We have a FANTASTIC event coming up 11am to 4pm on Saturday November 26 that you can’t afford to miss. At the OPEN DAY you’ll be able to learn about bush foods from our local area, see our new bush food garden and pick up a copy of our new bush food booklet.

You’ll also enjoy live music all day, a barbie and great coffee from Rough Diamond and meet our new chooks in their “Chook Hilton”. In the afternoon there’s a public dedication of our indigenous acknowledgement seat and a smoking ceremony.

There’s native, bush food and herb plant sales and an opportunity to learn about plans for the old quarry. Check out the flier for more details- we look forward to seeing you there! Gold coin entry, gates open at 10.30am, (cnr. Grieve St and Grafton Road)

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Going Upstream

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Going Upstream was a terrific project helping people make the link between their water usage and our precious water resources. It included  Journey Up the Gellibrand, produced by Bruce Campbell and featuring kayaker Christian Schultink. Pay a visit to our Fiona Golding-designed Garden shelter and you can see more including a fabulous sculpture by F Project’s Becky Nevin Berger. And click on the picture above for a shortish summary of the project.

Quarry Consultation

 

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WHAT’S YOUR IDEA FOR THE ALBERT PARK QUARRY?

Warrnambool Community Garden and others members of the working group are seeking ideas for from the community on the future use of the old quarry. 

You have until the end of Thursday June 2 to submit your ideas about what to do with the old quarry in the grounds of Warrnambool Community Garden (Corner of Grieve St and Grafton Rd.)  Write a short description (No more than one page please) and, if you can, include a drawing or a photo showing what it might look like.

Here’s the link for the  Quarry Ideas form and associated Quarry Photos. You may also appreciate a Quarry aerial and quarry sketch plan .

Looking forward to receiving your ideas!

Quarry consultation project

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We’re just about to commence work on the Quarry Consultation process. Many garden members and others in the community have fond memories of this fascinating space so Bruce, Geoff and others will be be working towards defining its future use.

Shelter launch

Our beautiful garden shelter and water sculpture are almost ready – come and help us celebrate. Thanks to Gwen and Edna Jones and A.L.Lane Foundations and to the State Government & Heytesbury District Landcare Network for the funds. RSVP essential please for snag and vegie burger numbers! warrnamboolcommunity@yahoo.com.au or 0428314928. We cut the ribbon at 5.30. Live music from 4.30. Produce and seedlings for sale.

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nature at its best

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At the end of the day while helping out at the garden, nature dished up one of its occasional surprises. This one was a dramatic front that (in the 2 minutes following) delivered some much needed rainfall.

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Warrnambool Community Garden recently held its AGM and elected a new committee of management to takes us forward into a bright future. Julie Eagles (pictured above) was elected as the new Convenor and heads a talented, varied and enthusiastic group of people who in turn provide leadership for a membership base of more than 80 people. For more information and other enjoyable reading, check out the just-released 2014 summer edition of the newsletter on the news-newsletter page of this website. The new committee members are:

Julie Eagles – Convenor
Geoff Rollinson – Deputy Convenor
Peter Jackman – Treasurer
Fiona Golding – Assistant Treasurer
Hannah Chisholm – Secretary
Christian Schutlink – Assistant Secretary
Clare Vaughan – Committee Member
Terry Lowen – Committee Member
Pam Roy – Committee Member