With over 60 people registered to receive help with food, we have quickly outgrown our food storage location.
We are now trying to raise enough funding to be able to have a bigger facility which will grow with us into the future.
Please show us your support by buying us a "Coffee and cake" BTW it is not real coffee and cake it is just a way to show us that you support what we have been doing and where we are planing on going.
We only need to sell 15,000 coffee and cakes at only $10 each, to reach our goal.
The latest Hunger report which was released yesterday, shows that vulnerable families in regional and remote areas find it harder to access food and when they run out and are unable to afford to buy more, they are more likely to feel embarrassed and unable to talk to friends and family about their situation. This is one of the reasons that the Snag Island Community Garden started running our monthly Food Co-op. To date we have supplied close to 400 kilos of food to people in need. So please do not feel embarrassed to attend. We are here to help as best as we can. Register through our Food co-op page. You don’t have to live in Leeman to attend, you just need a benefit card or if you are in financial hardship. Our next one is Friday the 26th of October, but please pre-register so we make sure we buy enough food for everyone
We would like to thank the Green Head Men's Shed for awarding us a grant which will go towards buying more chicken food for our hungry girls. The girls are coming back on the lay with the warmer weather, so if you need some eggs or have food scraps to donate then please shoot us a message.
The only thing that we don't feed our girls is citrus fruits, tomatoes and raw potatoes (including potato peel)
Thank you to everyone that attended our Food co-op yesterday.
The winner of our door prize was L.N from Jurien Bay.
Don't forget to pre-register for Octobers Food Co-op by the 19th of October. You don't need to register more than once. Just make sure that you reply to the sms you should receive a week beforehand confirming your attendance.
As a valued member of our community we would like to inform you that the Snag Island community garden will be applying for a grant to be able to plant more fruit trees as well as aquaponics grow beds at the community garden. We hope that if we were to obtain funding for this major community project, that not only will you be able to lend a hand with setting up the new aquaponics grow beds, but to also help dig the holes for the new fruit trees. To make sure that the fruit trees have more of a chance of survival these will not be planted in the hotter months of the year but towards late Autumn/early winter 2019. We value your input regarding this application. If you would like to discuss this application with a committee member then please contact Kate on the number listed below who can put you in contact with the right committee member.
Without the continued support from the community, the Snag Island Community Garden would not be as far along as what it already is.
A new chicken enclosure is being built next to the small greenhouse. A larger greenhouse is also going to be built where the old chicken pen is at the moment. We have been fortunate enough that a second-hand structure has been kindly donated by Swan Aussie Sheds in Jurien Bay which will be used as a larger greenhouse which will allow us to be able to house more aquaponic grow beds, as well as a larger growing area for plants not grown in the aquaponics beds. If you are able to lend a hand with either project then please let us know. We have been fortunate enough so far to have received so much help in the initial stages. And without the community support that shines bright within our community, the garden would not be the community hub that it is today.
If you can help or know someone that can help with any work down at the garden then please contact Kate on 0427 282 625.
Once again thank you for your support.
The Snag Island Community Garden Committee
We welcome new members
The dates for our Food Co-op (Food Bank) are as follows;
10am to 12pm
Morning tea is provided in your registration fee and will be waffles, ice-cream and maple syrup on the 24th August.
Expressions of Interest Sought
We are planning on starting to run a monthly Co-Op (Food Bank) Details can be found here on how we plan on it working.
We are asking for people to pre-register their interest. Please note that we are not asking for money during the registration process it is just a way for us to gauge interest.
We also need to make sure that we have enough food on Co-Op day.
To be eligible you will need one of the below cards, or a referral.
We would like to say a special thank you to all of the men from Green Head Men's Shed for donating a couple of park benches for our garden.
We just need to get some varnish on them so they will last in our garden longer.
We are pleased to announce that we received an email last week to inform us the we have been awarded a grant for just over $18,000 for our community garden.
We will now be able do so much more down at the garden.
Thank you to our wonderful committee who stayed up till all hours of the night to make sure that we had the grant application in on time. Thank you to everyone within the community that also supplied us with support letters.
Please look out for more information regarding busy bees around town, or please contact us.
We would like to thank everyone who attended. With First prize valued at $500 and over $1,500 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs on the night.
Thanks to our wonderful team who organised this event with less than 2 weeks’ notice, our valued sponsors as well as the support from everyone who either showed up or donated money as they couldn’t be there. Because of such wonderful support we were able to raise just over $1,100 for our community garden.
Thanks also to Teresa who volunteered her time in Fran's Kitchen- Leeman Country & Sporting Club as well as Ronnie who kept everyone hydrated at the Leeman Country-Sporting Club :)
Our sponsors for the night were, Avon Waste, Seasides Leeman, Leeman Post and Fuel, Midalia Steel Jurien Bay, Home Timber and Hardware Jurien Bay, Dynamite Bay Takeaways, Jurien Bay Nursery, Thrifty Link Hardware Jurien Bay, Coastal Trimming, Seasport Tackle Jurien Bay, Tiges Surf Shop, Shire of Coorow, Jurien IGA, Jurien Bay Quality Meats, Hobi Kangaroo whistles, Green Head General Store & Liquor, Centre Break Beach Stay, Malcom and Erica and Jurien Signs
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We have been slowly incorporating plants into the garden.
