Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Free Pruning Workshop

Come along this Saturday Aug 31 to a free pruning workshop at Rea Lands Park. Community gardener Luke Pither will explain the hows and whys of looking after our budding friends. BYO secateurs.

10:30am - 12:30pm.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Giddy-Up!


Want to get on your bike but think the hills are too tough? Have you thought about an electric motor for your favourite treadlie?

Sam from Ballarat e-Bikes is coming to Daylesford to talk to HRN about the latest e-bike conversion kits on the market.

Sunday September 8 from 2pm-4pm 
at Meg and Patrick's house: 6 Tierneys Lane Daylesford.

If you are coming by car, please park in the Mill Market car park to free up Tierneys Lane for test riding some bikes.

Arvo tea provided.

Hope you can make it.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Eat Your Ethics

Sausage-making workshop
This hands-on class involves cutting, mincing and stuffing a variety of sausages depending on the season: everything from bullboar and bratwurst to fennel, sage or garlic. You’ll never buy sausages of dubious ingredients again. Enjoy a lunch of your very own ethical sausages served with a seasonal salad plucked from the garden, and sourdough bread fresh from the oven.

© Photo courtesy of Kathryn Healey
Sausage-making workshop: Sunday 18 August 2013
Location: Jonai Farms, 129 Morgantis Road, Eganstown
Time: 10.30am – 3:00pm
Cost: $100 per person includes morning tea, farm tour, workshop and BBQ lunch
Bookings essential: 0422 429 362 or jonaifarms@gmail.com


Butchering demonstration
Tammi will demonstrate how to break down half a pig, teaching you where your favourite cuts come from and why we can’t all just eat bacon and ribs. We’ll give you tips on our favourite ways to cook some of them, and finish the day with a barbecue of Jonai Farms ethical pork served with a seasonal salad plucked from the garden, and sourdough bread fresh from the oven.


Butchering Demonstration: Sunday 15 September 2013
Location: Jonai Farms, 129 Morgantis Road, Eganstown
Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: $85 per person includes morning tea, farm tour, butchering demo and BBQ lunch
Bookings essential: 0422 429 362 or jonaifarms@gmail.com

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Here are some great pics from the Tread Lightly Permaculture miso making workshop in Ballarat, featuring HRN's miso master, Rick Tanaka. TLP run some really fantastic courses, which you can see here. [PDF]

Photo: Jayne Newgreen
Photo: Jayne Newgreen
Photo: Jayne Newgreen
Photo: Jayne Newgreen
Photo: Jayne Newgreen
Photo: Jayne Newgreen
Photo: Jayne Newgreen

Monday, August 5, 2013

Visionary Visitors

Sandor Katz
Hi folks, we are very excited here at the HRN HQ. We have some talented people coming to visit us over the next few months. Here's a sneak peek:

Sandor Katz, the fermentation guru, is coming to Hepburn at the end of February.
 
Kevin Tolhurst, Senior Lecturer in Fire Ecology and Management at the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne, and member of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre will visit September 8th.
Charlie MGee
Charlie MGee, aka Permaculture Ukulele is coming October 29th. With special guests.

Bill Gammage, the Australian academic historian, and author of The Biggest Estate on Earth (2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award winner) is coming on November 29th.

We will have more details soon, but for now please save these dates in your diaries.

Stay tuned for more info.