After meeting for many years at the wonderful Sweethearts Cafe, Eudlo, our group will be relocating to nearby Ilkley for future meetings. Thanks to current and past owners for your hospitality towards our group.
From Sunday, 7 June 2015, we will have a NEW VENUE and an earlier meeting time. The new venue, kindly offered by our members, Roy and Jackie Gasson has plenty of cover (perfect for our hot summers and wet weather). There is plenty of space to meet and process seeds and plant material regardless of what our climate throws at us!
Please see the details below:
Time: 8.30am - 10.00am
Cost: Gold coin donation
Roy Gasson's Pottery Shed
145 Ilkley Road, Ilkley 4554
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
|Entrance to property from Ilkley Road, Ilkley|
|This is the parking area. Turn in the driveway and travel past the first little brick house|
and park nose in to the right hand side.
|Walk down the pathway to the pottery shed|
Following is a list of the meeting dates for the rest of 2015.
Add them to your diary now:
Sunday 7 June - The Gassons will be providing refreshments and morning tea (covered by gold coin donation)
Sunday 5 July
Sunday 2 August
Sunday 6 September
Sunday 4 October
Sunday 1 November
Sunday 6 December
Please be wary of buying non-certified organic seedlings from nurseries or any other retail outlet. If you're not aware, many growers are raising seeds with neonicotinoids (insecticides) that are toxic to bees. If you inadvertently purchase these seedlings or plants, you may not only be contaminating your garden with chemicals but also be innocently killing the very pollinators you need to grow your crop successfully.
Learn more in these articles:
- 4 Step Guide to Improving Pollination & Your Harvests: Part 1
- Protecting Bees from Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Your Garden
What to Plant in June
With cooler temperatures now upon us, it's time to make sure your winter crops are in. Lots of vegetables, herbs and flowers grow well at this time of year, without the greedy grasshoppers taking an unfair share!
Check out these guides for other ideas/tips:
Hope to see you soon.