Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nick Warfield Bower bird sculpture at Bower House reuse centre Bellingen

Opening of the Bellingen Shire Council's Bower House Reuse Centre at Raleigh

Thursday, July 10, 2014

North Bank Community Garden - membership drive July 2014

Dear Northbank Community Garden Supporter,

Firstly, thank you for your support in the past in building this wonderful community garden. We are a truly grassroots organization, creating resilient local food systems on the Mid North Coast!

We are currently contacting everyone on our mailing list to update our contact list and to move from our current membership system to a new one (that is aligned with the financial year cycle).

To do this we need to ask you what level of involvement you wish to have. Please consider the following options:
A) Mailing list only – you will receive occasional newsletters, invitation to events and calls for help.

B) Membership – costs $20 annually and helps us operate (for such things as paying bills and buying materials). This includes the above mailing list contact plus invites to member-only events, discounts to workshops and events, and the knowledge you are a part of something wonderful, local and important! If you are wanting to pay membership, the easiest way to do this is via paypal on our website

C) Committee membership – any member is welcome to join our hardworking committee. The Committee guides the direction of the Garden and oversees its operations, including its financial sustainability. We need more people involved at this level so the current group aren’t burnt out. Many hands make light work!

Please reply to this message (or return the slip below) or contact us via the secretary, Jennie Fenton, on or 0417 026 206. We hope to have our membership and mailing list confirmed prior to July  30, so if you can contact us before that date, we would be grateful.

We also wanted to let our supporters know that, in response to your requests for more regular working bees, we are now holding working bees on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month from 12 noon (or 2pm during Daylight Savings). Everyone is welcome to come along and help with general garden maintenance, learning new skills or to work on one of our projects. Our current projects include toilet construction, mobility-friendly access, a new stage, new chook enclosures and re-opening the nursery. And if you have any materials laying around that you would like to donate to any of these projects, please contact us also.

Yours Sincerely,
Jesster Kerr-Wearne
President, Northbank Community Garden Inc.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

☂ Free Market Bellingen Showgrounds Sunday 6 July 2014 - big turnout

More than sixty people attended the Free Market, deeply engrossed in finding their free bargains.

David Pepper has introduced a fruit and vegetable section - produce picked only hours before the start of the market.