NEWS

July 2019 News

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.


Book into a free council Workshop to have your say
about WASTE (on 1/7/19 at Umina; 3/7/19 at Erina):

https://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/our-coast-our-waste.Want food waste collection, large scale composting and a Tip Shop or two?


BOOMERANG BAGS – Sunday 14/7/19, 9.30am –
12.30pm in Kariong Hall. Help make shopping bags
from donated fabric, to stock box at Foodworks.


Seed Saving & Plant Propagation workshop on
Friday 28/6/19, 10am – 11am. Free for KEG members
or $5 (includes KEG membership!). Just turn up 🙂


Thank you to Rotary Club of Kariong-Somersby for
their donation to our garden. Save the date for our
Annual Trivia night, Saturday 17/8/19, 6-9pm.
Donations of prizes and silent auction items sought.

June 2019 News

Garden News

Steve has installed wonderful metal sculptures and we have a resident artist painting the life cycle of four animals – come in and have a look! Mandarins are in season.

Volunteer mornings in the garden are every Monday from 10 – 12 at Kariong Eco Garden, Dandaloo St. Contact Lisa on 0429 431 889.

https://www.facebook.com/events/217846138221889

World Environment Day on 5 June

Is the deadline to take part in a short online survey about waste in the Central Coast:

http://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/our-coast-our-waste

We will be calling for food waste collection and large scale composting and a Tip Shop or two!

Boomerang Bags

Due to the long weekend we will move Boomerang Bags back a week to Sunday 16/6/19 9:30 – 12:30pm in Kariong Progress Hall. Help make shopping bags from donated fabric! Contact Lisa on 0429 431 889

https://www.facebook.com/events/217846138221889

From little things big things Grow

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/292249551678216

Thanks to everyone who helped with our Mother Earth Market on 11/5/19!

May 2019 News

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

April 2019 News

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped at
Girrakool Blues Festival. We raised $510.90 from 10c
refunds on bottles and cans!

Don’t forget you can take bulk beverage containers
to Envirobank for refunds, Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm and
Saturday 8am – 4pm, Unit 6, 18 Nells Road, West
Gosford https://envirobank.com.au/gosford-depot/

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