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
350.Org Brisbane

Climate action and divestment information 

Rocky Henry,  0431 098 898,  jadroc5@aapt.net.au ,  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
Biosecurity Queensland

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 Seeds Seeds
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.comLiz Stanhope (Secretary) 3391 4331, or 0414 603 528

Butterfly Host Plants

Filling the world with butterflies
We sell Butterfly Host plants, butterfly nectar plants, seeds, fancy pots and other butterfly related paraphernalia

www.butterflyhostplants.com.au butterflyhostplants@gmail.com
Facebook @Butterfly Host Plants

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 enquiries@citychicks.com.au
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)

CutAbove Tools

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. seedlings@farmerschoiceorganics.com.au
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. shane@indccs.com.au
J. W Cards, craft, pressed & paper flowers
Just Geraniums 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 justgeraniums@outlook.com http://justgeraniums.weebly.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/justgeraniums
K.I.S.S. Products Raised gardens
Marilena's Mix

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 crackthemax@yahoo.com  0417764476
Old MacDonald's Farm Animal nursery
P. Vardy Sharpening, tool sales + biochar unit
Phil's Organics

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.

philsorganics@optusnet.com.au, or phone 07 3351 2041 after dark

Productive Gardens 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/
Silverwood Organics

Premium Organic Lamb - home delivery packs


SpurTopia 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 , spurtopia@gmail.com
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.

www.thechillipatch.com.au info@thechillipatch.com.au & Facebook. 0419 798 663 (Paul) or 0458 798 663 (Debbie).

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, info@vanveenorganics.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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