Spring has sprung and it is time to prepare your garden beds and get your seed in trays. Let's go and give farmer Rod a hand to put his seed in trays on Saturday September 12th at 11am for about and hour and a half. If it is a day like today we could sit around afterwards and share a picnic. Come prepared.
Bring the kids and we can have a fun time and learn a bit more about the farm and where the veggie boxes come from.
Book here for car pooling and to let us know you are coming
Last Friday a goodly number of people came to the film and this is what the filmmaker said afterwards
"Thanks to everyone with whom I spent some time during my recent visit to Daylesford. The Q+A at the screening on Friday was one of the most vibrant I have attended and I really enjoyed meeting and yarning with you all. I felt such a strong sense of community on that rainy winter's evening, which was only strengthened on Saturday when I joined the community gardeners to plan...
Good communication is the secret to relating to each other well and now is the time to start/continue the quest for better ways of doing this. With energy descent and greater need to power down let us continue on our community strengthening endeavours. This film will inspire. Bring your neighbours and/ or visiting friends. Tell your friends.
A really worthwhile film and as a bonus you get to meet and talk to the filmmaker, Helen Iles.
Put it in your diary and be at the Town Hall at 7.30pm Friday July 17th
Friday July 17th , 7.30 at the Daylesford Town Hall Yes, This film has been a while in the organising but it is really happening this time, and meet and discuss with the film maker/ director, Helen Iles (of Living In The Future .org), so be sure to let your mates know about the film... send this poster around to help us get the word out about this once off opportunity. Helen, from Wales has been living in Australia with her partner, a medical researcher for just over a year and is coming back from the Northern Territory soon where she has been further documenting one of the aboriginal communities/people there and will be heading back to the UK in the near future so this is truly a rare opportunity. Book now for the early bird ticket
Sunday June 21st,come join us as we mark the longest night of the year with a celebration of the first steps towards spring. Put on your thinking caps and create a delicious dish to share from what you have in the garden, your preserves or the vegie box and bring it wrapped up in a blanket, ready to serve. Please make it vegetarian so it is easier to share. Bring a candle for the welcoming of the light ritual. Bookingsare essential to secure your place at the table and any offerings of solstice music will be accepted with gratitude and delight.
It's 8 degrees outside at 1.30 in the afternoon on the first day of June, in three hours it will be starting to get dark ...and in three weeks we will be at the darkest time of the year; the winter solstice again.
But hey, from then on, the days will start to get longer, ever so slowly at first and then rapidly as we near the September equinox, so we are going to celebrate the solstice. Come out of hibernation and join with us on June 21st at the town hall at 7pm for a warm community dinner together.
The challenge is to bring as much as you can from your own gardens or pantries....and cook up a storm! More about the food guidelines and an event poster coming soon.
Isn't it exciting ... we have new web and email addresss! Cross fingers the difficulties with our friendly subscribers not getting our notifications will be a thing of the past.
At the same time as this computer transition stuff is happening we had to postpone the "Deep Listening" film to July 17th,
but all is not lost as we will screen the film "EcoVillage Pioneers" on Friday 15th May instead (and entry will be by donation) ... That's tomorrow, so see you at the senior citz room tomorrow for 7.30 start.
Deep Listening / Dadirri - A Documentary For Our Time
Friday May 15th , 7.30 at the Daylesford Town Hall
We hope you can come to the next HRN film night, and meet and discuss with the film maker/ director, Helen Iles (of Living In The Future .org). This film has been a while in the organising and we're not sure when the next one will happen, so come along and make contact with like minded folks, meet newbies, and hopefully the general public (tell your friends).... send this poster around to help us get the word out, about this once off opportunity. Helen, from Wales has been living in Australia with her partner, a medical researcher for just over a year and is heading up to the Northern Territory on Saturday week to further document one of the aboriginal communities/people there and will be heading back to the UK in the near future so this is truly a rare opportunity
Our local Hepburn Sustainability Group, SHARE, is partnering with Castlemaine Environment Shop, to bring an offer to the people of Hepburn Shire that will increase the
level of solar in our community.
Share has helped HRN in many ways over the years, particularly with insurance at events and auspicing us when we have applied for funding. We support what they do and want to spread the word about this new solar offer. If you are at all interested get yourself along to the Solar Information Sessions at the Senior Citizen’s Room at Daylesford Town Hall on Tuesday April 28, 7-8.30pm and/or Saturday May 16, 2-3.30pm (email email@example.com to book a place).
As of April 2015, updated figures from the Australian
Photovoltaic Institute show that 15.2% of homes in the Hepburn Shire, have solar. SHARE would like to see this increase to 20% of the Shire’s homes running on solar power by
the end of 2015. To support this goal, Castlemaine Environment Shop is offering 200 discounted
solar systems, with a range of options and products to suit different needs.
Click here to find out more or register for a FREE, no obligation, site inspection or call Castlemaine Environment Shop on 5472 4160.
Registrations for the discounted solar systems close on May 29 so get thinking now.