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Border Landcare Organic Group   [BLOG]
 
Welcome.
The Border Landcare Organic Group was formed during the winter of 2002.
Every month members meet either at the home of one of the members for activities such as a farm walk, group discussions, interesting speakers, working bees, or we may go on a bus trip to places further afield.
These are generally held on the fourth Saturday of the month, and start at 10am EST.
Talk or activity starts at 11am sharp with lunch about 12.30pm.
Bring lunch to share, cup/glass/plates etc and a seat.
Don’t forget your hat!  If unsure of directions, ring one of the contacts listed below.

Information on Membership and Membership Form (PDF - 174KB).

BLOG membership for the 2015 to 2016 financial year expired on 30 June 2016 and will totally finish on 30 September 2016 at the latest. Renewal fees for the current 2016 to 2017 year are as follows-

$15 single or $20 per couple or family- and can be paid at the next outing.

To pay see Rex

or pay at Granite Borders Landcare Office, Martin Street Tenterfield

or mail to BLOG, PO Box 400 Tenterfield, NSW, 2372. 

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NEXT BLOG EVENT


Preserve the Day

The first BLOG outing for 2017 will be a Preserving Day on Saturday February 25th. Come along and see different ways of preserving fruits and vegetables when they are in season and plentiful so that you can savour the pleasure of seasonal produce all year round. There will be demonstrations of various techniques such as jam making both on a stovetop and using a Thermomix, Vacola bottling, using a dehydrator to make “sun dried tomatoes” plus other good old fashioned cooking methods.
 
When: Saturday 25th February
Where: Glen Aplin Hall Queensland. Turn west off the New England Highway at the Liberty Glen Aplin Service Station, cross the rail line and turn right then left into Foster Street.
 
Please note the earlier starting time of 9.30 am Queensland time to allow for preparation of the produce to be preserved. It is expected that lunch will be at about 12.30pm. The day is free and visitors are most welcome. Bring lunch to share and eating and drinking utensils. Tea and Coffee will be provided.
Enquiries
Rex and Christine
02 67364259

Upcoming BLOG events-Further information to follow

A SERIES OF THREE FULL DAY SEMINARS HAVE BEEN PLANNED     
VENUE: Wallangarra Railway Café, Rockwell St, Wallangarra.
Saturday 25 March
SOIL HEALTH – essential nutrients, balancing minerals, soil food web.
PLANT HEALTH – chemical Vs organic growing, pests and diseases.
ANIMAL HEALTH – nutrition from plants which comes from soil.
Saturday 22 April
HUMAN HEALTH – flows on from soil, plant and animal health.

  • food      quality today, processed foods, additives.
  • impact      on gut biome.
  • the      healthy gut story and its implications.

Saturday 20 May
MENTAL HEALTH – stress and natural remedies.
                                                         

 

  

Please Note:    Memberships

Either post to BLOG, P.O. Box 400, Tenterfield, N.S.W. 2372,  pay in person at the GBL Office, Martin St., Tenterfield or see Rex at the next BLOG Field Day.
 

Those members on BLOG’s Resource List are reminded that they must be financial to remain on the list. 

If there are any queries, please phone Rex on 02 6736 4259. 


Introduction to BLOG website.
    
Throughout the website words or phrases that are the colour blue mean that if you click on them you will be taken to the relevant page or reference or email address. An example of this is if you clicked , you could send an email to the BLOG website coordinator.
The BLOG website has many different pages with information about the different activities enjoyed by BLOG members.
                               
This Home page has    
Upcoming Activities   -    activities planned for the next few months,
Committee Members and Contacts for BLOG activities &
Bushcare.
      
Other pages on the website include
Previous Activities     An archive of activities that BLOG has run over the past years,
Resource List             Local suppliers of local organic products and services.
Fact Sheets                various fact sheets dealing with organics, landcare, biodynamics and other similar topics.     
 
Contacts and Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings:
Are held monthly, usually on the second Thursday.  
                     
All BLOG members are committee members, if they choose. If you want something put on the agenda, please contact a committee member, or come along.
     Committee  contacts
     Ring for info on updates, activities or directions to activities,
  • Rex Maddocks                 02 6736 4259
  • Douglas Fox                     07 4685 3130
  • John & Julie Lindsay        07 4681 2729
  • Anne & Kevin Jones        07 4685 3379
  • Mary Baillie & Glen French  07 4681 4662
  • email
     
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