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Solar panels anyone?

If you’ve been considering solar panels, the MASH2 session at the KMI will help.

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Update to Edible Gardens Open Day

Unfortunately due to ill health, Alan & Kathy’s garden will not be open.

There are still six amazing gardens to see and lots to learn.

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Edible Gardens Open Day – Saturday 12th September

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Once again a selection of local edible gardeners are throwing open their garden gates to welcome visitors. It’s a chance for you to check out what they have been doing and what they’ve learned along the way.

You can learn about lots of gardening topics including: worm farms, hugelkultur, water harvesting, soil testing and improvement, companion planting, wicking beds, native bee hotels, integrating ornamentals and art work, seed saving, biochar and many aspects of permaculture.

Seven very different edible gardens around Kyneton are opening their gates on Saturday 12th September as part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival. Some of you may have already seen the Festival program, but please note that several new gardens have been added since the program went to print. For a complete list check out the map and descriptions below or pick a copy up from your first garden for the day.

The gardens will be open at various times with the first opening at 10 am and the last closing at 4 pm. The gardeners will be happy to share what they have learned from their gardening experiences, and this time some are having talks at specific times.

If you’re an edible garden fan, we suggest you make the time to visit all the gardens we have lined up for you. There are some exciting new additions since the last open day, as well as a few favourites open again.

If you are visiting Kyneton for the Festival we suggest you squeeze at least one or two into your busy schedule.

Our local Kyneton edible gardeners look forward to making you feel welcome.

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August Future Forum

Explore issues important to the future of Kyneton and the rest of the world
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Come along and learn about why and how our current economic system needs to change and is changing.

On Tuesday 25th August Kyneton Transition Hub will be hosting a forum to discuss the current economic system based on the growth imperative, and alternatives that have been proposed or are being explored.

There will be two short films and discussion facilitated by Julie McLaren. Also, LInda and Vivien from the Macedon Ranges Community Exchange will talk about LETS systems and local currencies to illustrate one alternative to our current economic system.

This is part of our regular monthly Future Forum, and the interactive format has proven popular with participants..

Each month a new topic is chosen to explore the future of Kyneton and beyond. The topics relate to our aim of building community resilience to be more sustainable in the face of the impacts of peak oil and climate change. A short film, guest speaker or facilitator informs the participants and gets the discussion started.

There will be a break to our forum series in September due to school holidays and we will resume in October. Some possible future topics include regenerative agriculture, energy descent, and healthy oceans. If you have any ideas for future topics, please let us know.

The evening starts with a light meal from 6.30 pm (vegetarian and gluten free available) and discussion starts at 7 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet others who share the same concerns and learn together about these important issues.

 Kyneton Future Forum is on  4th Tuesdays of the month (no forum in September)

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Join discussion on consumption

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Latest in the local news – Macedon Ranges Leader 26th May 2015

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Launching Kyneton Future Forum

If you want to read the report you can find it here.
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