NewsletterJuly 2014
Warners Bay Community Garden

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Council News

Signage has been erected along Cherry Rd and Bunya Park which is another DA consent condition complete. Also, the construction planning team has been established to coordinate the construction of phase 1 and a project plan has been created. Over the coming weeks, council will be establishing a reference group to invite community members, councillors and relevant council staff to participate in the process of commencing the construction of the garden. Watch this space...


Public Meeting and AGM - 3rd August, 2pm

Our monthly meeting for August will be preceded by our Annual General Meeting at 2pm, Lions Club Hall Sweet Street Warners Bay. Any members wishing to take on an office bearing role or join the committee are encouraged to come forward.



  • Welcome
  • Apologies
  • Convenor's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Appointment of Office Bearers & Committee Members
  • Other Matters


Office Bearers & Ordinary Committee Members

The office-bearing positions of Convenor, Deputy-Convenor, Secretary, and Treasurer will be open for nomination and election, as well as Ordinary Committee Members. Candidates must be financial members of WBCG and over 18 years of age. Please contact the secretary if you would like to nominate someone for the committee or an office-bearing position. Members will be notified of nominations received leading up to the AGM. Nominations will be received up to and on the day of the AGM. A document outlining the roles and responsibilities of each position is available on request.

As per our constitution, financial members over 14 years of age in attendance are eligible to vote. Proxy and postal votes are not permitted.

Other Matters
Please forward any additional matters to be addressed at the AGM prior to the scheduled meeting date.


Greenhouse Working Bee / Sausage Sizzle

We are planning another greenhouse working bee on Sunday 6th July.  

After 2 previous working bees our new greenhouse is taking shape. Two bows were put into place last weekend and the plan for 6th July is to complete construction of the remaining bows. Further work includes constructing the shelves.

Come along and help us construct more of the greenhouse and then enjoy a sausage sizzle at the end of the working bee.


Please RSPV Trish by Friday 4th July for catering and full details via the Contact Us form on the website.


Date: Sunday 6th July
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Mount Hutton
RSVP: 4th July 


Womens & Childrens Refuge Garden Update 
Guest article by Suellyn from the Refuge

Warmers Bay Community Garden group conducted a working bee at our women and children's refuge in 2012. Five beautiful garden beds were established.
The gardens are a source of discovery for the children as they watch the plants grow and then pick the fresh produce. Opportunistic learning about sustainability and healthy eating happens as the weeding is done and most importantly the watering of the plants and often everyone around is completed.
We have families from various cultures stay with us and we have been blessed with the planting of a range of herbs and vegetables that assist them with their cooking. The aromas of Thai and South African cooking entice all into the kitchen where everyone learns from each other about a range of ways to use our fresh goodies.
A big thank you to all involved in setting up our gardens and for the ongoing seedlings provided to us. - Suellyn 

Shaneen prepares to plant WBCG donated seedlings

Supporting Business  
Thank you Hunter Valley Blinds for donating old venetian blinds for us to use as seedling name tags.

Working Bee Newcastle Junior School
Date: Wednesday 23rd July
Time: 9.15am - 10.30am

Address: 64 Hillsborough Road Warners Bay

Come along and help us plant small shrubs and seedlings in the sensory gardens for the children to enjoy. All welcome.  Please call Trish to register for this working bee. 49471821

"A Communal Garden Grows Community"
Article submitted by Eleebana Public School students in The Herald School Newspaper Competition. Click here to view the article

Living Smart Festival - Volunteers Needed
WBCG has been invited to hold a market stall at the Living Smart Festival 2014 at Speers Point Park, Saturday 27th September 8am - 2pm

We have held four market stalls in this festival since its inception in 2010. We are keen to participate again this year but we need volunteers to work on our stall.

To register as a volunteer, please contact Trish  49471821.

Planting Guide

Beetroot, Cabbage, Cape Gooseberry, Carrot, Celeriac, Celery, Chives, Collards, Coriander, Dill, Endive, Fennel, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard greens, Parsnip, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Shallots/Eschalots, Silverbeet/Swiss Chard, Snow Peas/Sugar Peas, Spring Onions, Thyme


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 subtropical region only. If you have a specific question regarding to planting, please feel free to post it to our Facebook page.


Upcoming Meetings 

AGM & Public Meeting
Date: Sunday 3rd August, 2-4PM
Location: Lions Club Hall Sweet Street, Warners Bay 

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 July
Date: Monday 14th July, 10.30am - 11.30am.
Location: Lee Rowans Nursery Cafe, 381 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay
Members, friends, visitors welcome. For more information call Trish 49471821
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.  
Warners Bay Community Garden Inc.
Coming Events 

Greenhouse Working Bee
Sun 6th July, 9am-3pm
Mount Hutton
Contact Trish for details

Coffee Morning
Mon 14th Jul, 10:30-11:30am
Lee Rowans Garden World
381 Hillsborough Road
Warners Bay

Junior School Working Bee
Wed 23rd July

Newcastle Junior School
64 Hillsborough Rd
Warners Bay

AGM & Public Meeting
Sun 3rd Aug, 2pm-4pm
Lions Club Hall Sweet Street Warners Bay