Program

Calendar of Events for 2018

Meetings start at 7.30pm followed by a speaker at 8pm followed by supper. Held at the Middleton Community Hall, 25 McDowall Street.

For further information contact Daniela or Stan Sheppard, Events Coordinators, on email sshep28@bigpond.com


The Middleton Fair – Saturday 3 February – Middleton Community Hall

This event is our major fundraiser for the year and as usual we will be running the cafe serving delicious mixed sandwiches, home-made scones with raspberry jam and cream plus a variety of teas and plunger coffee.

If you would like to help out with serving at table, washing up in the kitchen or arranging our display in the Community Hall please contact Jan Harrison on email secretary@southchannelgardenclub.org


February Meeting – Monday 5 February

Meeting at 7.30pm – followed by speaker – Lindy Campbell from Island Herbs with ideas on sowing now for winter herbs and flowers.


March Meeting – Monday 5 March

Meeting at 7.30pm – followed by speaker – Dan Meldrum from Gardners Bay with vegetable seedlings for sale.


April Meeting – Monday 9 April (note date change as first Monday is Easter)

Meeting at 7.30pm followed by speaker – Heather Pryor “Growing Cottage Garden Plants”


Garden Conversations – Sunday 29 April at 2pm – for Garden Club members only

Trevor and Rob’s garden, corner of Channel Why and Flowerpot Jetty Rd, Flowerpot. Come and see a garden started in 2014. It contains a ‘Mediterranean Room’ set amongst park like grounds with a greenhouse, raised vegetable gardens, chickens and fruit trees. It was an old cherry farm owned by Ted and Sue Domeney prior to Trevor and Rob buying it. The original house that was built in 1885 will be able to be a part of this Garden Conversation. I am in discussions with Ted who said he may be available to share his knowledge of the house.

RSVP Monday 23rd April to sshep28@bigpond.com  Bring a plate to share for afternoon tea. Coffee and tea will be available.


May Meeting – Monday 7 May 

Meeting at 7.30pm followed by ‘Sharing your Preserving Recipes and Ideas’

This will be an autumn harvest meeting with tastings and displays of produce.  Members are asked to bring along preserves, dried or bottled fruits and other results of their summer/autumn harvests together with receipes to share.

Now that the season of plentiful produce is nearing a close we would like you to share what you have done to preserve one fruit or vegetable so that other club members can learn from you.
Volunteers (6) needed:  Nominate yourself or ‘dob’ someone in who I will discreetly approach and see if they are willing. Contact: Stan or Daniela – sshep28@bigpond.com
Time: Talk for approximately 8 – 10 minutes
Bring: Chosen fruit or vegetable (fresh or picture form). Sample/s of how you preserved it for members to see and to taste.
Talk about: How you preserved it. Successes, tips and pitfalls (traps for young players). How do you use it? Sweet, savoury. What is your favourite way to use it?
Q&A:  2 minutes (strict)
Recipes: Bring a copy so we can share it with our members.
After the meeting: Supper will include both savoury (biscuits, cheese) and sweet (scones etc) items to which people can enjoy with your preserves, jams etc.

Garden Conversations – Sunday 20 May at 2pm – for Garden Club members only

Two experienced gardeners have created many spaces that we are sure you will enjoy – ‘Dalmere’ Griffiths Road, Middleton.
Come and see Barbara and Katherine’s love for gardening in Middleton. Share in their excitement and experience.
RSVP  Sunday 13th May to sshep28@bigpond.com  Bring a plate to share for afternoon tea. Coffee and tea will be available

June Meeting – Monday 4 June

TBC


July – No meeting – Mid-Winter Feast – Friday 20 July 6.30pm for 7pm at the West Winds Community Centre, Woodbridge.


 

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