FIELD DAYS

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.

APRIL FIELD DAY:
Home Property of Beth Howison-Ryan

Saturday 17 October

2 Glen Avenue, Arcadia Vale (corner of Brooks St)

About:

While some people were hoarding toilet paper, Beth Howison-Ryan was stocking up on garden supplies.

Having started her garden many years before the pandemic, Beth let the panic buying and uncertainty motivate her to get more food in the ground.

 

What was previously lawn has been converted to an incredible garden rich with a diverse range of edible and medicinal plants.

Beth says "the garden has become a solace for the family, in the unusual situation we’ve found ourselves in, an escape if you will from the outside world.

A place of beauty and wonder that feeds the bellies as well as the souls of the family."

 

We will have the opportunity to assist Beth with some projects so bring your gardening gloves and wear enclosed shoes.

 

Come and tour Beth's incredible garden on Saturday 17 October. ​


Schedule:

12.00pm Lunch BYO (optional)

Please meet for lunch at Arcadia Reserve Playground 

Alexander Parade, Arcadia Vale

The Reserve has a toilet block, public BBQ and is a short walk to the field day site.

1.00pm Tour of garden

3.00pm Afternoon tea - BYO 

Directions:

Please park near Arcadia Reserve Playground on Alexander Parade or Brooks St and walk to Beth's home (if possible)

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. 

What to bring: A folding chair, lunch and afternoon tea, a mug plus tea bag or coffee, sugar and milk, hat and sturdy shoes, produce to swap/share/sell and your gardening gloves to help with projects at Beth's place. Donations to the raffle are welcome.

Cost:
Members - free
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only current financial members are eligible to attend field days. Bookings are compulsory due to limited numbers. BOOK NOW

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.

 

Car Pooling: Head over to our Facebook page and post in the field day event listing to offer or ask for a lift. Alternatively contact us via phone.

BE OUR HOST

Share your knowledge for a sustainable future. Host a field day at your garden or farm.

ABOUT US

We are gardeners, farmers, and first time producers of our own backyard fodder, who meet monthly to learn about living and growing sustainably in the Hunter Valley and surrounds.

Secretary (Barbara): 0402 052 248

 

Mailing address:
60 Oswald Lane, Oswald 2321 NSW

 

hunterorganicgrowerssociety@gmail.com

All members receive free entry to field days, one free workshop per year, our monthly newsletter and that good feeling that you're a part of positive change.

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