Food is Free – Garden Swap Event – Saturday 14th October

Food is Free garden sharing on again this Saturday from 10am. Bring food from your garden to share and take what you need. Janet will be bringing lemons, rosemary, raspberry seedlings, lemon balm seedings, and permaculture magazines to borrow.
Bring what you can to share, or message/call Janet if you have fruit trees you’d like to donate fruit from. She’s happy to come and pick on your behalf.
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Kiewa Enjoys Its Abundance

Wow a big write up this week in the Alpine Observer. So thankful to Samantha at Nourish Whole Foods for her progressive thinking and heartfelt support providing an all-weather home for the Food is Free – Food Share table.

Everyone is welcome to visit to drop off or collect local fresh produce any time 24/7 or join us at our 2nd Saturday of the month gatherings.

Please get in touch if you’d like to support the FIF initiative with fruit from trees that would otherwise go to waste on the ground, seeds or seedlings, or if you have a shop in Mt Beauty or Tawonga we could provide another share table outside of for those who can’t travel to Tawonga Sth.

#localfoodlove    #sharingiscaring    #foodisfree

Check out Food Is Free Laneway Ballarat for inspiration. mount beauty

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Great day building skills and furniture together


Great bunch of folks What a great day at the Pallet Furniture Building Workshop. Everyone was keen, positive and really excited to gain new knowledge and complete their coffee table project by day’s end.

The results are mini masterpieces each with its own beautiful, unique characteristics they can be proud of.

Thanks so much to everyone who came along, Ralph and I had a terrific day with you all. Your passion for up-cycling, changing consumption patterns, and thirst for knowledge inspires us to keep bringing these knowledge-sharing days to our community.

Thanks again to Dick Puttyfoot and Paul L’Huillier from the Men’s Shed for your wonderful support and venue. It’s a terrific community hub and your desire to bring the ladies in for skill-building is so welcomed! Local men, if you’re interested in joining the Men’s Shed please reach out to Paul L’Huillier for info. They’d love to hear from you. Thanks to Ralph Nottingham from Creative Collectives in Eldorado for making the trip over to our valley to facilitate. Everyone loved it!

On my quest for greater self-reliance I met Ralph out at Eldorado last year on the Wolf Pack program. For those interested in joining he & Kate on their 20 acres, 20 days, 30 people rewilding program starting 24th April check out the details here and chat with the very lovely Kate. It’s truly an empowering experience that develops greater self-reliance and confidence in what you can achieve.

Our apologies to those who missed out on this workshop due to the long weekend. If you’re interested in coming to a second instalment please join the list below. Date TBA: we will contact those who have registered their interest.

I’m Interested in the Pallet Furniture Building Workshop #2

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On our goal of increasing self-reliance (both personal and community), a fab opportunity came from today with Dick offering Mondays or Fridays to a ladies’ skill-building group with The Men’s Shed facilitating. Can any local ladies who are interested in expanding their knowledge in anything from woodwork, to changing a tap, to replacing fly screens and beyond; please join the list below to receive more info. We’ll survey your ideas on learning topics you’d like to see offered and develop a program.

I’m Interested in the Ladies Skill-Building Program

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Meantime, for the next Alpine Permablitz Workshop can I see a show of hands of those interested in cob oven building? I’ll need to make contact with the right facilitators but just need an indication of numbers. If you’re interested in a Cob Oven Building Workshop before winter please join the list below.


Yes I’m interested in a Cob Oven Building Workshop

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Till then, have a great time in the garden and the shed! Janet


Alpine Permablitz aim is to help increase community self-reliance through fun, affordable, knowledge-sharing workshops and garden events.

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