NewsletterOctober 2014
Warners Bay Community Garden
Sat 18th Oct 2014
9:00am start
 WBCG Bunya Park

It's been a long time coming, but it is with great pleasure we can announce that our first official works for the Warners Bay Community Garden will be taking place on Saturday 18th October at 9am in Bunya Park.


As per the DA consent conditions, the first step for Stage 1 of the project is the installation of a sediment fence. This will extend approximately 70 metres across the lower edge of the garden site so there's lots of digging to be done. The fence will remain in place whilst the swale is being constructed and planted out in the coming months.


The only requirements to participate in the construction are as follows:

  1. Review and sign the Member's Pledge (available online here or onsite on the day)
  2. Renew your membership (payment instructions here)
  3. Attend a short work & safety briefing on the day 9:15am
  4. Ensure you prepare appropriately such as having covered footwear, a hat, sunscreen and drinking water etc.

Walking or cycling to the garden is preferable but if vehicular travel is your only option, please obey the street parking signage and do not park on residents lawns / driveways. As a guide, this map indicates preferred parking locations.


There will be a complimentary sausage sizzle lunch so bring the family and join in the celebrations. A limited number of free seedlings will also be available on the day for members, so get in quick! Tomatoes, basil, pineapple mint, mint, rosemary, curry plants, lemon grass, lemon balm and sage

Christmas Lunch 

DATE: Sunday 7th December. Midday - 3pm.

VENUE: Warners Bay Hotel - 5 John Street Warners Bay.


A la Carte Menu only. Check website

(Bar menu not available). Meal and drinks at your cost.

All welcome.


RSVP 28/11/2014. Contact Trish 49471821

Spring Seedling Market Stall

Thank you WBCG seedling growers and stall volunteers. Your enthusiasm and support for our community garden is helping raise funding to build our garden. Thank you Warners Bay Village for your ongoing support.



Gabby's Family Day Care Centre Donations

Children from Gabby's Family Day Care Centre donate milk containers to Trish for WBCG seedling growing.  


Thanks to staff and children.

WBCG Greenhouse at Warners Bay

Seedling growing at our Warners Bay greenhouse for our October Market Stall

We send a huge thank you to Amir and Jenny Antebi for allowing us to operate our greenhouse on their property in Warners Bay. We have been growing seedlings here since August 2012. Our seedling growing and market stalls would not have been possible without this greenhouse.
Another big thank you to our members and all who help grow the seedlings, work on our market stalls, collect milk bottles, make our seedling baskets and all of the other jobs involved.


Thanks also to John who maintains our greenhouse and transports our seedlings and equipment to market stalls.


Our greenhouse is now closed as we prepare to move to our larger greenhouse at Mt Hutton. Seedlings produced at Mt Hutton will be used in our community garden and market stalls.


Planting Guide

Amaranth, Angelica, Artichokes, Asparagus, Asparagus Pea/Winged bean, Basil, Beans (Climbing - Pole & Runner), Beans (Dwarf - French & Bush), Beetroot, Borage, Burdock/Gobo, Cabbage, Cape Gooseberry, Capsicum, Carrot, Celeriac, Celery, Chilli pepper, Chives, Choko/Chayote, Corn, Cowpeas, Cucumber, Eggplant, French Tarragon, Ginger, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichokes, Lemon Balm, Lettuce, Luffa, Marrow, Mint, Mustard greens, NZ Spinach/Warrigal Greens, Okra, Oregano, Potato, Pumpkin, Radish, Rocket, Rockmelon, Rosella, Sage, Salsify, Silverbeet/Swiss Chard, Squash, Summer Savory/Bean Herb, Sunflower, Sweet Potato/Kumera, Taro, Tomatillo, Tomato, Turnip, Watermelon, Yacon/Sunroot, Yam/Oka, 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 

Coffee Morning in October
Monday 13th October
Time: 10:30am
Venue: Lee Rowan's Cafe
Address: 381 Hillsborough Road Warners Bay 

Working Bee
Saturday 18th October
Time: 9:00am
Venue: WBCG, Bunya Park
Address: Cherry Road, Eleebana

Working Bee
Date: Saturday 25
th October
Time: 8:00am
Venue: WBCG, Bunya Park
Address: Cherry Road, Eleebana

Members, Friends, New Volunteers welcome.  
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 

Coffee Morning
Mon 13th Sep, 10:30am
Lee Rowans Cafe
381 Hillsborough Rd
Warners Bay

Working Bee
Sat 18th Oct, 9:00am
Sediment fence construction
Bunya Park
Cherry Road

Working Bee
Sat 25th Oct, 8:00am
Swale construction
Bunya Park
Cherry Road