Newlands mum Nelly Thomas - and resident comedian - has written a a great new children’s book and she’s seeking your support via a Pozible campaign. It was also illustrated by another Newlands mum – Sarah Dunk – so it’s 100% local!
The book is called SOME GIRLS and challenges gender and other stereotypes (SOME BOYS IS COMING IN 2018).
Please show these local talented artists support by spreading the word.
HOUSE SITTER REQUIRED: 21 Sept - 11 Oct in COBURG NORTH
We need a house sitter and carer for our dog and chickens.
The dates are: 21st of September to the 11th of October.
Our home is a lovely, 3 bedroom clincker brick in Coburg North surrounded by creek and park lands and a close walk to the Coburg Basketball stadium and Murray Rd transport. The house is equiped with the usual mod cons and a undercover deck for entertaining.
Most importantly, we have 3 chickens which need to have food and water topped up and a 2.5 year old black labrador that needs to be fed and walked. She is really lovely, gentle and healthy.
Call me to discuss dates if you are interested. :-)
NB: Could be the perfect non-stuff present for Dad (and the family*).
Saturday 2nd September 1-3 pm south of Murray Rd bridge, between Merri Trail and Connolly Avenue.
Hello locals and nearby neighbours,
Native Peas are an important part of our grassland. You may think they are tough little herby things; they are, but only once truly established. If we plant them in winter, they get a bit shocked and survival rates are quite low; if we plant them in spring they enjoy the warmer conditions but need a bit of nurturing over their first summer. Some are not very big so harder to track to learn how to do it right.
So planting Native Peas this Saturday leaves us with a slight problem ... and you, locals and near neighbours, may be the solution!
We are looking for people willing to:
- Come and plant some Native Peas with us on Saturday 2nd of September 1-3 pm.
- Add a label nearby plus record the planting position on a map, (so can be found again!). We also keep a copy of the map.
- Then ‘adopt’ 2-3 plants by checking on them every so often.
The checks and care are:
- Small watering (yes, small, maximum a small bucket a few times over summer).
- Note how they are doing.
- Maybe some gentle weeding at your own convenient time over the coming year.
These casual visits are easy for locals and nearby neighbours but if you are really committed, please step forward! The rewards could be flowering (and seeding, how exciting!) this year or the next. It could also be a ton of fun and learning, a lovely local networking opportunity and the chance to experience the seasonal looks and moods of the amazing and beautiful Murnong Patch while expressing true Caring for Country Together.
Oh, there will also be plenty else to do to enhance and care for the Murnong Patch including some less sensitive plantings.
* Family units and teams of friends or neighbours are welcome. It is up to you what you call family: married, not married, straight, gay, with children, without children ... We are after families (or persons) who value nature.
My friend Mr Akbar F. has recently settled in Australia and is an excellent gardener, available any day except Thursdays, at $30 per hour.
Akbar can respond to calls or text messages on his iPhone. However, he would prefer me to field any queries in the first instance. If you can offer him casual/regular gardening work please contact me on 0428 84 95 98 or email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your own details for Akbar’s future reference, if convenient.
Can anyone recommend a friendly, patient maths tutor for a high school student? We're looking for a tutor for a Year 10 student preparing for Maths Methods. Preferably someone who can come to our home in Reservoir on a weekday evening (near Gilbert Rd).
Join us on Thursday Night East Coburg Community House | 32 Nicholson St, Coburg
Free Information Session Coburg Good Karma Network | Thursday 31 August, 7 - 8 pm
Do you want to be more connected with your neighbours and find fabulous opportunities in Coburg?
Please RSVP online now or call 8528 2332 or just drop in!
Come and hear about this recently established network that encourages connection, sharing, problem solving and general good within the Coburg Community. Find out more about how you can join in to , share goods, skills and information, help find solutions to every day challenges and contribute to making your community safer.
The Good Karma Network is currently seeing residents for: * sharing and giving away unwanted household goods and other items *making recommendations on services *assisting each other with sustainability initiatives *sharing ideas and collaboration *seeking assistance with life’s everyday challenges
I have been busy researching & designing new workshops for Spring & Summer.
First one to celebrate the warmer months will be the Spring Equinox Cleansing Workshop on Sunday 24th September.
