Border Landcare Organic Group (BLOG)
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.
Border Landcare Organic Group –Activity Guide for June-November 2018 (as at 25-05-18-subject to change)
Activities start with Morning Tea at 10am EST or 11am Daylight Saving Time unless otherwise advised. 10.30–11am BLOG business, ‘housekeeping’ etc. Talk starts at 11am sharp with lunch about 12.30pm. Remember to bring a hat, a chair and a plate to share (either morning tea or lunch) as well as a cup, plate & cutlery. If unsure of directions etc., ring one of the contacts listed below. Visitors are welcome to all events.
Saturday 23 June – Living Relations.
Jonathan Yogesh will be the presenter. Jonathan is a locally based psychotherapist who along with his wife Radha Cohen has a practice in Stanthorpe called Living Relations.
Jonathon will outline the work of Living Relations addressing Wellness, Personal Growth, Relationship Coaching, and Mental Health Challenges.
Saturday 21 July Farm Visit
Rick and Mary welcome us to their property-a former orchard that they are transforming into a productive farm. Its 3 years since they moved from Brisbane and already the operation is delivering a positive cash flow based on commercial hydroponic parsley sold into Brisbane, mixed veggies (hydroponic and in the ground) as well as pears and pomegranates which are sold locally.
Saturday 25 August-Wicking Bins
Rex and Christine are our hosts for the day where Rex will share his knowledge of a unique way to grow vegetables using Wicking Bins which are self-contained raised beds with a built-in reservoir.
Saturday 22 September-Compost
September sees us at Glen and Mary’s place where Glen will show us his innovative 3 stage composting system that he uses to make nutrient- rich compost for his garden and lawns.
Saturday 27 October-Farm Visit Cancelled due to drought
We are returning to Symara Organic Farm – a small family farm growing a large and constantly changing selection of vegetables, herbs and fruit. The farm is owned and operated by Ray and Samantha Palmer who are passionate about growing good food.
Saturday 24 November-Farm visit
Our hosts at Arajay Downs, Rhonda and Dave Fowler, will show us their mixed farm operation-pigs, sheep and heritage poultry- on their picturesque property 10 kms from Tenterfield. After a farm walk we will have the opportunity to experience a beautiful Paddock to Plate Lunch cooked by Rhonda using produce from the farm.
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.
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
As we had to postpone the planned visit to Symara Farm until next year due to the drought we are returning to a favourite venue for our October outing-Stanthorpe Whistle Stop Community Garden for a Spring Bonanza.Spring is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times to be a gardener and we have lined up a group of speakers to share knowledge relevant to Spring. Topics covered include-sowing seeds,raising seedlings,propagating from cuttings,growing medicinal herbs and preparing the soil for planting.
When: Saturday 27th October
Where: Stanthorpe Community Garden.Entry is from Tyrel Street on the eastern side if the Davadi Street gate is closed.
Starting time: 10 am QUEENSLAND TIME
Lunch around 12.30
The day is free and all visitors are welcome.
Bring lunch to share that reflects your wholesome gardening and cooking skills-tea and coffee supplied.
Please remember to bring your own cup,plate and eating utensils and chair-there is no spare seating available.
Rex and Christine
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