- Current News
- Upcoming Events – there is lots happening!
New Executive Committee
The GNCG recently held its AGM. The function was attended by about 20 Community Garden Members and outgoing President Margaret Liptak told the meeting that the year had been one of the Garden’s most successful with lots of people focussed events supported by the garden including a field trip to Sophie’s Patch, Traditional Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden, Winter Solstice Shared Soup Lunch, Cherry Tomatoes Kids Gardening Club being included in the Children’s University family and a super day at Plant Lollapalooza were all highlights of the year.
- Ben Schaeffer (President),
- Donna Triggs (Treasurer),
- Jo Schofield (Secretary)
- Ralene Shaw, Committee Member
- Bernadette Couve de Murville Committee Member
- Melissa Priest (as COHB representative)
Our first Sundowner for the Season was a great success with lots going on. Members participated in making Kim-Chi, helped out on our plant stall at the Organic Corner Store Twilight Markets and got together to share lots of gardening ideas over a few kombuchas!
A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped make it all happen from planting seeds organising a roster, setting up, manning the stall and packing up at the end of the night. It really takes a team and here is our A-Team:
Pam Sando, Chris Sando, Pat Spender, Michael Dwyer, Ralene Shaw, Aine Greene, Donna Triggs, Marion Flavel, Megan Rusk and Jo Schofield.
With thanks to the support of the City of Holdfast Bay citrus fruit trees will very shortly be planted in the new carpark garden beds necklacing the gardens entrances for all of the community to enjoy the bounty. But first we need to prep the soil. Anyone interested in helping please speak with Bernadette.
Ukulele Jam in the Garden
On Friday 26th October our neighbours from the local Senior’s Social Group, Kindy and Ukulele Band all got together to rock it out in the garden!
For real there is no “ageist silo mentality” at Kibby Reserve
Our Garden Chef workshops launched this week with the talented Joanne Lappas leading us in how to make Spanakopita (spinach picked straight from the garden) – Delish!
***Anyone interested in leading a future cooking workshop please contact Jo 0475471100
** UPCOMING EVENTS **
Wowza this year’s GNCG Summer in the Garden Program is off to a strong start!
Magnificent Mosaic Monday – 10am to 12pm a the Garden
Come & learn how to create beautiful and durable works of mosaic tile art for your home and garden in a friendly, fun-filled and supportive environment.
Workshops will run on a weekly basis and are very flexible; you are not locked into attending every week.
Workshop fees/week Gncg member $15, Non-member $20
Please message us via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/glenelgnorthcg/ or call Jo 0475471100 to reserve your place.
Smell the Roses Mindfulness
Tuesdays 6.30-7.15pm at the Garden
Twilight Mindfulness & Meditation – using all our senses in our beautiful summer garden.
Local mindfulness teacher and author Annie Harvey shall lead you in learning the basic techniques to bring your attention to your experiences occurring in the present moment.
So, literally the tools for how to stop and smell the roses!
Places are limited to 12. Cost $10p/p includes cup of herbal tea/water
Art in the Garden
Sundays 8am to 10am
No artistic experience necessary!
This is an early Sunday Morning creative play meditation. You will explore simple techniques for drawing and painting flowers and plants in a clear golden light.
Looking at flower and plant shapers, along with growth pattern you will discover how your decorative art piece can take shape.
Basic starter materials and equipment will be provided. As you progress you many want to work on your own projects.
$20 per person/class Bookings essential: Jo 0475471100
Remembrance Day Sunday Nov 11th 11am
To Commemorate Armistice 100 there will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the William Kibby Memorial Garden, Kibby Reserve (just next to us, opposite the Veterans Shed)
Be there at 10.45am for 11am on Sunday 11 November.
The ceremony will be followed with a famous Vets Shed sausage sizzle by gold coin donation.
Tree Grafting Workshop
Saturday Nov 17th 1- 3pm
After much demand Sally Osterstock will be back in the garden again to teach the expert techniques on how to graft mangoes, avocados, white sapote and citrus trees for summer fruit trees.
$20/person (not including materials/trees)
Limited 10 places only.
Bookings & ordering of trees:
Sally 0438512389 email@example.com
SA Community Gardens
Saturday Nov 17th 2pm
Prospect Community Garden
2018 SA Community Garden Gathering “How does your garden grow?”
Kicks with two workshops:
- How to START a community garden?
- How to BUILD (and maintain!) community in a community garden.
Event starts at 2pm sharp with a garden tour and will conclude with time to network and ask questions.
Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring some food to share and swap.
Glenelg Xmas Pageant 10am
Sunday November 25th
For the first time ever we are participating in the Glenelg Xmas Pageant and we are very excited!!! If you would like to be involved in helping please contact Jo 0475471100.
Big School Walkout for Climate Action
Friday Nov 30th 11am
Steps of SA Parliament House
Students from Adelaide are inviting school students to walk out of school on the 30th of November to call for real climate action to protect our future. Students across Australia will be striking with us throughout the week.
Learn more: www.schoolstrike4climate.com
Organic Corner Store Twilight Markets PLUS
Friday Nov 30th 4 -8pm
The Twilight Markets are for everyone, so please come down, grab some dinner, buy your Christmas pressies direct from the maker and listen to some cool music.
We are looking for members to help on our plant stall on the night and in exchange for your assistance we are going to offer you participation in a workshop onsite at 5.30pm MAKE YOU OWN SUCCULENT XMAS WREATH for the cost of materials only (approx. $20 each).
The rules to participate are:
- You are a GNCG member
- You will help at the Markets on the Friday Nov 30th
- You will pay about $20 for materials
- You book your place and time with Pat Spender. There is only room for 10
And in return you make and take one of these baby’s home!
Friday 7th December 6.30pm
Please join us to celebrate the holiday season and a very productive year in our abundant garden. Zel and Ben have been practising some tunes and carols and will serenade us all as the sun sets and we share some joy and good cheer. Please bring a plate to share and BYO drinks.
We are currently waiting to hear back about a ConservationSA grant application to help us convert our raised garden beds over to wicking beds.
This is a long term project to help conserve water. It will involve researching, experimenting with different types, documenting everything of what we did and keeping records of water usage in each bed. We aim to complete this over 2 years and have a rich trove of information gathered that we can share with other groups and individuals in the broader community.
We require interested people to come be involved with a working group to get this started.
- Plot Fees are NOW OVERDUE. If you want to keep your plot please make check that your accounts are up to date. We have a waiting list for people wanting to rent a plot.
- We collect 10c bottles for recycling. Please feel free to drop off your clean empty bottles so that we can cash them in to buy more gardening gear.
- Mulch your Plot. There is pea straw in the shed, please help yourself and mulch your plot to help keep the moisture in your soil.