1. New Retractable Hose Reels
Good news! We were fortunate to receive four new hose reels donated by Bunnings in Rosebud. The Committee has recently purchased two more so we now have plenty of hoses capable of reaching all garden plots.
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE FITTINGS FROM THE HOSES. It’s OK to change from sprinkler to shower head etc. but do not remove the actual end of the hoses.
Also PLEASE TURN OFF HOSES AND RELEASE PRESSURE WHEN RETRACTING THEM.
I’m sure if we look after them the hoses will last for many years and make watering easier.
Thanks to Jane Robbins, Bunnings Rosebud
1. November Committee Meeting.
Please note that this meeting has been moved to Saturday 7th December at 11am. It will be followed by our usual shared lunch. It would be great to see some new faces at our lunch, especially any new members. Please bring a small of plate of food to share. Children welcome.
*In our membership guidelines it is a requirement for all members to donate one hour per month to the maintenance of the garden. However now that most of this work is carried out by the Dept. of Justice people, our working bees are few and far between. As a result there are many members who don’t attend any meetings or functions. Let’s put the “community” back into the community garden! Come and meet the committee and your fellow gardeners and let us hear your ideas and thoughts about the garden.
2. Secretary Wanted!
Since our secretary moved away, several people have been helping out with this job. We really need someone new to take on the role. It is not an onerous task but involves taking the minutes of committee meetings, dealing with correspondence and updating our Facebook page and website. If any members feel they could help out please contact our President Tom Freeman on 0417 042 554. If you know anyone in the community who could help, even if they are not a member, please let Tom Know.
There have been quite a few pumpkins planted in the areas beneath the fruit trees. Please feel free to water them if you have time, especially in the warmer weather.
4. Security in the garden
Please ALWAYS LOCK THE PADLOCK when entering and leaving the garden. Last week the padlock was left unlocked and the gate open which means the lock could be stolen, dogs are able to get into the garden and there is a safety risk to members who are working on their plots.
5. Christmas Party
Our annual Christmas party will be held on Friday December 13th at the clubhouse. We would like to see ALL members attending .
We have invited Chris Brayne (State Member of Parliament for Nepean) and Carol Cumming ( who supervises the Department of Justice Program at the garden.) This will be a great opportunity to meet and chat with our special guests.
There will be a Kris Kringle to the value of $10-$15 with a gardening or food theme.
BYO own food and drinks. The BBQ will be available for people who want to cook their meat etc.