Community Gardens News

Welcome to the October Growing Together Baw Baw Community Gardens Newsletter.

Your Garden for October

Spring has sprung and that means time some spring planting. Give the seeds you started last month a good feed with 'seasol' or equivalent to really get them growing strong. Kale, silver-beet, rocket, lettuce, radish, cauliflower, broccoli and kohlrabi are ready for picking at your local community garden.
Get melons, broccoli, celery, chilli, capsicum,cucumbers, corn, eggplants, zucchini, corn, pumpkins, small spring cabbages and tomatoes sown in trays and keep indoors (remembering to keep them moist) ready for planting out in 10-12 weeks. Plant out now sweet and sugar snap peas, carrots, beans,  beetroot, chives, spring onions, silverbeet and turnips. 
What's on at your Community Gardens

Eastern Park Community Garden

Community Gardening Days every Tuesday 10am till 5pm, and on the
1st Saturday of every month a working bee and produce swap from 10.30am- 3pm

Share gardening knowledge, learn new skills, meet new friends, attend workshops and enjoy the garden atmosphere. Everyone of any age and ability is most welcome.

Trafalgar Community Garden

Community Garden Days every Wednesday
9.30 - 10.30am and 2.30 - 3.30pm
Enjoy gardening in the company of friends, share in the abundance and learn new skills.
We also meet on the occasional Saturdays for great workshops.

Longwarry Community Garden

Every Wed 5 to 7pm, where we water and weed, plant, harvest and catch up to share our ideas and our excess produce and plants.  Working bees and monthly workshops, as advised on our Facebook page 
Contact: Shirley Higman 0411 231 650

Jindivick Community Garden

A community garden full of sculpture and bush tucker food this garden is a real feast for the eyes. Community Garden days are the second Sunday of every month 1 - 3pm, come along and have a dig and enjoy afternoon tea. All welcome.

BBSN Yarragon

A permaculture designed garden at REstore, 79 Princes Hwy, Yarragon. Social Garden days every Wednesday until Dec 26, between 9:30am - lunchtime we have a low intensity, social gardening session. All welcome.

Kids in the Garden

Tuesday Mornings 9 to 11am @ Eastern Park Community Garden. Preschoolers get to explore the Community Garden using their five senses and participate in seasonal gardening activities; there is a variety of fun activities children can be involved in, such as planting, mulching, weeding and cooking, storytelling, and garden-themed art projects.

Blokes in the Garden

Fridays 10:30 to 12:30 @ Eastern Park Community Garden. Meet up with other Blokes and get things done at the Garden.  Meet new people and make new friends in a friendly and productive community space. All Blokes are welcome, come for as little or as long as you like, tools provided and there’s ample tea and coffee available.

Nilma Primary School Garden

Students are involved in maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting, cooking Volunteers needed to work in the garden Thursdays, contact the school on 56232963

Warragul Regional College School Shed

Join other gardening enthusiasts & work with horticultural students at WRC fortnightly Thursdays. Share your skills and knowledge.
Contact 5623 9900

Warragul District Specialist School

Work with the students each Friday to share skills and grow an amazing garden, contact the school on 56231385
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West Gippsland Beekeepers

To encourage people to become involved in beekeeping by sharing knowledge, experience and resources in a casual social environment. From those who are curious to professionals Beekeepers, from traditional Langstroth to Top bar hives, all are encouraged to join. Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at the YFC Rooms 22 Normanby Street Warragul. 7pm, gold coin donation

West Gippsland Permaculture Group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at Baw Baw Skills Centre which is part of the WGTTA in Wills St, Warragul. 7pm Gold coin donation, swap table, library and seed box on the night.

Warragul & District garden Club

The Warragul Garden Club is a not for profit club providing an opportunity for local garden lovers to get together for regular monthly meetings and trips to gardens of interest.Meetings are held at the Warragul Senior Citizens' Centre on the 4th Monday of each month at 9.45am(doors open 9.00am). Plant/Flower Exhibits to be benched for judging by 9.30am. New members most welcome. Just come along to a meeting or contact Judy on 5623 6180

Gardening & Sustainability @ Warragul Community House

Garden Chats and Visits
A gathering of people who enjoy gardening (no experience necessary). Share interests and ideas. Includes visits to local gardens and nurseries. Last Tuesday mornings of the month. Free
Meets 29/9 27/10 24/11
Beautiful Mosaics for the Garden
5.30pm  - 8.30pm  Wednesdays for 3 weeks, Starting: 14 November
Join mosaic artist Janet Willey in our wonderful art shed adjoining the community garden, and learn how to make a beautiful mosaic paver for your garden at home. Material costs are included in the course fees, but if you would like to incorporate disused crockery or other ceramics from home then feel free! Cost: $110 full, $100 conc.
More info via the House on 5623 6032

Spring Garden & Home Expo

Lardner Park: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
13th & 14th October 2015
Entry $10.00 Under 16 Free
This  is the second largest Garden Show in Victoria with over 150 attractive and innovative sites.
Demonstrations and talks through the day with Garden Guru Melissa King.


Gardivalia returns in 2018! The Gardivalia Festival of Gardens, annual Spring open garden event for the West Gippsland area is back! We'll be running the Festival in October, when Gippsland gardens are wearing some of their prettiest blooms, expression of interest submissions for interested garden owners will open soon. Follow us here and also at Happy Gardening!
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All the best from Donna and the team at Growing Together Baw Baw 
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