Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The beauty of what you love

Rumi writes 'Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.'

And look at the beauty local artist Kristeena Saville created! 

And here it is flying proudly over Canberra:

* * *

Happy birthday Daylesford Repair Café!!

This coming Sunday October 20th our local Repair Café is turning one!

Repairs will take place from 1pm - 3pm, followed by a birthday celebration from 3pm - 4pm, and then an evaluation and planning session will be held to reflect on what the repair café has achieved and what could be improved, and to make plans for the coming year. So if you've been along and had something repaired over the last 12 months, come and help celebrate, and bring your feedback in lieu of a gift.

RSVP here.

* * * 

October Wild Fennel

Come plantfolks, herbellies, curious cats and wanderers. We are gathering again for another morning of herbal tidbits and community connections.

We will revisit the foundational actions and plants as teachers before honing in on bitters, with the help of plants in the community garden, to help us get our creative spring juices flowing.

Saturday October 19
9.30am - 12.30pm
Skate Park Community Garden
Corner of Duke St and Stanbridge st, Daylesford

We'll be outside, so you might like to bring:
  • something to sit on (rug or chair) in case the ground is still wet.
  • Sun hat
  • Notebook
  • Any herbs, plants, seeds or homemade remedies you would like to share or trade at the end of the talk
  • Something to nibble on; bitters stimulate digestion and you might need something to tide you over until lunch
  • a cup
  • a thermos of tea or hot water to share

This is a free gathering and everyone is welcome to attend.

Each month we will look at different aspects of herbal medicine and focus on a particular plant, with the intention of reclaiming herbal medicine as an accessible mode of healthcare for ourselves and our community and bringing us into closer connection with the land and plants where we live.

RSVP here.

* * *

Extinction Rebellion Daylesford 

Hook into action on climate by joining the Daylesford XR facebook group or by visiting Extinction Rebellion Australia.

Spring Rebellion in Melbourne was energetic and disruptive. Some folk from Daylesford went down to take part in bringing the issue of climate crisis to the front page and nightly news.

Daylesford's next action will be to raise awareness in our local community through a FLASH MOB. There will be singing, dancing and music. 

Wanna join our CLIMATE FLASH MOB? Simply learn this song at home. 

We need everyone! There are roles for singers, dancers and musos too.

You can watch the clip here: 
(If you are reading this in your inbox you'll need to click through to the blog to see the clip.)

Lyrics are here.

Sheet music here.

Stay tuned for the next rehearsal. FLASHMOB date to be announced soon. It will be a weekend in the next few weeks.

* * * 

Hepburn Seed Savers

Here we go! The seed donation box and a few reference books have been officially installed at the Daylesford book library! The seed library is not far away now, but in the meantime please bring your seeds - they will be gratefully received, admired and then dispersed.

An article on the Hepburn Seed Savers was featured in The Courier on September 28. Congrats to Brenna Fletcher and all involved!

Photo: Adam Trafford

* * *

Castlemaine Weekly Farmers Market

Castlemaine is about to launch a weekly farmers market on Wednesday afternoons. Focussing on fresh produce, the aim is to move people's weekly shopping habits away from supermarkets while offering an avenue for small local producers to sell their wares.

You are invited to a fundraiser at Castlemaine's historic Theatre Royal on Sunday November 3 at 2.30pm - 5pm to celebrate the launch of the new weekly market. The fundraiser is a screening of In Our Hands - a film about food, agricultural systems and food sovereignty. 
Tickets available here.

No comments: