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Collapse Issue 579:<br />09 Oct 2023<br />_____________Issue 579:
09 Oct 2023
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Council withdraws reserve from reclassification process
Ettalong ferry service may not resume for weeks
After-hours medical service announces closure
Umina chosen for Urgent Care Clinic
Baiting program to target wild dogs and foxes
Church holds Blessing of the Pets
Brigade members walk to Little Wobby to fight fire
Ferry wharf trees removed
Four gardens take part in Edible Garden Trail
Varroa mite eradication efforts abandoned
Grants to local groups*
Cooking competition held at Umina CWA*
Shade tree group seeks 'watering angels'
Monthly community breakfast raises funds for hall*
Dementia cafe held last week*
The reward of removing a weed
Crafts centre to hold exhibition and sale*
Food donated to Mary Macs for pets
Pelican Park and cricket club benefit in State Budget*
Official 'farewell' as Jane steps down from presidency*
Heritage boat challenge to run along Woy Woy channel*
Gardening club meets at Umina library*
Marine rescue training*
Rotary club holds Swinging 60s night*
Rotary club holds trivia night*
Council announces second year of 'stable' finances*
Free graffiti removal kits*
Low monthly rainfall for September
Planning Panel insists on boundary landscaping
Proposal for 21 flats in Trafalgar Ave
Submission claims consultant's remarks are offensive
Removal of large street tree approved by planning panel*
Architects show options for Peninsula Plaza
Lions Park future joins other Peninsula consultations
Two petitions oppose Austin Butler reclassification
Little about Peninsula in Strategic Planning Statement*
Reserve is less than a metre above sea level*
C'mon Rik, hit up that nice Mr Minns for some trees
Trees are not the enemy, urban heat is
Keep an eye out for sick pelicans as weather warms
No action on Peninsula heat island health crisis
Change of Hart, but not out of the woods
Yes, no or I don't know*
Aunt moves in to aged care facility to be near neice
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Umina artist wins ephemeral art prize
Musicians support Yes vote*
Patchwork group member showns three recent quilts*
Early childhood educators meet up at St John's
Woy Woy South is 'excelling', says principal
Positive behaviour brings joy, says principal
Call for parents to label jumpers
School raises almost $5000 through skipping challenge
A range of improvements at Woy Woy South*
New roofs on two school blocks
Students take part in netball gala day
Ettalong holds 'shelter in place' drill*
Donations wanted for Christmas raffle*
Ettalong Eagles in zone bowls finals
Woy Woy Lions under-12s show them how it is done
Ettalong charity bowls raises $1000
Outrigger club attends first regatta for season
Bunnies to hold annual general meeting*
Cricket club receives grant for mobile scoreboard*
Cycling club holds two rides from Woy Woy
Bridge club announces Saturday 'best three' winners
Fab Fenton hosts sports trivia quiz*
Beach patrol season starts
Surf club team completes Kokoda Trail trek
Association announces 'phase two' netball players
Social bowls ahead of NRL final
Photographers wanted for park run
Roosters announce signings for 2024
Two major soccer awards to Southern and Ettalong
Council grants $2000 for soccer marquee*
Boardriders hold joint party*
Swans receive grant for canteen equipment*



Four gardens take part in Edible Garden Trail

Four productive gardens on the Peninsula are taking part in this year's Central Coast Edible Garden Trail on the weekend of October 21 and 22.

"You don't have to go far to immerse yourself in a variety of edible gardens, meet their creators, and get inspired to grow more of your own food at home," said organiser Ms Anna Trigg.

She said participants in the ticketed event would be able to view a variety of approaches that they could adapt to their own situation.

"In Woy Woy, learn about clever ideas to get kids involved in the garden, permaculture design, growing vertically in a small space, and how a community can create something that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

"At Casa De Colezey, you'll find a young family, full of energy, who have created a triumphant garden on a small and sandy suburban block using permaculture design,

and lots of goodies growing for tiny fingers to pluck."

Owner Mr Matt Cole said: "It was late 2016 when a shovel first hit the aquaphobic, lifeless, sandy soils of our little patch of paradise.

"What were we thinking?

"Clay soils may break your back, but sandy soils, they break your heart.

"Needless to say, there's been loads of learnings and soil building since then.

"Garden bed by garden bed, we've been extending our edible landscape and sharing the abundance with family, friends, neighbours and even cheeky wildlife," he said.

Another garden, Perma Reset in Blackwall has been through many transformations and recently enjoyed a Permablitz organised by Permaculture Central Coast.

"This is where a group of volunteers spend a day in your garden working towards a permaculture design, and in return you provide a lovely lunch - win-win," said Ms Trigg.

The Woy Woy Peninsula Community Garden will also be part of the Trail.

Ms Trigg said it was arguably the gem of the Central Coast's community gardens.

"There really is so much to see in this vibrant community space and when you meet the volunteer team behind this garden you'll want to sign up and get involved too."

Nearby in Umina, the Miyan Nura garden will also be hosting a fundraiser for Mingaletta, Umina's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community hub.

"It features native edible plants, growing foods their kids love, and some very clever time-saving and sustainable strategies for improving soil.

"Around the corner, with 20 years of failed attempts behind him, Mark Snell's Front Yard Vegie Patch is the thriving culmination of many experiments and an attempt to do more of what's worked," said Ms Trigg.

"If you're having trouble, it is likely Mark has been there, tried that and found a solution, so bring your trickiest problems along to bend his ear."

Tickets are available now at and provide entry to close to 50 gardens across the Coast.

Funds raised are donated back to our local community gardens and to programs teaching disadvantaged youth how to grow food, Ms Trigg said.

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