Woodend Community Farmers' Market
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Woodend Community Farmers' Market

The Woodend Community Farmers' Market (WCFM) is a lively local event that is well supported by the local community. The WCFM currently hosts 50 regular stallholders, from within the Macedon Ranges and the wider region. The market is fully accredited by the Victorian Farmers Market Association(VFMA), meaning that customers can have confidence in the authenticity of the producers within the market, and have the opportunity to build direct relationships with the people who grew or made the produce on offer.

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2019 Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00
SLF

2019 Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival

  • CNR Forest Street and High Street Woodend, VIC, 3442 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival is a vibrant showcase of the region's premier environmental programs, projects, products and services. Located in the scenic Macedon Ranges, festival visitors will be inspired by an engaging and diverse event format that features an exciting line-up of innovative exhibitors, free eco-workshops, guest speakers, film screenings, and kid's activities.

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Sustainable building information session - Gisborne
Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Sustainable building information session - Gisborne

The popular sustainable building information session returns to Gisborne in an afternoon timeslot.

If you’re planning to build or renovate, or have an interest in sustainable building design, you’re invited to Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s free sustainable building information session. Hosted by qualified sustainable building designer and MRSC staff member, Felicity Houghton.

Free event - registration required via Goldfields Libraries website.

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Australian Native Food Harvest for Cooks & Gardeners
Oct
31
1:00 PM13:00

Australian Native Food Harvest for Cooks & Gardeners

  • Sunbury Youth and Library Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunbury Library is hosting a session with Julie Weatherhead from Peppermint Ridge Farm.

Learn more about Australian Native Foods: which plants will grow best in your garden, how to propagate them and how to use them in your everyday cooking. Plus, sample ingredients featured in her book “Australian Native Food Harvest: a Guide for the Passionate Cook and Gardener”.

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Woodend Bee Friendly Society | October Meeting | Practical Field Day
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Woodend Bee Friendly Society | October Meeting | Practical Field Day

We are holding our annual Bee Handling Course this Sunday, 21 October 2018. Please note that this replaces our regular bee meeting. Our meetings will resume as normal in November. Places are now closed. For those that registered, please remember to bring your $5 and your bee gear and we'll see you on Sunday! 

If you are not attending our bee handling day on Sunday 21 October, you might like to help the WBFS at the Lancefield Show. The bee caravan will be on show and we will be chatting to the public about all things bees. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please email us (woodendbees@gmail.com)

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Planning the future of the Vegetarian Eating Group
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Planning the future of the Vegetarian Eating Group

Heather is planning on moving to Brisbane next year so she would like to start the process to find a new leader for MR VEG (Action Group for Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group).  Ideally, a core leadership group to revitalise the group.   With a core leadership group, there are various options that could be explored and/or continued to take the group forward: cooking classes, veg food expos, the farmers market, pot lucks, film nights, new innovative ideas etc.

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Dominion (rating MA15+)
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Dominion (rating MA15+)

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden and handheld cameras, this award winning feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.  A panel discussion will occur after the screening exploring a variety of perspectives.

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Woodend Community Farmers' Market
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Woodend Community Farmers' Market

The Woodend Community Farmers' Market (WCFM) is a lively local event that is well supported by the local community. The WCFM currently hosts 50 regular stallholders, from within the Macedon Ranges and the wider region. The market is fully accredited by the Victorian Farmers Market Association(VFMA), meaning that customers can have confidence in the authenticity of the producers within the market, and have the opportunity to build direct relationships with the people who grew or made the produce on offer.

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Woodend Bee-Friendly Society at the Woodend Community Farmers' Market
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Woodend Bee-Friendly Society at the Woodend Community Farmers' Market

WBFS will be running the bbq at the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market on October 6th to raise funds for the group so that they can be even more effective in promoting beekeeping and the plight of honeybees to schools and the local community. Come and see the Honey-Bubble caravan and talk to the WBFS members to learn more about bees and beekeeping, and what you can do to make your place more bee-friendly.

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Sustainable House Day 2018
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable House Day 2018

About 40% of Australian homes’ energy costs relate to heating and cooling. In the Macedon Ranges that’s predominantly heating. On Sustainable House Day, Sunday 16 September, you can visit four homes in and around the Macedon Ranges and learn a range of ways of dealing with winter cold, ranging from the cheap and simple to more expensive and technical.

At Clearwind and Jocks Gully you can also learn about growing your own food, expanding the idea of a “sustainable house” to encompass more aspects of sustainable lifestyle.

Please register at sustainablehouseday.com and come visit!

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Invitation: Woodend Repair Café  launch Saturday 1 September 2018
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Invitation: Woodend Repair Café launch Saturday 1 September 2018

The first of its kind in the Macedon Ranges, Woodend Neighbourhood House is thrilled to be joining the 1,000+ repair cafés around the world that fix household items for free in the bid to reduce waste. “There has been a growing awareness and eagerness to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle in the Ranges, and a local repair café is a great opportunity for the Woodend Neighbourhood House to further support this movement” said Woodend Neighbourhood House Coordinator Angela Van Dam.

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Open Edible Gardens Day
Sep
1
to Sep 2
KTH

Open Edible Gardens Day

2018 Kyneton Transition Hub Open Edible Garden Day is on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 September 2018 between 10am and 4pm. Eight gardeners from Kyneton, Malmsbury, Taradale and Lauriston invite everyone to visit their edible gardens and see how easy it is to produce fresh, wholesome food.

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WBFS Meeting in August: Bees' Wax
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

WBFS Meeting in August: Bees' Wax

At the WBFS meeting Sunday 19th August we will be discussing bees wax.

We’ve all known about the amazing benefits of HONEY for a long time but did you know that Bees wax was just as remarkable and has many more uses than you would have thought.

At the WBFS meeting Sunday 19th August, Samantha Rixon and Jim Sansom will be presenting uses of this truly wonderful substance, Bees wax, for both in and outside of your home.

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Woodend Community Farmers' Market
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Woodend Community Farmers' Market

The Woodend Community Farmers' Market (WCFM) is a lively local event that is well supported by the local community. The WCFM currently hosts 50 regular stallholders, from within the Macedon Ranges and the wider region. The market is fully accredited by the Victorian Farmers Market Association(VFMA), meaning that customers can have confidence in the authenticity of the producers within the market, and have the opportunity to build direct relationships with the people who grew or made the produce on offer.

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Movies that Matter - The desperate plight of the orange-bellied parrot
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Movies that Matter - The desperate plight of the orange-bellied parrot

  • Norma Richardson Hall St Mary's Anglican Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2018, Movies that Matter is screening films quarterly on Friday nights at the Norma Richardson Hall, 15 Buckland St, Woodend. It’s a great hall with a lovely big white wall for screening.
Entry is by donation, there will be wine and nibbles too – also by donation. Our first films for the year are about celebrating nature and biodiversity and some amazing efforts to protect it.

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WBFS July Meeting: Native Bees
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

WBFS July Meeting: Native Bees

At the WBFS meeting this month Sally Scopel is going to focus on the exciting world of native bees and draw our attention to the hundreds of different species of native bees that could be in our gardens in the Macedon Ranges and neighbouring regions. In this session, Sally will give hints on how to distinguish between flies and wasps; what we can do to encourage native bees to flourish in our gardens; ideas for bee hotels, hints and tips; and an indication of the citizen projects out there where we can record our sightings.

The session promises to be fun with pop quizzes with prizes. All are welcome. Please bring $5 and a small plate to share.

When: 3-4.30pm Sunday 15th July

Where: Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest St, Woodend

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