Friday, March 26, 2010

Inspiring Events Coming Up

Our calendar is chock a block with interesting, inspiring and interesting activities over the coming months. You may be interested in joining in too.
This Sunday... March 28th
The annual Petty's Orchard Antique Apple Festival is on Sunday March 28th. There will be over 200 varieties of apples to taste, heritage orchard tours, local produce stalls, cooking demonstrations, great organic food & cider, Rare Breeds BBQ, educational presentations from Vasili (Vasili's Garden - SBS), Peter Allen (Heritage Fruits Society, Mountain Districts Permaculture Group), Adam Donaldson (Snake Gully Cider) and more. The photo shows the "Apple Tasting tent". Thankyou to Belinda ( ) for providing this photo.

 The address is the corner of Homestead & Monckton Rd, Templestowe . For more information phone 0407860320 or email

Eltham College Training Services have put together this series of talks, which start next Tuesday and run to June the 8th. The program is :-
  • March 30 “Securing Our Food Supply: Who needs Supermarkets?” With Graeme George
  • April 27 “Surviving Black Saturday with the help of Good Planning and Design” with us (Andrew and Heather)
  • May 11 “Focus on World Poverty: Feeding the world” with Rick Coleman
  • May 25 “Fish into Food: Unusual Edibles and how to grow them” with Stephen Onions
  • June 8 “ Being Really Water Wise: using your water twice” with Rory Fort
All talks will run from from 6pm to 8 pm and will be held in the Eltham Professional Learning Centre (Eltham College), 1660 Main Road, Research. $5 entry also includes a tea or coffee.
To book a seat or for more information contact ECTS, ( ects@ or Ph 03 9433 9859 or check out their website .
We are helping to present a course called “Alternatives in Food Growing” at Selby Community House. Topics include grafting, composting, bee keeping, fruit tree pruning, harvesting/storing, preserving, tips on vegetable and other food growing. Site visits to be scheduled.
The course is held on Wednesdays 7 to 9.30 pm and runs over 8 weeks
Our presentations are as follows:-
• Wednesday 24th March – Introduction to Compost, Basics of Seed saving and general growing tips
• Wednesday 14th April – Amateur Bee Keeping, Pest management, Choosing & Managing fruit trees
• Sunday 18th April – Site visit – Tenderbreak Farm – Dixons Creek 1.30-5.00pm including Afternoon Tea
For bookings and more information email Tracy at Selby Community House
Perhaps we will see you at some of these events.


belinda said...

I know this is late notice but I just found out the first National Permaculture day, May 1st, seems to be going ahead without any tours in Vic. In case you are interested here is the site

Kind Regards

Marcos GG said...


how are you?

I am from Argentina, we are growing a food forest and we need seeds from cyphomandra casana:

At your blog I can read:

May 25 “Fish into Food: Unusual Edibles and how to grow them” with Stephen Onions

So, do you have seeds of cyphomandra casana to exchange or do you know "Stephen Onions"?

Thanks in advance, yours

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