Earlier this year, Megan and I worked with some other local families to start a gardening club called the Jamberoo Family Growers. Unlike traditional garden clubs, this group will have a focus on helping people to grow fruit and vegetables at home, using healthy natural methods and tapping into local knowledge and experience. It will also endeavour to support and promote local farmers and producers and encourage household sustainability.
Talks and/or workshops will be held monthly throughout the year, with guest speakers covering topics such as rotational gardening, organic pest control, garden design, composting, backyard chicken keeping, cooking, sustainable living and more. Kids’ activities are planned to coincide with the talks, so it will be fun for the whole family.
The JCG launch event went very well, and we now have over 25 families and individuals who have joined up. Now it’s time to get the ball rolling…
Our next meeting will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday 1st November, at the Anglican Hall in Jamberoo.
Guest speakers will be Robert Curll and Monique Dare-Ward. Robert will be talking about how to get the most produce out of our smaller spaces, whilst Monique will be pondering the wonders of keeping chooks in the backyard. There will also be organised activites for the children.
This event is free to Jamberoo Community Growers members. Non-members are invited to come along and see what we’re about before joining. Annual membership for families is $15, or $5 for individuals.
Feel free to invite your friends and neigbours.
We look forward to seeing you there!