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Open Edible Gardens - Whole Weekend
Saturday & Sunday 1-2 September
Various gardens open between 10 am and 4 pm
Eight edible gardens in Kyneton, Malmsbury, Lauriston and Taradale are open to the public to give inspiration and new ideas about growing a productive, sustainable garden. Growing your own food cuts down food miles and ensures food security.

Nea Gyorffy, Organiser, says “Any gardener will tell you it is incredibly satisfying when you can step out your door and pluck a juicy eggplant or zucchini from the garden and prepare it for your meal.”

Visitors can learn how to improve soil, make compost, worm farms, compost tea, wicking beds, hugelkultur, biochar, irrigation and lots more.

The Kyneton Community Garden at the Secondary College is celebrating 5 years of growing vegetables for the community and will be demonstrating making wicking beds, compost tea and biochar.

New gardens opening this year are Bunjil Farm at Lauriston, Jane and Glenn’s garden in Taradale and Wooly St Pippin Farm between Taradale and Malmsbury.

Gardens are open at specified times and only on one day (Kyneton Community Garden is open both days) so plan your visits carefully.

All information about the times and locations is on the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival and KTH brochures which are in most shops now, Aesop’s Attic Bookstore and the Kyneton Mechanics Institute, the official information centre during the Festival. More information at Kyneton Daffodil Festival Website, Kyneton Transition Hub Website and both facebook sites. 
Boomerang bags pass 3000
Kyneton Boomerang Bags group has produced 3,005 bags as of 17 August – a tremendous achievement thanks to our hard workers on the sewing machines, cutting out, creating, delivering, organising, storing, donating and giving support.

Stockists are:
  • Aesops Attic
  • Alter Your Health
  • Kyneton Library
  • Squishy Minnie
  • Watts Fresh

Our working bees are on Tuesdays between 1 and 3 pm at the Kyneton Community & Learning Centre in Mollison Street. We would love to see you there. Anyone can help – no expertise required. You can even receive free instruction on using a sewing machine if you wish.

For more information find us on Facebook, email Kynetonboomerangbags@gmail.com or call KCLC on 5422 3433.
If you're using our boomerang bags, remember they are provided for community use. We're happy for you to keep your favourite ones as long as you take them with you to use again.

The important thing is for them to get used many times as each time they take the place of a single-use plastic bag.
Community News...
Kyneton Spring Flower Show
Saturday 1st September, 1 to 5 pm
Sunday 2nd September 10 am to 4.30 pm
Watts Pavilion, Kyneton Showgrounds

Kyneton Horticultural Society (KHS), is once again hosting its annual Spring Flower Show at the Watts Pavilion this weekend.

The Show highlights an extensive range of daffodils, hellebores, cut flowers, shrubs, pot plants, cacti and succulents, floral art and a children’s section. 

This year’s Spring Show offers for the first time a superb selection of rare and member-grown potted plants, pots, books, tools and gardenalia for sale. 

There will also be a free talk on propagation on Saturday.

Refreshments available. Entry $4 and bring along a few extra gold coins for the raffle.

Show entries and all enquiries to Nicholas Scott – President – 03 54 235 199

The Spring Flower Show, just like the Open Edible Gardens, is part of the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival - ten days of celebrating community in all sorts of ways. For full details check out their website or Facebook page.

Kyneton Town Square Cooperative

A public meeting on Sunday August 26th has endorsed the constitution of the Kyneton and District Town Square Co-Op.

The five directors who were elected to the inaugural board are:

Rob Bakes
Peter Henderson
Huntly Barton
Margot McDonald
Viveka Simpson

The community now has an incorporated organisation which can be put forward as a viable entity to take control of the Old Primary School precinct. Most people who live in, or surrounding Kyneton will benefit from a Town Square right in the heart of the town on the site of the Old Baynton Street Primary School.

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  • reminder about the monthly produce swap at the Kyneton Farmers' Market
  • news from the Kyneton Community Garden including invitations to regular workshops
  • invitations to Garden Gatherings
  • invitations to help out at our events and activities
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Our Regular Events
Produce Swap - 2nd Saturday of the month, Kyneton Farmers' Market, St Paul's Park, Piper Street - 9 am to 12 noon
Kyneton Community Garden - Tuesday 10 to 11.30 am during school terms, Kyneton Secondary College. Come along to get involved or ask your questions about gardening sustainably in Kyneton.
Coffee and chat - Friday from approximately
10.30 am, Kaddy's Cafe, 8 High Street.
Friday before the Farmers' Market is also our
Core Group Meeting from 11 am.
Boomerang Bag Sewing Bees - Regular sewing bees are held at KCLC (34 Mollison Street) on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 pm. No experience necessary. Lots of fun jobs. Contact us for details.
Permie Gathering - Regular meeting of locals interested in permaculture is on third Thursdays of the month from 6 pm at The Albion in Mollison Street. Check FB group, email kynetonpermacultureatthepub@gmail.com or phone Michelle on 0401 073 626 for details.
Garden Gathering - Occasionally on a Sunday afternoon we gather in someone's garden and help them with a slightly larger project or just with some regular chores. Usually 2 to 4 pm followed by afternoon tea. Kids welcome. Contact us for information on the next one, or if you would like to host one.
Kyneton Community Lunch - Wednesday 12.30 pm during school terms, Kyneton Mechanics Institute (organised by Kyneton Community & Learning Centre). $5 donation

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