Ceres is selling one of its poly tunnels
Ceres has a 9m by 4.5m polytunnel that is in need of a new home. They are asking only $200 but there is a catch: it needs to be disassembled and taken away before the 15th July. This includes taking away the timber and mesh propagation benches. You are welcome to go and inspect. If interested, contact Eve or Olivia by phone (0409 584784) or email.
Pale ale mania
What: The annual home brewing competition of the Worthogs. The Worthogs are a small club based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, mostly between South Morang and Whittlesea. Entry forms are available from The Worthog’s website. Each entry must be submitted in a bottle with a minimum capacity of 500ml (no stubbies). Prizes awarded for Best Novice, Best in Show and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the following categories: Australian pale ale; English pale ale; American pale ale; and IPA (English or American.
When: Sunday, 2nd August, from 9.30am.
Where: The Windy Mile, Diamond Creek.
Cost: $5 per entry.
Enquiries/Bookings: Worthogs website. Glenn or Rod by phone (9438 6132 or 0409 862528).
Further information: LFC calendar entry.
Whilst on the subject of beer, there is a new pub in Eltham: Prosciutto Bros. Craft Bar sells 15 craft beers, including local brewery The 3 Ravens Brewing Company. They are open every evening plus during the day on Saturday and Sunday.
Living soils and the new NPK (nutrients, physical structure, key biology)
What: Did you know that 2015 is International Year of Soils? Soil is often an overlooked partner in sustainability but it is critical in producing healthy food, fibre, fuel and medicine. Soil supports our planet’s biodiversity and plays an important role in the carbon cycle, climate change and climate adaptation. Speakers: Gerhard Grasser and Matthew Daniel. Organised by Sustainable Gardening Australia.
When: Saturday, 15th August, 1-4pm.
Where: Horticultural Centre, Forest Hill.
Enquiries/Bookings: WeTeachMe website.
Further information: WeTeachMe website.
Upcoming events from previous LFC News
Over the next week
- Seed saving: Wednesday, 8th July, 10am-midday.
- Pasta making: Tuesday, 14th July, 11.30am-12.30pm.
- Change makers: Wednesday, 15th July, 6-9pm.
Over the next month
- Save our citrus from gall wasps: Thursday, 16th July, 7-8pm.
- Sourdough bread making: Saturday, 18th July, 10am-3pm.
- Save our citrus from gall wasps: Saturday, 18th July, 11am-midday.
- Soil matters: Saturday, 18th July, 2pm.
- Cheesemaking: Saturday, 18th July, 2-5pm.
- How to grow and cook Winter Asian vegetables: Sunday, 19th July, 2-5pm.
- Grow your own – on a shoestring: Tuesday, 21st July, 11.30am-12.30pm.
- Save our citrus from gall wasps: Wednesday, 22nd July, 7-8pm.
- Save our citrus from gall wasps: Thursday, 23rd July, 7-8pm.
- Save our citrus from gall wasps: Saturday, 25th July, 11am-midday.
- A winter garden: Tuesday, 28th July, 7-8.15pm.
- Save our citrus from gall wasps: Wednesday, 29th July, 7-8pm.