Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GET ON BOARD

and Support Your Community Bus Service

Consider a trip to Glenlyon Store for high tea, Bullarto for a wonder (and wander) in the bush or Trentham's Redbeard Bakery for lunch.

 A day trip where you can be collected and dropped off anywhere all for just a gold coin donation-bargain!

Catch a bus today to keep this wonderful service viable.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ebola - a Threat to the World

The Ebola virus is rapidly developing into a serious problem and we have very little time to contain the spread before it gets really difficult to contain it. We are a very mobile population and this can occur much more easily than at the time of the Black Death. Now is the time to direct help through Brett Adamson, one of our community gardeners, at present back in Australia from working in Liberia with Medecins Sans Frontier in a field camp treating Ebola victims. Please dr cr whatever you can to the HRN bank account and it will go directly to help them in Liberia and other effected areas.  Brett says he believes MSF spends the money well and we can direct it to Ebola affected areas. Alternatively make the donation directly to MSF
This video is from some time back and the situation has worsened since then.
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Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images
Family members peer into a bedroom as the body of a man awaits the arrival of an Ebola burial team to take him for cremation in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 17, 2014. Close

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THIS FRIDAY 7pm 2014 Bushfire Forum

HEAR ABOUT THE LATEST  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH & WAYS WE CAN HELP OURSELVES & OUR COMMUNITIES

HRN is running a BUSHFIRE FORUM this Friday 17 October 7-10pm


The following speakers are featured:

    Kevin Tolhurst Firestorm Physics
    Joan Webster OAM Household Fire Planning
    Daryl Taylor Personal Resilience

Venue: Daylesford Town Hall

$15 at the door/ Prebook $10/ Supper and discussion afterwards
Bookings:hrn@internode.on.net / 5348 3636

ALSO,
Join us at the Absolutely Fabulous Fresh Food Festival, also at Daylesford Town Hall on Thursday 16th Oct (noon-5)








































































Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday's soap

Well, Angela did take us on an interesting little journey in the world of soap and now our soaps are unmoulded, cut up and maturing. Thanks Angela for a great workshop!



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Soap and laundry liquid making on Sunday morning

Don't miss this great opportunity to make all the soap things you need - it is not difficult but just requires know how and time. Angela will take us through the necessary steps then away we go. No looking back to a continuing happy soap making. Book your spot now.

Last night's miso making workshop
15 enthusiastic fermenters attended the Miso workshop on Tuesday.
Here are some snaps ...draining the cooked soy beans, Su adding beans to the food processor, weighing out the koji and salt mix and Rick adding the koji to the mashed up soy beans, with Su mixing thoroughly by hand.
         



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bushfire prep - just a part of life

Now that the weather is so absolutely gorgeous with the blossoms emerging one by one, outside in the garden or on a piece of public land nearby is the place to be and do some planting of good species for fire retarding and continue to do your clean up around your buildings of flammable things such cardboard boxes, old furniture etc.

In the garden, de-twig your shrubs and and trees, lop off the dead branches and rake/remove the litter from close to the house. Clear old blackberries and dry gorse and compost them.







 Don't forget the HRN slash hooks, fire rakes and loppers are available for you to borrow.







Do a working bee with friends; it is fun and you can be sure the kids will like it too.
You could join us this weekend down Spring Creek at our big working bee with the Melbourne contingent blackberry clearing, track making and other fun things and kids are super invited.


And coming soon     BUSHFIRE FORUM


Another good reason NOT to go to the supermarket


Now that you can get your bulk organic dry goods with ease and veggie boxes are still available, the only other reason to go to the supermarket is to get soap and toilet paper isn't it?
Let's start with soap then shall we?
Join us in getting the lowdown in how to make your own soap with Angela Enbom on Sunday September 14th at Melliodora at 10am. Don your dungarees and we will be down at the barn dipping into the whole process.  BYO lunch contribution. and we will chat about the whys and wherefores of this art. Cost is $40 and bookings are required.