2024 Olive Harvest is on 20/21 April – Register to join a harvest time

Register here in Eventbrite :https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2024-community-olive-harvest-saturday-verge-pick-sunday-in-booyeembara-tickets-864415920287?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join the 2024 Community Olive Harvest:

  • Saturday 20/4- choose the morning harvest team or mid afternoon harvest mob to harvest olives from the verges of White Gum Valley
  • Sunday morning 21/4 in Booyeembara Park’s Olive Grove (located on Montreal Street near Public Golf Course ), between 9:00am – 12.30pm. Then join a celebratory long-table lunch in the grove (byo lunch or put in $10 for pizza) with live music.
  • Alternatively you can harvest anytime over the weekend at a time / place of your choosing.

By registering we can communicate further details closer to the date.

 

Busy bee & Social Sundowner – Sunday March 10, 2024

Join our late summer busy bee followed by a sundowner
    Busy Bee  Sunday Mar 10th. 3:30pm- 5pm
    Sundowner 5 – 6:30pm

A very busy busy-bee with loads of jobs to tackle like oiling timber structures, feeding trees and de-weeding our weedy corner.

Everyone is welcome!

Our 10th AGM coming up – Sunday 19/11 3:30pm

Sunday afternoon of Nov 19th 3:15 for 3:30 start. Join online or come in person to a backyard meeting at Steph’s house.  Email us for more details.  Come to listen and find out more, or getting more involved through the committee or supporting the committee.

Our 10th Winter Solstice Lantern Parade – Saturday 17 June, 2023

Saturday June 17th Winter Solstice celebrations – It’s going to be a beauty!

Lots of activities onsite before the parade from flower crowns, lantern making and earlier in the day ember bowl making (by prior registration).

Then around 5:30 the fanfare of the Parade begins, heading down Nannine Ave.

 

Register for one of two ember bowl making workshops in the Orchard on June 17rh. More details here on Eventbrite.

2023 Olive Harvest: 29 – 30 April

SATURDAY 29th April am & pm verge tree picks 

Harvesting in Booyeembara

SUNDAY 30th APRIL 9am – 12:30 in Booyeembara’s Olive Grove, then Harvest Lunch! (byo lunch or buy pizza)   Enjoy live music from the Mediterranean while you harvest! 

Whether you want to join the Saturday verge  harvest, Sunday harvest or pick your own to add to the harvest, please register on Eventbrite ( “whitegumvalley-olive-harvest2023” ) or email: us then we can communicate with you to make this a smooth, enjoyable harvest. 

More information here:Olive harvest 2023 information-V2

 

Enjoy Saturday Sunsets in March in the Orchard

Come down to the Orchard on a Satuday night in March for dinner, a drink, a chat or just a wander through the fruit trees. Orchard Crew will be on-site winding down, sharing some food and having a catch up. If you’ve ever wanted to find out which tree is which (or any other query) this is your chance. An easy community catch up to make and sustain local connections.

BYO instrument for an acoustic open mic / jamming circle.

BYO food & drink, mats & some chairs provided.

Hope to see you there!

From Harvest to Plate: Making a Sri-Lankan banana curry – Sunday 20 Nov | 2:30 -4PM in Orchard Shelter

In the spirit of sharing recipes from other parts of the world and coming together over food, the Orchard is putting on its first cooking demo. Orchard member Yasas Botenne is sharing a Sri Lankan curry recipe, while Steph uses the sun to cook fragrant rice. Enjoy the results. $5 entry (kids <$12 free) Register your place: wgvorchard@gmail.com

2022 Winter Solstice & Lantern Parade – June 18th (postponed to 19th)

For the last nine years we have gathered together on, or close to, the Winter Solstice to share afternoon tea, make lanterns and celebrate the changing seasons by walking together through the neighbourhood on the shortest night of the year. ​

Come join us at the WGV Community Orchard in 2022 to celebrate and for a gold coin donation you can check out the Blacksmithing Van, Freo Recycling Truck, make a Flower Crown, take home a Makuru Seedling, create a Winter Heart and lots more. A completely volunteer run event this year we’ve been lucky enough to get funding from the City of Fremantle for which we are very grateful for!
It all kicks off from 3pm and by 5.30pm we’ll listen for the wonderful Wasamba Drummers as they start up a beat that will lead us through the Valley.
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2022 Community Olive Harvest in Booyeembara

Join our 2022 Community Olive Harvest :
– Sunday morning on 24th April in Booyeembara Park (the Olive Grove is located beyond the park entrance on Montreal Street near Public Golf Course ), between 8.30am – 12.30pm, with a byo picnic lunch in the olive grove afterwards.
-Alternatively you can harvest anytime over the weekend at a time / place of your choosing. If you would like to do this, please register your involvement and we’ll be in touch on how we can set you up to join the harveThe 2022 Harvestersst. and oil pressing.
(Note: All those that help pick can purchase a bottle of oil at cost price)
Big thanks to Freo Ports for sponsoring our new ground sheets to greatly assist our harvest.
Register here if you can help with the 2022 harvest.
​More information here

2021 Inaugural Mulberry Festival – Oct 17th

The first Fremantle Mulberry Harvest Festival hosted by WGV Orchard and funded through a City of Fremantle community arts grant.
10am Harvest teams gather and depart to local trees
12:15 Welcome to Country then Live Music
Mulberry Crafts/Dyeing, and food making