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The Compost Conversation – Biocharging your compost

There is lots of interest, quite a bit of hype and some pretty optimistic hope pinned on biochar...

Inspirational speaker

Woodend's Victoria Hotel will be the venue for another inspirational guest speaker for the first Birds of a Feather event for 2024.

The Compost Conversation: The cure for your compost

It can be tempting to try to spread our compost out before it is fully cured, but there are good reasons to not rush things.

The Compost Conversation – Straightening the hay from the straw

There is a bit of confusion out there between ‘straw’ and ‘hay’. You hear them used interchangeably but they are quite different...

Emergency guide launched

Mount Alexander Shire residents now have access to a new Emergency Essentials Guide thanks to the Castlemaine SES and input from other local emergency services.

Radio gives kids a voice

A new radio program 'Mount Alexander Kids Radio' (MAK Radio) is giving local kids a voice on community radio station MainFM 94.9.

Charity lunch at Trentham

The Cosmopolitan Hotel will host an inaugural International Women's Day Charity Lunch in Trentham on Friday March 8.

Swap keeps clothes from landfill

The Trentham Fashion Swap team is hosting the first of four clothing swaps for 2024 on Sunday February 18, in a great new location at the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre.

Reflections of a composter

In this week's Compost Conversation, the team from YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) bid farewell to their very first YIMBY composter....

The Compost Conversation – with Joel Meadows

The big chop It’s important to chop our compost ingredients fine enough so that they have the right consistency...

Sowing seeds of kindness

A robust community garden in New Gisborne is helping to put fresh food on the table for vulnerable residents.

Making Riddell resilient

Riddells Creek 72 Hour Emergency Team will ensure its community has a plan immediately following a disaster event.