Welcome to our two newest members pictured here with our Membership officer Karen McCosker. L-R Karen McCosker, Kris Van Son & Robyn Marshall.
Please note there will be NO Committee meeting/shared lunch in September due to the AFL Grand final Day and also because several members are unavailable.
Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 26th October at 11am. We also plan to hold an information session about our Native Food Garden on that day with tastings and recipes using the native ingredients. Perhaps our shared lunch could be based around that idea if people are feeling adventurous!
We are planning to install several more retractable hoses in time for the summer. This should make it easier for everyone to have access to garden taps with hoses and fittings attached.
**Please do not remove or change the hose fittings.**
Our first batch of compost using the new system is ready for members to use thanks to an enormous amount of help from Carol and her teams from the Dept of Justice. The compost ready for use is in the last bin closest to the worm farm. To keep this process going we need more supplies of non-glossy paper and clean brown cardboard. Please pay close attention to signs when adding garden waste to the compost area so as not to compromise the composting system in place.
Despite several reminders there are still some members who have not paid their fees. As we usually have people waiting for plots, the committee has decided that people who have not paid by the end of October will have their membership cancelled unless they have a valid reason. They will be contacted prior to this happening.
Now that the winter is over and there are signs of new spring growth in the garden it is time to start thinking about getting your garden plots ready for the new season’s planting. Soil preparation is vital for getting the most out of your plot. Topping up with compost and mulch is a good idea.