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
Our QR code is provided by Service Victoria, a State Government department
You must download the Service Victoria app (see links below)
Open the Service Victoria app.
Hit the "Quick check-in" button
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:
A QUICK UPDATE FROM THE GARDEN….
POP DOWN THIS SUNDAY, 16 MAY (WEATHER DEPENDENT) WE’RE BUILDING A WORM FARM
Come and join in the fun as we build our very own worm farm for the garden using an old bath. If any members have their own farms’ we’d be grateful for your advice – we’re rookies and will be following Gardening Australia’s instructions so any local help will be gratefully received.
And if worms aren’t your thing there are plenty of other things to keep you occupied in the garden this Sunday morning including tidying the garden tools in the shed, planting new seedlings and protecting some of the smaller ones. From 9 onwards come and meet other members and have a few laughs.
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
SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY 30 MAY. IT’S PUMPKIN DAY AT THE GARDEN.
We’ve harvested our pumpkins and will be sharing them among members as well as enjoying some delicious pumpkin treats.
Come and join us in the garden from 9.30.
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 for the next 12 months of our 2020/2021 year are:
President: Anne Van Veen
Secretary: Penny Doery
Treasurer – Warwick Watson
General committee members:
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.
The Committee have drawn up a simple set of Garden Rules:
Members must respect others and the garden.
All plots to be communal.
Major gardening decisions to be made by consensus of members or Committee.
Pathways to be kept clear at all times.
Tools must be cleaned and put away when not in use.
Children to be supervised.
No smoking or alcohol inside garden area.
Waste to be disposed of appropriately.
Any tool or property damaged, contact our President.
Any personal injury or incident to be reported to our President and recorded.
No dogs inside garden area.
Ensure premises are locked when leaving.
Respect environment and use non chemical means to control weeds and pests.
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 pavillion.
All meetings start 2 pm at The Pavillion, 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 Pavillion
Council have granted us permission to use the old pavillion on a shared basis in case another group or club wish to use the other tennis courts. Meanwhile we have the pavillion to ourselves.
It is our responsibility to keep it clean and tidy.
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.