Garden Group

mpicklesThu, 26/01/2017 - 8:27pm

Port Stephens Seed Savers Film Night 7 pm Saturday 4 February North Arm Cove Hall

Come along to a film by Peter Proctor on the success of bio dynamic farming in India where thousands of farmers are using these practices to improve agriculture in a harsh land.
mpicklesMon, 26/09/2016 - 8:20am

Food Fermentation for Health

You may have heard that western diets with high sugar, fat and wheat content are responsible for poor health attributed to poor gut health. Fermented foods have been used by all cultures and there is a re-emergence of popularity of these foods as a way of improving our gut health. The way it works simply is the fermented food gives our digestive tracts important living cultures which help in the digestion of foods and assimilation of nutrients. A little fermented food a day improves our immune system, helps us digest food generally...

Success at Election Day
mpicklesSun, 03/07/2016 - 3:15pm

Despite low numbers of voters in the Cove a sunny day and a great atmoshere at the hall on Election Day contributed to a succesful event.

The BBQ was popular and raised over $200 and another $250 through donations and Jam and Pickle sales making a grand total of $450 for the Fire Brigade.

It was great to meet the members of the fire brigade and show support.

The Community Garden Raffle was drawn by Smithy, Patricia Mollar achieved a brilliant result with the raffle raising over $940 selling tickets through neighbours,...

mpicklesTue, 10/11/2015 - 12:47pm

African Olive is flowering and setting fruit now. A native of eastern Africa, African Olive is very tough and adaptable to dry conditions.

mpicklesThu, 22/10/2015 - 7:39am

Pollinator Week at the Cove.

North Arm Cove residents have been invited to participate in pollinator week by Megan Halcroft . Megan, one of only a few PhD qualified Australian specialists on native bees, has a wealth of experience and a deep love of bees, she captured the attention of over 85 people at a workshop hosted by North Arm Cove Community Gardeners in September last year with a lively presentation on the habits and roles of native bees in our environment.

“On behalf of Bees Business, Western Sydney University and the NSW Environmental Trust, I...

Lettuce ready to pickAnnie44Wed, 01/07/2015 - 8:10am
Lettuce ready for picking

The community garden is absolutely blooming with the best winter crop since its establishment in 2012. Broccoli, cabbage, turnip, lettuce, herbs and chillies are all ready for picking. Bill Moller planted early to ensure a bumper winter crop and the garden is also benefiting from liberal applications of compost and worm juice.

A small orchard has been planted to complement the existing fruit trees. Gisele and Graham Smit donated two Avocado trees and Maria Pickles contributed a Manadarin. If you have a fruit tree that you would like to donate, please contact Maria or Bill....

Fragrant Asian GalangalAnnie44Tue, 18/11/2014 - 2:25pm

Get ready for the dry months ahead – choose from a variety of home grown, drought tolerant plants. Great for your own garden, or give as a gift for Christmas.

A captive audienceAnnie44Mon, 27/10/2014 - 5:55pm

The Native Bee Workshop held on 11 October was a huge success, with over 85 people attending. Apiarists, farmers, students and gardeners came from all parts of NSW to hear Megan Halcroft of Bee’s Business talk about the role and habits of native bees in our environment.

Bees Business Comes to NACmpicklesMon, 08/09/2014 - 3:24pm
Native Bees

North Arm Cove Community Garden is hosting a
Native Bee Workshop Dr Megan Halcroft

9:30 am – 3:00 pm Saturday 11 October
North Arm Cove Community Hall
The Ridgeway North Arm Cove

There are a few vacancies phone Maria Pickles 0249973045 to register asap

The program will be packed with visual and practical information on native bees.

9:00 am Arrival, registrations and light refreshments
9:20 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am Workshop in the Hall with Dr Megan Halcroft

A summary of the life & times of the...
BLUE BANDED BEEAnnie44Tue, 22/07/2014 - 3:19pm
Blue banded bee


Megan Halcroft is one of only a few PhD qualified Australian specialists on native bees and her extensive experience in this field is combined with a deep love of bees. Richard Watkins and other stingless beekeepers will also participate in splitting hives and offering a taste of the unique native bee nectar.

The importance of bees is a hot topic with farmers and gardeners alike...



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