Join COGS

The Canberra Organic Growers Society is a nonprofit organisation providing that encourages the use of natural methods to improve our soils, promote sustainability and produce fresh, nutritious food.

If you’d like to join COGS we have a full (1 or 2 adults with children) and concession (pension card, health care card and full time students) membership available. Please see below for pricing and our membership form.

 

Full Membership

Full membership includes 1 or 2 adults and their children who are under 18 years of age. The membership entitles the people on the membership to such benefits as may be decided upon by the COGS committee from time to time and include:

  • An allotment at a community garden between all participants on the one membership, where the definition of an allotment is decided by the relevant garden committee, and where the allocation of an allotment is subject to the availability of an allotment and the agreement of the COGS committee.
  • To borrow books from the COGS library to the number set out in SoA 11 between all participants on the membership.
  • To receive one copy of any mailouts, including the Canberra Organic.
  • Each adult can Vote at any COGS election.
  • Each adult has the right to hold any position on the COGS Committee if elected or copted to that position, as well as any garden Committee (provided of course that they are plot holders at the garden) and any subcommittee.
  • Children under 18 years are part of a family membership if:
    • They are children of any adult listed on the membership,or they are explicitly listed on the membership application along with an adult,
    • however the adult on the membership is held accountable for the actions of the children and is responsible for ensuring that the children comply with the rules of COGS

Concession Membership

Concession membership is available for pension card holders, health care card holders and full time students. Where the membership includes two adults, both adults must be eligible for the concession and evidence must be provided for both. To apply for concessional membership, please send the membership secretary a photocopy of the relevant cards or documents.

Membership Fees

Memberships are for one year and start in August. Current members renew their membership each August for the one year and pay the annual fee. New members pay an additional once off joining fee. The table below shows the joining fee and the annual fee amounts.

  Full Concession
Joining Fee $5 $3
 Annual Fee $30 $18

Plot Fees

In addition to membership fees, members who take a plot in a COGS garden pay plot fees to cover water usage and other garden expenses. The fee for 2016/2017 is $2.40 per square metre per year. The COGS Committee review the fee each year.

Join now – Membership Form

If you wish to join COGS please download and complete a COGS Membership Form and send by post to;

Membership Secretary
COGS
P.O. Box 347
Dickson ACT 2602

 

Please include a cheque or money order to cover the appropriate membership fees. Your membership card, a copy of Canberra Organic and some information sheets will be posted to you. Please note that your membership details may take 2-4 weeks to be processed by our volunteers. If you have an urgent inquiry please email members@cogs.asn.au for further assistance.

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