Introduction to George Jonkers to run a workshop on Permaculture.
George introduced Permaculture as a farming system adapted to a garden. He outlined his workshop plan which was to divide the audience into 10 groups with different scenarios. These were explained in the information on the tables. Also to be found was the Principles of Permaculture, and paper to design the garden outlined in the scenario.
The main focus on the evening was the group session and George walked around advising groups. The room had a working buzz of noise.
To finish George hoped we had enjoyed the exercise and regretted he did not have sufficient time to go through the Principles more closely as there was a wide range of experience amongst the group. He collected the designs from the groups and it is hoped he might feedback what he thought of these at a future date. Each participant was given a certificate of attendance.
I’m sorry for the delay in uploading these photos but we just haven’t been in the right location to do so. I hope i don’t get ‘canned’ for my pathetic excuse, but I’m sure you will enjoy the photos courtesy of James McEwan.
Our speakers for the meeting next Monday at the Warburton Golf Club, will be speaking on weed identification and control of weeds in this area. You are invited to bring along any weed samples that you may want help in identifying. Especially if you can combine this with a photo of the weed in situ. This identification process could be the most valuable part of the presentation.
So get out in the garden and dig up you most vexing weeds (if they are surviving the drought) and bring them along.
PS Bring a neighbour that has made positive comments about your garden. They just may like to be a part of our club.
I have finally caught up with the people involved in the Martyr Road and Waterloo Avenue house fires and presented to them their cheques.
The first photo relates to Janine and John Thompson-Stokell, (Waterloo Ave), and the other is of Nina Hellicare, (Martyr Road).
Each family received $1200 towards their endeavour to get their lives back on track. We wish them all the best and let them know that the club is proud to have helped in their time of need.
Janine and John Thompson-Stokell, (Waterloo Ave)
Nina Hellicare, (Martyr Road)
With the payment of these cheques the Club has donated just on $14,500 to worthy recipients since 2010.
I’m sorry everybody. I had this post done the day after the party but for some reason it never actually arrived at the website. My apologies. Enjoy reliving the moments of frivolity.
Christmas 2017 table arrangements.
Tony from the Warburton Golf Club and Shirley setting up.
Annie setting up the plant prizes for this year.
The set up team Shirley, Annie and Jose
Lovely set up at the Warburton Golf Club rooms and what a beautiful view.
All done and ready to rock-n-roll. Lets get the show on the road.
We had 12 tables of 8 set up around the main dining/club room.
A beautifully cooked spit roast. The caterers did a great job.
The salad table. All lovely.
Eat up Bob!
Pauline and Joseph
Barbara got second pick in the lucky door prizes.
The hyderangeas were a big hit and were the first to go.
Who’s a happy prize winner – Megan the rock-n-roll queen.
Lucky pair Sue and Penny with their prizes
Happy winner Leonie with her geranium.
Another winner Graham Hughes.
Denise peeping through her Dogwood prize.
Pauline with her beautiful hyderangea prize.
Winners Russell and Gillian Brown
Joy’s life Membership presentation.
Members draw – Sunil started all this. Michael Keck was the last winner for this year.
Save the last dance for me! Jose and Graham – the old knees and shoulders are not what they used to be but life is still great.
If anyone has pictures of the garden show, send them in so I can include them in the site. Thanks.
Just a couple of collages taken at different times of the weather. Enjoy! Colin & Lyn Spain
To the the Upper Yarra Garden Club:
The Yarra Valley ECOSS events team would like to officially invite the members of the Upper Yarra Garden Club to our very special event:
The Official Opening Celebration & Soirée
Of The ECOSS Coop
From 5pm-7pm on Friday 12th May 2017
At Yarra Valley ECOSS
Followed by an Autumn Harvest Family Bush Dance
($10ea/ $20 family)
We are extremely grateful for the garden club’s ongoing support of ECOSS, and would be delighted at your attendance!
Please see attached your Official Invitation, and below Program of Events. We hope that you will bring along your friends and family to enjoy the Opening Ceremony and join in our Autumn Harvest Family Bush Dance!
Coop Official Opening Celebration
Friday 12th May 2017
At Yarra Valley ECOSS
711 Old Warburton Road Wesburn
5pm – Official Opening Ceremony & Soirée (And Guided Tour of ECOSS)
All Welcome, Free Event
7pm – Family Bush Dance with Bushwahzee
(Tickets $10ea/$20 family)