2014 BOGI Fair
The 2014 BOGI Fair was held at the Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road Windsor (near the Albion railway station), on Sunday the 12th of October from 9am to 3pm. It was the 28th Brisbane Organic Growers Fair.
Thank you to all of our members, volunteers, stallholders and supporters who helped to make the fair a fabulous day in the BOGI calendar.
You can use these links to see the 2014 fair flyer and map as well a list of the presentations. Thanks again to Clair Levander who was our key note speaker, as well as all of our other presenters, including Jason and George for their impromptu talks due to a couple of presenters being unfortunately unavailable on the day.
Check out the fabulous stallholders that were at this year's fair in the list below, including their contact details.
For those of you who enjoyed the BOGI Cafe and the organic sausages on offer, these were source from Sherwood Rd Organic Meats http://www.sherwoodrdorganics.com.au/
The date for next year's fair has been announced as Sunday 30th August 2015. The date change is due to other major garden events already being organised on the 2nd Sunday in October.
We hope to see you then!
Information for Members
For those BOGI members who are preparing to grow their entries for the BOGI fair competition, details of the competition including rules and categories are given here:
And a guide for when to plant in order to harvest in time for the fair is given here:
If you can help out with donations of plants or baked items etc, or your time, please refer to the volunteers page.
Stallholders Information for 2014
The 2014 fair was a great chance to spread the word about the benefits of Organic Growing and Organic Living to the wider community. Stallholders' participation in the Fair plays an important part in making this annual event a success.
Please reference the stallholder information page for more information and the application form.
Confirmed Stallholders for 2014
|Stall Name||Stall Description/Contact|
|2nd 2 None (Wines)||2nd 2 None grows the grapes and makes the wines. We have traditional, low alcohol and grape wines infused with botanicals such as ginger, lemon myrtle etc and Liqueurs. We have won double gold and gold at the largest international wine show in Asia where almost 5,000 entries from 35 countries including Penfolds, Jacobs Creek, Yellow Tail etc entered so come and try our wines. www.2nd2none.com.au|
Climate action and divestment information
Rocky Henry, 0431 098 898, email@example.com , 350.org
|Bazman Products||Bazman develops and makes biochar makers and producers biochar on farm. Bazman will also have a selection of rare permaculture food forest plants. www.biochar.net|
|Dig for Victory (Berian Carstairs)||Herbs, veggies, fruiting plants|
Info on the invasive pest red imported fire ant
Fire Ant Restricted Areas Update Available here
|B & S Smith||Home made jams, pickles and chutneys, sweets|
|BOGI Books||Gardening /Cooking books|
|BOGI Corner Store||Jams, Chutneys, Plants, second hand books and tools|
|BOGI Shop||Fertilisers and soil improvers|
|Brisbane LETS (Local Energy Trading System)||
Visit BrisLETS to learn how you can join a thriving community trading goods and serviced without cash. www.brislets.com, Liz Stanhope (Secretary) 3391 4331, or 0414 603 528
|Butterfly Host Plants||
Filling the world with butterflies
As seen on TV http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s3805878.htm
|C & J Linek||Tools & recycled books|
|City Chicks & My City Garden||Heritage chickens, egg layers, chicks, ducklings, health products & accessories. Also supplying native bee hives, cheese making kits, soap making, sprouters & microgreens. Open daily from 9-12 noon at 47 Chalcot Road, Anstead. Ingrid Dimock 32026382 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clear Conscience Soap Company||
Artisan soap natural and organic, for face body, feet and hair
|Cottage Borders & Succulents||
Plants that can be used for borders, mass plantings or on their own, Feature plants, Planter boxes, Plants suitable for gifts, Succulents.
