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Healesville Community Compost Hub

Why wait for the FOGO system (Food & Garden Organics) when the Healesville Community Garden at 95 River Street Healesville, have established a community compost hub for you to manage food waste and reduce land fill.  To find out more go to the Healesville Community Garden facebook page and see the article on page 1 & 14 of the Mountain Views Star Mail.  You can register to use the compost hub via https://bit.ly/HCG-CCH

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Permaculture Yarra Valley celebrates 30 years

Permaculture is a design system for sustainable living and land use based on some core ethics and a set of design principles.

  • Caring of the earth – working with nature rather than against it
  • Caring of the people – promoting community wellbeing
  • Fair Share – sharing surplus and giving back to the earth

Permaculture Yarra Valley (PYV) is a local not for profit group that has been promoting sustainability in the local region for many years. PYV is actively involved in spreading the word about permaculture to the community. They do this by offering a Permaculture Design Certificate course annually and also teaching people about the connection with food and sustainability. In September PYV celebrated 30 years at a wonderful event attended by over 80 locals and likeminded people. Read the Mountain Views Star mail article page 10 and find out more from their website and facebook page.

Peter is the president of PYV and an active member of our Yarra Ranges Food Connections working group. Read Peter’s story in the blog Peter and Food Connections.

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Open Gardens Victoria upcoming workshop

With the prices of veggies increasing, the thought of growing your own produce might’ve crossed your mind. If this is something that interests you, you’re in luck! Open Gardens Victoria is holding a workshop with Craig Castree who is a qualified Horticulturist and author with over 45 years of experience in growing edible gardens in urban spaces. The workshop ‘Growing a Successful Edible Garden’ will take place online via zoom on Tuesday the 11th of October from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

Craig will be able to assist and guide you on the best approaches to building a successful organic edible garden, along with providing strategies to prevent weeds, pests, and plant diseases.

If you’re interested in attending this workshop or would like some more information, click on the following Link. If you would like to see more of what Craig does check out his YouTube channel.

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