Join Us

Are you looking to meet new friends?

Do you want to share your gardening or vegie growing knowledge?

Perhaps you want to learn how to grow your own fresh foods.

Do you have experience in working with tools and love building garden beds, sheds, seats etc?

Maybe you would like to help with our fundraising.

Is your home garden not suitable for you to work in?

Would you like to teach children how to grow vegies?

Do you have time to spare and want to give back to the community?

Then come and join us!

 

We have members of all ages, abilities and garden experience. There are members who are know a lot about growing veggies and are happy to share this. Others have little or no experience in growing veggies and are keen to learn. Some members are happy just to potter in the garden. And we have members who are more interested in the social side of meeting new friends.

It is important to point out that every member is expected to contribute to the garden. There are a lot of ways to help out such as attending the Sunday morning sessions, helping at a working bee, join the planting sub committee and share your knowledge, help at the sausage sizzle or street stall, nominate to be on the watering roster, join the committee, sell wine on our annual wine fundraiser or even help prepare morning tea on working bee days. Everyone of our members can contribute in some way to ensure our garden is a great communal activity.

We will need to raise funds to cover our expenses such as raised garden beds, water supply, tools and equipment, a storage shed, insurance and more. We will have lots of jobs to do building our raised timber garden beds, shifting soil and lots of other jobs. If that sounds like it interests you please come and help. Or maybe you have knowledge of composting, planting, worm farming & mulching that you would love to share. Please come and share in the fun!

New members welcome; any age, any abilities, experienced or not. Give us a call or email.

Or fill in our on-line application form on this page below.

New Members Agreement Form

We ask that everyone complete our very simple Members Agreement form which provides your name & contact details, confirms that you agree to be bound by the group rules, and that you agree to pay the annual fee, currently $20 per family unit for 12 months ending 31st August 2020. Membership is open all residents of Mornington Shire however priority for membership will be granted to residents of Blairgowrie, Rye and Sorrento.

You can join as a single member or a family membership. The annual membership fees are the same.

If joining as a single person please just complete the details for the "Primary Adult".

Our family membership is a Spouse/Partner living together at the same address.    If joining as a family both adults must give name & contact details; School age children are included in a family membership; we do not need their details.

There are 2 ways to complete your form and join:

either download the form, or complete it on-line (our preferred method)

1. Complete the on-line application form below

We now have our application form on line. This is our preferred way to join.

Simply fill in the details and click SEND and your details will be emailed to us. We will then email you back with our bank account details to pay your membership fees by direct bank transfer.

Please note after hitting SEND you will be sent an automated reply from the system so you know your request has been sent.

After that our next email to you will come from one of our Committee Members. We are all volunteers so please allow a day or so for us to reply. Thank you.

 

2. Download and print the form

Simply down load the form via the link below, print it, complete & sign and either:

  • scan and email to our membership co-ordinator Warwick Watson on:     warwick.watson@bigpond.com     you can pay your $20 membership via direct bank transfer (our bank details are on the form)

  • come along to the garden on Sundays 9:00 to 10:30 am and hand it to one of our Committee members along with your $20.

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