the undercover pavilion from 9:00am to 6:00pm.


We need stall volunteers and people to help transport seedlings and equipment to the stall and home again. You are welcome to help on our stall for an hour or 2 or longer if you like. Please contact Trish before Friday 1st Nov if you are definitely available to help on this stall. Please indicate the time you are able to volunteer - 9am-11am; 11am-1pm; 1pm-3pm; 3pm-5pm.


Pick up and transport seedlings and equipment from Warners Bay - 6.45am 

Pack up and transport seedlings and equipment from Broadmeadow - 6.00pm


We can only go ahead with this stall if we have enough volunteers so please contact Trish if you're able to volunteer.


MizunaMonthly Meeting
Date: Sunday 3rd November, 2-4PM
Location: Lions Club Hall Sweet Street, Warners Bay

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.  
Warners Bay Community Garden Inc.
In This Issue 

School Excursion
Festival Success
Water Watch
Health & Safety Training
Newcastle Show 2014
Monthly Meeting
Coming Events 

Monthly Meeting
Sun 3rd November, 2pm-4pm
Lions Club Hall,
Sweet Street Warners Bay

Health & Safety Training
Wed 6th Nov, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cardiff RSL Club 

45 Macquarie Rd, Cardiff