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Jamberoo Community Growers Bulb Order Fundraiser

22 March 2011 2 Comments

Jamberoo Community Growers, a local gardening club affiliated with the Garden Clubs Of Australia, is selling flower bulbs as a fundraiser. We’re hoping to raise enough money to cover our insurance for the year, and maybe some running costs as well.

We ran the same fundraiser last year, and got excellent feedback about the quality and value of the bulbs. I bought some myself, and they were great! I’ll definitely be buying again this year.

The bulbs come in packs ranging from $5 up to $25, and every order comes with a colour growing guide to make sure you get the best from your bulbs. There’s no delivery charge, since they are delivered in bulk to the club and then we distribute them.

I’ve scanned the catalogue if you’d like to have a browse. A warning to those with bandwidth limits – it’s about 3.1 MB. Here’s the JCG Bulb Order Fundraiser Catalogue.

If you’d like to order something (you don’t need to be a JCG member), please email me your order and we can organise payment. I can arrange to drop orders off anywhere between Jamberoo and Wollongong, or you can come to Jamberoo and pick them up. Orders need to be in by 3rd April 2011, and the bulbs will be delivered well before spring.

Feel free to ask any questions, either in the comments below or by emailing me.

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  • nellymary said:

    That is a lovely fundraising idea, far better than chocolates or donuts….Unfortunately I don’t know anything about bulbs….and I am wondering if any of the flowers can be dried, eaten, pressed or preserved in any other ways…Besides the wonderful colour being added to your garden and attracting our pollinating friends the bees….can you do anything else with the flowers? I would love to add bulbs to my garden and support your fundraiser if I can. Glad you liked my trivet idea…and thanks for including the link.

  • Darren (author) said:

    @NellyMary: Yes, we really liked the idea when we first came across it. The usual chocolates, pies, donuts, lollies, etc fundraisers aren’t very compatible with the reasons we started the garden club – to support people growing their own healthy food at home. Unfortunately all the bulbs are ornamentals. Some are probably suitable for drying or pressing. The nice thing is that the bulbs will multiply in your garden each season.

    Interestingly, ephemeral spring bulbs are not just a pretty face – they take up lots of water-soluble nutrients in early spring before other plants are actively growing, and release those nutrients when they die back in summer and rot down. Apparently they’re useful planted under fruit trees in a forest garden.

    You can read more here: Daffodils In The Forest Garden