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Festive Season best wishes

Posted on 23 December 2011 by e-news

Dear MASG supporters and members,

We have had another action packed year of projects, advocacy and action on sustainability. Download the MASG Report of activities 2011 here (206kb).

MASG continues to be an important organisation locally and nationally in the move towards a more sustainable world and that is due to the hard work of our committee, staff, volunteers and members.

We hope you have a safe and peace filled festive season and we look forward to working with you all next year.

MASG Office hours closure

The office will close Friday December 23rd and re-open Thursday January 19th.

Happy Holidays questions ? if you have any questions or queries during the office closure please contact Dean on 0448 327791

Comfy Homes Website

Deanna finishes up with MASG today (officially) though she will be dropping in from time to time in the New Year.

Check out the Comfy Homes website for all you building or renovating needs.

Deanna has created the Comfy Homes website and built a myriad of links to local products, services and tradies that can help you make your home more comfy and lower your bills.

 Make it a first stop destination whenever you are considering doing a reno or retro or a sustainable build. The link is easy to find: just go to the MASG website and select the Comfy Homes button or click here.

 The more it’s used the more feedback we will get so spread the word about this sensational local resource!

The Hub Plot Jottings

At our recent end of year celebration we cooked up a feast in the garden. We cut up vegetables brought from our own gardens and from The Hub Plot. Mischa then cooked up a storm in what seems like the biggest Wok in the world. How delicious was that?!

The great Xmas Garlic tasting at the Hub Plot

One of our pre-dinner tricks was a garlic tasting from home-grown garlics ranging on the scale of ‘hotness’ from 4 to 9. 9 being ‘dynamite’. Wow, did they pack a punch!!
Then to top it off a summer pudding made from homegrown organic raspberries, loganberries and boysenberries was given the stamp of approval by all.

Enjoying the bounty and the benefits of the hard work at the Hub Plot Xmas lunch

Thanks to everyone who brought food to share. What a great evening we all had.

Meanwhile back to work in the garden on Monday and ;
• Peter and grand-daughter completed the wire for our beans/peas to climb up in future
• we’ve had new plumbing done to catch more water from the Baptist Church hall
• there was the great unveiling of the wicking bed seedlings and wow, have they grown!
• Wendy showed her prowess with backing a trailor and delivered a whole load of greens for the compost
• and Dora, with yet another of her wonderful cakes, added to our waistlines and our enjoyment.

Summer pruning workshop;  The Garden of St Erth on the 8th of Jan. see the Diggers webite or if you want more info or want to carpool contact Heather 0409327791

Many thanks, have a safe Christmas and we are looking forward to working with you all next year on Monday mornings.

Sustainable House Tour: Feb 25th

Start off the new year with sustainability style. Join the MASG sustainable house tour.
4 great houses, guest speakers, a full day of touring and learning about sustainable housing.
NEW prices $30. Concession/MASG members $20 / $50 a couple

Deb Taylor and Carolyn Neilson will be contacting those who have already indicated they would be keen to volunteer soon. If you want more details on volunteer opportunities or on the tour contact Carolyn  or 54 70 6325

Limited places: bookings taken online now!

Mount Alexander Community Wind Project

The first newsletter of the community wind project to interested people went out today.

 IF you would like to become a supporter of MACW join online   or email us to subscribe to the newsletter

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