Grow Lightly News

 January 18, 2019

  • Featured in the Grow Lightly Green Grocer
  • In your vegie bags this week
  • Grow Great Fruit
  • Grow Lightly Book Club
  • What's happening this week


Destined for pickling by one of our delightful customers.
We love hearing about your plans for our produce! Pop into our store and let your imagination run free.


This is some of what may be in your vegie bags this week:

  • Potatoes
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Blueberries
  • Apricots/ plums
  • Apples
  • Capsicum
  • Avocado

Grow Great Fruit


Top 3 tips for the week:

        * Monitor the weather to watch for heat waves. If there's one
predicted, make sure you have all your ripe (or almost ripe) fruit
picked beforehand and your watering is up to date.

        * Check your fruit fly traps and recharge them if necessary. If you
find fruit fly, take more steps to protect your fruit (see detailed
resources below).

        * If you're preserving fruit, do it while the fruit is fresh (rather
than overripe) if possible, as the nutrient content is much higher.
Thanks to Hugh and Kste for their informative website

Thanks to Leanne for putting me onto this.


OUR BOOK CLUB has been going for over a year and a warm friendly group has grown. But  we are by no means full. We can still welcome new people who would like to join in a discussion of books. What usually happens is that some lovely people come and share their books, and thus a bit of themselves, with us. After our inaugural meeting we decided to continue meeting monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00 pm. And all are warmly welcome.

The books range widely in topic but all were so interesting and all prompted discussion. In 2019 we have added a feature to our book club in that a small part of each meeting is dedicated to the reading and discussion of a book by David Holmgren called Retrosuburbia. Anyone interested in this topic is warmly invited to come a share in the fun.

The next meeting is Tuesday February 5 at 7 pm. Come to Grow Lightly Hub and meet like minded people for a lively and refreshing discussion. The book club is always on the first Tuesday of the month, every month (except January 2019). It will be friendly and informal and we hope you will leave nourished and inspired. Bring a favourite book on farming, food, gardening, sustainability, environment, or anything really, to share briefly why you enjoyed it, what you learned, how it has impacted aspects of your life. There will be no pressure to speak and you are welcome to just come to listen. If you have a copy of Retrosuburbia by David Holmgren please bring it. If you don't have one there is one you can borrow. Or it is available from the Korumburra Library.
7.00 pm Venue: the food hub at 12A Silkstone Rd, Korumburra. Please park in Coal Creek Carpark.

What's happening this week

The Grow Lightly Green Grocer will be open on:

Monday to Friday 10am till 4 pm,
Saturday 9am till 1pm


Please support us – through the Community Rewards Program!

As a non-profit community organisation, Grow Lightly is part of the Michael’s IGA Supermarket Community Rewards program. Funds raised through this program have helped equip the new Grow Lightly Food Hub at Coal Creek.
But this program will only continue to support us if you in turn help us by shopping at the IGA stores in Leongatha and Korumburra, and ensuring that your Rewards Tag nominates Grow Lightly Connect.  You can make sure this happens by filling out this form and dropping it into one of the three Michaels IGA stores.

Thanks so much
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