Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Art of Fermentation Workshop

        Yes I know,  many of you have been waiting impatiently for this event! Well, here it is..
                                           Hepburn Relocalisation Network presents

                                                      Thursday February 27th  
                                                                  at the 
                                                      Daylesford Town Hall
                                                  5pm - 9.30pm  Cost $220  

the Art of Fermentation:
Come and learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. Be part of the fermentation revival!

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His book Wild Fermentation (2003) and the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught across North America and beyond, have helped to catalyse a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” His latest book, The Art of Fermentation (2012), is indeed a precious resource. Sandor's reputation precedes him and his fermentation workshops are highly sought after. See more at www.wildfermentation.com.

And.... you can get a copy of his book from HRN

 Limited places      Bookings close Feb 20th

For bookings and a local's discount click here

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Formidable Vegetable Sound System at the Hepburn Hotel last Sunday

Here's just a few pics.....

First up Mal Webb did what he only can do with his looping machine, various trombones,  a mouthful of amazing sounds and a faster-than-lightening brain ........ to the exquisite violin (too beautiful for the term 'fiddle') accompaniment of Kylie,

...... then, after a short break, Mal and Kylie returned to join Charlie to form the The Formidable Vegetable Sound System.

A musical tour of the twelve permaculture principles could sound a bit dry... but, well, you had to be there!

I haven't had so much fun thinking about Catching and Storing Energy, Obtaining a Yield, Using and Valuing Diversity, or any of the other permie principles.

Charlie Mgee, Mal amd Kylie knocked our socks off!

The Formidable Vegetable Sound System was a hit with young and old alike at the Old Hepburn Hotel on Sunday.

Formidable Vegetable Sound System Permaculture: the Musical

Live ukelele quirk and speak easy electro swing with the message of  simple solutions for sustainable living. Don't miss Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb together for inspiration to"garden the funk up' and grow food everywhere.   4pm at the old Hepburn Hotel  $10 and kids free.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Veggie boxes start next Wednesday

For those of you who are not familiar with our CSA,
check us out and order your box by Tuesday if you
would like one. Boxes start this Wednesday, January 8th.

Freshly picked and packed on the day, you can  pick up your box any time between 3.30 and 9pm. Great value

Order here

Charlie Mgee back in Hepburn with Mal Webb!

Just back from a knockout reception at the Woodford Folk Festival, Charlie will be back in town to bless us with his presence and quirky music again but this time with Mal Webb for added craziness.
Grab your friends and head down to the Old Hepburn Hotel on Sunday, January 19th  at 4pm for some family entertainment