Growing the community

SAGE goes to the show

by Caroline Power

This year the Eurobodalla District Show will be on Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of January at the Moruya Show Ground.

For the first time SAGE is going to have a booth at the show. Our stall will be called “Love food, hate waste”. We have been able to borrow the display from Sustaining our Towns. We will have demonstrations of composting and worm farming, and we hope to be able to sell the cookbook if it is ready in time. We need volunteers to mind the stall during the show, so if you can help out please contact Caroline.

There is also an opportunity for members to become stewards for the exhibitions in the pavilion. There is a chief steward for each exhibit category. Volunteer stewards would help them set up the exhibits, take care of them during the show, and dismantle them afterwards. If you are interested please contact Caroline.

Have you thought about exhibiting your own fruit and vegetables this year? Fraser says, “It’s a bit of fun”. Fraser and Kirsti enter every year and every year they have a little comp going with Alison Walsh as to who can win the most prizes. This is a little side competition that it would be fun to promote amongst a few like-minded people who don’t mind a bit of fun and have a good backyard garden.

The most coveted award is the best vegetable collection of eight varieties. It’s not so easy to pull off but Fraser is confident this year of taking out that prize. Go on I know you want to have a crack at the title too!!! And this year the most successful tomato grower wins a $100 voucher at the Air Raid. This is definitely a worthy target. (“Come oooonnnnn”, Lleyton Hewitt style as called by Fraser).

Again, Caroline can give you more information about who to contact and what you have to do. We hope to see lots of SAGE members at the show this year.

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