The 2021 Annual General Meeting for Duncraig Edible Garden will be held on 17th July at 10.30am as COVID restrictions have eased somewhat. We plan to tend the garden then hold the AGM at 10.30am. Do join us in the forecourt of Duncraig Library and enjoy a bring and share hot lunch afterwards.
The meeting usually takes less than 30 minutes. We will hear reports from the current committee and elect a new committee.
Only current financial members of DEG can nominate for executive role or for general committee positions. The executive positions are Chair, Vice, Secretary and Treasurer. You are very welcome to apply to become a financial member. Then you can vote and stand for election to the committee. Membership and Nomination forms will be available at DEG.
Membership is for each financial year and becomes due on 30th June. Pay in cash on the day $15 for individuals or $25 for a family membership or transfer your dues by online banking to DEG bank account BSB: 633000 Account Number: 154918551
Please bring a mug, bowl and spoon so you can share in the hot meal afterwards. Bring something to share, if you can, for morning tea or for the “share the harvest table”.
The native verge workshop at the end of April 2019 went very well. It went so well we are still going on about it. Thanks so much to all who helped, and especially to Richard McDowell for expert input. Here are a few more photos that may help. 1. We had Eva helping on the whiteboard so no one going to the library was in any doubt what we were doing. 2. We had Richard (in the yellow shirt) look at what we had before we started (and some of his stuff too.) 3. We had to chop through with a mattock as we found limestone underneath the soil we prepared. 4. Richard showed us how to get plants out of a pot by tapping the top of the pot to loosen the plant. There was no squeezing of the sides of the pot and damaging the roots. Claudia can be seen getting a handful of compost ready to put in the hole before the plant goes gently in. 5. Claudia then hand-watered the plant with a liquid soil-wetter and then watered the plant again with water to get the soil-wetter off the leaves. Did you notice the hanging basket frames turned upside down over the plants? This is to prevent our helpers from accidentally treading on the plants and breaking them even before the plants had the opportunity to grow.
For those who want a list of what we planted look here… or go to the “Workshop Notes” menu item.
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