The Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network is excited to announce the botanic gardens biosecurity pest blitzes.

We are calling on visitors, friends, volunteers and staff of botanic gardens to take part in three targeted biosecurity pest blitzes between September and November this year. Biosecurity pest blitzes are a way to conduct surveillance for plant pests and diseases. Blitzes are run over a set period of time. They encourage and support communities to participate in surveillance for pests and diseases. The network will be hosting myrtle rust blitz (12-20 September), brown marmorated stinkbug blitz (3-11 October) and tree of heaven blitz (14-22 November). To participate download the MyPestGuide™ Reporter app, look for the pest or plant then send your report to the ‘botanic gardens’ project in the MyPestGuide™ Reporter app.

Further information on the blitzes can be found here https://extensionaus.com.au/botanicgardensbiosecurity/help-us-look-for-plant-pests-and-diseases/ and for the latest updates on each blitz follow the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network on Facebook.

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AAFBG

Edition 74, 1st September 2020

 

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Dear AAFBG Members

Hello everyone

It’s SPRING.  Gardens are looking great everywhere, birds singing what a feeling.  I hope that your part of Australia is also in blooming mode.

I would like to ask now for articles for the next Eucalypt magazine please.  Start writing, start getting to it!

Check out the Save the Date for Eurobodalla and the exciting theme for the Conference.  Thriving Together, resilience and renewal in a changing world. This theme is so appropriate any year however, Eurobodalla had lost 80% of their gardens and I believe will have to lot to tell us about resilience.

There is a lot of great reading in this newsletter.

In this newsletter I have:

  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Maroochy news
  • Ivanhoe news
  • Hamilton news
  • Garden Clubs Australia
  • BGCI newsletter
  • AGHS link
  • Outside my window
  • Soil Care
  • Biosecurity News
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite
  • Justice Connect

  Stay well and stay safe, stay covid free.
Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer

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Announcement for 2022 & EOI for 2024

Current Grant opportunites

State and territory information, grants and assistance

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Have a look at Eurobodalla here.

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Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens Inc. Newsletter – September 2020

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Ivanhoe Newsletter August 2020

Ku-ring-gai Tour Flyer – this looks great!

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Dear all
Spring starts officially tomorrow and the changeable weather from frosty, to sunshine, to extreme wind, to driving rain, to hail, to cold and all the combinations thereof certainly indicates the change of seasons.  Wonderful to see the deciduous trees in the Botanic Gardens budding up.  Hope you are all coping with the restrictions to movement in place at present, and are getting out into your own gardens for some R&R.

Hamilton – 2020 Spring Newsletter

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GCA Newsletter no. 5

GCA Bulletin no. 2

2021 Garden Club Order form

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Members Newsletter August 2020

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Link to AGHS conferences including Webinars

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Readings from John Kitt – OUT SIDE MY WINDOW

Soil Care – Network Caring

Link to Soil Care Network for extra reading fun

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Biosecurity News – always worth a look.

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Latest NFP trends

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Life is too short to host boring fund raising events

How Volunteering helps mental health

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Getting back to the work place – Covid.

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AAFBG

Edition 73, 15 August 2020

Dear AAFBG Members

Hello everyone

Time for another round up of what has been happening with Friends.  There is some really interesting reading again and I would encourage you to take a look through all the newsletters.

Look at grant opportunities and think about whether you would like to be a host for a conference.  Even if you don’t want to do it in the next year or two there is always going to be one every two years to think about.

In this newsletter I have:

  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Brisbane – Walter Hill Memorial Issue – nice bit of history to read
  • Ivanhoes July Newsletter and
  • a Tour Flyer.
  • Willamstowns Newsletter for August
  • Arid Gardens Newsletter
  • LINK TO AN AWARD
  • Botanic Gardens of South Australia
  • Link to BGCI
  • Garden History Society Conference Info
  • Biosecurity News
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite

Stay well and stay safe, stay warm.

Chantal de Vere

AAFBG Administration Officer


Announcement for 2022 & EOI for 2024 Current Grant opportunites

State and territory information, grants and assistance


Brisbane Botanics, Walter Hill Memorial Issue July 2020


Ivanhoe July Newsletter – BUMPER edition

Ku-ring-gai Tour Flyer – this looks great!


Stolen from Ivanhoe’s FB page


Williamstown Newsletter August 2020


Snowflakes


Arid Gardens Newsletter 186

Link to exciting FB page and NEWS – AAGB has won something?

WHAT?? CLICK HERE


August in the Botanic Gardens


Check out the BGCI web page by clicking here


Conference Tour

Conference Program

Conference Brochure

Conference Accomodation


Biosecurity News – always worth a look.


Read about AGM’s and related sources


JobKeeper Payment Extension


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AAFBG

Edition 72, 31July 2020

Dear AAFBG Members

Hello everyone

I am producing the newsletter this morning with my dog on my lap.  Who hasn’t worked with a cat or a dog helping them either on their laps at the computer or in the garden.  My dog has been busy this last week doing both.  Every week really, he just won’t be convinced this morning to sit next to me.  Perhaps he is cold.

