All persons entering the garden must check in.

 

Check-in means ‘providing your name and phone number’.

This is to help with contact tracing if needed and to keep each other safe.

Please check in with your phone using our QR code on the gate (if you can't use your mobile to check in then you must sign in to our log book in the plastic tub near the gate)

Using the QR code is the best way to check in. It is quicker and safer than our paper log book; in the case of an emergency it gives contact tracers direct access to our data. A log book can get lost or damaged or may be hard to read your hand writing.

 

How to check-in using the QR code

  1. Our QR code is provided by Service Victoria, a State Government department

  2. You must download the Service Victoria app (see links below)

  3. Open the Service Victoria app.

  4. Hit the "Quick check-in" button

  5. Scan the QR code and follow the prompts to add your name and phone number and submit your details

 

The Service Victoria app uses its own unique QR code reader; If you have a generic QR code reader already on your phone it will NOT work on the QR code on our garden. You must download and use the Service Victoria app. You will find more establishments using the Service Vic app for check in.

Click the following links to download the Service Victoria app:

 

Download on the App Store for Apple mobiles

 

Get it on Google Play for Android mobiles

 

A QUICK UPDATE FROM THE GARDEN….

 

WE NEED YOUR EMPTY 2 LITRE MILK CARTONS AND PLASTIC BERRY CONTAINERS

 

To help protect some of the smaller plants we’d love your empty 2 litre milk cartons as we can cut them up and use them to go around the seedlings as we try to stop them being eaten! And the empty berry containers will hold little cotton wall balls soaked in peppermint oil which is also meant to be a deterrent. Fingers crossed

Watering Roster

Thanks to our members who have helped out with our watering roster over the last few months.

From May onwards over winter we do not need a watering roster and members can easily do the "finger test" to see if the garden needs water and do any watering needed.

Your Committee:

Your Committee for the next 12 months of our 2020/2021 year are:

President:   Anne Van Veen

Secretary:   Penny Doery  

Treasurer – Warwick Watson 

General committee members:

  • Vivien Smale    

  • Libby Weir     

  • Manny Zeiger  

  • Tony Weir

  • Christine Barnes

  • Christine Seedsman

Sub-Committees:

Our General Committee now has an enthusiastic group of members, however if you would like to help out we are always looking for members to join our sub-committees. You do not need to be on the General Committee.

Please contact Anne if you would like to assist.

Fundraising:   Tony Weir

Communication and social:  Christine Barnes

Membership:  Warwick Watson      

Planting: Christine Seedsman

Infastructure & Maintenance:  Tony Weir

 

Communication to Members

All our communication is via email. We do not post out anything. It is your responsibility to keep your email contact details with us up to date.

Access to our garden

All members have been supplied with the code for the padlock which allows access to the garden. Some members have had trouble opening the padlock. Some of that is caused by the previous person locking the gate; please ensure that the "Master" brand name is facing up when the lock is closed. Otherwise it will be upside down for the next person.

If you have the correct 4 digit code you will not need to force the padlock, but it does not pop open, just a gentle pull. 

The access code on the padlock has been changed on 5th November 2020

and all financial members have been sent the new code.

Garden Rules

The Committee have drawn up a simple set of Garden Rules:

  1. Members must respect others and the garden.  

  2. All plots to be communal.  

  3. Major gardening decisions to be made by consensus of members or Committee.  

  4. Pathways to be kept clear at all times.  

  5. Tools must be cleaned and put away when not in use.  

  6. Children to be supervised.  

  7. No smoking or alcohol inside garden area.  

  8. Waste to be disposed of appropriately. 

  9. Any tool or property damaged, contact our President.  

  10. Any personal injury or incident to be reported to our President and recorded. 

  11. No dogs inside garden area.  

  12. Ensure premises are locked when leaving.  

  13. Respect environment and use non chemical means to control weeds and pests.  

  14. Settle any dispute through calm discussion and goodwill. If issue remains unsolved the committee will have final decision.

These rules will be on display in the pavilion.

Committee meetings

All meetings start 2 pm at The Pavilion, Stringer Reserve unless otherwise informed. During the covid-19 restrictions all meetings will be via Zoom

Please note the Committee will have an agenda to work through, but we want this to be an inclusive group and all members are welcome to attend Committee Meetings. Please contact our President Anne van Veen prior to the meeting if you wish to attend. If you have an important issue to bring up at the meeting please discuss it at least one week prior to the meeting with Anne

Membership stays at $20 for a family for 2020/2021 year

 

Your Committee have decided that our membership year will start on 1st September each year. We want to keep our fees as low as possible; some people say it is too cheap, but it will remain at only $20 per family for the 2020/2021 year ending 31st August 2021. 

You are now able to pay your membership fees by direct bank transfer.

Use of the Pavilion

Included in our lease with Council we have the rights to use the old tennis pavilion. 

It is our responsibility to keep it clean and tidy.

The Point Nepean Mens Shed have built a new shed next to our garden. Their shed does not have a kitchen so we are pleased to share our facilities with them.

There is a first aid kit and sunscreen in the kitchen. During working bees and open days over summer members are reminded to use the sunscreen.