Slow Food Saddleback News

Start of year picnic 2019

Here are some more details about our annual start of year picnic to be held in the Bonaira Native Garden in Kiama on Sunday 17 February.

This well-kept secret is the perfect place to share a picnic, explore the native garden or stroll across the AFL/ cricket ground to Kendalls Beach for a dip.

The ‘jungle’ is a great place for kids to explore but occasionally at this time of year you might see a snake – so covered shoes are a good idea.

The picnic area is shaded by two large trees and we’ll have a couple of picnic tables to stage the ‘Bring and Share’ feast. You’ll need to bring your own chair or picnic blanket. It’s a short, flat stroll along the bicycle path from the parking area behind the Bridge Club and the AFL clubhouse where toilet facilities are available.

The annual picnic is an informal event to bring people together to meet and chat and plan for the year’s activities. Carolyn has offered to co-ordinate dishes and would welcome you letting her know –  what you plan to bring so that we don’t end up all bringing the same dish! Cold treats are the order of the day as BBQs are not available.

If the weather turns ‘not picnic style’ we can retreat to Rhonni and Paul’s place at the Reid Street end of the park.

We hope to see you there for this relaxed and social day. New or prospective Slow Food members are particularly welcome. If you need further information please contact Michael at

Date:        Sunday 17 February at 12:30pm
Venue:    Bonaira Native Garden, Girrawheen Avenue, Kiama
Bring:      Chair or picnic rug
Parking: Behind the Bridge Club  (OK to park on the grass)
Cost:        $10 (children free) to be donated to a local Slow Food cause