ALL ABOUT BEES Our local beekeeper Jan visited the garden at our March monthly meeting to talk about bees and their benefits. He also talked about the threats to bees for various reasons. He opened the hive but unfortunately there was no honey due to the very dry weather. Our shared lunch was delicious. Thanks to those who attended.
VISITORS TO THE GARDEN This month we have had several groups visiting the garden. A group of twelve from a local Church of England came for a tour of the garden and afternoon tea. We also had a visit from three members of the Joy Of The Earth Community Garden in Frankston who wanted to see the Department of Justice program in action.
BUNNINGS Rosebud Bunnings have two new Activities Officers this year. We had a visit from Jane who toured the garden and donated some flower seedlings.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE Many thanks to those members and friends who have volunteered to help with the next Bunnings fundraiser on Saturday 27th April. We still need two more helpers so it’s not too late to give Tom Freeman (0417042554) or myself (0402062739) a call or an email. The roster will be sent with this newsletter. Don’t forget your onions.
COONARA HEATER We have recently acquired a Coonara heater which needs to be installed by a qualified plumber. If any members know of a plumber who could help us out please let a committee member know. It will be lovely to have a cosy clubroom for winter meetings and gatherings.
END OF SEASON PLOT CLEARING Most people are in the process of clearing their beds of summer crops. Please make sure you cut up your plants and put them in the correct composting bays. Anything particularly thick and woody should probably go in the ‘branches only’ bay. Remember “Think – Chop –Drop!
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING AND SHARED LUNCH Due to the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle being held on the last Saturday of the month our next Committee meeting will now be held on Saturday 4th May. All welcome, especially new members.