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|Garden Development Update |
its been a long journey but we're almost there now. The requirement
from council to submit a Development Application (DA) for our community
garden in Bunya Park has been an extremely tall order and the team has
been slaving away in the background to get everthing completed to the level required.
Here's a brief breakdown of what has transpired so far:
Keep posted for future announcements on the progress of the garden.
- The pre-DA meeting was held with LMCC
- Octopus Garden Design were engaged to produce detailed landscape drawings and these will be completed very shortly
- The detailed drawings will reflect feedback on the concept plans from the public and the pre-DA meeting with LMCC
- A Flora and Fauna report has been undertaken for the site
Statement of Environmental Effects is being finalised to reflect the
drawings, feedback from the public and the pre-DA meeting with LMCC, and
will soon be ready for lodgement
|Warners Bay Community Garden Christmas Raffle 2011!
Raffle tickets are now available for WBCG Christmas raffle 2011.
Thank you to WBCG members who have generously donated all of the prizes for our raffle. See prize list below.
The raffle will be drawn at WBCG Christmas Party Lunch on Sunday, 4th December at Eat @ Pippis.
Tickets are available in books of 10. Cost of tickets: $2 each or 3 for
$5. Ticket books will be mailed to members on request or can be picked
up from Trish at 30 James Street Warners Bay.
Fabulous Prizes!First prize: Picnic Trolley --- (value $109)Other Prizes:
Prizes total approx $400.All Ticket Books (including unsold tickets) and money collected must be returned to Trish on or before 31st October 2011.Money collected can be deposited into WBCG Account and ticket books returned by post. Please click here to visit our website for account and payment details
ORDrop off to Trish at 30 James St, Warners Bay. Contact Trish for raffle details Ph: 4947 1821Warners Bay Community GardenPO Box 561Warners Bay NSW 2282
- Basket of home made natural wax candles ----(to be advised)
- Sun Rocket Solar Kettle-----(value $49.90)
- Wines (Margaret River, Eaglevale Whispering Lake 1 x Sauvignon and 1 x Cabernet Sauvignon----Value $70)
- 2 x $50 Gift Vouchers from eat @ Pippis --(Value $100)
- $40 Gift Voucher from Mac's Timber & Hardware ----(Value $40)
- Gift Pack Environmentally friendly products ----
- 2 toothbrushes - handles of bamboo and degradable nylon bristles;
- Pack of A4 printer paper made from wheat pulp
- Oz spray lubricant made from lanolin
- 1 chocolate bilby---(value $28.30)
- Garden Trolley --- (Value $25.00)
Lake Mac City Council Events
Saturday, 8th October, 10.00am to 1.00pm
good food? Do you know what you are really eating? Gain valuable
information about reading labels, artificial additives, genetically
modified (GM) foods, food miles, Fair Trade and organic, ethical
shopping and more. Information on home cheese and yoghurt making,
pickling and preserving.
For more information, visit the LMCC website
Natural Pest Control and Companion Planting
Thursday, 13th October 2011, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
three hour session will cover things you can do to control pests in
your garden, naturally. These cost effective remedies can be made at
home and will not "cost the earth" in more ways than one. Companion
planting will further allow for pleasurable and productive gardening.
For more information, visit the LMCC website
Planting Vegetables and Herbs in October
Enjoy growing and eating your own fresh vegetables this spring. Its time to plant beans, beetroot, capsicum, carrots, eggplant, pumpkin, radish, spring onions and tomatoes!
Favourite herbs to plant now include: basil, chives, coriander, mint, rocket, rosemary and thyme.
For more planting advice see
|Introducing the Assassin Bug|
Not so handsome but a friend to the organic gardener!
are ferocious predators that use their sucking-piercing mouth parts to
feed on other insects. Not to let you down, these bugs get their
name from their hunting style. They tend to remain concealed and
still until they ambush any unfortunate prey going for a nice stroll.
In one quick and accurate strike they will inject a deadly poison into
their prey. This is the gross part - their poison will cause the
tissues to break down so the assassin bug can simply suck up their food
like a milkshake. Yuck!
|Orange Assassin Bug|
But be warned ... best not
to handle them as they will sting in self defence, and unfortunately
they will also attack other beneficial insects in your garden such as
There have been a few inquiries about renewal of membership
fees. Until we get the garden running at Bunya Park, renewal of
membership fees will not be required. New members can apply on our
Warners Bay Community Garden Inc.
What's on in Oct?
Sun 2nd October
WBCG Public Meeting
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Warners Bay Lions Club Hall, Sweet St, Warners Bay
Sat 8th October
LMCC Sustainable Eating 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
228 Pacific Highway
Swansea , NSW
Sun 9th October
Lions Club Market Stall
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
John St Warners Bay
Thur 13th October
Natural Pest Control and Companion Planting1:00 PM- 4:00 PM Belmont Neighbourhood Centre & Community Garden
359 Pacific Highway
WBCG public meeting
Living Smart Festival Stall
WBCG Centro Stall
WBCG Christmas Party