Join us for a follow up to our super successful foxglove blitz last month at the end of GIC Rd. We pulled out hundreds of foxglove plants in September, and now is the time to revisit the area and remove any we missed before they flower and set seed. Meet at 10am, Sunday 5th November, at the end of GIC Rd. Bring hand tools and gloves to avoid contact with the plants (as foxglove contains toxins). Bring a snack/lunch/thermos of hot drink to enjoy together afterwards at Flat Rock. All welcome.
Our next meeting will be our AGM, and will be held on Wednesday 30th August at 6pm. All welcome. This meeting is an important opportunity to get together and form our committee for the year ahead. Positions to be voted on are President, Treasurer, Secretary and general committee members. The meeting will be held at a private residence on Lowes Road, Garden Island Sands. Please email through 'Contact Us' page for exact address We appreciate your ongoing support and would love to see as many of you as possible at the meeting, regardless of whether you would like to be a member of the FOGIC committee, or you would just like to hear what's going on at the moment. Or maybe you have a project you would like to get up and running. Best wishes and we hope to see you on the 30th August
Unfortunately Mother Nature was a little unkind to us and the weather won over the day and we had to wrap up earlier. Thanks to those courageous friends who ventured out. Stay tuned for an exciting new upcoming event Everyone welcome, share with friends & family. Come and browse or set up your own car boot sale. No fees required. Free Sausage sizzle Sponsored by Friends of Garden Island Creek
Garden Island Creek All interested members of the community are welcome to attend. Duration: 1 hr 30 min Topics for discussion include: response to beach erosion reports, review of community survey, planning future community events. Please RSVP via email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM. Those who rsvp will receive a message or email with the address.
Thanks to Trisha Hodge for such an engaging morning on Sunday at our Indigenous Connections workshop. 30 people met on the beach, walked and talked together, learned together and even danced (like emus) together. We gained an appreciation of the length of time melukerdee people have lived here through Trish's timeline in the sand. We identified shells on the shore used to make exquisite traditional necklaces. We were shown plants to look out for to enjoy bush food along our coast. And we learned emu and eagle dances that left us exhilarated. A great morning of sharing knowledge and building community, topped off with refreshments. Thanks to all who came along. Our gratitude goes to Bendigo Bank for the financial support to make it happen @communitybankhuonvalley #bendigocommunitybank
Wow what a fantastic cultural burning workshop on the weekend. Such a huge turn out and amazing community vibes. Thanks to Jason Andrew Smith and Danny Lutruwita Man Gardner as always for sharing your knowledge, we are learning so much and appreciate it so deeply! Thanks to Ros for organising this workshop and thanks to the Bendigo Bank for funding it.
FOGIC is hosting a chat on Tasmanian Devil Habitat and what makes a good den this Sunday 31st July. Come along and learn about what you can do to increase habitat for this beautiful animal. We have a very knowledgeable guest, Colette forest defender who will share her wisdom with us 🙂 We also have some wildlife cameras to play with .....lots of quolls at our place! All Welcome! BYO packed lunch and a mug We will provide tea and the campfire 🙂 Sunday 31st July 11-1pm Parking minimal so please car pool, walk or 4WD See less