Once a month join us to learn about growing vegetables & fruits, raising farm animals, and how to care for your soil. Meet the farmer, or tour a backyard growers garden. Make friends and exchange produce, ideas and smiles! Open to members and visitors.
NOVEMBER FIELD DAY:
GLENROCK SCOUT CAMP
Meet at 1.45pm. Event finishes at 4pm.
Please meet opposite the National Parks and Wildlife Service works depot in Scout Camp Road off Burwood Road Whitebridge just up the hill 150 metres from the Fernleigh Track crossing of Burwood Road. Our host will then take us to the garden at the Scout camp.
Join us for the last field day of 2019 for a tour of the Gardening Australia Gardener of the Year winners Garden. We meet John le Messurier, who has led generations of scouts to turn a barren, former coal mine into a thriving native plant garden full of colour and wildlife.
Owner: Scouting Australia
Climate Zone: Warm Temperate
Garden established:September 20, 1976
Style: Coastal native plant property
Key Features: native shrub borders and trees, including a stand of casuarinas that have reinforced an estuary bank threated by erosion.
This event will not run to our usual format. If you'd like to stop for lunch or afternoon tea there are many beautiful walks and picnic spots in Glenrock Conservation area or cafes in Dudley.
We suggest people car share as parking is often limited.
More info at ... https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/gardener-of-the-year-finalist---new-south-wales/10455852
ABOUT FIELD DAYS
Field Days Field days are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of each month except January.
Lunch is at 12.00pm, and talks or tours start at 1.00pm. Afternoon tea follows, bring a plate to share.
What to bring: A folding chair, lunch and afternoon tea, a mug, hat and sturdy shoes, produce to swap/share/sell. Donations to Raffle welcome.
Members - free
Visitors - $4 individual - $6 family
Wet Weather: Check our facebook field day event page or tune into 2NURFM 103.7 or 1233 ABC Local Radio for updates on the day.