Malmsbury Village Farmers Market
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Malmsbury Village Farmers Market

Malmsbury's very own Farmers Market returns to the Village Green on Sunday the 20th October from 9am-1pm.

Don't forget to come and say hello to us at the Sustainable Malmsbury Stall. We'll be there with our monthly produce swap so bring along any excess Spring produce or just stop by for a chat. Hope to see you there!

Malmsbury Farmers Market - from 9am, 20 October 2019

Malmsbury Farmers Market - from 9am, 20 October 2019

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Showcase at the Market - Vegetarian Action Group
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market - Vegetarian Action Group

The Vegetarian Action Group is open to anyone interested in the experience of preparing and eating vegetarian food. Throughout the year the group hosts vegetarian dinners, occasional vegetarian food forum and regularly runs a stall featuring vegetarian and vegan food at the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market.

To find out more about MR VEG, please click here.

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Quarterly Veg Pot Luck
Nov
24
12:30 PM12:30

Quarterly Veg Pot Luck

This quarterly event is for anyone interested in eating More Veg More Often.  You'll get to try a range of delicious food and get lots of great ideas for cooking more veg at home. You'll also get to meet new people, have some great chats and feel part of a bigger community of people making change.

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Showcase at the Market: Waste Action Group
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market: Waste Action Group

  • Woodend Community Farmers' Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Waste Action Group works to reduce waste in the Macedon Ranges, and to encourage everyone to Refuse, Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recover, Recycle and Rot for effective waste reduction and to protect our environment and finite resources.

This Saturday we’ll be at the Farmer’s Market to talk about our upcoming projects, how you can get involved, and we’ll have a special focus on how to reduce your waste (if not your waist!) over the holiday period. See you there!

To find out more about the Waste & Recycling Action Group, please click here.

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Showcase at the Market: Renewable Energy Action Group
Feb
1
9:00 AM09:00

Showcase at the Market: Renewable Energy Action Group

The Macedon Ranges Renewable Energy Action Group aims to to accelerate the transition of the Macedon Ranges to renewable energy. To do this, they work across three areas. The largest project involves putting the pieces together for the community energy park in the pine plantation south of Woodend. The second area of work is exploring a number of solar-based renewable energy projects with community organisations, the council, and even Holgate’s brewery. Finally, there are a number of members who are well connected across similar organisations and are drawing resources from those networks to assist our project planning.

To find out more about the Renewable Energy Action Group, please click here.

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TAG - Ride to Work Day
Oct
16
8:00 AM08:00

TAG - Ride to Work Day

Spring is here and what better time to start a new routine. Dust your bike off and join us.

Did you know elsewhere in Victoria 74% of people wanted to walk/cycle more often. The barriers being time/infrastructure/weather. Women are twice as likely to abandon walking/cycling when the journey feels unsafe.

Tell us what your barriers are. We have a TAG - facebook page and you can come and meet us at the Woodend Farmers Market each month. How can we encourage more Active Transport?

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Annual General Meeting - MRSG
Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

Annual General Meeting - MRSG

This year’s AGM will be held on Saturday 12 October from 3 pm to 5pm at the Woodend Neighbourhood House, in 47 Forest St, Woodend. Special guest will be the Mayor Cr Janet Pearce who will discuss sustainability initiatives planned by the Council in the near future. Come and demonstrate your support for the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to declare a Climate Emergency and to take concrete steps to mitigate and adapt to Climate Change in the region. After Cr Pearce’s presentation we shall celebrate the achievements of MRSG’s action groups over the past week with drinks and afternoon tea.

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TAG - OCTOBER is Walk, Ride or Scoot to School Month
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

TAG - OCTOBER is Walk, Ride or Scoot to School Month

TAG team will be at the Woodend Farmers Market with a giant map (thank you Tim Goss MRSC)

We would love you to show us how you like to get to school.

Where is your favourite route?

What are the landmarks you love.

Does your journey feel safe?

Where do you like cross?

Come and meet us and tell us your stories. Did you know studies elsewhere in Victoria have shown that 74% of children would like to walk/cycle/scoot to school, is that you? Most of you live within 800m of your school. 20 years ago 75% of children walked/cycled to school.

We would like to help make it easier, safer and more enjoyable.

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Global Climate Strike
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Global Climate Strike

  • Treasury Gardens 2-18 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group supports the upcoming School Strike at the Treasury Gardens in Melbourne 2-4pm on Friday September 20th. Inspired by the courage and leadership of the students leading this movement, a group of MRSG members will be taking the train together to Melbourne. All are welcome to join!

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Inaugural Mount Alexander Sustainability Group Fashion Parade
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Inaugural Mount Alexander Sustainability Group Fashion Parade

MASG is running a Fashion Parade fundraiser on September 15th.

We are asking people to create wearable pieces out of re-purposed, pre-loved or op-shopped items. There are many prizes, food and drink and a huge rummage sale. We are hoping to create a fun afternoon that highlights the importance of NOT participating in fast fashion, which has become a major polluter and creator of emissions.

People can either create a piece to show on the catwalk or come as an audience member and simply have a good time. Tickets are available from the MASG website masg.org.au

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Sustainable House Day 2019
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable House Day 2019

Sunday September 15th is shaping up to be a cracker Sustainable House Day in the Macedon Ranges.

Eight homes will be open in and close to the Macedon Ranges, with owners enthusiastic about sharing their experience at making their homes more comfortable, more energy efficient and cheaper to run.

There are two mudbrick houses, a strawbale house and a couple constructed from more familiar materials. There are custom builds and homes that are evolving over time, places “in town” and places on acreage, people who’ve been working on their homes for over 30 years and people who are relative rookies. What they all have is people who are passionate about making their homes work better and sharing their experiences to helping others start or continue their own improvements.

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Open Edible Gardens 2019
Sep
7
to Sep 8
KTH

Open Edible Gardens 2019

Twelve edible gardens will be open to the public on the weekend of 7 and 8 September 2019 as part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival. Three schools are participating for the first time this year Taradale Primary School (Stephanie Alexander garden), Macedon Primary School (Middle Gully Reserve) and Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School Kyneton where students are learning about growing their own food and eating it too. It is a great opportunity for the school community to see how the children are transforming their gardens.

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Seed: The Untold Story
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Seed: The Untold Story

  • Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hume Seed Library is proud to be bringing a FREE screening of 'Seed - The Untold Story' (https://www.seedthemovie.com/) at the Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre on Friday 30th August 7pm. We will have some food, home harvests, gardening supplies and seeds available to guests for a gold coin donation to help establish our Seed Library.

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Quarterly VEG pot luck
Aug
18
12:30 PM12:30

Quarterly VEG pot luck

This quarterly event is for anyone interested in eating More Veg More Often.  You'll get to try a range of delicious food and get lots of great ideas for cooking more veg at home. You'll also get to meet new people, have some great chats and feel part of a bigger community of people making change.

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