So far we have Mango trees, chilly plants, mulberry tree and herbs.
We are still waiting on taking down the other fruit trees that we have.
Because of the wind that we get in Leeman we thought that it would be best to keep these plants at another location until we are fully set up to have them at the garden to give them a better chance of surviving.
We currently have ready to plant, banana trees, a fig tree, nectarine tree, mandarin tree, and mulberry trees. Joe from Tass1Trees in Perth has also committed to donating an assortment of more fruit trees. Thanks Joe you are the best :)
We must say that we have been so lucky with all of the support that we have been receiving. Not only from the council but from the community.
We have now been able to build more garden beds.
We are hoping to be able to have at least 10 garden beds completed by April. And with the support that we have been having we know that we can make this goal.
We are so happy with the progress that we have made so far.
With the support of the Shire of Coorow, Leeman Plumbing and Excavation, Bank West as well as other community members that do not want to be named, we now have a working bore and reticulation for our garden.
We have been busy down at the garden. With people heading on down and starting to build more raised garden beds.
We have already built some and placed these in the chicken pen as well as on the outside of the chicken and duck pens.
All of the materials used so far have been donated second hand steel as wood.
We have quite a lot of steel to make more garden beds but we are in urgent need of some wood. If you have some wood that you are willing to donate then please let us know by contacting Kate on 0427 282 625.
We hope that everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and New year celebrations.
Now back into creating something wonderful and much needed for not only our community but adjoining communities.
So in the last few days we have had a hoard of people heading on down to the garden to lend a hand.
The support has been amazing and we really could not have got this far without the community support and best of all the spirit of the people from this town.
We have gratefully accepted a donation from Kevin from Green Head who has kindly donated all of the shade-cloth for our shade-house. This has now been erected as well as a sprinkler system installed. All ready for our new plants.
A duck pen was also erected using mainly 2nd hand supplies.
On behalf of the committee from the Snag Island Community Garden we would like to wish everyone a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
If we can be of assistance to anyone over this festive time then please contact Kate on 0427 282 625
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the Snag Island Community Garden raffle! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to help support us. It really meant a lot.
1st Prize winner was Rob Pomersbach from Leeman WA
2nd prize winner was Janette Ebbers from Holmview QLD
3rd Prize winner was Katrina Willouhby from Leeman WA
4th prize winner was Daytan Milne from Hamersley WA
The full draw was broadcast live and can be watched here.
Yesterday we saw great progress happening down at the garden.
Members and volunteers turned up to help erect a shade-house as well as a Gazebo/BBQ area.
If you have any shade-cloth that you can donate then please let us know so that we can cover our shade-house to make it complete.
We normally don's take pictures of the people helping as they don't want their pictures posted onto social media for privacy reasons.
Don't forget to buy some raffle tickets in our Thermomix raffle which is being drawn tonight.
Good luck everyone in the draw.
Today Lorraine and Kate made the final touches to our very first newsletter.
These can be found in your post box if you live in Leeman or Green Head.
They are also available from Leeman Fish and Chip shop as well as you can download your copy straight from our website!!
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A little progress down at the community garden today. We now have 9 chickens and they seem to be loving their new home :)
Thanks to Jason (aka Binny) for all of your help today. Total legend mate :)
Lorraine for catching the chickens and transporting them. We couldn't have done it without you.
Dave for painting the sign as well as creating a driveway and making sure that the chicken pen was ready. (might be a good idea next time to wear some sun cream!)
A special shout out to Doug and his awesome crew from DC Tree Services that relocated the chicken pen to the garden as well as dropping off some tin so that we can start making our garden beds. A job well done and very much appreciated.
The last of the fencing was put up this morning. Thanks to all of the people from Meedac as well as other people that came down and helped out!! We really could not have done it without the help from the community as a whole <3
Thanks also to Jason (aka Binny) and Dave for starting to build the chicken run.
Our very first tree will be getting planted in the middle of the chicken run. But don't worry it will be protected from the cheecky girls from destroying it!!! I personally am not sure on when this will be getting done, but if you would like to come down and be a part of this major milestone please either comment below or send us a pm. When I find out what time it is happening I can then get back to you!!
Things might have been slow in the beginiing but now that the fencing is up we have big things planned!!
What an awesome day it has been today. Well as you all know the fencing poles were erected last Friday. Today the fencing wire started going up. Hopefully it should all be finished by tomorrow!!! If anyone wants to come on down tomorrow and lend a hand that would be fabulous. The more people that can help out the quicker we can get the rest of the fencing up. This community garden if for EVERYONE to enjoy. Become a member today 😊
🍐 🍉🍎Our registered charity with the ACNC, are selling raffle tickets and first prize is a Thermomix or $2,000 cash which can be delivered anywhere in Australia. They make great gifts especially as it is drawn on the 22nd of December. 🍇 🍓 🍊
⛔Oh and just a heads up we have sold less than 90 tickets so far, so you are in with a good chance of winning! ⛔
Pay for your tickets with either Paypal or credit card today. You have to be in it to win this AMAZING prize
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