The Great War of 1914 – 1918 saw thirty-nine men enlist from the Cherry Gardens district, with thirteen of them paying the supreme sacrifice. Around December 2018, members of the current Cherry Gardens community discussed the idea of decorating the Cross of Remembrance with handmade poppies, to honour the past and to become part of the future.
The Annual Community Dinner this year will be held at the Hall on Saturday 15th June. It is a great opportunity to meet with other residents of Cherry Gardens. You will recall we had a full house last year, so make sure you book early.
I have been asked many times why we voluntarily give up our time and occasionally leave our families in order stay active in the CFS. Here is a personal account of one of our members and their journey to becoming a fire-fighter - Joining the Cherry Gardens CFS Brigade has been one of the best things I’ve done.
Gardening suggestions for May 2019 + a very interesting presentation by a vibrant young trio from University of South Australia Business School, who came to tell us about the Community Garden situated on a rooftop space at City West Campus.
And still the dry continues. Luckily we seem to have survived the summer without the dreaded bushfires. The risks for horses in such long dry conditions include heat stress, not having adequate shelter, the need to drink extra water and foraging on barren ground.
On March 17th 2019, the Cherry Gardens Uniting Church celebrated 170 years of continuous worship at its site on Hicks Hill Road, Cherry Gardens. Approximately 90 people attended a wonderful time of celebration and thanksgiving.
Are you interested in nature? Native plants? Wildlife? Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle? Want to give something back to the community or Mother Nature? We welcome anyone who wants to come along and see what we do at any of our activities.
Our football season started on the first weekend in April. After a few long months of training, recruiting and preparation the juniors and men’s teams finally got on the oval and played footy. In 2019 we will have 8 home games and we would love to see locals come along and watch good quality local footy.
We have had trials for the winter season and teams selected. This year we are fielding 10 junior teams and 11 senior teams with games starting 27th April or 4th May. All junior matches are played on Saturday Mornings, with senior matches played Saturday afternoons.
In Australia, European rabbits have major impacts on agricultural productivity and the environment. Do you have a rabbit problem on your property? Are you willing to allow a baiting program to be run on your property?
Transport on our farm at Cherry Gardens in the early days was with a 4 wheeled steel tyred wagon, drawn by two horses, which was used up to the 1930’s. By the mid 1930’s this was replaced by a 2 wheeled rubber tyred jinker pulled by 1 horse.
The Clarendon Branch of the Agricultural Bureau March 2019 meeting was an open discussion by the group on the 2019 Grape Vintage. Most grape growing members advised that their yields were down significantly, but the quality was extremely good.
On July 17th the Clarendon Bridge will be 100 years old. In 1851 there was no bridge over the Onkaparinga River and when the river was in flood people living on the other side had to wait until the flood waters receded when they could cross by bullock dray. A community event to be held at Riverbend Park on the 21st of July is being planned.