NOVEMBER GARDEN TIPS

News

NOVEMBER GARDEN TIPS
5th November, 2014

The time has finally come to put in your frost-tender seedlings.The soil has warmed up and despite the recent snow, the icy weather has hopefully come to an end. Late October to mid-November are considered ideal times to avoid the late frosts, however it’s been a month of extremes and there are never any guarantees with our unpredictable Blue Mountains weather!

(more…)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014
3rd November, 2014

2014 AGM  flyer

LOCAL EXOTIC FOOD GARDEN
30th September, 2014

 

Betty and Warwick with their figs from last autumn

Betty and Warwick have been bringing their wonderful fruits and vegetables to the Co-op for many years, including citrus, greens, fresh figs, persimmons and curry leaves. Their produce comes from the gardens of their 13 acre property, half of which is native bushland. When Betty and Warwick moved to the property 13 years ago the ‘garden’ around the  house was all lawn and the only established trees were some gums and a collection of palm trees. It’s great to seen how quickly a garden can produce so much food and flowers! Betty took me on a tour of the garden and shared some of her experiences of gardening in the mid to lower mountains. (more…)

WHATS IN SEASON ON THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE STANDS IN SEPTEMBER?
30th September, 2014

What is in season from late September?

(more…)

WILD EARTH WISDOM
30th September, 2014

Jacqui Bushell has been making some changes.  

 

I’ve been focusing much more on my plant spirit and earth connection work and decided to rebrand my website and Pure Therapies products to be more in line with this. Wild Earth Wisdom was born!

(more…)

THE CO-OP NOW HAS A PINTEREST PAGE
30th September, 2014

We have been collecting wonderful things online that we want to share with you! Our Pinterest page focuses on recipes, sustainability and garden tips. If you are already a Pinterest fan, follow us to get new inspiration and recipes.
(more…)

STOCK NEWS WITH MIKE P –
8th September, 2014

Another month passes and another smorgasbord of scrumptious sustenance surfaces at our Coop.

(more…)

EARLY SPRING IN THE GARDEN
5th September, 2014

September and October are the most important months in the garden, according to gardener and author of Your Sustainable Garden, Robin Johnson. This book is available to purchase at the Co-op, and you may remember we visited his garden for a newsletter a few years ago.

(more…)

CO-OP CONFERENCE
5th September, 2014

On the 26th and 27th July, two Co-op staff members, Mike P and Alison, went to the NSW Food Co-op Conference organised by Sam Byrne, an ex-Alfalfa House Director (who has recently joined the Co-op Federation), Monica Baumann (a finance Coordinator at Thoughtful Foods) and Adam Taylor (a director from Alfalfa House Co-op). The conference was attended by 50 fellow co-op-ers from 15 co-ops around the state, representing co-ops with a shop, buyers group style co-ops (with no shop) and people wanting to start a co-op. There were volunteers, board and management committee members, and staff present.

 

(more…)

AIR BEE & BEE….
5th September, 2014

Have you ever seen a reed bee, resin bee, leafcutter bee, masked bee or blue banded bee? They’re just some of native bees out there in all our gardens. Most native bees are quite a bit smaller than the honey bee we’re more familiar with. There are over 1500 species of Australian native bees, 200 of those in the mountains. Most are semi social or solitary, and what’s perhaps more surprising is that there’s really not a whole lot of research out there about them, including big gaps in our knowledge about their distribution.

  (more…)

Browse Categories

Browse Newsletters

address

Ha'Penny Lane, Katoomba View Map

opening hours

  • day
  • open
  • close
  • Monday
  • 9am
  • 6pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9am
  • 6pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9am
  • 6pm
  • Thursday
  • 9am
  • 6pm
  • Friday
  • 9am
  • 6pm
  • Saturday
  • 8.30am
  • 5pm
  • Sunday
  • 10am
  • 4.30pm

Stock deliveries

  • day
  • Delivery
  • Monday
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Tuesday
  • Bread
  • Wednesday
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Thursday
  • Fridge Goods, Sol Bread
  • Friday
  • Fruit & Vegetables

Become a member

subscribe to
newsletter

Facebook

Browse Archive