Gina & Harry 0402488637 (Harry)
Pruning, Gardening and Cleaning Tools
|D James||Self made compost & worm towers|
|Direct Compost Solutions||Innovative easy way to dispose of "ALL" your kitchen waste. www.directcompostsolutions.com & www.compot.com.au|
|Dr Grow It All||Dr Grow It All - is an ACO certified, concentrated, compete balanced plant and soil re-builder with Microbial Balancing Technology which can be applied with confidence to everything from lawns to maidenhair ferns for outstanding results. www.drgrowitall.com.au|
|Edible Landscape Nursery||Northey Street City Farm stall|
|Fairchilds Fruit Trees||
Fruit trees sourced in the greater Brisbane area to keep my tree miles down. Also my customers are customers for life and they can contact me at anytime if they have a problem with their trees regardless of where they buy them. I deliver anywere in the Brisane or Logan shires for $10 be it one tree or a hundred. Other areas by negotiation. I have a mailing list sent out quarterly with a special offer in each issue. I also offer a planting service with a discount for the elderly or disabled customers. Orders 0456 711 580
|Farmers' Choice Organics||
Beautiful hand crafted biodynamic/certified organic vegetable
and herb seedlings, bearfoot biochar, neem products and much more. See you at the fair. email@example.com
|Forbidden Fruit Nursery||Complete range of fruit trees, including Dwarf Fruit Trees to suit pots or any small garden. http://www.forbiddenfruitsnursery.com.au/|
|Forget Me Not Heritage Seeds||open pollinated heritage seeds and gardening books|
|G Fussi||Handmade crafts, candle holders, pot plant stands/ladders etc|
|Grandma's Garden||Cottage garden flowers. 0422 525571|
|Herbs for Cooking||Herbs/fruit trees|
|Ian's Bee Stuff||Jams Soap Bees Wax Honey|
The ICCS microbe man
|Friendly Microbes and amendments for your garden to help control disease and insects in your garden. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|J. W||Cards, craft, pressed & paper flowers|
Great range of geranium plants in heaps of colours, also large variety of edible scented geraniums, prices from $3.50. Just Geraniums, Mount Berryman, 0411662782 email@example.com http://justgeraniums.weebly.com
|K.I.S.S. Products||Raised gardens|
Marilena Stanton hosts her annual stall that showcases her passions: handmade cards with soul, seeds from her garden, unusual potted plants and cuttings, homemade spice mixes, excess produce and much more.
0404 010 475
|McLeod's Agriculture||Soil conditioner and produce|
|Mudbrick Cottage Herb Farm||
Large range of culinary and medicinal herbs. www.herbcottage.com.au
|The Nutcracker Man||World's best value nutcracker with insecticide free macadamia nuts and also walnuts, Nigel Anthony firstname.lastname@example.org 0417764476|
|Old MacDonald's Farm||Animal nursery|
|P. Vardy||Sharpening, tool sales + biochar unit|
Quality organic gardening products that deliver
Offering a range of gardening products. Some unique like the sea-rock, the giant tea bag, tree paste, and worm farm.
email@example.com, or phone 07 3351 2041 after dark
Stacking Gardens - A Fresh Idea That Really Stacks Up!
Grow the fresh herbs and salad greens that you need, right outside the kitchen door. http://www.productivegardens.com.au/
Premium Organic Lamb - home delivery packs
Roman Spur and his family will share their sustainable living experience with plenty of helpful information, practical tips, ideas and inventions (eg. Citrus Fabric Softener and multipurpose cleaner, wormfarm as a planter pot, self-watering planter box, Chicken grain and water feeder all made from recycled material). http://spurtopia.blogspot.com.au/
Facebook: SpurTopia , firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sunland Aloe Vera Organic Fertilizer||
|Takilberan Creek Organics||Certified organic handcrafted garlic & braids, some veges|
|The Chilli Patch||
We are a small family business in the Lockyer Valley at Minden and we grow potted chillies, herbs and salad greens. Paul makes timber products from rough sawn pine that is sourced locally in Queensland. We also have approximately 200 varieties of dried herbs and spices that we sell at local markets around Brisbane or we can mail order them to you.
|The Rich Pour||Organic/rainforest alliance coffee|
|The Theme is Green||Battery Pack Gardening Tools|
|Thermomix with Margaret Stratford||
Watch the new Thermomix in action, only released recently. Demonstrations throughout the day. Jams, Stock and Soup etc.
|T & G Lockett||Bromeliads|
|Van Veen Organics||Permaculture based edible and native plant nursery. Joshua van Veen 07 5408 6470 or 0422 107 914, email@example.com, vanveenorganics.com|
|Vegan Society of Qld Inc||We sell vegan cookbooks and animal rights books, and give out free Information Packs. www.vegsoc.org.au 3300 9320|
|Weslor Flowers Plant Nursery||Climbing plants, hoyas, rare plants|
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