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Start Time & Date
6:00pm, Tuesday the 17th of September, 2013
End Time & Date
8:00pm, Tuesday the 17th of September, 2013
Location
6-8 McCartin Street, Leongatha 3953
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To be held in the SGSC Meeting Room 2 (next to Council Chambers), access via Michael Place, Leongatha. Brad Shone will be talking about his energy efficiency program with Kildonan and will provide an opportunity for members to consider what are the barriers to low income community members accessing sustainable products, including energy efficiency, food, and what we might be able to do to reduce these.

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Anna Kilborn

Hey Juneen The idea of more community space is important when Councils are rationalising and reducing their holdings of "unutilised" land. Also worth congratulating South Gippsland Shire Council for their support of food gardens in the main street of our local towns - eg Foster's footpath parsley/brocolli/silverbeet. A fantastic initiative. Also, note that the Putting Locals First (PLF) fund through Regional Development Victoria (RDV) has recently provided funding for community gardens to be established in Gippsland, where community support and benefit can be demonstrated. They fit in under the "Local Community Initiatives" section of the fund. I currently sit on the RDA Gippsland Committee, and we have a role in approving funding applications through the PLF fund - it's about Gippslanders making funding decisions for Gippsland communities. It's worth talking to the Grants Officer at your local Council (or check out the RDV website: www.rdv.vic.gov.au/putting-locals-first-program) if there is a viable community garden project in anyone's mind.

6 years ago
DrChris James

We need to find alternative positive ways to lift public awareness on issues of conservation and the environment. I have opened an art gallery on the South Gippsland Highway, just outside Welshpool.
The Smallest Gallery in Gippsland supports the Wilderness Society and it is the home of Artists for the Environment. The Smallest Gallery is designed to assist the work of artists who feel they have a deep connection with nature and aim to express this sentiment through their work for the purpose of raising public awareness on conservation issues and the protection of wildlife.
The gallery offers: Workshops and individual mentoring.
Free exhibition space. Video production. Help with business plans, advertising and marketing. Entry into online arts communities. Discussion and participation in policy and submission writing. The Gallery is open on weekends, 10am -4pm or by appointment. Inquiries to: Chris James 03 5688 1081.

The Smallest Gallery in Gippsland supports the Wilderness Society and it is the home of Artists for the Environment. The Smallest Gallery is designed to assist the work of artists who feel they have a deep connection with nature and aim to express this sentiment through their work for the purpose of raising public awareness on conservation issues and the protection of wildlife.

The Gallery is open on weekends, 10.am -4pm or by appointment. Inquiries to: Dr Chris James 03 5688 1081.

6 years ago
Skye Radcliffe-Scott

Thanks Juneen, that is a really important benefit of community gardens to highlight!

6 years ago
Juneen Schulz

My thoughts on sustainable, seasonal and local food for low income community members is to encourage more public space to have community gardens where these people can access a space that is close by their residency and place of frequent travel, eg on the way to the shopping centre.

6 years ago
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