Promoting the understanding of health and environmental benefits of organic gardening and food production - from soil to plate.
Encouraging members to grow herbs, vegetables and fruit based on organic principals and to share information and experience.
Providing opportunities for fellowship and enjoyment in the growing, preparing, preserving and sharing of organically grown and home-prepared food.
Helping to preserve traditional, heirloom, non-patented and locally adapted seeds and other planting materials of different varieties and strains.
Encouraging participation by members in supportive and fun social activities related to the above objectives.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
BOGI is based on the supportive friendship of its members, and on sharing ideas, suggestions and jobs.
BOGI promotes growing food in accordance with organic principles without endorsing any particular philosophy, product or practice.
By Organic Principles we mean: food that is grown in soils that are rich in the required minerals, rich in micro-biology and free of harmful substances.
BOGI seeks and is open to a wide range of opinions, expressed in a civil and tolerant manner, so that members can make up their own minds.
Opinions of speakers, authors and others expressed at BOGI activities are their own.
Annual membership: $15 per year for singles, $25.00 for families, proportional for new members.
Monthly meeting fee $3.00 for members. $5.00 for visitors.
Most other activities free - if not, cost will be advised.
Incorporated on 7 January 2008 under the Queensland Associations Incorporation Act 1981 - BOGI is managed under that Act and it Regulations.
Insured as an affiliate of The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc. – The GCA has more than 700 affiliates with over 45,000 members. - A copy of the insurance policy is available on request. Current liability insurance is for $20,000,000.
Managed by a committee of eight members, supported by coordinators for specific tasks. All are volunteers.
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND COORDINATORS FOR 2018
President - Trevor Galletly 0417 196 315
Vice President - Joan Smart 4159 5224
Treasurer - Lara Hawker 0439 115 105
Secretary - Karyn Ennor 0447 360 882
Maureen Schmitt 4155 2172
Pam Biden 4159 4223
Membership - Reisha Marris
Field Trips- Vacant
Workshop support - Vacant
Catering - Pam Bidden,
Newsletter- Cathy Critchlow
Newsletter meeting notes-
Welcoming Person- Ramona Lane
Buy and Sell -Jeanette Cox
Lucky Draw - Kay de Gunst
Lending Library- Kay de Gunst
Seed Saving and Swap- Elizabeth Hunter
Herbal Teas- Julie Burry
BOGI Shop- Bruce McKay
Risk Assessment- Trevor Galletly
For further information please contact the secretary ph 0447 360 882
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