Sunday, February 10, 2019

Summer ferments wrap up

Look what we made! Vinegars, pickles, krauts and sodas.

To preserve the bounty of the season and to embellish it with probiotic goodness.

Thank you Raia and Meg for sharing your knowledges with us, and to the formidable Mara Ripani for taking these beautiful photos and sharing them with us. Thank you to everyone who came along!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Make your own fermenting crock

Want to make your own fermenting crock? Here's your chance.

We are super excited local ceramicist Kim Haughie is taking the workshop.

Where? The Clayspace East Street Studio (opp. cnr of Standbridge St)
When? Saturday 9th of February from 9.30am - 3.00pm.
Cost? $150 which includes all materials and tutorials.

Participants will make a lidded fermenting crock pot using coil and slab construction techniques. The pots will then be dried and bisque fired and participants will then return for an additional one hour session (time and date TBA) to glaze their pots which will then require another firing.

About Kim
Kim Haughie has been working for over 10 years in her clay medium as a ceramic artist and makes refined yet earthy functional pieces with a sculptural element. Kim is also passionate about creating a stimulating and supportive environment for others to explore their own innate creative abilities in clay. Kim is excited to be able to present this workshop as she has studied the ancient technique of Korean ongii (earthenware pottery) making in South Korea which she will briefly discuss and demonstrate.

If this sounds like your cup of tea please email to register your interest. We need a minimum of four participants for the workshop to go ahead, and a maximum of eight.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Grab a pencil and your calendars!

Hello cherry lovers!

This coming Sunday December 16 from 9am - 12pm we have been invited to pick cherries at Captains Creek Organic Farm. 89 Kangaroo Hills Road, Blampied. The deal is that we get to take home half the amount of all the cherries we pick. You can either meet us there, or meet at the community garden beside the library at 8.30am for car pooling. No need to RSVP. Just rock up. BYO containers.

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Hello bee lovers!

Also this coming Sunday from 1pm - 5pm there is an exciting free event happening at the Hepburn Primary School and Melliodora: Why listen to bees? Presenters include Annie Stewart, Khadija Carroll, Kirsten Bradley, Nick Ritar, Shohn Murnane and Nathan Curnow.

How do we, with our human ears and human brains, make sense of these sounds? Can we learn to listen to bees through the prism of their own experience, instead of ours? How might it be possible to become more 'bee-centric' or even ‘bee-like’ in our listening?

More details and registration details here.

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Also this coming Sunday the 16th from 1pm - 4pm is the monthly Daylesford Repair Café in the pavilion at Victoria Park. Volunteer helpers and fixers will be onsite and ready to help mend your items. There will be tea, coffee and cakes to be enjoyed too. 

UPDATE: Please note, there is no December repair café. They will be back again on Saturday January 19.

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This coming Monday 17th at 10am, Keiran Foley from Steam Weeds will be at the skate park community garden giving us a demonstration of how his steam weeders work. The equipment creates saturated steam and is not a harmful chemical weed management process.

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The Daylesford Community Food Gardners have extended a warm welcome to all HRNers to join them in the NYE parade again this year. Here's a short joyous video from last year's parade:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

We made miso

Thank you Rick Tanaka for coming to teach us how to make miso. We all learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed your Culture Club workshop. Thank you Mara Ripani for once again taking beautiful photos so we have a record of the event. Thanks everyone who came along!