Welcome to the Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. (BOGI) website where you can find details about the club, including how to JOIN the club. There is also information about organic gardening including content tailored to the Brisbane, Queensland area.
Our general meetings are held at the Peace Hall in Windsor on the first Thursday of every month except Janurary.
Our September speaker will be Steve Capeness, Soil Foodweb Adviser and Agronomist. Steve will tell us how to improve and preserve the quality of our soil which in turn improves the plants we grow by using compost and compost teas. We will learn how to improve the quality of our compost by adding a diverse range of materials and how to turn this into a compost tea using our own compost tea brewer.
Jason Spotswood, George Allen and Barbara Beerling will tell us which fruit tree they would recommend you grow in our local area and how to grow it.
If you would like to tell us in 5 minutes or less about which fruit tree you would recommend to grow in our local area and how to grow it please contact Bruce Ham 33573171 or Penny 32744095 to register your interest.
Our July guest speaker will be Dick Copeman. Dick was a co-founder of Northey Street City Farm in 1994. Since 1994, Dick has taken on many roles at the farm and more recently he was behind the construction of some large wicking beds. Tonight Dick will share the knowledge he gained when building the wicking beds.
Our guest speaker Melinda Laidlaw will speak on The importance of early detection in reducing the impact of environmental weeds. A significant time lag can exist between the initial naturalization of a non-native species and its expansion to become an environmental weed. Detection of the weed in these early phases of expansion via active surveillance can make the difference between achieving eradication or instead, inheriting an ongoing, costly and time consuming management issue.