Topics this month

•    Next Monday Night (8/12) 7Pm
•    Bunnings Marion BBQ – All OURS
•    Who’s Plotting? And Eating
•    Plant it – Label it.
•    Peaches!
•    Open Day – Success
•    Tour DownUnder

Next Monday evening 7 pm.

The next evening meeting will not have a formal topic. There will be a roundup for the year; the mountains we have successfully conquered and what you might like to do next year.
See you and your friends there.  Bring a Small plate.

Bunnings Marion BBQ. All OURS

This Friday, 5th dec, the Glenelg North Community Garden will be manning the stand (should that be planting the stand? No. ) at Marion’s Bunnings. Eight of us will be there making sausage sizzles from 09:00 until 04:00. Drop by. It should be a profitable venture for the Community Garden and should be a bit of fun too.

Who’sPlotting? And eating?

Member General

The above is a general use plot, not assigned to an individual. We have 11 of these. If you don’t want the responsibility of your own plot as some prefer but would like to take a special interest in a plot, come in and talk to Pam. She will be very keen for a newby who wants to re-connect with the soil.
And take harvest from the Member General Plots.
Some of the Member General Plots are prolific. As a member, the produce is yours. It is such a shame when excellent veggies go to waste because no one picks them.  Raise the point over tea and coffee.
Ask before you plant and ask before you take; and share the vibe. And the food.

Plant it, Label it

It is very interesting for the casual Community Garden stroller when they can read what type a plant is. And half the time I can’t remember either.   So, nice big labels on what you plant.


This year has provided us with some excellent peaches, the first crop off our trees. They were shared out, (sorry your weren’t there.  )
The trees are looking remarkably healthy and growing even bigger. Are we overwatering? Don’t know but your two tree scientists, M. and C. continue to investigate, log and experiment.
Thanks to John for some summer pruning.  Expect more produce next year.  We have packed in as many varieties as we can, pity we haven’t got a spare acre or two.

The Open Day – Success

It was a great first open day for us. People came and went all day and it was very friendly.
We used the Veterans veranda to display our stock and we had a LOT of stock.
By last count, we raised about $1300 from sales, the BBQ and the raffle and the fine woodwork. And sales are still coming in from the Thursday market.

There is still stock available, ornamentals and vegetable seedlings, tomatoes etc, etc.  Come and get some.

xx open day

The Tour DownUnder

Undoubtedly the TDU has nothing to do with racing bicycles. Wrong! The council has asked us to decorate Jetty road for the Tour DownUnder. It’s a great idea and your committee has decided that bike wheels decorated with flowers is definitely the way to go. They will be hung all along the streets. We think geraniums will be the main flower hanging from the wheels. Or any flowering plant actually.
But wait, there’s more.  There will be a straw family decked out in old lycra. Yuck!  So, come in on the fun when we start to get organised. In the meantime, we want 50 decrepit bike wheels. And a Hundred flowering plants which will go in these colourful pots.  What will you have in mid January ? Or look after until then?  All your ideas are most welcome.

Our web site   Your editor hopes to put these newsletters on the website, often.

Yes, it does rain in Adelaide


We got a good half tank of water on that day. Is anyone a good rain-dancer?



About Michael D

Member of the Glenelg North Community Garden, Adelaide South Australia. Member of the Marion Writers Group and writing about the fascinating topic of our future. Member of SA Recreational Cycling Club. Interests in cycling for sport, socialising, health, transport and the frugal use of declining natural resources. Member of Beyond Oil South Australia. Particularly interested in the decline in world oil supplies (Peak Oil) and the effect this will have on economies based upon growth. B. Bus in Information Technology and Public Administration. A career in Information Technology.

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