Preserving the Harvest with Fowlers Vacola
Come and enjoy an evening learning the art and science of preserving fruit with Susan using the Fowlers Vacola method.
The cost of the workshop includes a bottle, ring and lid, as well as fresh, local apples to fill your jar to take home (NB. at a later time, the preserving process doesn’t finish until too late). You’ll also receive an information sheet to take home with you.
Please bring with you a small sharp knife, a chopping board and a narrow wooden spoon if you have one.
Please park in the Coal Creek car park. We look forward to seeing you!
Thursday April 26 at 7 pm – at the Grow Lightly Food Hub
Cost $30 (Includes Fowlers jar and apples for you to take home)
The Successful Backyard Orchard
Mark and Margaret Brammer from Strzelecki Apples will be sharing their knowledge on starting and developing your home orchard. Learn about soil preparation, site selection, bird protection and choosing the root stock and fruit varieties that will have you enjoying big harvests of your favourite fruit. This workshop includes a walk through Ruby Red Farm with over 60 varieties of fruit trees. The workshop will finish with an afternoon tea.
Please bring sturdy shoes for the farm walk.
Saturday May 5 at 2 pm – at Ruby Red Farm in Ruby
Scything Demonstration and Farm Tour
Come along to see a scything demonstration* and learn about scything from a passionate advocate for this meditative and sustainable practice. A short farm tour of Kilmorack Farm will be held and morning tea will be served. Jo and Bob McLeay have an organic certified farm that produces the wonderful free-range eggs and other edibles that are sold at Grow Lightly and other outlets locally. * This event was advertised on the flyer as a hands-on workshop, but due to insurance restrictions, the scything component will be a demonstration only.
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Saturday May 26 at 10 am – at Kilmorack Farm in Ranceby
Bring a book to talk about or just come for some reading inspiration
First Tuesday of each month at 7 pm – at the Grow Lightly Hub
Bookings are essential (except for the Book Club)
Three events are coming up in October. Have a look and save the dates.
What: October Book Club
When: Tuesday October 3 at 7 pm.
Where: Grow Lightly Food Hub
Come to Grow Lightly Hub and meet like minded people for a lively and refreshing discussion. It will be friendly and informal and we hope you will leave nourished and inspired. Bring a favourite book on farming, food, gardening, sustainability, environment, or anything really, to share briefly why you enjoyed it, what you learned, how it has impacted aspects of your life. There will be no pressure to speak and you are welcome to just come to listen. Gold coin, bring a plate. 7.00 pm Venue: the food hub at 12A Silkstone Rd, Korumburra. Please park in Coal Creek Carpark.
You can read about what happened at the last book club here.
What: Workshop – Make your own Kefir
When: Saturday October 14 at 1.30 pm
Where: Grow Lightly Hub
Learn how to make both water and milk kefir from Becky and Leanne who are both passionate about these health giving fermented drinks. You will be able to try each, with some interesting flavourings, with hands on experience and notes to take home. Please bring 2 clean glass jars with lids if you’d like to take home kefir grains which is all that you need to get started. Afternoon tea provided. 1.5- 2 hours. On Saturday 14 October 2017 at 1:30pm (note change of date)
Book here. Tickets $25
What: Talk at Korumburra Library on Grow Lightly
When: Tuesday October 24 at 10.15 am
Where: Korumburra Library
Keep the date and share with your friends who want to know more: Learn more about ‘Grow Lightly’ – a grass roots not-for-profit, incorporated organisation that is all about helping people access clean fresh local food; while supporting local producers to supply nutritious products. ‘Grow Lightly’ has expanded over the last 12 years from four boxes of surplus produce to a vibrant and busy food hub located at Coal Creek.
Tuesday 24 October 2017, 10:15 am – 11:15 am at Korumburra Library, 165 Commercial St, Korumburra
Book here. Free
Grow Lightly Book Club: on the first Tuesday of each month
Our next book club meeting will be on Tuesday October 3 at 7 pm at the Grow Lightly Food Hub, 12A Silkstone Rd, Korumburra.
On October 3, come to Grow Lightly Hub and meet like minded people for a lively and refreshing discussion. It will be friendly and informal and we hope you will leave nourished and inspired. Bring a favourite book on farming, food, gardening, sustainability, environment, or anything really, to share briefly why you enjoyed it, what you learned, how it has impacted aspects of your life. There will be no pressure to speak and you are welcome to just come to listen. Gold coin, bring a plate. 7.00 pm Venue: the food hub at 12A Silkstone Rd, Korumburra. Please park in Coal Creek Carpark.
FILM NIGHT: Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi – Wednesday August 9 at 7.30pm
(FREE: bookings required – places limited)
BOOK HERE: https://www.trybooking.com/302619
Who’s for saving your own seeds? Join us at the cosy Food Hub for the film “Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi”. It is a one hour Seed Savers production, filmed in eleven countries in The Pacific, South and East Asia, Europe and Australia. It celebrates the keepers of the seed; the farmers and gardeners who preserve and share the source of our diverse food heritage. Afterwards we’ll have a light supper and the opportunity to swap or give away the seeds we have in our personal collections.
Often the seed packets we buy have many more seeds than we would ever plant, and it’s also a great opportunity for people new to vegetable growing to start out with a collection of seeds, some from our own seed savers of varieties that grow well in our Southern Gippsland climate. We’ll have small bags and labels available to repackage seeds. You are welcome to bring some supper to share. A gold coin donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of the evening.