Our Mission Statement

To be a vibrant social hub for our local community and beyond, celebrating generational, cultural and environmental diversity, promoting and inspiring sustainable living practices for well-being.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


It's 'Clean Up Australia Day' on March the 7th, so come and join in keeping Bribie the paradise on earth we are so fortunate to live in.
Colleen and Scott Ogilvie from the 'FerryMan' have secured us 7 seats on board for the clean up, up the passage. It's free of charge and heaps of fun -whilst we clean up, spot for dugongs, dolphins, turtles and seabirds.

There's a possibility of more seats if needed, but we need definite numbers by next
Wed 10th Feb, to ensure our places.
Please RSVP to me asap.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What's ahead in 2010?

Happy New Year Everyone,
It's time for our first gathering of the New Year, I don't know about you, but i'm flagging in the garden. It's hard to spend time in the garden in the cooler hours, with my 2 boys and much time has been spent at the beach or pool over the holidays. However some Zucchinis, carrots and spring onions are still hanging in there despite my neglect and the few lettuces that haven't bolted, miraculously resurrect themselves each day after the blistering sun has faded. The Amaranth I planted for the chooks (and leaves cooked for us) has thrived on no attention whatsoever and is almost as tall as me and the colourful flowery seed heads are forming. So if anyone wants any seeds i'll soon have millions!
I'm so glad of the choice we made with our outdoor shade sails, that shield us from the afternoon heat and allow the boys to still play outside and grateful for our water tank that has had some good rain recently to tend the garden and fill the paddling pool.
Every day I think - how blessed are we to live with the seabreezes, by the glorious ocean?
So for our gathering :

WHEN: Sun 31st Jan at 3pm
WHERE: 36 Wattle Ave, Bongaree - Beks Place
WHAT: General catch up and planning of calendar for 2010 -
 What do you want from our Eco-Community?
What can you offer?....bring your ideas, your smiles and refreshments/food to share

Love to see you there...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Seasons Greetings

A huge Thankyou to everyone involved in our Eco-Community, we've come a long way this year from our fledgling beginnings and hopefully next year will see us spreading our roots literally, as we await the confirmation of a lease on the land for the Community Garden.
On a sad note, the wonderful Mary-Lou, who is also our Dynamic Diggers Secretary is leaving us for the Sunshine Coast next year - but promises to return spade in hand when we have our 'working bees' in our new garden! This of course leaves a Diggers seat in our committee unfilled.
Expressions of interest in becoming our new secretary can be emailed to Beks (president) before the New Year. A Dynamic Diggers meeting will be held early in the New Year to vote in our new Secretary and plan ahead for 2010!
A lot of the hard work has already been done, now the fun begins.....Why not go for it?!
Our next general gathering will probably be on the last Sunday of January - details to follow
Have a Wonderful Festive Season, may there be Peace, Joy, Love and Abundance for you all.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Upcoming Gathering: Sun 29th November 3pm

It's our last gathering before the Christmas Break, so why not come along for some festive cheer and discussion on Summer gardening -

WHAT : Christmas Gathering : Discussions on growing Green Summer Mulch and coping with the summer sun. Check out Beks Chooks and the recent additions to the chook 'orchard'.
'Secret Santa'  - donate a gift of upto $5 worth to go into the Secret Santa Sack (why not donate some seeds/watering can/seedlings/bar of chocolate - always welcome!)
WHEN: Sunday 29th November @3pm
WHERE: Beks shady garden - 36 Wattle Ave, Bongaree (Tel: 34100030)

As usual it would be lovely to bring along some of your own produce or other seasonal fare to share for our afternoon feast, own refreshments/cutlery/crockery and chair/rug welcomed,
All Welcome

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ABC radio coverage : Community Garden for Bribie

Follow this link for great feedback on this weekends' gathering onsite at our 'potential' community Garden site.
Just click on the Audio play button...
(See also in weblinks at bottom of our Blog page)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Making the most of the DUNG!

The visiting circus on first avenue has oodles of poo and is happy to give it all away - Mary-Lou, Beks and Noah collected a wagon load the other day, thanks to the Ponies and Alpacas.
Great stuff for the compost heap - it's only getting thrown out if no-one claims it and we're up to our eyes in it now!
So go get some free manure and tell your friends!
Let's hope they return next year when our Community Garden is up and running (hopefully)!

Gathering Sunday 25th October 11am-1pm

WHAT - All locals are invited to find out more about the Bribie Eco-Community Garden at a special gathering on Sunday 25th October at the proposed site. Cr Gary Parsons will be attending and Craig Allison from All Round Tree Service will be the special guest speaker on the day. Craig has a wealth of knowledge on all things horticultural. He will be able to help you with advice on various mulching techniques and soil composition for growing a variety of trees and plants in your backyard. If you have a tree or plant in your garden and you’re not sure what variety it is, bring a leaf or two along and Craig can identify it for you. Do you have a problem with one of your trees or plants? Craig will also be talking about pest and disease solutions so bring a sample of the problem and Craig will help.

WHERE - Proposed garden site, off first ave, behind indoor bowls and bridge club, next to Wallum Action Group Nursery.

WHEN- 11 am to 1pm on Sunday 25th October. Craig will be speaking at 11.15 and there will be a BYO barbeque from 12 noon. Do you have any fruit, veggie, salad or herbs growing in your garden to share? - Bring them along too.

Bribie Eco-Community Membership Forms will be available to fill out on the day (membership is free),  this is a requirement of our recent incorporation, so even if you can't stay for the whole gathering please feel free to come along and grab a form, to let us know of your interest.
Anyone who can't make the 25th but would like to become a member, you can receive a membership by email, to print off and return by post to PO Box 1094, Bongaree, by emailing our Treasurer Vikki at : overscore@hotmail.com