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. We are a very community minded group and are looking to expand our interests beyond gardening.
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. Our active members can contribute in some way to ensure our garden is a great communal activity, however we also realize that there are people in our local community who join only so they they can support our group financially and do not wish to be active. Thankyou!
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
Fill in our on-line application form on this page below.
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 2021. 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. 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.
The annual membership fees are the same for Single or Family.
If joining as a single person please just complete the details for the "Primary Adult".
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.
Please note your application to join is not complete until you have paid your annual membership fee of $20. Please pay via direct bank deposit and make sure you add your name as the payment reference. Our bank details are on the application form below.
After your payment our next email to you will come from our Treasurer and Membership Co-ordinator . 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: 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.