ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0014 Canberra Organic Growers' Society Records

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0014

Collection

Canberra Organic Growers' Society Records

Date Range

1977-1989

Quantity

0.57 m  (3 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

Restricted.  Permission of Society required.

Copying Permissions

Permitted.  Publication with attribution.

Related Collections -

The Organic Gardening and Farming Society of the ACT commenced operations in 1978. In 1982 they changed their name to Canberra Organic Growers’ Society.

The objects of the society are to –

  1. Foster the use of organic methods in horticulture and agriculture
  2. Provide a forum for discussion of matters of interest to organic growers of the ACT and neighbouring districts
  3. Provide community gardens operated under organic agricultural principals for recreational, educational and rehabilitation purposes.

The society discussed incorporation from February 1985 and became incorporated as a society on 20th November 1985.

The society holds monthly meetings at Dickson Library at which interesting speakers share their knowledge with members and visitors on subjects related to organic gardening and farming. Homesteading and self-sufficiency and other related subjects. The society also publishes a monthly newsletter, organizes excursions and on an occasional basis, specialist seminars. The society also has a library for use by members.

Box List

Box No. Series No. File No. Description Date Range
2 2 5

Minutes of Meetings

14 Sep 1977-02 Dec 1986

2 2 6

Minutes of Meetings

Jan 1987 – Dec 1989

2 2 7

Minutes of Meetings

Feb 1990 – Dec 1991

2 2 8

Minutes of Meetings

Feb 1992

2 2 8

Minutes of Meetings

Mar 1992

2 2 8

Minutes of Meetings

May 1992

2 2 8

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of meetings, all of 1993

1993
2 2 8

Minutes of Meetings

Mar 1994

2 2 9

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes including Financial Statements

1989 – 1991

2 2 9

Minutes of Meetings

Miscellaneous accounting notes

1989 – 1991

2 2 10-11

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes and attachments of NSW & ACT Organic Growers’ Council

1984 – 1988

2 2 12

Minutes of Meetings

Constitution documents


2 3 13-14 Seminars 1988 – 1990
3 4 15

Administration

Disputes papers and policy documents 


3 5 16

Project Grants

Toilet block at Watson Gardens, ACT 


3 5 16

Project Grants 

Plant variety rights papers


3 5 17

Project Grants

Watson Gardens, Oakes Estate, Cotter Garden


3 5 18

Project Grants

Oakes Estate


3 5 19

Project Grants

Brindabella Gardens


3 5 20

Project Grants

Community Gardens


3 5 21

Project Grants

Griffin Centre


3 6 22

Correspondence

Correspondence pre 1984 

- 1984
3 6 23

Correspondence

1984 Onwards

1984 -
4 6 24

Correspondence

Incoming pre 1984

– 1984

4 6 25

Correspondence

Outgoing pre 1984

– 1984

4 6 26

Correspondence

Incoming mail other than correspondence

1984 – 1986

4 6 27

Correspondence

Correspondence

1986 – 1988

4 6 28

Correspondence

Correspondence

1989
4 6 29-31

Correspondence

Miscellaneous correspondence


4 7 32-33

Miscellaneous Papers