Remember to look at grant opportunities and think about whether you would like to be a host for a conference.  Even if you don’t want to do it in the next year or two there is always going to be one every two years to think about.

I would love any news that I may share from your gardens even a photo or two.  Email to me and I will always find a place in the newsletter or on our Face Book page.

In this newsletter I have:

  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Friends of Gisborne newsletter
  • Link to a segment for Friends of Williamstown
  • Link to WIlliamstown Newsletter
  • Newsletter from Camperdown
  • Botanic Gardens Conservation Council newsletter
  • BCGI link to page
  • Garden Clubs of Australia News
  • Australian Garden History Society Conference Info
  • Biosecurity News
  • Justice Connect
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite

Thanks for the positive feedback on the newsletter too, I really appreciate that.  It’s good to know that most of groups open it up.  Do many of the groups use MailChimp?  It’s pretty easy.

Stay well and stay safe, stay warm.

Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer


Announcement for 2022 & EOI for 2024

Current Grant opportunites

State and territory information, grants and assistance


Newsletter Gisborne

You will have to read Gisbornes newsletter to find out what bird this is.

My Garden Path – Gardening Australia Williamstown Botanic Garden

Newsletter Williamstown

Newsletter Camperdown

Cultivate #83 July 2020

Check out the BGCI web page by clicking here

Newsletter Number 4 – Friendship through Gardens

Conference Tour

Conference Program

Conference Brochure

Conference Accomodation

Biosecurity News – always worth a look.

Green LIfe Industry – another site of interest.

Returning volunteers to the workplace

ACNC – State of the sector

The Impact Suite – Social Impact 2020 Rating

My helper, Bijou and I.  He is a rescue toy poodle, 9 going on 10 I think. Never spoiled!

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AAFBG

Edition 71, 15 July 2020

Dear AAFBG Members
Hello everyone
We are half way through the year, the solstice has come and gone, you are doing your tax and we are all hoping that the next 6 months of this year will be a more cheerful one than the last.
It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks for everyone as life has begun to return to normal (sort of).  I have 3 short videos for you to watch and enjoy that were made for the Qld Garden Expo Nambour which was shelved this year like every other event.  What they did instead was to have 3 days of promo materials with Costa, Sophie, Peter Young, Kevin Redd and many others.  I was in the intro – I don’t think I will give up my day job just yet.  Please watch your fellow friends do their bit to promote their gardens.  They are great and I was so appreciative of their effort and time.  It’s a good idea to make a short video to help promote your garden.  Nothing fancy but people engage better often this way.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – click the link to find out what it is.  Wonderful news!
I was wondering how you find new Friends for your area?  What do you do?  Do you use promotions or ads or word of mouth?  I would really appreciate if you could email me back how you do get new people involved.
Also, would it be possible that when you do email me you could add a phone number as well.  I sometimes need a quick answer or a quicker reply than an email.  This would really help me out.
I hope all is well in your world and in your gardens.
In this newsletter I have:

  • AAFBG committees BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
  • Current Grant Ops
  • Grant ops listed by states
  • Short video – Brisbane Friends
  • Short video – Friends of the Gold Coast
  • Short video – Friends of Noosa
  • Newsletter from Ivanhoe & Invitation
  • Friends of Williamstown newsletter
  • Newsletter from SA Botanic Garden
  • Buninyong News
  • New website link for AALBG
  • Link to page Subparparks – funny and true
  • BCGI link to page
  • Justice Connect
  • ACNC
  • Impact Suite

As always, you are all amazing and thanks.

Stay well and stay safe, stay warm.

Chantal de Vere
AAFBG Administration Officer


Announcement for 2022 & EOI for 2024

Current Grant opportunites

State and territory information, grants and assistance

Brisbane & Sherwood Arb. Friend – Arno Kings video for the Qld Garden Expo event 2020

Gold Coast Friends video for Qld Garden Expo event 2020

Noosa Friends video for the Qld Garden Expo event 2020

Hi Everyone: June newsletter – AGM Monday, July 20. @ Manly Bowling Club Please come to our next meeting and have your say!. Liz Howe Newsletter Editor | Facebook and Website Coordinator

Friends of Ivanhoe – news and invite to meeting July 20th

Friends of Williamstown Newsletter June

July in the Gardens – SA Botanic Garden

Community art information – finishing SOON

New Web Site for Friends AALBG Pt Augusta SA

I thought this may tickle your funny bone.  Amber Share is a graphic artist and has made some art based on bad reviews that some national parks have received on yelp.  American of course but still very funny and I am sure many of you may relate.  The Instagram is SUB PAR PARKS.  It reminds me of when people complain that the beach is too sandy.
https://subparparks.com/ 

Check out the BGCI web page by clicking here

Justice Connect Update – NFP Law Volunteers

ACNC – State of the sector

The Impact Suite – Social Impact 2020 Rating


Our mailing address is:
Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens
PO Box 528
Kallangur  QLD  4503

Happy New Year!

