Thursday, June 25, 2015

Deep Listening / Dadirri - A Documentary For Our Time


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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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.


Bookings are essential to secure your place at the table and any offerings of solstice music will be accepted with gratitude and delight.




 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Winter Solstice Community Dinner

June 21st, 7pm ...mark the date on your calendar 


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.




Thursday, May 14, 2015

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.

STOP PRESS
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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

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


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Share in a Solar Offer



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 castlemaine@enviroshop.com.au 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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Not long till the Bio regional medicine workshop April 4th is fast approaching


 - don't miss this one off by Jayne Azzopardi from Community Apothecary will be leading this workshop.



In the workshop Jayne will cover 5 local plant allies, with each of these allies we will look at.. 


- Harvesting and drying techniques 
- Spirit of the plant 
- Energetic considerations 
- Mechanism of action and key constituents 
- clinical efficacy and therapeutic uses 
- Creating culinary or Medicinal preparations 
- Safe application of these preparations 
Bookings close on Thursday. Don't miss out!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Remembering Fukushima

Thank you to the 60 or so people who came along to our recent event, Don't Forget Fukushima: A farming perspective. It was a hugely successful night where stories were heard, insights shared, food eaten and music appreciated. Thanks to Yae, Hiro and Rick for providing the insight.

Yae Fujimoto, Rick Tanaka, Hiro Fujimoto in Daylesford, January 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Don't Miss This- The Fukushima Aftermath

A Farmer's Perspective-ONE NIGHT ONLY

Get an update on the state of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and the state of contamination in general. Nearly four years on, is it safe to be there? What about imported food from Japan? What can we Australians, do? Do we need to know?



When: January 22nd 2015
What time: 7pm  
Where: Daylesford Town Hall
Cost: Dinner + event: $15 Bookings essential 
Presentations and music 8pm $10 at the door

Read Rick Tanaka's article written 3 months after the earthquake and tsunami on this link: