Membership

 
PLEASE NOTE



Covid-19 RCOG Updates

As NSW begins to open up, the RCOG will start to resume normal activities in keeping with current state health regulations and advice. 
  • Sign In with QR code: Please sign in with the QR code each time you enter the garden. This is a mandatory requirement of entry.
  • Not vaccinated yet? : Please do not join working bees or other group gardening events and activities until you are fully vaccinated. This is in adherence with NSW Health directives.
  • Masks: we encourage the wearing of masks when gardening with others.
  • Unwell?: Please stay at home and get tested.
  • Who Can Enter the Garden?: Members only at this time. This will be reviewed at the November Committee meeting to ensure adherence to Randwick Council policy as well as our liability insurance.
Let’s keep each other safe and well.

Thanks for your understanding and stay safe.

Thank you for your understanding 🐞💚



Being a member of the Randwick Community Organic Garden gives you many benefits, including:
  • Participation in community organic gardening including planting, soil building, composting, and harvesting of the communal garden plots, food forests and fruit trees;
  • Entry into the gardens 7 days a week;
  • Regular newsletter updates and
  • Social activities at the garden, including barbecues, morning teas, and special working bees.

The 2021/2022 annual membership fees are:

  • $55 for an individual ($30 pensioner/student)
  • $80 for a household membership ($60 pensioner/student)


 Membership runs from 1 July to 30 June each year. Payment is pro rata.



Individual garden plots
 
The garden has individual garden plots which are available for RCOG members to rent for an additional $55 a year. To be eligible to join the waiting list for an allotment you must attend three two hour Working Bees or six one hour Working Bees across a minimum of a three months (this is due to Covid Restrictions shifting how we created working bees in 2021). In addition, one must attend a new member induction meeting (held quarterly). You must also gain hands on composting experience in the Garden.

All members can harvest produce from the common vegetable areas.

Members who have their own plots are expected to contribute to the garden by continuing to attend the monthly Working Bees. We understand people live full lives, so attending a majority of working bees each year is expected of plot holders.


How to become a member

If you would like to become a member of the garden, please print out and complete the membership form below and bring it along to the next working bee. You can make payment by:
  • transfer to the Garden's bank account;
  • cheque; or
  • cash can be paid to the Membership coordinator at working bees.

More information about payments and membership responsibilities appears on the membership form below.


How to renew your Membership

Membership fees for 2021/22 are due by 16th July 2021. You will need to have paid your fees before the General Annual Meeting in July to be eligible to vote at that meeting. Please make payments to the Garden's Bendigo Bank account.

Account name; Randwick Community Organic Garden

BSB: 633 000

Account number: 126 047 018.

Please put your name in the reference field. This is the only way we have of knowing you are the person who made that payment.

You can also make payment by cheque or cash (which can be paid to the Membership coordinator at the July working bee).


New Members

If you have recently joined the gardens - welcome! Please download and read the factsheets below 'Dear New Member' and 'Members Rights and Responsibilities' which give you some essential information about the gardens. 

Now that you are a member you will need to choose which group in the garden to join for your first three working bees.

Communal areas and key organic gardening processes in the gardens are managed by six core groups :

  • Composting and seed-raising
  • Vegetable growing
  • Tools and infrastructure
  • Pest management
  • Native areas
  • Food Forests
Each group works in their respective area at the monthly working bees. At the next working bee you attend, speak to one of the group coordinators for whichever group you would like to join, and they will show you around the garden and introduce you to some of your fellow gardeners.  Group coordinators are members of RCOG executive committee and thus have direct input into the management of the garden.

All members belong to at least one of the core groups.

RCOG members can also elect to be part of the three special interest groups:
  • Chooks
  • Fruit trees
  • Arts and social activities    
 
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