Topics

•    Tree Pruning workshop.       Thurs 11th June
•    A Tale of Tricky Waste.         Wed 10th June
•    Food Forest Visit.                  Friday 12th June
•    Garden sub-groups and your preferences
•    Invitation to monthly committee meeting
•    $Money, $money, $money
•    Memberships are due
•    Bernie takes our watering system INTERNATIONAL
•    Creatures in the garden
•    My small table?

Tree Pruning workshop -Thurs 11th June

Next Thursday, a tree pruning workshop will be conducted at the Glenelg North Community Garden, June 11th at 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.
No time to waste! Bookings please: nadjasgarden@gmail.com. Or text/ring Michael who will pass your booking on, Mob 0427 158 341.

A Tale of Tricky Waste. – Wed 10th June

No time to waste, book now for a FREE session with the Marion Council 10 June 10.30-11.30am entitled ‘A Tale of Tricky Waste’.  Anne Wharton from Sustainable Communities is also coming along. If interested, bookings essential via 83756785.
Let me know if…  Warm regards Maxine 0414 251 058
Why composting is important?
•    Food / organic waste you throw away ends up in landfills and turns into methane which is 25 times more potent than CO2.
•    Composting organics brings nutrients back into the soil. No chemical fertilisers!
•    Composting returns carbon back into the soil which helps mitigate climate change.

Food Forest Visit. – Friday 12th June

The 15 Hectare Food Forest in Gawler grow over 160 varieties of fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and timber.
Discussed:
•    The importance of growing your own food at home or Community Garden.
•    Soils, compost and mulch
•    Irrigation and harvesting water
•    Selection through the seasons
•    Pests and beneficial insects
•    Integration of poultry
•    Keeping fit in the garden
•    Harvesting, recipes, preserving and more.

Starting at Glandore Community Centre and travelling by bus to the Food Forest. Morning and afternoon tea provided but bring your own lunch.
Cost: $10  Booking essential:  PH 8371 1139

Garden sub-groups and your preferences

There is heaps going on in the Glenelg North Community Garden and we often wonder who is doing what so the committee has decided to make sub-groups who will beaver away at what they want to do with other souls who also like doing same.
This is all very new; the new sub-committees need to be identified and assigned projects then we will have every member select what they would like to do.
PROJECTS
The committee has a list of 18 projects on the go. Tony Abbott noticed how busy we were and is going to give us a ‘Work for the Dole’ person to lend a helping hand. Thanks Tony. 🙂

Invitation to monthly committee meeting

The committee is becoming stodgy and lacking in new ideas and critique. For this reason, the committee is considering inviting a member to each committee meeting. Your thoughts?

Money, money, money

Yes, we have worked hard raising money and we have done surprisingly well at it. We now want to match these funds to the 18 projects mentioned above. This way, we know we are not just raising money for the sake of it.

Memberships due

All memberships, $10 are due for renewal at the end of June – 12 months from 1st July til 30th June.  Like the “Financial Year “. See Neville when you can, (he’s not very hip; he will get a new hip in a week’s time, and he certainly needs it.)

Bernie takes our watering system International

To exaggerate, we are famous. Bernie, who supplied our watering system is in Africa.  Before he left, he said,
“Rainwater Harvesting Symposium 2015 in Ethiopia have invited me to attend the Symposium with expenses paid. I have spent the last 24 hours organising a passport, flights and vaccinations. I will be flying out of Adelaide on Saturday 30 May arriving in Addis Ababa on Sunday. I will arrive back in Adelaide on Saturday 6 June. I am very excited to give a presentation on measured irrigation for developing countries. For more information about the Symposium see the link below: http://www.rainfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/RWH-Symposium-programme-20151.pdf Warm regards Bernie

Creatures in the garden

duck and worm

Insect and frog

My small table?

Did anyone score a small table at the Grand Opening? Please contact Michael. Thanks
See our website for this newsletter. https://gncg.wordpress.com/
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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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