July 2017 Monthly Meeting
Our guest speaker for the July Meeting was Noel Burdette, a well known gardening identity who addressed the meeting on the importance of chemical free gardening and a range of ideas to improve our soil, control pests, and encourage insects to come into our gardens to get rid of other pests and insects. Noel has a FB page and encouraged us to keep in touch with him via the mass media to get other great ideas on gardening.
His facebook page is Noel Burdette - Growing Gardeners
Our Club speaker was Jim Hales who spoke on the unusual topic of "Aquaponics" using fish to fertilise the stones and the garden trays. This was a most fascinating talk and something I personally had never heard of. There are commercial aquaponic ponds and gardens available and Jim's personal home solution was very unique.
We were reminded of the upcoming Christmas in July Coach Trip and other upcoming activities especially our October Buderim Garden Festival where we have 7 gardens on display as well as the plant stalls and flower and plant competition in the hall, and also of the Buderim Street Party and Foote Sanctuary fund raising concert. Details will be found on the notices page of the website.