Annual General Meeting next

Saturday 10th Sept

$Our Treasurer$ is not happy

Mountains moved

The New North Path

Grafting Class

Cure found in garden

Seed Freedom Food Festival

Bees in the wild

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Annual General Meeting next

Saturday 10th Sept

Yes, its next Saturday. Come and potter about early; the short AGM will be

at 11:30. It will be followed by a meal of either soup or BBQ depending on which way the wind blows.

Quorum and votes etc. if you can’t make it, Chris would like your proxy (contact him).

And if you are not financial, please amend your wayward ways ($10) so you can vote.

All vacancies on the committee were filled but someone had to move to the country.

(With our best wishes). So there is a vacancy. We will rise to the challenge.

$Neville$ is not happy

grouch

All plot fees fall due on 1st Sept. It is $40 which covers you until end of February.

Also, there are a couple of memberships $10 which are still outstanding.

Also there are still a few lottery books to return.

Hence Neville’s unhappy face above. Please make him happy.

Payments can be made to Neville direct, or as a deposit into our bank account.

BSB:                    085-221

Account:             159042309

Account Name:  Brighton Community Eco Garden

Reference: MEMBERSHIP / PLOT, Your Name.

Mountains moved

 

The Activity Day was a great success with plants potted, paths layed,

irrigation built and sheds cleaned.

Great job.

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Bernie checks a Measured Irrigation inspection point. There are 16 of these clear tubes. And all plots are now on the system to be watered depending on evaporation.

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Chris skilfully kicks some of the new pipes into place before burying. NOTE Ask before you dig.

MI Leon

 

The flow splitter which covers all plots.  Don’t touch anything, it is very delicate.

Nice cover over the pipes, Leon.

The New North Path

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Champion bricklaying team hard at work.

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All layed in one single day!

Grafting Class

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Sally Osterstock lead us most pleasantly through the finer points of grafting

a ‘scion’ of one tree onto another.

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Within a short time, we will confidently be harvesting Santa Rosa plums,

Satsuma plums and Luisa plums all from our Luisa plum tree. Fingers crossed. PS Delicate, don’t touch

Cure found in garden

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Catalyst in ABC stated that plenty of fruit and vegetables with heaps of

inherent fibre will fix many modern diseases. They also recommend the

ancient medicine of vinegar. The garden is producing heaps of greens at

the moment and will continue to do so.  Harvest, eat and safeguard your health.

strawbs

We will either overdo the strawberry eating or sell these healthy plants for

the larger community to enjoy. Nice one, Pam and John.

Seed Freedom Food Festival

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So much going on everywhere. As above, Saturday Sept 24th, 10 am 1 Holland St Adelaide  (near King W and South Tce)

But wait there’s more, lots more. Huge list of meaningful entertainment here: http://www.conservationsa.org.au/events Activities, and opportunities in all things environmental and sustainable. It puzzles my why people go overseas to be entertained.

Bees in the wild

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I’ve never seen honey bees set up without a bee hive box before. They like this olive tree.

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Despite the swelling, I’d still like to have a bee hive in or near the garden. The swelling took 4 days to go down. The above was just a big mistake and I don’t blame the bees.

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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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