Thursday, July 29, 2010

volunteer grant

thank you department of families, housing, community services and indigenous affairs !! BOSS has received funding through the volunteer grants program to purchase a marquee, tables, chairs and fuel money to support our volunteers at events.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

july meeting

the July BOSS meeting will be held at sharon and max's at 5 sommers road mt french on sunday july 25 at 3pm.

please bring a plate of food to share and feel free to bring along any of your excess produce to share with the group.

Friday, July 2, 2010

aquaponics is the go !!

BOSS recently hosted a field trip venturing to Murray Hallum’s Practical Aquaponics at North Maclean. Twenty five eager visitors lapped up Murray’s informative talks and were very impressed with the quality of the lush fruit, vegetables, herbs and fish growing in his aquaponics system.

BOSS purchased the set of DVDs, Aquaponics made Easy and the Secrets of Aquaponics, for the benefit of members. Thanks to one keen participant, a local demonstration project is getting underway at kalbar, with a view to sharing more information locally on the concept. We believe this will be the first of many aquaponics endeavours around boonah.

comments from the visit included “another enjoyable day. The aquaponics setup was very inspiring and Murray was very personable and informative”, “fantastic, always wanted to learn and see aquaponics in action with a view to implementing the system. A great day !!” and “got our creative juices flowing, now need to do it !!”

so thank you Murray for a fantastic day, sharing your knowledge and tasty lettuce. We are pleased to give you a year’s honorary BOSS membership, a small token of our appreciation for your generosity.
picnic lunch at jubilee park beaudesert, before returning home to boonah.

raffle prize winners

major thanks to our generous supporters who donated prizes and to everyone who bought (and sold) tickets in the world environment day raffle. here are the winners -

mt barney lodge mid week accommodation package - angela collyer
barney creek vineyard six bottle wine package - kerri jessup
'couture' by cherie strong - adrian davis
david bland picture framing $75 gift voucher - kathy bensted
david bland clock repairs $75 gift voucher - trevor weber
five class yoga course with jo - margaret freeman
story tree gift pack - joseph monsour
welded steel bowl crafted by max gordon - kris and melinda belfield
boonah to ipswich rail trail shirt - peter van der veen
earth mama belly dance class voucher - marina izat

congratulations everyone !!