About the Queenstown Community Gardens
Gardens Leadership Group
Although there's an annual general meeting every year which all garden members are invited to attend (normally held late September), the leadership group meets quarterly to plan for new developments and make decisions and set policies on behalf of all gardeners that affect the day-to-day running of the gardens.
If you want something new or better to happen at the gardens, approach a leadership group member with your ideas. All members are welcome to attend the leadership meetings.
President - Paula Squire-Thomas
Secretary - Phil Cooper
Treasurer - Megan Palmer
Leadership Group - Current office holders, Wayne Christensen, Dave Reid, Neal McAloon, Bruce Thurlow, Dave Tait, Eleanor Pierce, Michael Eatson
IT - Rob Clarkson
Maintenance - Dave Reid and Neville Mulholland
How to become a gardens member
Please send an email to email email@example.com. Someone from the Gardens committee will be in contact with you.
Gardens general information
- All plots must be actively gardened during the gardening season (Sept to May). If they are not, you will be contacted and have three weeks to get gardening. Actively garden means working to state of being productive and tidy. If it appears that crops are going to waste you will be contacted and have a week to harvest it otherwise it will be harvested and donated to local community groups.
- Please park outside the fenced garden area but if you do need to bring a vehicle in to drop off heavy items, please ensure that you close and securely latch the gate immediately upon entry. We have had issues with rabbits and possums in the past so closing the gate is really important.
- You will be asked to take part in working bees and maintain an area of the fence.
- We run on organic principles, therefore no sprays or non-biodegradable fertilisers. When you cease gardening, your plot must be cleared and all inorganic material removed off site (ie any structures must be removed and the land left level when you vacate). No structures over 150 cm tall.
- Please maintain a metre wide strip between your plot and your neighbours' where possible to allow easy access for a wheelbarrow.
If you borrow anyone's tools, wheel barrow or hoses etc please remember to return it to where you got it. There are some tools in the shed for communal use hanging up behind the door.
Items on the shelves facing the gardens are also for communal use. Items on the shelves closest to the road are for private use, if you are putting stuff there please label with your name and try to keep it neat.
Feel free to email us with any other questions: firstname.lastname@example.org