Kyneton Transition Hub Upcoming Events
Sunday September 15th is shaping up to be a cracker Sustainable House Day in the Macedon Ranges.
Five of our member families have generously volunteered to open their homes to share their experience in making their homes more comfortable, more energy efficient and cheaper to run, and our MRSG volunteers will be on hand to help everyone have an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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.
A few special inclusions this year are:
A focus on sustainable transport: electric vehicles (EV) will be on display at three of the houses and their owners will be there to talk about them.
A focus on “waste”. If you’re starting to think about how your household will survive the change to fortnightly collection of red bins as the Food Organics Garden Organics program is rolled out from next year, come and see our householders for some tips and demonstration of practical segregation strategies.
An assessor for the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard will be on hand at Newham to talk about how the new Scorecard program works and how it can help you improve the efficiency of your place.
We are still recruiting people to help the day run smoothly. No experience is required and with shifts of just a couple of hours you don’t need to miss out on the visitor experience.
Five homes on a route of about 20km promises a good (but packed!) day out! If you are coming from Melbourne or Bendigo, be prepared for the Ranges’ cool spring temperatures (up to 5°C cooler than our neighbouring centres) with a jumper or a coat.
If you are in Melbourne on Wednesday with an hour to spare between 10.30 and 11.30, why not go along to hear a panel discussion on designing a sustainable future, as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week?
Free event - book tickets via the Melbourne Knowledge Week site.
Come along on Market Day to learn about reducing waste.
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.