Archive for October, 2009

Edendale Seedlings Now Available



Edendale now has a great selection of vegetable seedlings for sale.

$3 per punnet and some at $1 per seedling (pumpkins, zucchinis)

Non Hybrid old traditional open pollinated varieties with no chemical treatment:








They are at a perfect stage for planting this weekend or over the next two weeks and will be available at the Practically Green Festival this Sunday at Edendale (see attached flyer for more information).

Edendale opening hours this weekend will be modified for the festival:

Friday 23rd October – closed

Saturday 24th – 9am-2pm

Sunday 25th – Practically Green Festival 10am-4pm

Monday 26th – closed

Tues onwards – normal hours


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Practically Green Festival


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Next Building Workshop

Rebuilding with Steel Forum

Wednesday 28th October 7.00 – 9.00pm

Arthur’s Creek Mechanics Institute Hall.

906 Arthurs Creek Road, Arthurs Creek

Rebuilding with steel products can be of benefit in our area as steel is strong, termite proof, and non combustible.

The ninth co-operative venture between the Strathewen and St Andrews Rebuilding groups will be a forum for people who are thinking about rebuilding with light steel products including cladding, frames, and tanks and who are looking for information and advice regarding light steel products.

Presentations will include:

· Bluescope Steel. Bluescope will present on their products and their suitability for use in rebuilding in rural and fire prone areas. They will present on items including roofing, tanks, and cladding, and rainwater collection.

· Steel Frame Solutions. Mr. John Shayler will present on steel framed dwellings. He will cover what steel framed homes are and how they are made, and how they are suited for bushfire prone areas.

The forum will consist of a short presentation from each presenter with question time after, and then the opportunity to speak in small round table groups with presenters.

A range of questions will be answered with particular attention paid to:

· Products for use in rural areas and bushfire prone areas

If there’s something you want to know which isn’t on the list simply include these questions with your RSVP and we will endeavour to provide the information you need. Let your neighbors know and please let us know how many are coming so we can cater.

Supper is provided afterwards which provides a chance to speak with other residents going through the same process.

Please RSVP (so we can arrange catering) to

Callum Donoghue 0414 932 051

or Karl Apted 0418 350 345

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Post to Pub – what a hoot

St Andrews CFA

are proudly running the

Post to Pub billycart race.
Sunday the 25th of October.
Race starts 9.30

Entry forms can be picked up from…
St Andrews Hotel.
St Andrews Stock and feed.
St Andrews General store.

Any inquiries call
Melissa Vickrage 0419 726 540.
Terry Melbourne 9710 1658.
Suzie Waters     0433 799 923.

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Hear Brant Webb – survivor of the Beaconsfield Mine disaster


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St Andrews Community theatre

St Andrews theatre are running a month of Thursday night arts cafe in the old guides hall Cherry Tree Rd Hurstbridge

Cafe` Nu !!!

Every Thursday night in October
7.30 to 9.30
Old guides hall Cherry Tree Rd Hurstbridge
Bookings phone 0403 766 732.
$ 10.00 entry bottomless coffee tea and toast….

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Kinglake National Park Community Day

Please find attached an invitation to a community day at Kinglake NP. The Park is not open to the public yet so note the special shuttle arrangements..



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