September news

Greetings to all!

It’s been a busy month or so since the AGM and, now that almost all dues are in, we can concentrate on some fundraising, maintenance and improvements of the Garden, and some socializing!  

Thank you to all who have paid their fees, and especially to those Life Members who have also paid – we greatly appreciate your ongoing support.

Big thanks to regular workers who either do a bit when they tend their own plot and/or help at working bees, watering.  Please don’t be shy – visit the Garden and note what you managed to do in the Site Diary (in the desk next to the white board) so the next visiting member knows what has been done, or what needs to be completed.

Before you leave the site, please double-check that all doors are properly locked.

New Members: 
Welcome Jackie (Jacqui) and Michael Powell!  We all look forward to sharing the Garden with you.  
Always looking for new members to enjoy the space, and help build the community.

Springboard and Website
Check out the latest Springboard issue – the newsletter from the Spring Creek Community House. We post an article in it each quarter.

Dennis of Zing Studio recently helped me straighten out a couple of things on the website. Much appreciated, especially as he had just gone to Europe for a break!  Eventually, would love to convert these emails to a more professional look. Will ask Dennis – and always happy for another member to get involved.

Fundraising
To keep fees down while providing the resources needed to run the Garden, the Committee is inviting all members to participate in fundraising efforts. 

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race –  an easy, fun way of raising money.  All the Committee have signed up. Please come on board!  Register for one or more of these days and designate Danawa at Spring Creek Community Garden as your charity and the team leader, June Marks.

Volunteer for one or more of these days (you get $50 paid to the Garden for each session you do): Sunday 20 January through to Monday 28 January 2019

https://www.cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au/the-event/volunteers/

It is a well run event. You will be allocated your position in Torquay just before, or on the day, so they can maximise resources.  (Take your phone with you to notify familiy/friends of your whereabouts if needed.) Richard and I have volunteered for several years and its an easy way to contribute to your community.

BBQ at Woolworths 

Our first gig is tomorrow, Saturday 22 September! Giuliana secured us a spot on the Woolworths list. Come along and support your Garden either by volunteering for an hour (or putting your name down for the future) or buying a sausage.  Tell your friends! (Woolworths, central Torquay.)

Food Swap
Garden members have been pondering this for a while. We think it could happen each Working Bee, second Saturday of each month. What do you think? Bring along any excess vegetables/fruit, swap with others. This could develop into a fundraiser for the Garden – open to the general public.

Projects
Thank you to those who are assisting Richard complete the automatic watering system. He needs help this Saturday and Sunday from 10am.  Richard thinks it can be extended to the South communal beds too.  This will be a great help for the time-challenged watering team!

Working Bee
We love meeting up with members at the regular, second Saturday of each month working bees. There are a variety of tasks and we are making progress. Bring your ideas along. Enjoy some time out over a cuppa. Here are some:
- Clearing the area in front of the pizza oven so that we can use the space for socialising, enjoying the sun.
- Continue weeding between plots, laying down tennis court matting and mulch.

Social
At the next Working Bee, lets plan events for October and Christmas.

Always happy to hear your suggestions.

Posted on September 20, 2018 .