Other events coming up (July ’16)

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Have you seen these …

Don’t forget to note the dates of our Seed Savers events for the second half of the year:

  • Seed raising with guest speaker Andrew Christy – 16 August
  • Fruit tree pruning – 4 September
  • Seed bank drop-in session – 13 October
  • Surprise garden excursion – 5 November

Check out our updated calendar, and of course we’ll remind you via our newsletter.

Other local events you may be interested in:

We’re not the only ones keen to play with fruit trees. Take your pick for some excellent opportunities to extend your skills.

Fruit Tree Pruning Essentials – Winter Workshop

Sun Jul 24, 2016 | 10:00 am1:00 pm, @ Greta South

Get hands on experience pruning a range of your favourite fruit trees including Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples and Pears with experienced horticulturalist Charlie Robinson.  Charlie will also bring a range of tools on the day to talk about the different options available.

Cost: Free! Lunch provided.

What to bring: Suitable footwear and warm clothes. Bring your own tools if you have questions about them for Charlie.

For more information or to RSVP please contact: Mary Anderson (Secretary) on 0438 537 462 or greta.valley@landcarevic.net.au

Sat Sep 3, 2016 | 9:00 am2:00 pm @ Stanley
Beechworth Food Co-op and Black Barn Farm present this workshop with Steve Burns – master grafter and permaculture educator.
– Take home 2 of your own grafted apple trees
– Expert hands on tuition, full local fare lunch & your very own grafted apple trees.

Join us at Black Barn Farm in our old apple packing shed during an early Spring morning while the moon is waxing and the sap is starting to flow as you learn the ancient art of grafting your very own fruit trees.

Learn about different types of grafts, why graft at all, best time of year to graft, knife safety, rootstocks, scion wood, permaculture tips and tricks and of course plenty of practice before you then try your skills on your very own apple trees to take home, all under the watchful guidance and instruction from Steve Burns.

  • $70 – byo grafting knife (grafting knives are strongly suggested over a normal pocket knife for an effective graft)
  • $90 – including this swiss made Felco grafting knife (supplied at cost from Forestry Tools)
  • ($10 discount for Beechworth Food Co-op members)

This workshop is limited to just 20 tickets.

In fact, we love the look of all the events Beechworth Food Co-op have coming up, including:

If you’re a facebooker and haven’t already followed the Co-op page, you  might like to: facebook.com/beechworthfoodcoop.

Free Film Screening – Night Parrot Stories

Fri Jul 22, 2016 | 6:30 pm9:30 pm @ Albury Regent cinema

Film maker, Robert Nugent, will introduce the film and answer audience questions at the conclusion of the screening. For more information about the film, click here. This film is recommended for mature audience and may contain material that requires a mature perspective.

Information about Murray Local Land Services’ (LLS) Threatened Species and Biodiversity projects will also be available on the night. LLS staff will be available to talk about the Bush-stone Curlew conservation program and bird biodiversity in the Murray Region. Free biodiversity-related resources will be available on the evening.

There are limited seats available for this event and RSVP is ESSENTIAL by 20 July 2016. Click here to RSVP. Please complete a separate form for each person attending.

It’s not too late to join in Plastic Free July!

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Plastic Free July

Will you join the 40,000 people, schools and organisations across 90 countries taking part in Plastic Free July?

The challenge is quite simple … attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July.

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems and amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it. You can sign up for a day, for a week (or for the whole month) and try to refuse ALL single-use plastic or try the TOP 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.To find out more visit  www.plasticfreejuly.org.

Locally, there are a quite a few people taking part, including several Seed Savers members. If you join in, please let us know: watch.albwod@gmail.com.

 National Tree Day is on again this month.

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National Tree Day

Events across our region so check out the Tree Day website or local listings for details!

For more local event listings, see Ecoportal.net.au.

We welcome your suggestions for future inclusions in this roundup – feel free to contact us with the details or leave a comment below.

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