•    Tree Pruning workshop
•    Grand Opening Great Success
•    TV Fame
•    Messenger Press Fame
•    What bug is that?

Tree Pruning workshop

A tree pruning workshop will be conducted at the Glenelg North Community Garden on Thursday June 11th around 11:00. Nadja, whom many of you will know from the Organic Corner Store Thursday Market, will give us and the public a why, how-to and hands-on fruit tree pruning workshop.
The cost is $20 ($10 for Glenelg North Community Garden members). BYO garden gloves And food to share for lunch afterwards if people like to.
Bookings please: Or text/ring Michael who will pass your booking on, Mob 0427 158 341.

Grand Opening Great Success

The Mayor of Holdfast Bay,  Stephen Patterson officially opened the Community Garden  and stayed to wander around and have look at what we have achieved.
Matt Williams, Federal Member for Hindmarsh as well as so many of the Councillors from the City of Holdfast Bay came along and our appreciation goes to them for attending and helping make the day a success.


It was a fantastic day and even though we were preparing for rain it stayed away and blessed us with a beautiful sunny day.  The day was very successful with many different stallholders including bric a brac, coffee truck, woodwork, steelwork, plants and seedlings, middle eastern silks, “Upcycling”, BBQ, cake stall, jams and chutneys stall etc.

The workshops on composting, worm farming and Bokashi systems were well attended with lots of interest shown.

Thanks to Mary Raymond, Bernie and Michal Dwyer for donating their time and expertise to run these workshops..

Even Neville Scrooge , our Treasurer was happy. The Sausage Sizzle made about $800, the plants and seedlings about $750 and the Bric-a-brac white elephant recycle extravaganza made $450 or so. $2,000 for the day, very nice.
With thanks to All of us from All of us for an excellent effort. Particularly Pat who filled in as Secretary and President when Chris and Pam absconded to Japan.

TV Fame

Michael Keelan of “Out of the Blue” Channel 7 came with his crew to Glenelg North Community Garden.


The episodes for Glenelg and Brighton go to air at 5:30pm on Channel 7 on 22nd and 29th August respectively. But you won’t have to remember these dates; I will remind you because I am a star. 🙂

Messenger Press Fame

Messenger Photo

Not only Michael Keelan but the Messenger Press also called by. We were in last week’s edition wed 6th May.

What bug is that?


Much conjecture about these creatures on the Sweet potato.

Via my bug book What Garden Pest or Disease is that, J McMaugh, I think they are these

See ” title=”DPI, NSW Govt scientific Illustrations by Zek” target=”_blank”>


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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