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October/November Newsletter

LAST WINTER MEETING

Our last Winter meeting was held on the 6th of August.   Cathy Hale was the guest speaker talking about Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative.  The Co-operative is situated at Shop 5 Macquarie Plaza .The aim of the co-operative is to connect local producers with local consumers and raise awareness about the benefits of eating local and organically produced food.   It is owned and run by the communityfor the local community.

August/September 2017 Newsletter

2ND JULY WINTER MEETING

Our meeting on the 2nd of July was held at the Walshaw Hall.  David Rogers was the guest speaker.  David is the Head Green Keeper at Bathurst Golf Club.   David gave a general outline of the care, maintenance and challenges of delivering a magnificent golf course.

FIRST WINTER MEETING

Our first Winter meeting was held at Walshaw Hall.  Guest speakers for the meeting were Matt Gildon from Country Brewer and Dr James Wickham .  Matt Gildon spoke about all the different kits he sells.   These ranged from cheese making to preserving the fruit we grow.  Dr James Wickham , a lecturer in Human Anatomy and Physiology at CSU.   He spoke about their Coaching for Healthy Aging Trial.

June/July 2017 Newsletter

DAY TRIP TO ORANGE GARDENS 8TH APRIL

It was beautiful weather for our day trip to Orange gardens.   We saw five amazing gardens ranging from small town house gardens to one of six acres.   Thank you very much to the owners for allowing us to visit. ( Rose & Bart Westgeest, Sally Larance, Dulcie & Alan Griffith, Bob & Liz Smith and Di & Russell Turner).  They were stunning!   Thanks you also to Michael and the staff at “Patmos Garden Cafe”  for the delicious lunch and Bill Berry for getting us to and from Orange.

April/May 2017 Newsletter

Our August 5 meeting will be held in the Walshaw Hall, Church Street, Bathurst at 2pm. Our guest speak is Sarah a Florist/Horticulturist who owns her own business, Sarah Cox Designs. Her passion developed at the age of 15 when she started to grow flowers and veggies. Sarah went on to obtain a degree in Horticulture and has owned two nurseries and helped co-ordinate and set up floristry in the Central West. Sarah also teaches both floristry and horticulture at TAFE.

Sarah will be demonstrating an arrangement of beautiful flowers.

The September 2 meeting will be our first garden outing for spring. The meeting will be held at 2pm at the garden of Jennifer and Tim at 2 Robindale Court, Robin Hill. Situated on the foothills of Mt Panorama this one-acre garden has evolved over the last nine years. There are extensive terraced areas on the southern steep side, sweeping sloping lawns, hedges, and changing garden levels. All the gardens are heavily planted with a collection of natives, European trees and shrubs, which are under planted with bulbs, annuals and perennials to ensure all year colour.From Bathurst, travel along the Blayney Road and turn left into Boundary Road. Then right into Robindale Court. No 2 is the first house on the right. Parking will be along the street.

 

For further details about the meetings, please contact Elizabeth on 0416 115 796.  Please bring a cup a chair and a plate of food to share for afternoon tea.