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Welcome.
The Border Landcare Organic Group was formed during the winter of 2002.
Every month members meet either at the home of one of the members for activities such as a farm walk, group discussions, interesting speakers, working bees, or we may go on a bus trip to places further afield.
These are generally held on the fourth Saturday of the month, and start at 10am EST.
Talk or activity starts at 11am sharp with lunch about 12.30pm.
Bring lunch to share, cup/glass/plates etc and a seat.
Don’t forget your hat!  If unsure of directions, ring one of the contacts listed below.
Information on Membership and Membership Form (PDF – 174KB).

BLOG membership for the 2015 to 2016 financial year expired on 30 June 2016 and will totally finish on 30 September 2016 at the latest. Renewal fees for the current 2016 to 2017 year are as follows-

$15 single or $20 per couple or family- and can be paid at the next outing.

To pay see Rex

or pay at Granite Borders Landcare Office, Martin Street Tenterfield

or mail to BLOG, PO Box 400 Tenterfield, NSW, 2372.

Email BLOG 
 

 

Border Landcare Organic Group –Activity Guide for 2019

Can you help?
If you are wondering why we have not sent an Activities Guide for 2019 it’s because the Steering Committee is having quite a difficult time planning our program for 2019.The usually generous response to requests for a visit from BLOG is of course impacted by the current dire situation for many producers- bushfires and the drought have resulted in several planned outings for the year being cancelled or postponed indefinitely. So, we would welcome your ideas for outings in the Stanthorpe to Tenterfield area. You can let us know at Glenrock Gardens or send an email blog@granitenet.com.au
Member input is always appreciated.

More Information
Rex and Christine
02 67364259

 

Steering Group Meetings

These are usually held on the third Thursday of the month prior to the outing.  If you want something put on the agenda come to the meeting or ring one of the contacts listed below. Ideas for future outings and activities are welcomed.

Bring and Buy

This stall is held on all BLOG days. Any donations of surplus produce, seedlings, jams etc. are sold at a very reasonable price to raise money for worthy charities involved with food production.

Contacts      

Ring for information on updates, activities or directions:

Rex & Christine Maddocks    02 6736 4259

Anne & Kevin Jones                07 4685 3379

Mary Baillie & Glen French   07 4681 4662

 

Upcoming BLOG EVENT

The next outing for BLOG will be next Saturday March 16, 2019 at Glenrock Gardens Tenterfield – (we were unable to secure a booking for our usual BLOG outing date of the fourth Saturday of the month)
Glenrock Gardens is an award-winning country garden. The 10-acre gardens were voted the Best Australian Garden by the viewers and readers of Better Homes and Gardens in 2006.They are incorporated within a working farm and although the gardens are very much designed in the English- style with dry stone rock walls throughout, they are also surrounded and interspersed with iconic Australian bushland.

Starting time: 10am Queensland Time
Lunch around 12.30
Bring lunch to share that reflects your wholesome gardening and cooking skills-tea and coffee supplied.
Please remember to bring a hat and your own cup,plate and eating utensils.

Visitors are welcome.The usual entry fee to Glenrock Gardens  is $10 per person- BLOG will pay $5 of this cost for members.
There is plenty of shade but no cover. If a miracle occurs and it pours rain, we will notify cancellation by email 24 hours beforehand.

Directions from the North. Turn left into Old Ballandean Road which is the next after Geyers Road 5 km north of Tenterfield. At the first crossroads turn left into Washpool Creek Road and drive straight ahead approximately 3 km to Robinson’s Lane on the left. Follow the track through two gates to the gardens.

IF YOU HAVEN’T PAID MEMBERSHIP FEES THEY ARE NOW OVERDUE FOR THE 2018-19 FINANCIAL YEAR-$15 SINGLE $20 COUPLE.
See Rex on the day or we now have the option to pay via electronic transfer to Granite Borders Landcare
Please use your surname and initial as a reference
The Bank account details are as follows:-
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Branch – Tenterfield
Name – Granite Borders Landcare Committee Inc – Organic Group
BSB – 062605
Account # – 10075572

Introduction to BLOG website.
Throughout the website words or phrases that are the colour blue mean that if you click on them you will be taken to the relevant page or reference or email address. An example of this is if you clicked ‘BLOG’, you could send an email to the BLOG website coordinator.
The BLOG website has many different pages with information about the different activities enjoyed by BLOG members.
Other pages on the website include
Previous Activities     An archive of activities that BLOG has run over the past years,
Resource List             Local suppliers of local organic products and services.
Fact Sheets                various fact sheets dealing with organics, landcare, biodynamics and other similar topics.
 

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