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PROOF TO BETH
57 Bair St, LEONGATHA
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44a Bair Street, LEONGATHA 5662 0402
‘Harvesting a greener community’
All your favourites plus:
• Vertical Gardens
• DIY potting and baskets
• Heirloom seeds
• Huge edible range • Great advice!
Join our growing community on Facebook
and Instagram for great tips and tricks,
and first look at our continually evolving lineup!
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Grow your own with Harvest Laneway
ADAM Christensen from the Har-
vest Laneway Garden Centre in Le-
ongatha grew up in a nursery, lived
all over the country and worked
overseas before he had a ‘light bulb’
He was working in Canada as a
gardener and started to think he
wanted to get back to his roots,
combining his foodie interests and
“We were in Sydney and I was
looking at starting a business but
it all fell in to place that we’d come
back here,” he said.
“Of all the places I’ve lived, no oth-
er place has felt like home.”
Adam said a big motivation to
move back to South Gippsland was
the foodies culture – particularly for
kitchen gardens and ‘growing your
“Most things grow at various
times of the year here – people re-
ally have a great understanding of
micro -climates,” he said.
“We’re foodies and we get a real
kick out of providing and growing
interesting edibles that you wouldn’t
normally get on the shelf of the local
Adam said South Gippsland’s cli-
mate is amazingly diverse – there
are tropical jacarandas and flame
trees growing right in the middle of
Adam said he has gardeners grow-
ing cool-climate bananas, avocados
and succulents, all thriving.
These unusual plants, along with
well-known favourites and edibles
are available from Harvest Laneway.
Harvest Laneway also stocks gar-
den art, sculptures, pots and com-
posting systems including worm
farms or the Bokashi Bucket sys-
The completely sealed (no odour)
indoor bucket uses microbes to fer-
ment and break-down all household
scraps including meat, onions and
Harvest Lane has Bair Street
frontage and is also accessible from
the IGA car park.
Adam Christensen and Denise Renny, along with their friendly dog
Angus who loves to greet customers and get a pat, have relaunched the
Harvest Lane nursery. D145015
Learn, play, enjoy at Leongatha Golf Club
MIDWAY between Inverloch and
Leongatha and set in magnificent
natural bush, Leongatha Golf Club
is a beautiful 18 hole all weather
course designed by H Vernon Mor-
com, who with his brother were
the course architects for many of
Australia’s top courses.
The club cracked the top 100
public access courses in Austra-
lia in 2013 and in two years, has
jumped another three spots in the
prestigious list to Number 83 in
Club manager and pro Josh Hall
said the course is in perfect condi-
tion for the busy summer period
with the recently renovated Santa
Ana couch fairways thriving.
Hall said these continuous im-
provements, including extending
its cart shed, are all done to help
members and guests enjoy their
time out on the course.
The big project for the next few
years is an irrigation proposal –
the club expects news of funding
for that in February/March.
Along with improving the course,
the club has two pros on hand to
help improve your game.
Josh Hall concentrates on junior
programs while John Payne (US
PGA member and in the process
of transitioning to the Australian
PGA) hosts casual, private lessons
“ We’ve been working on getting
more juniors involved recently, ”
“We run a kinder golf program
at the Inverloch Hub and have had
20 kids doing classes.
“These kinder programs, called
SNAG (Start New at Golf), uses
modified equipment and the focus
is on making it easy for the chil-
dren to learn how to swing and hit.
“It’s a fun session with lots of
games for kids aged three to five.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in it
and we’ll be continuing the pro -
gram next year.
“We’ve also got programs for
children five to eight, nine to 13,
and then sessions for beginners,
school holiday clinics and special
clinics for women.”
Hall said because the games are
fun and inclusive, there’s no bar-
rier for children to be involved in
“You can play golf for your entire
life, from five to 95 – it’s something
families can do and that’s what we
want to encourage.
“Some people are put off golf
thinking it’s a stuffy members- only
thing, but Leongatha Golf Club is a
true community facility – we want
people to come out and have a go.
“There is plenty of time to come
out and play; with daylight sav-
ings you can come out and do nine
holes; we’ve got clubs and carts to
hire, just come and see us.”
Non- competition days include
Sunday, Monday and Fridays, but
there’s usually time to tee - off on
any day, and many of the compe -
titions are open to visitors – just
call Josh at the shop to organise
a tee -time.
Enrolments are now being taken
for the junior programs or clinics.
To book a spot, call 5664 3314.
Learn to play
School holiday program: Janu-
ary 4, January 11, January 18 –
8.30am to 11.30am: For juniors to
learn the fundamentals of golf with
Cost is $40 per session. All
equipment is provided.
Learn to play beginners: January
31 – 10am to 11am for an eight-
week program – a great way to gain
experience to play regular golf.
Cost is $110 for the eight weeks.
All equipment is provided.
Ladies golf: January 29 – 10am
to noon for an eight week program.
A fun and supportive session to
gain valuable on- course experi-
Cost is $220 for the eight week
program. All equipment is pro -
Private lessons: Private lessons
with Josh Hall or John Payne can
be booked by calling the club -
Lessons range from 30 minutes
($45) to five 30 minute packages
($200) to work on areas of con-
Golfers of all ages are encouraged to better their game at the Leongatha Golf Club. The club offers sessions
and lessons with its two pros Josh Hall and John Payne for kinder children, juniors, teens, women and men.
Juniors Romulus MacKenzie, Judd Holt and Jake Dennerley were part of a small group session, and were work-
ing on their chipping and putting on the practice green. Further lessons will be held in the new year. D074915.
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