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Welcome to the AAFBG’s fortnightly E-ucalypt News

Secretaries: Please forward this to your Members.

CONTENTS:

Committee News:

  • How Are Your Gardens, Parks & Arboreta Fairing?  Have your say.
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2020
  • Handbury Award

2020 Conference – Expressions of Interest

Members’ News and Activities:  

  • Friends of Ivanhoe Park BG
  • Friends of Hamilton BG
  • Friends of Ballarat BG
  • Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Associated Organisations’ News

  • Garden Clubs of Australia Bulletin & Readings

Charity Updates:  

Justice Connect, ACNC, Australian Charity Guide

Rosemary Noone
Administration Officer
info@friendsbotanicgardens.org

Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens
COMMITTEE NEWS
1.  How are your Botanic Gardens, Parks and Arboreta Fairing?

 A letter to you from the AAFBG President:

AAFBG has established an opportunity for our members to exchange information on matters of common interest.  This has been triggered by the current conditions many of our gardens, parks and arboreta are facing.

This summer is already the subject of a great deal of attention – locally, nationally and internationally.  We have seen frequent media reports on the destruction and distress in some areas.  Most parts of the country have experienced high temperatures, persistent smoke and ash in the air, lower than average rainfall and strong winds. The Bureau of Meteorology’s official Annual Climate Statement for 2019 declared that year was both the warmest and driest on record for Australia.

The official BoM outlook is for temperatures during February to April to be above average across almost all of Australia.  There is an equal chance the rest of summer and autumn will be wetter or drier than average for most of the country. The only good news is that most of Australia’s external climate influences are now neutral, but that does not lessen the damage already done and the need to be prepared for the future.
Many of us will know someone who has lost property through fire or has lost crops or particularly significant plants through drought.  

The AAFBG Management Committee is aware of what damage has occurred at some of our members’ sites.  We also hear about the local successes by members in protecting collections from the worst effects of drought and hot winds.
Other AAFBG members might like to comment on the effect of the current extreme heat, winds and, in some cases fires, on their respective gardens, parks and arboreta.  This may not be as immediate damage but the effect on visitor numbers, scheduled work, volunteer numbers available when required, watering etc.

We want to ensure all AAFBG members have the chance to share their experiences – good and bad.  To that end, the AAFBG has established a link on our website at www.friendsbotanicgardens.org and invites all member organisations to post comments on how they are managing to maintain their collections under the current conditions.
We will continue to welcome individual observations or comments from members through email to info@friendsbotanicgardens.org.

Along with many other community groups, the AAFBG expresses solidarity with its members across the country and hopes this small gesture might help those in need of some advice and reassurance that we can all continue to contribute to the care of our gardens, parks and arboreta during the tough times.
 
Wayne Harvey
AAFBG President

2.  Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) 2020

You have an opportunity to display brochures and contribute to a video of members’ gardens at the MIFGS 2020 to be held from Wednesday March 25 to Sunday March 29.  Send to event organiser John Bentley at PO Box 2039, Melton South, Vic 3338 or email to john.bentlley@fmbg.org.au


3.  Handbury Award Reminder 

Nominations for the 2019 Handbury Award are due by 29th February 2020. If you have a member/s who have made an exceptional contribution to your Botanic Garden, Arboretum or Park and deserve national recognition, we encourage you to complete the application form below.  


CONFERENCE INFORMATION 
THE 2020 AAFBG CONFERENCE THEME IS

 ‘Banks and Solander – Celebrating 250 years of Friends’

Hosted by Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum 

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2020


CONGRATULATIONS TO GRANT RECIPIENTS 
News from “Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Team”, Land Management Policy Division
Environment and Climate Change, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program Round One has been finalised.  We are pleased to advise that the 2019 grant recipients have been announced.

The following members of AAFBG were successful recipients.
Friends of: The Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton, Bendigo, Benalla, Melton, Colac, Hamilton, Karwarra, Sale, WAMA, Warrnambool and Williamstown.
 
For  a full list of Round One grant recipients, visit https://www.forestsandreserves.vic.gov.au/grants/growing-victorias-botanic-gardens-grants-program
 
Round Two of the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program will open in mid-2020.

See media release below.


MEMBERS’ NEWS & ACTIVITIES
In early January I visited Ivanhoe Park Botanic Garden and was very impressed with the recent work done by the fledgling Friends group and the potential of this unique seaside, suburban site.
R Noone, Admin Officer


Newsletter “Wellingtonia” Summer 2019-20


ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS’ NEWS
 

CHARITY UPDATES
 
Webinars – including “Setting up and running a not-for-profit organisation”

Commissioner’s Column – 9 January 2020


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