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MV Community Garden at the 2017 Bowral Home & Garden Show

For the third year in a row, Moss Vale Community Garden had a stall at the two-day Bowral Home and Garden Show. 

Despite the challenge of the event being held one month earlier than last year, resulting in a smaller range of vegetable seedlings ready to Spring-plant in our frosty climate, we had a good outcome for the effort involved. 

Our members and volunteers manned the stall on a roster and chatted to keen gardeners and potential new members.  And the pack up on Sunday afternoon was done in record time.  Good work, one and all!

Solar and Battery Bulk Buy Opportunity: Tues Nov 15, Moss Vale

When: Tue, 15 Nov, 6 pm for a 6:30 pm start
Where: Moss Vale Services Club auditorium, Argyle Street, Moss Vale, NSW 2577

There’s still time to RSVP at: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands

More than 200 Highlands locals have already booked for this event, in order to:

  • Receive 1-on-1 expert advice,
  • Experience world leading solar & battery brands, and
  • Learn all you need to know about solar & batteries to help you make an informed decision on the best home energy solution for you.

You too can meet the suppliers and your local installer. Ask them whatever questions you may have!

What you need to bring

  • A copy of a recent electricity bill (so that we can size your system to your personal energy needs)
  • Photos of both your meter and your meter switchboard – printed or on your mobile. Some tips:
    • Make sure that the resolution is sufficient so that we can read the meter specification. These photos will be attached to your personal application form on the night.
    • Information on the system size of your current solar power system (if you already have one installed)

You’ll have the unique opportunity to receive independent, expert advice from a Local Solar Mentors on the right home energy system for you. 
Bring a recent electricity bill for an optimal experience! 
Get friends and family involved!

The more the merrier

Invite fellow solar homeowners, your friends, family and colleagues to RSVP and join you at The Garden’s Suncrowd event!? They can RSVP here: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands

The greater the number of people that join your local campaign – the greater the savings for everyone involved. You don’t want your neighbours to miss out!

You can invite them by email, Facebook or knock on your neighbour’s door!

Spring has Sprung 2015

Follow the seasons as we involve ourselves in the garden in October.

Wingecarribee Schools Environment Day Beneficial Bug Motel Activity.
Upcycling Junk 2 Craft
Upcycling Junk 2 Craft
Upcycling Junk 2 Craft 2
Upcycling Junk 2 Craft 2
New tank in amongst spring veges
New tank in amongst spring veges
Manuel & Jim with New Tank
Manuel & Jim with New Tank
Spring veges in our new area
Spring veges in our new area
Manuel Alves shows us how to transplant onion seedlings
Manuel Alves shows us how to transplant onion seedlings
Manuel laying the seedlings flat into a trench
Manuel laying the seedlings flat into a trench
Finally Manuel gently covers the roots with soil & waters in
Finally Manuel gently covers the roots with soil & waters in
Oct 2015 MVCG at the Bowral Home & Garden Show
Oct 2015 MVCG at the Bowral Home & Garden Show
Oct 2015 Don't you just love Spring
Oct 2015 Don’t you just love Spring
Oct2015 Plenty of Herbs for our Pizzas
Oct2015 Plenty of Herbs for our Pizzas

 

SOLAR IS HERE! BUT WE NEED YOU HELP…

 

 

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We have some very exciting news.
We are soon to have power on site – but not just power, solar power from the universe! And not just solar power, but off-grid battery power, the first such project for C.O.R.E.N.A. in partnership with our local climate action group, CANWin . Citizens’ Own Renewable Energy Network Australia (C.O.R.E.N.A.) is a non-government organisation which has a revolving fund to help community organisations like us with an interest-free loan to fund our solar panels, inverter and batteries.

Crowd funding allows not just our local community, but all Australians to donate to the project to help pay it off. Once fully paid for, donations go towards funding the next C.O.R.E.N.A. community energy project. We are community energy project No.8. We hope that you, as part of our local community, will support this project and help us set up renewable energy at Moss Vale Community Garden to allow us to further develop our sustainable living program.

Our off-grid system will be a showcase for other individuals and groups who are thinking of going solar and would like to see a working model. Manuel Cilia of Cilectric is kindly donating his time to installing the system he designed for us – such a magnanimous gesture! We are planning to run some info days and workshops about off-grid solar in 2016. So if you feel you would like to chip in to help crowd fund this Moss Vale Community Garden solar system, please click the link below

http://corenafund.org.au/moss-vale-local-donations/

SOLAR POWER DONATION

We thank you for your donation.

Kind regards

Jill Cockram

Coordinator, Moss Vale Community Garde