Friday, April 20, 2018

Pink Lake salt collecting


Pickles? Olives? Kimchi? Kraut? Sourdough? Table salt?

Whatever you use your salt for, you are invited to join the Daylesford Culture Club community fermenters on our salt collecting adventure on Saturday May 5.

Here's the plan

  • 8.00am board bus at the Daylesford Bridport St bus stop.
  • Drive to the Pink Lake, Dimboola Vic, stopping along the way for a toilet break.
  • Arrive approx. 11.30am
  • Collect salt and enjoy shared picnic lunch at the lake or at the Dimboola Nature Conservation Reserve.
  • 2.00pm board bus and drive from Pink Lake to Daylesford, stopping for a toilet break on the way back.
  • Arrive back in Daylesford approx. 5.30pm

Tickets

Tickets are $30 and are limited to 57.
Book your seat on the bus here.

What to bring?

  • Your own containers to collect salt, with lids that seal shut. Please label all containers.
  • A shovel or trowel.
  • Sun hats + sunnies as the lake is bright and harsh on a hot day.
  • A dish to share for lunch.
  • A picnic blanket, plate, cutlery and filled water bottle.


HRN acknowledge the Barengi Gadjin Land Council as the traditional custodians of the country we will be gathering salt on. HRN promises to treat the sacred land with our deepest respect.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Rhythm of the Beet

The beet goes on!

Please join us for a pink stained April Culture Club as we praise, honour and delight in the delicious vegetable that is beetroot.


Thank you to Captains Creek Organic Farm for supplying us with the beets, which you can purchase in advance and take home with you to chop, grate and experiment with, armed with the new knowledge you will learn during the workshop:

Saturday April 7 
9.30am - 12.30pm
Senior Citizens room (behind the Daylesford Town Hall)
Cost: FREE!


The cost of the beetroots is $3/kg. Please send your orders to daylesfordcultureclub@gmail.com by Wednesday April 4 with the number of kilos you'd like to buy. Please bring exact change on the day and a bag for your beets.

The workshop is a hands off workshop. The beets you purchase are to take home and ferment.

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REMINDER

Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films are coming to Daylesford this Thursday night to screen their latest film, Living the Change

The screening will be followed by a Q+A and a shared supper. 

Entry is $5 + a plate of local fare. 

More details here, and a great interview with the filmmakers here.



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SAVE THE DATE

Picture: David Geraghty

For our May Culture Club we are hiring a bus to take us to the Pink Lake in Dimboola for a salt collecting expedition. The date is Saturday May 5. The departure time will be 8am. We are still finalising the details but the cost will be around $30/pp. BYO buckets with well fitting lids. Watch this space for more details!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Living the Change film screening & Q+A

Exciting news! Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films will be visiting our shire later this month. During their stay we will be screening their latest film, 'Living the Change', and will have a Q+A with them afterwards, followed by a shared supper. Entry is 5 bucks.

Here are the details:


Here's the trailer: (If you are reading this in your inbox, you can click through to the trailer here.)


No need to book, just come along, but having said that, best get there on time as this event will sell out. We hope you can make it.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fermenting seasonal produce

Greetings microbial hosts,

Culture Club is on the move in March. We have been invited to participate in the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival so we will be running our monthly workshop from there. The festival will be held on the corner of High and Forest Streets in Woodend. The hour long Culture Club workshop will take place in the Workshop Space.

MRSLF is being run in conjunction with the Woodend Community Farmers' Market. Festival goers can stock up on fresh local produce, wander among the many exhibits, join a free workshop, watch presentations on a variety of sustainable living topics, enjoy roving performances, movie screenings and more.

See you there!



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Community Pickling Day wrap up

Wow! What a fabulous turn out we had for our annual community pickling day. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a huge success. The biggest thank you of all goes to this gentleman, Edward from Adsum Farmhouse in Glenlyon, who grew us 115kg of the most wonderful gherkins.


And thank you Mara Ripani for once again capturing the energy of an HRN event and the beauty of the participants. Not only did Mara come along and demonstrate how to peel garlic but she pickled 8kg of gherkins while also taking these beautiful photos: