Posts in Permaculture Garden
Want to do more to address climate change in your local community?

Council is setting up a new program, Cool Changes, to facilitate the development of local climate change action plans across the shire. They are looking for residents’ input on a range of topics in a short survey. What do you see as priorities? How much does consideration of the environment direct your everyday actions? Do we have time to act or is this a crisis? Add your voice!

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Be part of Sustainable House Day action from late August

Sustainable House Day depends on the work of a sizeable number of volunteers, from homeowners to the people who brave the cold to “man” the farmers’ market stand in August and September. The more helpers, the more fun we all have!

We’re looking for volunteers to help publicise the event so the local “open homes” get lots of visitors, and can share local experience in making homes more comfortable, more affordable and more sustainable.

Could you help for a couple of hours?

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Sustainable House Day is Coming!

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?

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Renovating the Chicken Coop

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.

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500mm rabbit mesh required for community garden

Welcome to 2019 everybody. The Community Garden Group is in a flurry of activity in an effort to be perfect for the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival this year. We are welcoming a new face amongst our regular volunteers, Robin Phillips. Robin will be particularly helping with some of the handyman aspects of the backyard garden space, most urgently repairs to our wonderful chicken coop which suffered a fox incursion recently.

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