Come and join the War on Waste at Holgates Brewhouse, 3rd Sunday of the month 4 - 5pm.Read More
We’re inspired by this success to take SLF to new heights over the next 3 years. We want to build the new SLF on what’s worked in its first decade. That’s why we need members like you to tell us about your experience.Read More
The Macedon Ranges Shire Council have just published A bushwalkers’ guide to the Flora of the Macedon Ranges which can be download for free from https://macedonrangesshirecouncil.cmail19.com/t/t-l-bykliyd-wdlhjkdl-t/Read More
Sustainable House Day is a big day for MRSG, especially for the Sustainable Homes Action Group. It’s a day when we share ideas and experience about how to make our homes more comfortable, more energy efficient and cheaper to run - and of course, better for the planet! Three local households have already “stepped up” and offered to open on Sunday September 15th, and we are hoping to see a couple more register soon.
We’re on the lookout for people wanting to help make SHD2019 another success for MRSG, with a variety of jobs and levels of involvement. Could you join us?Read More
Plastic Free July is here, and so is a state-wide ban on E-Waste to landfill.Read More
Last chance to drop off cosmetics, skincare and haircare products - Scheme is Closing SOON!Read More
Thanks to the generous $500 cheque from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, we shall be in a position to install drip irrigation in the Woodend Community Garden to make the watering use and activity more efficient over the summer months.Read More
The solar homes rebate scheme is returning from July 1st. If you’re thinking of applying, get moving on a quote soon!Read More
Thanks to three generous people in the MRSG community, MR VEG now has three rice cookers! Thank you to our generous donorsRead More
The 2nd Victorian Beekeeping Conference has been convened by a Steering Committee that consists of beekeepers from rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria.
The aim of the Conference is to connect with hobbyist, recreational, sideline and commercial beekeepers from across Victoria. Conference delegates will hear from informative and inspiring presenters including researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, biosecurity specialists, innovators and authors.
15TH JUNE 2019 – 8:30AM TO 5:00PM
The MRSG VEG Action Group is in need of a rice cooker, preferably two. Can you help?Read More
Council will introduce a full food organics service from 2020, with all kitchen and food waste including meat and bones able to be disposed of in green garden bins. As part of the new service, garden bins will be picked up weekly and collection of general rubbish bins will move to fortnightly.Read More
Kyneton-based social enterprise, the Social Foundry, has installed a 20kW solar system thanks to a $20,000 grant from energy retailer, Powershop, and support from the More Australian Solar Homes (MASH) Community Solar Bulk-Buy.Read More
Update - Terracycle at the Woodend Farmer's MarketRead More
Australians get through 273000 tonnes of tissue products each year, which is mostly virgin fibre. Cotton hankies save waste, energy, water and your nose!Read More
On March 17th and 24th, the Woodend Bee-Friendly Society recently ran their very first New Beekeepers Course led by the leadership group as opposed to outsourcing to other educators/beekeepers.Read More
In a long awaited announcement at the Sustainable Living Festival, the State Government through Mary-Anne Thomas MP has exempted our proposed community energy park from the current ban on wind power in the Macedon Ranges Shire.Read More
The chickens in our permaculture precinct perform an important function: they attack pests, weeds and disease in situ. Foraging under our fruit trees the chickens transform grubs, weeds, fallen fruit, lunchbox ‘gifts’ from the kindergarten next door and herbal ‘peck’ to a nitrogen rich deposit amongst the deep litter of the orchard mulch creating a slow release fertiliser.Read More
An active composting system allows us to continue the nutrient cycle of our gardening enterprise, closing the loop on waste creation by managing our organic waste on-site. We also avoid the introduction of external pests and disease into our growing system.Read More
Riddell’s Creek Seed Savers (RCSS) is a group of home gardeners dedicated to preserving traditional, non-hybrid, open-pollinated food seed varieties which do well in the Macedon Ranges.Read More