Join COGS

The Canberra Organic Growers Society is a non-profit organisation that welcomes new members who want to be part of our activities promoting organic gardening knowledge and practices and our community gardens, or just want to support our work.
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 allocated garden plot 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 is subject to availability.
  • 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 co-opted 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,
  • 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.

TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP


Concession fees are available to individuals who are Government Healthcare Card holders, Concession Card-holders or full-time students and to families when both adults are concession card-holders. Copy of concession card must be uploaded with this form.
A Family membership comprises two adults in the same household at the same address.

PRIMARY MEMBER






ADDITIONAL MEMBER (Family Membership)



VOLUNTEERING

COGS is a volunteer organisation and relies on volunteers for its continued operation. In which areas would you be prepared
to volunteer time and skills?

COMMUNITY GARDEN - Expression of Interest

Which garden(s) do you have an interest in as a plot-holder applicant?

PAYMENT

Direct Deposit

This is the preferred payment method. Use your surname as a reference. Proof of payment (copy of receipt) must accompany this application.
Account Name: Canberra Organic Growers Society Inc
BSB: 032-719
Account No: 291247
Receipt:

Cheque/Money Order

Payment can also be made by posting a cheque/money order made out to 'Canberra Organic Growers Society' or 'COGS' to the address below:
Membership Secretary
Canberra Organic Growers Society
PO Box 347 DICKSON ACT 2602

PROOF OF CONCESSION ELIGIBILITY

Concession fees are available to individuals who are Government Healthcare Card holders, Concession Cardholders or full-time students and to families when both adults are concession card-holders. Supporting evidence must be provided. Please attach a scanned copy or photograph of eligible concession card.

MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

By submitting this form, I/we agree to comply with the COGS Constitution, including the General Community Garden Rules.
I/we agree to the above