Connecting Country Workshops
Lena Mazza has drawn our attention to a series of spring rural workshops being run by Connecting Country from Castlemaine.
Sunday 2 August: Living with fire & wildlife
Sunday 30 August: Biodiversity in the paddock
Sunday 13 September: Conservation fencing
Sunday 25 October: Back from the brink –land regeneration
Full details are available at this link or you can call Krista Patterson-Majoor on 5472 1594 (Mondays & Thursdays)
Hosting backyard beehives
Craig Terrell is a bee enthusiast living in Yandoit. He is expanding his enthusiasm into a small business based on setting up a network of managed bee hives throughout the district. For a donation of $250, you can host one of Craig's hives in your yard or on your property. Craig and his co-apiarists will be fully responsible for managing the hive/s and, in exchange you will receive 5 litres of pure honey per year.
Autumn is the optimum time to get new hives located (best time for the bees!). Craig can be contacted on 0449 982 632. Note: Craig is also happy to have visitors out to Yandoit… interested people can call him to arrange a visit.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The wall at Rea Lands has been beautifully re-built over the last 3 months... Thanks Hepburn Shire Council and the great brick artisans that saw to this restoration.
Over the last couple of weeks community gardeners Anita and Rob began re-shaping the slope immediately inside the gate to create the makings of a large new bed with better pathways to the left and right.
Today's bee concentrated on consolidating that new bed, combined with some much needed general maintenance and mulch-spreading across the top food forest area.
|1–2–3... Luke & Patrick|
|... & roll !|
|Many hands... (Luke, Woody hidden, Jasper, Violet, Meg, Patrick, Tim, Jeremy)|
|(Patrick, Meg, Luke, Violet, Ginger, Andrew, Lindy, Jeremy)|
|(Lindy & Andrew mulching the almond bed)|
|The rake's regress! (Jeremy)|
|(Jasper, Violet, Ginger)|
|(Arden & Woody)|
|Ho hoe! (Lena)|
|(Fiona & Tia)|
|(Tim, Maureen, Woody Wheelbarrow)|
|(Tia & Tim)|
|(Helen, Lindy, Andrew dividing and planting out thyme, Meg & Su in the background)|
|The morning's work|
|Break time (Ginger, Violet, Lindy, Woody, Meg, Zero, Lena, Catherine)|
|Zero helps himself to a bird's eye view!|
Todays gardeners and visitors included: Patrick & Meg with Woody, Luke, Andrew & Lindy with Violet & Ginger, Lena, Catherine, Maureen, Tia & Jeremy with Arden & Jasper, Su, Helen, Maureen, Steven, Fiona, Donghwan, Ellen, Tim, Greg and Ian.