Dear Community Gardeners,
Recent rain has made summer maintenance much easier. We missed our end of year get together because of the rain.
Keep the date – Sunday 16 January 2022
We will be having a working bee (10am-12 noon) and BBQ (12 noon to 2pm). This will be socially distanced as much as possible and open to fully vaccinated members. See you there.
If you can’t make this one, our next Working Bee and BBQ will be on Sunday 21 Feb 2022.
I would like to acknowledge the work of our retiring Secretary, Nick Brennan, who has joined Marie-Paule and the rest of his family in Melbourne. Nick worked hard to set up great administrative processes for the garden and was a valued member of our garden community.
Thanks also to Helen Connell who has agreed to stay on as Treasurer for 2022. We have welcomed Bruce Nockles (Plot 23) and Greg Vaughan (Plot 7) and Jeni Black (Plot 45) as new Committee members joining Virginia Pearce (Plot 33) and Susie Muller (Plot 47) who are continuing Committee members.
We have had help from Alex Simpson (member) who has designed our website (now live) with input from Vanessa Steele (Plot 26), Jeni Black (Plot 45) and the Committee.
Covid vaccination requirement for members over 12 years
While the garden is outdoors, equipment and hoses are shared and at times social distancing can be difficult in communal garden settings. So new rules have been formulated around Covid requirements to keep our garden community as safe as possible.
Following consultation with Woollahra Council, the Committee determined at the 7 December 2021 meeting, that it will be a condition of membership that all members over 12 years of age who use the garden must be fully vaccinated.
For this reason, the membership renewal form must include all family members who will be entering the garden and confirm their full vaccination status.
Only members listed on the Membership Renewal form and their nominated family members (family membership) may visit the garden.
Annual Membership renewal and plot fees are due by 16th January 2022
Please go to the membership renewal page on the website (password cpcgrenewal) to renew your membership before the 16th January 2022.
Part of the renewal process involves agreeing to the Cooper Park Community Garden Members’ User Agreement (Rules). These are the garden rules that you agree to follow as a member of the garden. These have been updated so please read them carefully before you renew your membership.
Please complete your membership renewal form, pay your fees noting your plot number and surname on the bank payment reference.
We have 8 members on the waiting list for a garden plot and a substantial waiting list for membership, so if you are not renewing your rental on a plot please advise the committee by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Members who don’t want to commit to an individual plot are welcome to pay only the membership fee and join in the Community Garden Taskforce groups, working bees and events.
CPCG Organising Committee Meetings
The Organising Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is on 1 Feb. Feel free to email the committee with any Agenda items you would like discussed – email@example.com
Enjoy life in the Garden – Torsten Blackwood, President