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The Euroa community is being asked to share its vision and ideas for a community space that connects people through food.

The community gather and garden space is being driven by the Euroa Community Action Group (ECAG) and partners. It is supported by Strathbogie Shire Council who provided $10,000 through the Pitch my Project initiative in this year’s Budget.

Mayor, Cr Chris Raeburn said, Council was hugely supportive of projects like this that built community connections, increased food security and had countless health and wellbeing outcomes.

“Council and the ECAG have identified a Council-owned area of land in Brock St, Euroa for the community garden space,” Cr Raeburn said.

“We think it’s the perfect place for people to come together and garden.

“This is about turning an underutilised Council asset into a place that will support more sustainable production of local fruit and vegetable, offering opportunities for locals to eat fresh, healthy food.

“We know there are many in our community who have felt feelings of isolation and loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. A welcoming, safe space will help tackle these feelings.”

ECAG president Laura Baker said along with their substantial mental health benefits, edible gardens had the power to create greener cities, reduce household waste, strengthen community connectedness, enhance food security, and encourage fresh produce consumption.

“Our vision is to contribute to a vibrant, diverse community who connect, share and grow through local food production and cultivation,” Ms Baker said.

“It will be a space to foster community action as well as build our collective knowledge of gardening and the natural environment. By creating a productive, water efficient community garden with a range of local plants and vegetables, we hope this will inspire residents to build new relationships and to take ideas and food produce back home.’ .”

Ms Baker encouraged the community to share their views on how to make the space the perfect place for locals to gather and garden by visiting www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au.

People are being asked to post their ideas, share pictures of other community garden spaces they have enjoyed and contribute to making the ECAG community garden a place for the whole community.

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Australian icon Rampaging Roy Slaven is coming to Violet Town on Wednesday October 27.

Rampaging Roy, a character created by John Doyle, will join guests on the big screen on the lawns at the Violet Town Community House for this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined.

Doyle created the character in 1985, alongside H.G. Nelson, and his new book Blessed follows one year in the life of the boy who would become Roy, who, even at the age of fifteen knew he was destined for greatness, but just had to get through high school first.

Doyle will talk about his new book and guests will get an opportunity to ask a question. For those that can’t make it to the venue on the day, this event will also be live streamed on YouTube. 

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Chris Raeburn said the event was sure to be a laugh.

“We’re excited to bring Rampaging Roy Slaven to Violet Town on the big screen to hear his tales,” Cr Raeburn said.

“This event will be a great way to come together and share in some laughter and good times.

“It is particularly important for our senior community, some of which are isolated and vulnerable, to take this opportunity to reconnect after recent lockdowns.”

People are asked to register their attendance for the events due to the current limits on numbers via https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=813619&

For all enquires and assistance with bookings, contact Strathbogie Shire on (03) 5795 0000

This event will be held from 10.30am to 1pm. It is free to attend and is subject to COVID restrictions.

 

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Strathbogie Shire residents are being asked to help set mitigation, adaptation and resilience actions to address Climate Change by visiting www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au

“Council has heard loud and clear its community does not want to hold up this important project, so we are taking the discussion online,” Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor, Cr Chris Raeburn said.

Council had planned a Climate Change Forum in July but was forced to postpone due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

“With ongoing restrictions, we have made the decision to move this community engagement to an online format,” he said.

“We know our community is keen to continue these discussions and we’re keen to continue our work to develop a Climate Change Action Plan.”

Council has assembled a panel of climate experts who are sharing their expertise with our community through videos at www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au

Panellists include:

  • Professor Kate Auty. EPA chair, former Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability and ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment
  • Cr Jenny O’Connor. Mayor – Indigo Council
  • Bronwyn Chapman. Executive Officer Goulburn Murray Climate Alliance
  • Cr Sally Hayes-Burke. Councillor Strathbogie Shire Council
  • Cam Klose. Campaign Director – Farmers for Climate Action

The community will not only be able to watch videos of each panellist, it can participate in online Q&As and complete a survey to help prioritise actions.

This year Strathbogie Shire Council became the 100th Council in Australia to declare a Climate Emergency and just the third to pass this Notice of Motion unanimously.

“Council and our community are passionate about our environment and about protecting the special place we call home for future generations,” he said.

“By working together we can develop a Climate Change Action Plan that lays out how we will support climate action – that’s mitigation, adaption and resilience efforts – for our community in the coming years.”

To have your say go to www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au

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Strathbogie Shire Council’s Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined program of events offers the opportunity to explore Tahbilk Winery and its surrounds.

The Water, Wine, Wetlands and Walks is on Wednesday October 20 from 10am to 3pm.

For just $10, guests will be invited to take part in all four aspects of the day which include:

  • Tours of the winery’s historic cellar and museum
  • A guided Taungurung Walk through the surrounding bushland
  • Cruise onboard the Goulburn Explorer through the beautiful Goulburn River
  • Enjoy lunch at the Wetlands View Café overlooking the landscape

Established in 1860, Tahbilk Winery is one of Strathbogie Shire’s most renowned wineries.

Situated on some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats, the property has 11 kms of frontage to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks.

Tahbilk is home to some 200 hectares of vineyards, specialising in whites such as Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne and reds including Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Chris Raeburn said the event was fantastic value for just $10.

“This is the only event that has a cost associated with it for our Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined; but for just $10, you can take in all that Tahbilk Winery and its surrounds have to offer,” he said.

“It is a great way to get out and explore some of our Shire’s finest scenery as the weather starts to warm up.

“It is particularly important for our senior community, some of which are isolated and vulnerable, take this opportunity to reconnect after recent lockdowns.”

People are asked to register their attendance for the events due to the current limits on numbers via https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=810634&

For all enquires and assistance with bookings, contact Strathbogie Shire on (03) 5795 0000

The event is subject to COVID restrictions.

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