NewsletterJune 2014
Warners Bay Community Garden
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SchoolCouncil News
Council has been deliberating about the amount of "no-parking" signs to be installed along Cherry Road. These were a requirement of council as part of the consent conditions of the DA. The amount of signage has been argued as excessive and subsequently sent back to the council traffic department for further work. Hopefully some agreement will be forthcoming soon and not delay the project any further. 

 

We are re-constructing a large greenhouse kindly donated by WBCG Chris O'Toole for our seedling growing. All members welcome. Please register with Trish to attend and for further details via the Contact Us form on the website.

  

Date: Sunday 8th June 
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Mount Hutton  

 

 

 

SeedlingsSeedlings Available Now 
Members Save 20%

Borage, carrot, cabbage, chives, comfrey, garlic (Australian), kale, leeks, onions (brown), oregano, pak choi (Asian Green), parsley, rocket, peas, snow peas, silverbeet, spinach, tatsoi (Asian green), aloe vera. Newspaper pots - $1 ea; seedling baskets $2 ea. Advanced seedlings $3ea.  

Contact Trish to purchase your winter veggie and herb seedlings.

Only available while stock lasts

Thank you Lakeside Blinds for donating Venetian off cuts to make seedling name tags

 

PreschoolHoneybee Pre-school Garden Update  

Almost 4 years ago, on 27th June 2010, WBCG volunteers built a new garden bed at Honeybee Pre-School (formerly Jacaranda Pre-school). The garden was stocked with vegetables and herbs and tended by the young pre-school children.
The garden is a busy spot at the pre-school as the children learn about growing and eating fresh food. WBCG continues to support the garden at Honeybee Pre-school by providing vegetable and herb seedlings.
 
Pre-school owner Melissa says

"Preparing, planting and harvesting produce is a fun and important part of our early childhood education curriculum, here at Honeybee Preschool.

 

When children are actively involved with the maintenance of the vegetable patch they develop an understanding of the environment, water conservation, ecology, erosion, lifecycles and the benefits of healthy eating.

 

Honeybee preschool would like to warmly thank Warners Bay Community Garden for their partnership with our early childhood education centre and the donation of the vegetable patch and their ongoing assistance providing seedlings and planting advice".

 

PublicSchoolEleebana Public School Visit   
Eleebana Public School Assistant Principal Mr Nathan May invited WBCG members to attend a meeting with year 6 students for a question and answer session. The students are writing an article on Warners Bay Community Garden to submit to The Herald competition for schools.
John and Trish enjoyed the Q & A meeting and answered many thoughtful questions.
Best wishes  year 6 students with your article for The Herald competition.  

Assistant Principal, Mr Nathan May with year 6 students
Jacob Kay, Isabel Marxsen and Lilly Grant

TrainingVolunteers Needed

Volunteers needed to make newspaper pots for our seedlings. Check out our DIY video here: http://www.warnersbaycommunitygarden.org/index.jsp?topic=27

Please contact Trish if you can help make paper pots. 49471821


TrainingSeedling Stall

Friday 13th June 2014. 9am - 5pm 

Warners Bay Village, 32 John Street Warners Bay


PlantingGuidePlanting Guide

Broad beans & Fava beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chicory, Chives, Collards, Endive, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard greens, Onion, Parsnip, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Shallots & Eschalots, Silverbeet & Swiss Chard, Snow Peas & Sugar Peas 

 

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.

 

MeetingsUpcoming Meetings 

Public Meeting
Date: Sunday 1st June, 2-4PM
Location: Lions Club Hall Sweet Street, Warners Bay 

The group will be conducting the AGM in the first week of August and any members wishing to join the committee are encouraged to come forward. 

Can't make it to a meeting? Meeting agenda's and minutes are available to financial members via email. If you would like to join the mailing list please contact us via the website.

Coffee Morning in June
Date: Tuesday 10th June, 10.30am - 11.30am.
Location: Danny's Cafe, 4A/311 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay

Members, friends, visitors welcome. For more information call Trish 49471821
Since our Monday coffee morning falls on the public holiday in June, we have decided to move it to Tuesday.

If you'd like any more information on the activities of the Warners Bay Community Garden please feel free to call or email us. Click here for contact details.  
 
Sincerely,
Warners Bay Community Garden Inc.
In This Issue 

Council Update
Greenhouse Working Bee
Seedlings Available
Preschool Update
Eleebana Public School

Coming Events 

Public Meeting
Sun 1st June, 2pm-4pm
Lions Club Hall Sweet Street Warners Bay
 
Greenhouse Working Bee
Sun 8th June, 9am-3pm
Mount Hutton
Contact Trish for details

Coffee Morning
Tue 10th Jun, 10:30-11:30am
Danny's Cafe
4A/311 Hillsborough Road
Warners Bay

Seedling Stall
Fri 13th June, 9am-5pm
Warners Bay Village
32 John Street Warners Bay