2020 AGM

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Community Garden Ocean Grove Inc. will be held on Sunday 25th October 2020, and online via Zoom, commencing at 11am.

The details are provided on our Meetings page

All members are encouraged to consider nominating for the Committee — all positions will be declared vacant, and under our Rules, we must appoint into all available roles. We would welcome new people to become involved in the ongoing management and administration of the Garden.

Members of the community are welcome. Please RSVP by Tuesday 20th October and indicate whether you will attend in person at the garden, or via Zoom.

COVID-19 Protocols Update 6 August 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, strict protocols regarding access and operation are currently in place. We appreciate that food security is important during this challenging period of time.

As regional Victoria is now back in Level 3 restrictions, please be aware that the community garden must return to Level 3 protocols.

Until further notice, entry to the garden is conditional on complying with the following hygiene protocols to minimise the risks associated with using the garden. It is critical that these protocols are followed to ensure continued access to the garden.

If you choose to enter the garden, you will be doing so at your own risk.

TO ENTER THE GARDEN, YOU MUST:

  • Not enter if you are unwell
  • Not enter if under quarantine, infected or awaiting test results for COVID-19
  • Wear a mask at all times when visiting the garden, as required by the Department of Health
  • Wear gloves prior to entry and until after exiting the garden
  • Provide all your own tools, including watering cans (community garden tools have been locked away)
  • Only tend to your own plot unless arrangements have been made with a committee member
  • Please note that the toilet, tool shed and storage shed are locked and must not be opened
  • Children are permitted into the garden, however they must be strictly supervised by a guardian and maintain social distance from other garden members at all times
  • You must strictly observe social distancing and any other government directives

The garden is accessible via the gates on both the Terrace and Parade, and if you are not yet aware of the new key code please contact Fiona Cadorel on 0426285503.

If you are unable to attend the garden due to age or infirmity, please let the Committee know as some members have volunteered to help maintain member’s garden plots and to deliver produce to the owner’s front door during this isolation period.

A reminder that members are also allowed to harvest a small share of produce from the community plots 43 and 44 and garden borders.

We look forward to the day when we can join for community events in the Community Garden. In the meantime, look after each other and stay safe.

Best Wishes,

Ocean Grove Community Garden Committee

Worm Farm Workshop, 14 March 2020

Thanks to Fiona we had a fabulous workshop making in-ground worm farms. Fiona led us step by step in the preparation and burial of a worm farm in one of our members plots (see photo below) and described some of the tricks she had learnt to manage them. She has them dotted around her home garden and noted that the effect was like “fertiliser on steroids”. We had 25 people attend the workshop with a mix of members and several visitors at the session, two of the visitors deciding to become social members. The Ocean Grove Community Garden was also featured in the Bellarine Times! During such trying times, it is great to see a good news story that celebrates community.

An instruction sheet on how to make the worm farm and general notes on keeping worms is available to download.