Winter Warmer gathering -Sunday June 23rd 4:30pm

We’re giving the Winter Solstice a new look this year and taking a break on the lantern parade. In the orchard we’ll be putting on a low key gathering to enjoy this time of year and include some orchard tlc. Come on down and have a cuppa around the fire.

 

Pre-Winter Busy Bee -Sunday May 19th 2:30 -4pm

We’re hoping winter rains will be on their way soon so we’re getting the orchard ready with a few tree and shrub plantings and a several other jobs onsite. Come and join us.

Our Harvest is Over! Back to Orchard for a pre-winter busy bee

On Monday May 6th we’ll have a tree care session 8:30-9:30am

On  Sunday May 19th 2:30-4pm we’ll run a busy bee planting and harvesting the last summer crops.

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