NewsletterAugust 2014
Warners Bay Community Garden

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Council News

The first reference group meeting took place last week with LMCC and WBCG delegates present. The formation of the reference group is one of the final consent conditions to be met prior to commencing work in Bunya Park and will serve as a means to resolve issues and involve the community in construction activities. Local residents will be invited to elect two representatives to attend future reference groups. Warners Bay Landcare were invited to attend but so far have declined.


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

Date - Saturday, 2nd August 2014
Time - From 10 am
Place - Mt Hutton.
RSVP Trish by 1st August.

Free sausage sizzle -- tea/coffee available.
BYO snacks/water/ drinks / food to share if you like and chairs.
Please wear protective clothing - covered shoes / wet weather footwear, hat, sunscreen etc. Tools and garden gloves provided.

Toilet facilities now available on site.

Street parking outside the property available. Vehicles with equipment / disabled drivers or passengers drive in and park onsite near 'Studio'.
WBCG carries Public Liability Insurance which covers all members / volunteers / visitors on any site in Australia.   


Newcastle Junior School Working Bee  
WBCG volunteers enjoyed a gardening working bee at Newcastle Junior School last week. We donated and planted seedlings for a sensory garden.

Thank you staff and children for inviting us to work in your gardens. Some of our volunteers have offered to provide ongoing support in maintaining the gardens.

Donna plants seedlings

WBCG Seedling Stall at Pegs   
A big thank you to Shane Grant and staff at Pegs Café Whitebridge for ongoing support of WBCG. Shane has often allowed us to set up a seedling stall outside Pegs.
We enjoyed catching up with Pegs and our Whitebridge friends.

Planting Guide

Amaranth, Artichokes, Asparagus, Asparagus Pea/Winged bean, Basil, Beans (Climbing - Pole & Runner), Beans (Dwarf - French & Bush), Beetroot, Burdock/Gobo, Cabbage, Cape Gooseberry, Capsicum, Carrot, Celeriac, Celery, Chilli pepper, Chinese Cabbage/Wombok, Chives, Collards, Coriander, Corn, Cowpeas, Cucumber, Daikon, Dill, Eggplant, Fennel, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Luffa, Marrow, Mint, Mustard greens, NZ Spinach/Warrigal Greens, Okra, Onions, Oregano, Parsnip, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Rocket, Rockmelon, Sage, Silverbeet/Swiss Chard, Spring Onions, Squash, Summer Savory/Bean Herb, Sunflower, Tomatillo, Tomato, Turnip, Watermelon, Winter Savory, Zucchini


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 August
Date: Monday 11th August, 10.30am - 11.30am.
Location: Food & Friendship, 66 Queen St Warners Bay (formerly The Fruit Bowl).
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
Sat 2nd Aug, from 10am
Mount Hutton
Contact Trish for details

Coffee Morning
Mon 11th Aug, 10:30am
Food & Friendship
66 Queen St Warners Bay
(formerly the Fruit Bowl)

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