As part of the Community Garden Week, we will be hosting these events supported by Central Coast Council:
Monday 9th September
10am – 12noon Talk about Soil by Tony Wells who runs a small business called Effective Soil Chemistry – covering the importance of soil chemistry for growing nutrient dense food. He will also do pH and salinity testing of soil/media/water samples on the day. Plant sale and morning tea. Gold coin donation welcome.
11am Worm farming demonstration and Composting Activities for all ages (Find out about A.D.A.M. – Aliveness, Diversity, Air and Moisture)
Friday 13th September
10am – 12 noon Talk about Growing Native Plants by Graeme Ingall from the Australian Plant Society, covering local plants, where to purchase, growing conditions and habitat provided. Plant sale and morning tea. Gold coin donation welcome.
Steve and Elliah has made Progress on our Cycle of life sculpture. The beds have been prepared for spring planting and blueberries have been planted outside our fence!
Annual Fundraising Trivia Night
Kariong Eco Garden, established in 2005 and opened in 2007, is fundraising for its ongoing work “maintaining a living garden and providing a place of learning for sustainable and earth-friendly practices for families and other interested people in the local community”.
We would love you to join us at our annual fundraising Trivia Night this Saturday 17/8/19 at 6pm, in Kariong Progress Hall, Dandaloo Street, Kariong.
Buy your $10/person (over 12 years of age) tickets at Kariong Neighbourhood Centre by 3pm on Friday or online here.
Our Quiz Master Jim Katrakilis has prepared some great questions to challenge us.
Chapmans Quality Fruit are donating a fresh Fruit & Vege tray for the raffle.
Colleen has donated a beautiful quilt to join other treasures on the Silent Auction table.
There are lots of ECO giveaways donated by Council. It is a family friendly event!
Kariong Pizza have offered a special deal for our traditional pizza orders on the night:
GARDEN NEWS – We have had a tough month with rubbish left by visitors, damage to our shed and fires. Thanks to the Kariong Bush Fire Brigade and other locals including business DOORCRAFT who have helped us. Please report anti-social behaviour to the Police Assistance Line 131 444.
Seed Saving & Plant Propagation workshop on Friday 28/6/19, 10 am – 12 noon. Free for KEG members or pay $5 membership fee on the day. Contact Lisa on 0429 431 889
Carey Buls, a local gardener and volunteer at the Council nursery will share her knowledge and skills with us. She has a keen interest in natives but still has time for vegetables and flowers. She will show us several different ways to plant seeds, and share her ideas for creating more space using containers or even wheelbarrows.
GARDEN NEWS – Volunteers and visitors have been eating bananas grown in the garden, making compost, planting seedlings, watering with our rainwater, cleaning up the ponds and talking about the climate crisis and things we can do.
BOOMERANG BAGS – due to Mothers’ Day, a day early on Saturday 11/5/19, 1.30pm – 4.30pm, in Kariong Progress Hall. Come along and help make shopping bags out of donated fabric. Bring a sewing machine if you have one or just turn up and help out with pinning on pockets, ironing, sewing or making cups of tea! The bags are for stocking the Bag Share box at Kariong Foodworks.
SPECIAL EVENT: Mother Earth Market Day in Dandaloo St, Kariong SATURDAY 11 MAY, 2-5PM Home-made items, cards, succulent fairy gardens, local crafts, soy candles, sauces, jams, chutneys, honey, locally baked sourdough bread. Ten minute $10 massage. 10 stalls – get your Mothers’ Day gifts here or a treat for yourself! Don’t miss the BEE TALK AT 2.30PM with Robyn, local amateur Bee-keeper.
BUSHCARE IN KARIONG – is taking a break. Please phone the Council Bushcare Officer 4325 8222 if you are keen to be a volunteer bush regenerator in Kariong or elsewhere in the Central Coast.
Find us behind the Kariong Progress Hall, in Dandaloo St. Next to the Tennis Court and playground. Find out more on our facebook page or website: www.kariongecogarden.org.au
BUSHCARE – We are looking for a new volunteer to co-ordinate Bushcare and more willing workers Council provides a surpervisor, on the job training and tools. Gentle weeding or if you have lots of energy we have some lantana with your name on it!
GARDEN NEWS – We are very sad that one of our long time volunteers, Rob, is retiring. Welcome Steve and Caroline.
Stay tuned for Mother Earth Market Day in May! Find us behind the Kariong Progress Hall, in Dandaloo St. Find out more on our facebook page or website: www.kariongecogarden.org.au