ACFCGN annual gathering and AGM

07/10/2017 - 08/10/2017 @ 12:00 am

CERES Community Environment Park, Stewart Street, Brunswick, Vic

Date/Time 07/10/2017 - 08/10/2017 @ 12:00 am

Location CERES Community Environment Park

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The Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network (ACFCGN) organises an annual gathering of city farmers and community gardeners to share our stories, network and renew friendships. This year we will be all travelling to Melbourne and are looking forward to catching up with farmers and gardeners from around Australia

We’ll be at CERES on Saturday 7 October 2017 and visiting gardens in the Geelong area on Sunday 8 October 2017.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Friday night

ACFCGN Tamil Feast — $35

We are excited that our ACFCGN ambassador Costa Georgiadis will be joining us at the feast.

To book: http://tamilfeasts.ceres.org.au

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Day One — Saturday 7 October — CERES

Refreshments during the day — delicious simple vegetarian lunch and morning tea.

Workshops on chickens, bees, compost. Community Garden sessions on good governance, funding, volunteers and working with council. CERES site tours.

Meet other gardens and join in on the ACFCGN AGM to help us promote and advocate for city farming and community gardening around Australia.

PROGRAM

9:30am – registration and cuppa

10:00am — What is ACFCGN — benifits and history

10:20am — Garden introductions from those present

10:35am — Open space workshop planning

People put forward their workshop ideas and topics they would like to explore for the day.

11:00am — ACFCGN AGM

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11:20am —

11:20am — MORNING TEA — supplied by Moreland Food Gardens Networks

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11:45am — WORKSHOP SESSION 1:

Option 1: Bees in the community garden with Amelie Banderstock
Option 2: Chooks in the community Garden with Meg from CERES
Option 3: Governance style session to be decided on in the morning.

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1:00pm — LUNCH — included

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2:00pm — WORKSHOP SESSION 2

3:15pm — Tour of CERES

4:45pm Wrap up

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Day Two — Sunday 8 October

Tour of community gardens around Geelong:

  • 10:00 Meet at South Geelong Station.
  • 10:15 Drive to Barwon Heads CG (BHCG) & have morning tea & tour
  • 11:30 Drive to Breamlea CG for tour
  • 12:45 Drive to Grovedale CG.for BBQ lunch & tour
  • 1:45 Drive to Grinter CG
  • 2:45 Drive to South Geelong Station

Enquiries

  • Lorna Martin — phone 0407044870 or email larsangardening@gmail.com.

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BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL AND CLOSE 5PM THURSDAY 5 OCT.

Bookings are essential and will be closed at 5pm Monday 2 October to help with organising catering.

No tickets will be on sale on the day of the event.

Eventbrite - ACFCGN annual gathering and AGM

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SUPPORTERS

A huge thanks to all the volunteers and suppporters of this event:

Organising team:

  • Peta Christensen
  • Lorna Martin
  • Merrin Layton
  • Naomi Lacey
  • Fiona Campbell
  • John Brisbane

Supporters:

  • CERES Community Environment Park
  • Cultivating Communities
  • Grinter Garden.

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DOWNLOAD FLYER TO DISTRIBUTE IN YOUR GARDEN

Download ACFCGN annual gathering poster 2017 (pdf 575KB)