Saturday, March 26, 2011

Film night #40 and other news

National Permaculture Day is fast approaching and will be celebrated by HRN over the weekend of May 1st.  Saturday April 30th at the Community Garden (next to the Daylesford Library)and Sunday May 1st house tours in Hepburn and Daylesford. More info soon ...   As a lead up we will show the
Permaculture: The Growing Edge  Beyond sustainabilty to Regeneration at the Savoia Hotel, Hepburn March 31st 7:30pm 
This film is about an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. 

Peter Harper from the Centre of Alternative Technology, Wales will be in Hepburn for a one night stand April 16th. 
"The land-use chapter of ZeroCarbonBritain2030  would be a good place to start arguments," says Peter.
 More info soon ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Film night and community gardens sprouting all around...

So, at last, our next film night will be The Oiling of America. It will be showing at 7:30 at the Savoia, Thursday 10th March. It is not an anti-vegan film as many have characterised it, but must be seen in the light of all of our films, a beginning to a substantial discussion which we hope to have after the film as usual. Bring an open mind and a desire for productive discussion and contribute. All points of view are encouraged.

Dinner is available from 6pm, call the Savoia to book on 5348 2314. See the poster in a bigger size here.

And in other news, community gardening seems to be the flavour of the week in our Shire, and beyond. (Sorry about belated notice about some of these things...)

A community garden sprouted overnight on Friday, next door to the Daylesford library, and was thoroughly planted in on Saturday, due to some good work by some local folk. See the facebook page here and check out the pics and vids, or even better, head along and check out the real thing. Stay tuned for details of working bees... and a freegan dinner there...

Trentham's community garden next to the railway station had its kick off last Sunday as well. I'm sure it's not too late to join the working group. A bit of inspiration from the kick off notice:
The garden is for you as a gathering space, a place for the creation and display of art and as a living example and experiment in growing local sustainable food and thought.
Individual and communal areas, fruit & nut trees, herbs, perennial food plants, fish, hens etc. the potential is boundless…
Meeting and performance space, cooking and storage, communal facilities. Sharing of knowledge.
Contact Devan 0429 722 487

And a little further afield in the other direction, Costa Georgiadis, from Costa's Gardening Odyssey, is heading to Ballarat to launch the "Backyard Bounty" project on March 11...

Costa Georgiadis
(Costa’s Gardening Odyssey)
“Why everyone should grow veggies at home!”

7 pm Friday March 11
Cooinda Centre
10 Learmonth Rd, Wendouree

Mayor Cr Craig Fletcher will welcome Costa as he launches a new program to help people grow food at home.  Beginning gardeners especially welcome!  Stalls from Ballarat Permaculture Guild, BREAZE, City of Ballarat, Ballarat East Community Garden & Friends of Royal Park.  Entry: gold coin donation.
Enquiries: Steve 5331 3110  or 0409 551 539

Hope those of you who went to Mike Reynolds' workshop and/or evening talk were inspired. If you didn't get to either, at least check out the clip of the workshop (courtesy of Patrick Jones). Stay tuned for working bees to finish Jenny's lunch room at the tip...