Friday, May 25, 2018

Scrumptious sourdough: gluten free + CSB

How do I make a sourdough starter?
How do I keep it alive?
Is it OK to put my starter in the fridge?
How much starter do I need to use?
Can I make GF sourdough bread?

Come along to our June Culture Club to find out the answers to all these questions, plus more.


This exciting workshop will be in three parts:

First up, the talented Katy + Alison from Daylesford's Two Fold Bakehouse will be talking all things bread, grain, milling and baking, and why they decided to run their business as a CSB - Community Supported Baking - and what that means in real terms for them and their customers.

Second up we are thrilled to have special guests all the way from Hepburn, Chris + Loïque, who are avid home bakers who specialise in the art of gluten free sourdough baking. Yes, it can be done! Come and learn how.

Calling all bakers: how do you make your sourdough? What water to flour ratio works for you? Please bring in some of your home baked sourdough bread to share + discuss. And perhaps any baking books you have found useful.


Hope you have an invigorating week. See you all on June 2!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

In partnership with...

HRN is excited to announce that we have teamed up with several organisations we feel are doing hugely important work. 

The first partnership is with the Central Vic Climate Action, Hepburn Wind, SHARE and Localising Leanganook to present a screening of Stop Adani followed by a Q&A with recently returned blockaders from central Victoria.
 



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The second partnership is with Z-NET Hepburn Shire who is currently seeking 1,000 households to complete their Zero Net Emissions Survey, which you can take here.

Would you like to be part of Hepburn Shire's journey to zero-net emissions? Z-NET would like to hear how we, the residents of Hepburn Shire, currently use energy in our homes. How can the community as a whole manage the transition to renewable sources and zero-net emissions?

To help create a meaningful community profile the first step is to take the household survey.

So far over 400 households having already completed the survey. However, they would like to reach 1000 households to create a more meaningful and representative profile of our community. If you haven’t already done so, please let Z-NET know about energy consumption in your household by filling in the Z-NET.



You can take the survey here.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pink Lake salt collecting


UPDATE: 
We have decided to cancel the salt collective adventure and will reschedule later in the year.

Pickles? Olives? Kimchi? Kraut? Sourdough? Table salt?

Whatever you use your salt for, you are invited to join the Daylesford Culture Club community fermenters on our salt collecting adventure on Saturday May 5.

Here's the plan

  • 8.00am board bus at the Daylesford Bridport St bus stop.
  • Drive to the Pink Lake, Dimboola Vic, stopping along the way for a toilet break.
  • Arrive approx. 11.30am
  • Collect salt and enjoy shared picnic lunch at the lake or at the Dimboola Nature Conservation Reserve.
  • 2.00pm board bus and drive from Pink Lake to Daylesford, stopping for a toilet break on the way back.
  • Arrive back in Daylesford approx. 5.30pm

Tickets

Tickets are $30 and are limited to 57.
Book your seat on the bus here.

What to bring?

  • Your own containers to collect salt, with lids that seal shut. Please label all containers.
  • A shovel or trowel.
  • Sun hats + sunnies as the lake is bright and harsh on a hot day.
  • A dish to share for lunch.
  • A picnic blanket, plate, cutlery and filled water bottle.


HRN acknowledge the Barengi Gadjin Land Council as the traditional custodians of the country we will be gathering salt on. HRN promises to treat the sacred land with our deepest respect.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Rhythm of the Beet

The beet goes on!

Please join us for a pink stained April Culture Club as we praise, honour and delight in the delicious vegetable that is beetroot.


Thank you to Captains Creek Organic Farm for supplying us with the beets, which you can purchase in advance and take home with you to chop, grate and experiment with, armed with the new knowledge you will learn during the workshop:

Saturday April 7 
9.30am - 12.30pm
Senior Citizens room (behind the Daylesford Town Hall)
Cost: FREE!


The cost of the beetroots is $3/kg. Please send your orders to daylesfordcultureclub@gmail.com by Wednesday April 4 with the number of kilos you'd like to buy. Please bring exact change on the day and a bag for your beets.

The workshop is a hands off workshop. The beets you purchase are to take home and ferment.

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REMINDER

Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films are coming to Daylesford this Thursday night to screen their latest film, Living the Change

The screening will be followed by a Q+A and a shared supper. 

Entry is $5 + a plate of local fare. 

More details here, and a great interview with the filmmakers here.



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SAVE THE DATE

Picture: David Geraghty

For our May Culture Club we are hiring a bus to take us to the Pink Lake in Dimboola for a salt collecting expedition. The date is Saturday May 5. The departure time will be 8am. We are still finalising the details but the cost will be around $30/pp. BYO buckets with well fitting lids. Watch this space for more details!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Living the Change film screening & Q+A

Exciting news! Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films will be visiting our shire later this month. During their stay we will be screening their latest film, 'Living the Change', and will have a Q+A with them afterwards, followed by a shared supper. Entry is 5 bucks.

Here are the details:


Here's the trailer: (If you are reading this in your inbox, you can click through to the trailer here.)


No need to book, just come along, but having said that, best get there on time as this event will sell out. We hope you can make it.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fermenting seasonal produce

Greetings microbial hosts,

Culture Club is on the move in March. We have been invited to participate in the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival so we will be running our monthly workshop from there. The festival will be held on the corner of High and Forest Streets in Woodend. The hour long Culture Club workshop will take place in the Workshop Space.

MRSLF is being run in conjunction with the Woodend Community Farmers' Market. Festival goers can stock up on fresh local produce, wander among the many exhibits, join a free workshop, watch presentations on a variety of sustainable living topics, enjoy roving performances, movie screenings and more.

See you there!



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Community Pickling Day wrap up

Wow! What a fabulous turn out we had for our annual community pickling day. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a huge success. The biggest thank you of all goes to this gentleman, Edward from Adsum Farmhouse in Glenlyon, who grew us 115kg of the most wonderful gherkins.


And thank you Mara Ripani for once again capturing the energy of an HRN event and the beauty of the participants. Not only did Mara come along and demonstrate how to peel garlic but she pickled 8kg of gherkins while also taking these beautiful photos: