Organic gardening can help protect Moreton Bay, says Deb

Every day, whether we realise it or not, we make decisions that impact our planet.

Former councillor Debra Henry.

Former councillor Debra Henry.

At Redland Organic Growers Inc’s November 14 meeting, members and visitors will hear how organic gardeners can help protect our beautiful Moreton Bay marine environment.

Guest speaker is Debra Henry, a former councillor and founding member of ROGI and now program officer of Wildlife Queensland Citizen Science.

The program encourages people from all walks of life and of all ages to take part in Moreton Bay projects, learn together and provide data that would otherwise not be available.

Debra will talk about some of these exciting projects and explain how connecting the volunteer community with the scientific community is increasing awareness and the capacity to monitor mangroves and seagrass.

Bring a friend along and join ROGI members in the usual attractions including shopping for organic produce – fruit and vegetables, local honey, meat, bargain seedlings and other organic products.

New members have the opportunity to buddy with a more experienced organic gardener and get some practical starting tips for growing their own produce.

ROGI meets on Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm (6.15pm for organic shopping).

Meetings are held at Salvation Army, corner of McDonald Road and MacArthur Street, Alexandra Hills. Entry is $5 and supper is served afterwards. See rogi.com.au