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THANK YOU ❤️

Thank you to all for adhering to the social distancing practices in the last few weeks. A huge thanks to members in our community that are in the front line protecting us all 👏. Also, a big thanks to our residents who offered up their time to help those in need. We had witnessed many positive interactions on our Facebook and WhatsApp group. It really shows that we are stronger together as a community 💪.

It is a time for strength, humanity and kindness. 💕🤝

We are still FAR from over, despite today's news of easing coronavirus restrictions in WA from our Premier Mark McGowan. McGowan has announced a "cautious relaxation" of some COVID restrictions in WA, including allowing indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 10 people. However, please keep continuing to follow the advice from the Australia Department of Health and WA Department of Health. Take care and reach out if you need help!

 

Have you seen Carl?

This week, our Treeby Gardening Committee had been working on a fun secret project. We would like to introduce Carl, our Community Garden Scarecrow, he will be a permanent resident there while guarding ours produces. 😊 

Feel free to drop by and say hi to Carl! 👋

 

Nextdoor report!

A while back we introduced Nextdoor in our TCA Facebook group. The member has been slowly increasing over the past 6 months. Just today we hit 237 members in 189 households. That is 15% of Calleya!! That is amazing.

I know this may be just 'another social platform' for some, but the great thing about Nextdoor is that anything shared in this neighbourhood will only be read by the residents in Treeby. Unlike Facebook groups where it is hard to control who joins the group.

So, if you are interested to join Nextdoor use this link. 😄

15% of Calleyans are on Nextdoor!

Our garden bed and brand new notice board!

Have you checked out our Calleya Community Garden 🌾?

For the past 2 months, our Garden team has been working day and night on the garden beds 🌱. As you can see, now they are full of greens. Some of them are already fruiting 🥕🍅 while others are on their way 🌿.

Also, we have three compost bins. So if you have any veggie and fruit scraps from your daily cooking we would love to have them. If you can donate, please place them in the bin next to the bulletin board 🚮.

Please drop and say hi whenever you can.

If you are interested to join our community garden 🤔, there is just 2 simple steps 😊.

  1. Become a member of Treeby Community Association (TCA) via the members page, and
  2. Email our community garden rep Flo at garden@treebyca.com.au.

 

Huge thanks to all the garden volunteers, Stocklands and City of Cockburn for making this Community Garden possible! Hope to see you there.

Love chilli? We have two pot of them!
Assorted veggies are growing in our garden!

You may have noticed that construction for the long-awaited community garden has commenced. It was once a barren sandpit, but now there are structures and planter boxes spotted throughout.

A huge thanks to the team at Stockland Calleya, our supportive Deputy Mayor and East Ward Councillors, and our Treeby Community Association (TCA) executive team for making this happen.

A community garden is a place where people come together to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. TCA believes that urban agriculture can be beneficial to the environment, and the health and wellbeing of community members. The introduction of community garden provides opportunities for both recreational gardening and growing food for consumption. Gardens also contribute to the biodiversity of species and help to support populations of pollinators. Finally, a community garden brings people together by engaging residents in a positive initiative.

The garden is still at the primal stage with a target completion date of early-November. There will be a 'planting day' event to officiate the opening of the community garden, but that will be advised when we receive the confirmation.

Joining a community garden does not just provide fresh food and a great social network, but it also encourages us to eat more veggies and improves our neighbourhood environment. In a time where less and less children know where food comes from, becoming a part of a community garden will also help kids learn and connect with the food they eat.

If you are interested in getting your hands dirty at our Calleya Community Garden, please don't hesitate and send us an email to info@treebyca.com.au or message us at our TCA Facebook page.

Get your gloves on and see you in the garden!