Spring Equinox is associated with rebirth & renewal, making spring a good time to cleanse. As we gently move out of our winter hibernation, the equinox marks a good time to reenergise the mind, body & spirit through movement & nourishment.
& yoga teacher Lori Curran to
this time of year
In a holistic approach combining yoga, nutrition & herbalism, this workshop will discuss medicinal properties of selected ingredients that support health & wellbeing during this shifting season. We will look at practical ways to support the kidneys, liver & digestive health as we begin to move closer to the warmer months of the year.
This 3-hour workshop will include:
- 90 minute yoga flow & meditation: a considerate yoga flow, aimed to create internal heat and begin the cleansing process, focused around the organs of spring (liver & gall bladder) - 90 minute nutrition & wellness component that will discuss selected foods & herbs, their cleansing & medicinal properties, along with a demonstration & tasting*
*Vegan tasting included – please contact Rasha Tayeh when you book if you have any allergies.
Lori Curran is a yoga teacher & remedial massage therapist. As a yoga student for over 10 years, Lori has practiced a variety of styles including Hatha, Iyengar, Amrit, Pranaa & Yin. As a practicing remedial massage therapist, her studies in both massage & yoga have been intertwined with a deep understanding for self-connection. Lori completed her formal yoga teacher training with Julie Gargano of Pranaa House, and has additional studies through the Mindful Yoga Academy and Zenergy for kids. She is a registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. For more info visitwww.thehumblenook.com
Rasha Tayeh is a holistic nutritionist, researcher & artist. Her practice is inspired by the seasons & ways in which we can enhance connections with our bodies, our communities & with nature. She combines principles of nutrition & herbalism in her wellness workshops. Rasha is a registered nutritionist with experience working in private practice, community health and academia. As an artist, she has exhibited nationally & internationally at various galleries including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image & the National Gallery of Victoria. For more visit www.rashatayeh.com
Urgent!! Help to fight bad development beside the Merri.
You can help us fight a proposal to build 21 townhouses of 3 or 4 storeys each, on a site in a bend of Merri Creek.
The steep site, in Spry Street, Coburg North, currently has one house. Many of the townhouses would be less than 20 metres from the top of the creek bank, with roofs towering 10-12m above the shared path - the picture is from the developers application. Some balconies are less than 3m from the Creekside open space.
A planning specialist is able to assist us in arguing for a better outcome at the Appeals Tribunal on 11th September. The Friends and local residents have already contributed and are seeking donations to help pay the fees (heavily discounted).
We need to make the best possible case to protect our creek valley from intrusive over-development like this.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION to FoMC via EFT: Bendigo Bank BSB 633000, Account 143872729. Reference: Spry St.
7 – 8 pm Thursday 31 August Come and hear about this recently established network that encourages more connection, sharing, problem solving and general good within the Coburg community. Find out more and how you might join in.
My family and I are planning our next visit to Melbourne for Jan-March 2018 and would be most grateful for any information on house sitting or sublet opportunities during that time suitable for a tidy and responsible family of three (Mum, Dad and almost-two-year-old).
Although I'm originally from Melbourne, I've been based overseas for the last few years and am excited that this will be my first trip with my son. I'll be undertaking a research residency at the State Library of Victoria during that time and we would be happy to take care of gardens, dogs, cats, chickens or anything you need, and of course also to provide personal, local references from previous house sits and employers at the University of Melbourne.
I have a request on the behalf of Coburg High School. We have a wonderful group of teachers involved in creating a mural for the school around the "Respectful Relationships" initiative. We need exterior paint and wondered if anyone had some left over from a project and would like it to go to a good cause. If you can help please email email@example.com.
On Saturday afternoon (between 4 - 5.30pm) I was teaching my son how to ride his bike along the path in FG Cox Reserve, when his red AFL footy ball which I had left under a tree near the BBQs was taken. If this was picked up by accident can you please return to us - just throw it over the fence 8 Claremont Street (just near the park). My son was very upset that someone could take his footy ball from him as he loves kicking the ball around!! Thanks. Gretchen.
I'd like to promote my local business I run from my workshop in Coburg North.
My business name is Tubs and Technology and I specialise in washing machine, clothes dryer. and technology repairs. I love working in my local area I have been doing repairs and maintenance in this field since I was 17 years old (that's over 25 years eeps!!).
A previous client posted a recommendation to your site so I wanted to formally introduce myself.