August 27, 2016

Car Boot Sale September 4th.

Have you items you wish to sell? Why not book into the Car Boot Sale on Sunday, 4th September at the Beachmere Village Shopping Centre carpark. The Sale will run from 7am till 11am and costs just $10 per car. Email treasurer@bang.org.au or phone 0456 818 017 to book your spot.


August 24, 2016

New Walkway along foreshore

Beachmere has got its southern foreshore back after renovations.
We now have an extended paved walkway that stretches north from the dog park and includes more stairs and a fishing/viewing platform....sheoaks and cotton trees.
Just the trick for a promenade.
 Access via Kunde Street or Biggs Ave.

August 04, 2016

Big Harvest Day

Our cut down version of a harvest festival. 
The children harvested so much produce today that we are holding a stall for the school community after school tomorrow -- Friday, August 5 --selling the freshly picked crop. 
'No sprays' herbs and vegetables.


August 01, 2016

How Beachmere Voted at the Last Federal Election

In case you may have wondered where your votes went on July 3rd:

Two candidate preferred
  • LAMB, Susan Australian Labor Party 851
  • ROY, Wyatt Liberal National Party of Queensland 821




July 29, 2016

Beachmere Disaster Management Team

I've been involved with this project from the getgo and it is great to announce that we are finally away and the initiative is building momentum.

While the group is currently collecting information and reconnoitering scenarios, we do hope to have the beginnings of a clear community perspective ready for the beginning of the storm season in October.

For now the main thing is to raise community awareness and the Disaster Management Team will be having a stall at the Tree Day tomorrow morning in Clayton Park(10 am and 12 noon).

One of our intentions is to generate a local SES team so if you have emergency management experience (CFA for instance) or want to sign on for that sort of community engagement & training, come talk to the team tomorrow or email the Team Leader, Brett Greer, on dmt@bang.org.au.

And remember: please sign up with Moreton Alert. It's a communication system that will enhance our community resilience.

Here's a video explaining how and why.


July 23, 2016

Lacto Fermenting Workshop


I ran a lacto-fermenting workshop at home today under the verandah outback. Went really well --  krauts, do chua and  pastes.
Full on from 10 am.-- a'chopping and a'bashing and salting.
Jars exited  loaded with comestibles ...and in days and weeks to come: bon appetit!
On Thursday last I was teaching almost 100 local primary school kids how to make a simple salad.And you know what ? They even ate it! 
We're planning more outdoor, garden based, preps like that.
I reckon the plastic bag, green salad spin is a show stopper.

July 20, 2016

FAB is getting BIGGER!!!

FAB is getting BIGGER!!! Artists from all over the Moreton Bay Region have been getting in touch and submitting their artwork. Get your application in and you will have up to Sunday, 31st July to get your work completed. Artwork is to be delivered on Saturday, 30th July or Sunday, 31st July between 10 am and 2 pm. Artist application forms can be found at HERE or email bang@mybeachmere.com.au
Details are in the FAB 2016 Artist Application HERE.  Artists who are interested in participating can download the application form there.

July 17, 2016

School Garden Update

The Community School Garden at Beachmere State School was originally set up in partnership with Beachmere Area Network Group and 2016 is its second year of its operation as a shared project.

Over the past 18 months the program has  consolidated  as the garden has adopted an approach which is more engaging of the children's input.

Students not only tender the plants and water the garden, but we are developing more activities growing vegetables from seed. 

July 13, 2016

March 10, 2016

School Garden Grows Stuff For 2016

The school garden began the term with weeds a'plenty and all the impacts of the Summer heat and school break neglect.
But after a lot of recovery work the crops are a comin' on and the beds have been renovated. Because of the heat we've moved a lot of activities into the shade tunnel while outside has not been kind to many seedlings.
With the Autumn plantings due, the children have been growing our requirements from seed.
In production already are corn, luffas, zucchini, cucumbers, sunflowers, some herbs, lettuces, pumpkins, eggplant and tomatoes. 
With this rain all systems are go.