Annual Membership Fees
You are welcome to attend a meeting or two as a visitor just to see if we are a comfortable fit, then if you want to take that step and become a member here are the costs:
- New Member $35
- Renewing $25
Family/Household (2 adults and children at same address)
- New Member $45
- Renewing $35
Discounts apply for multiple years
If you require a printed/posted monthly newsletter, there is an additional fee of $15 per annum. The newsletter via email is included in the annual membership.
To join or renew, please CLICK HERE and fill out our form and you can pay online or get in touch to pay through bank transfer or in-person at monthly meetings.
Benefits of Membership Include
Monthly General Meetings. We meet on the first Thursday of every month of the year, except January at our BOGI premises at the Peace Hall, 102 MacDonald Road, Windsor. The meetings usually commence at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6pm so that you can purchase your seeds, items from the Produce Store, bookstore or visit the library. The main feature most months is a Guest Speaker offering specialist presentations on topics associated with organic growing and sustainable healthy living. Our BOGI Clinic allows members to discuss problems in their garden and even bring samples for identification of the item or problem and possible solutions. There is always plenty of FREE practical organic gardening advice. The meetings always end with a supper of healthy food and fruits brought along by Members and enjoyed while discussing the meeting and catching up with other members.
BOGI Members Newsletter. Monthly, except January. Every edition of your newsletter usually offers an abundance of help from fellow members and from specialist sources. Each month we aim to target some specialist plant or process to improve your gardening knowledge. It also will contain dates of Member events, members experiences in their gardens and an all year round, “what to plant this month“ guide.
Directory of Executive and Office Bearers. You’ll find this inside the front cover of your monthly newsletter with the telephone contact details of all those who will be able to help you or point you to help in your organic gardening endeavours.
BOGI Website and Facebook. Here you have at your fingertips our own excellent BOGI website, where there’s an abundance of information that’s come directly from the experiences and research of your fellow Members. We realise that not all Members will have access to a home computer to benefit from the vast knowledge on both our website and the World Wide Web, but remember you may also benefit from this accumulated treasure of information by using the terminals available at your local Council Libraries.
Member Prices at our BOGI Entities – BOGI Shop, BOGI Books, BOGI Seeds. You will find a wide range of products for sale.
BOGI Library – Subject to the Rules of the Library, you can borrow both general and detailed books, magazines, periodicals, newsletters, DVDs and Government publications. A vast store of knowledge free to Members, all at your fingertips.
Field Trips, Open Gardens and Workshops are available to members from time to time, while there is often a cost involved many events are ‘members only’.
Members are welcome to set up at a stall/table to sell their own produce, goods (subject to approval from Member of Executive Committee)