|Dear Members and Friends,|
We hope you're enjoying our regular newsletters and look forward to seeing you soon!
|Kindy Patch Working Bee
Sunday, 30th October 2011
8.00am to 12.00pm
80 Cherry Road, Eleebana
working bee is primarily to help to restore a 17m-long garden bed to
a healthier state. We will be weeeding the garden, then adding
organic matter and mulch. We will also be planting some native grasses
to act as an edge barrier and become habitat for lizards, frogs and
beetles - beneficial friends for our gardens!
hands make light work, and it's a great chance to catch up with and
meet others in the group.Please remember to bring your sun protection
and wear your gardening gear.Gardening gloves and tools will be
available on the day.
Please RSVP to Trish if you can come to the working bee:
http://www.warnersbaycommunitygarden.org/index.jsp?topic=14 or phone 4947 1821
Patch are kindly providing morning tea and a sausage sizzle
lunch. Gluten-free and vegetarian food will be provided.
We look forward to catching up with everyone.
|WBCG Seedling & Information Stall|
2011 Living Smart Festival
Saturday, 19th November 2011
8.00am to 3.00pm
Speers Point Park
Look for WBCG tall Teepee
- Select your organic seedlings from our in-season vegetable and herb seedlings.
- Organic cow manure straight from the farm. Screened and milled. No fillers.
- Worm wee garden fertilizer
- Face painting to delight the childre
- Children getting involved - planting seeds in newspaper pots
- WBCG Christmas Raffle tickets available - win a fabulous prizes
|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)
WBCG Stall at Centro Warners Bay
Thursday 24th November, 8.30am to 6.30pm
Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets on the stall.
Can you help for an hour or two?
Please contact Trish
Planting Vegetables and Herbs in November
Planting in November includes a large number of favourite vegetables and herbs.
broccoli, cabbage, carrot, choko, celery, cucumber, climbing bean,
eggplant, leeks, lettuce, pumpkin, radish, rockmelon, silverbeet, sweet
corn, sweet potato, tomato, turnips, watermelon and zucchini.
Herbs; basil, chives, coriander, lemon balm, mint, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano.
For more planting advice see
|The 28 Spotted Ladybird|
Not all the birds are true ladies....
are four common garden species of ladybird in Australia. The common
spotted ladybird is bright orange with black dots on its back. They're
voracious predators of aphids, scale insects and mites. Adults will
consume 2,500 aphids during their life. Unfortunately, they look
strikingly similar to a villain of the garden - the 28 spotted or leaf
|28 Spotted Ladybird|
Once identified, they are easy to distinguish
from their beneficial counterparts. Adults are up to 1cm long, a light
orange colour and they have 28 spots. Both adults and larvae feed on a
range of plants - cabbage, potato and bean family are preferred foods.
If given the chance, they will decimate eggplants over summer. The
larvae are easy to recognise because they are yellowish creamy colour,
with a frizzy outline and they feed on the undersides of the leaves.
best way to control leaf eating ladybirds is to handpick them from
plants or squash them onto the leaves (as a macabre warning to other
ladies of the leaf). For larger outbreaks spray plants with one part
fresh milk to five parts water and repeat this weekly. The benefit of
using milk and water is that it will control fungus without harming any
of the useful ladybirds. Another tip for controlling the leaf eating
ladybird is to control a weed called blackberry nightshade. It's a
favourite food plant and quite often infestations start on the weed
before they move into the garden. Just pull it out and then you won't
have so many problems with precious vegetables.
WBCG Christmas Lunch at Pippis
WBCG Christmas Lunch will be held at EAT @ Pippi's, Speers Point. We hope you can join us for festivities! Check out their menu: http://www.pippis.com.au/dining.htm
When: Sunday 4th December
Time: 12 midday for lunch
Where: corner of The Esplanade & Main Road, Speers Point
Cost: Lunch and drinks at your cost :-)
WBCG Raffle will be drawn at the Christmas Party!
RSVP: Friday 25th November, 2011
Please RSVP to Trish so we can make sure we book enough seats at the restaurant! All welcome - we hope to see you there!
Trish: 49471821 http://www.warnersbaycommunitygarden.org/index.jsp?topic=14
LMCC Events in November
SUPERMARKET YOUR BACKYARD
your household food sufficiency by growing and eating fresh food
straight from your backyard. The techniques used are based on
permaculture principles. This is a hands on introductory course which
includes practice in designing a space.
Saturday, 5th November 2011
10:00am to 1:00pm - FREE
Charlestown East Public School Hall, James St Charlestown
Ph: 4921 0333
BACKYARD GARDENING - GROW YOUR OWN FOOD
brief introduction to backyard gardening will cover aspects of
permaculture design and garden set-out as well as propagation, and
planting schedules to ensure a variety of food for your family. It may
well be a start towards a resilient future for you and your family.
Friday, 11th November 2011
9.00am to 12.00pm - FREE
Belmont Neighbourhood Centre & Community Garden
359 Pacific Highway, Belmont North
Ph: 4921 0333
2011 LIVING SMART FESTIVAL
Featuring the electric vehicle show
2010 Living Smart Festival was such a success that it is on again this
year. The Festivals focus is to raise awareness of sustainability issues
through music, art, fashion, food, workshops, market stalls and eco
trade displays. This year the festival will also feature an electric
vehicle show, as part of the new 3-day Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle
Festival (19 - 21 November 2011). The electric vehicles on show will be
made by locals as part of the competition day on the following day
(Sunday 20 November 2011).
Saturday, 19th November2011
8.00am to 3.00pm
Speers Point Park - Free
Ph: 4921 0333
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 Nov?
Sun 6th November
WBCG Public Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Warners Bay Lions Club Hall, Sweet St, Warners Bay (take note of the time alteration)
Sat 19th November
WBCG Stall at the Living Smart Festival Speers Point
Thur 24th November
WBCG Stall at Centro Warners Bay
Working Bee at Kindy Patch, Cherry Road
WBCG public meeting
Living Smart Festival Stall
WBCG Centro Stall
WBCG Christmas Party