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The historical Allwood Neighbourhood House in the heart of Hurstbridge township is one of our best community resources. Established in 1985, Allwood House has been operating as a Neighbourhood House with assistance from the Shire of Nillumbik and with Neighbourhood House Co-ordination Program funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Allwood’s superb garden setting and Victorian old-world charm is relaxed and welcoming, creating a wonderful environment for learning. It is an excellent venue for trainers, facilitators and ‘home grown experts’ to share their talents, skills and knowledge.
Rooms can be hired at very reasonable rates to enable affordable practical courses and workshops that add value to participant’s lives and to the spirit of community. Allwood House staff and committee are open to all ideas, suggestions and feedback on courses and other activities.
An Introductory Talk on Permaculture
Facilitator: Helen Bateman
Date: Saturday 22nd February 2- 3.30pm
Come along and learn the basics of Permaculture (permanent agriculture).
We will be discussing techniques for living on the land. Whether it be a large or small garden, there are a multitude of methods to make living sustainably an enjoyable and beneficial experience.
During the summer heat, we will discuss ways to tame the sun, making shade covers for small beds and mulching techniques for water conservation.
If there is sufficient interest we may establish an ongoing permaculture group.
Allwood House Activities