CRISP News

Hi All

 Seed Cleaning and Seed Sowing evening

Wednesday 7th August from 7pm – 9pm. Starting at 7pm we will be preparing seeds that have been collected for storage, sowing some seed trays and sharing conversation and cake. Let us know if you can join us for this productive evening.

 AGM is coming up on August 16th.

CRISP members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting which will be held on Friday 16th August at 7.30 pm at Maroondah Federation Estate (32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood).

You will hear from the President and Treasurer about the activities and developments at CRISP over the last 12 months, followed by a vote on changes to the CRISP Constitution and an election of Committee members.

 As part of the CRISP 20th birthday celebrations we have invited speakers to talk about the history of the nursery.   Ken McInnes, a founding member, will recall the early years and how the nursery was set up with community involvement.  Brad Curtis will also discuss the nursery’s beginnings plus bushland conservation in Maroondah.  Many of our members will remember Brad from his tireless efforts as the Council’s Bushland Coordinator.   Andy Parsons will interview Brad and host a Q&A session during which you will be able to share your memories.

 Membership Renewals Due

All memberships are due for renewal from July 1st. To be eligible to vote at the AGM your membership will need to be current. You can renew in person at the nursery, at the AGM, by sending a cheque with your renewal information to CRISP Nursery PO Box 706 Heathmont 3135 or by direct deposit BSB 033 044 Account number 149422 (Ensure you put your name in the details section so we can update your membership)

 Spring Planting Sale (and Working Bee)

September is Biodiversity Month and to help play our part in increasing local biodiversity we will be having a Plant Sale on Saturday September 7th 10am – 1pm. If you would like to help by distributing promotional flyers in your local area please contact us at the nursery.

 Open Garden

Our Guest Speaker at last years AGM, Rob Henry is holding an Open Garden as part of the Victorian Open Garden Scheme on 10th and 11th August from 10am – 4.30pm, 3 Eugenia Crt Boronia  – Cost $7 per personhttp://www.opengarden.org.au/events/vic_events.html#vic-winter

 Nature Walk –Loughies Bushland

Cecily Falkingham – well known naturalist and bush enthusiast will lead a gentle exploratory walk through Loughies Bushland and an opportunity to lean the history of this reserve. Saturday 24th August from 2.30 meet at the main entrance in Kubis Drive (Near Werac drive) North Ringwood – detail 9870 8126

 We are open for Plant Sales every Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 – 12.30 and Saturday from 10am – 1pm. The Sales Area is well stocked with a great variety of plants in tubestock and 6” pots. Please note plant sales are by cash only unless prior arrangement has been made.

CRISP Nursery Inc

17 Greenwood Ave

Ringwood 3134

9879 3911

crisp@melbpc.org.au

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~crisp/index.html

Wednesday & Friday 9.30 – 12.30

Saturday 10 – 1