We have a family of blue tongue lizards in our garden! These gentle creatures make short work of snails and slugs, including their eggs, providing great pest control. The garden volunteers discovered that they really like strawberries and there could be as many as three in our garden, hiding amongst the shrubs. They do cause […]
Ever dreamed of turning your backyard into a giant garden? Get inspired and rip up that turf! Lachie from Tree Frog Permaculture will share with you how to make a food-oasis, on a big or small property. Design your own backyard garden of Eden. The urban food forest is a sustainable long term food producing […]
Want to grow fresh leafy herbs and veggies at your back door, with minimum effort? Try Aquaponics! Lake Macquarie Landcare are running this great introductory course. Learn how to grow fish and veggies in your backyard all year round. You will learn the principles of aquaponics and the different options for starting your own. NOTE […]
Become a member of BNC today! As a not for profit organisation we receive a very small amount of funds from the Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) which is continually eaten up by rent increases (9% per annum), wage increases, electricity rises as well as the many costs in maintaining a 1939 building. […]
Habitat in Harmony is now having regular Landcare working bees – All welcome! 1st Friday of each month from 9am – 1pm. Bring a hat, covered shoes and a plate of food to share and enjoy a community lunch. The project aims to rehabilitate a degraded section of the creek banks in our community garden, […]
We are very fortunate to have such wonderful support from the local business community. A huge thank you goes out to the owners and staff of Everlong joinery who built and installed a fabulous new kitchenette for the habitat hut, and to Heath from M & H landscapes for the lovely and neat landscaping in the garden. We are […]
Despite popular belief, children are one of the largest groups in Australia that experience homelessness. In fact children under 18yrs make up 27% of Australians that are homeless. That’s 17,845 Children a year! Come along and enjoy morning tea on Friday 2nd September 9.30am and find out how Street Swags are tackling this issue head […]
Habitat in Harmony Community garden is starting regular working bees in our native habitat. All are welcome to come and lend a hand! 1st Friday of the month, starting at 9am – 1pm, meeting in the garden for morning tea. Thanks to Landcare for their continued support! Call us on 4947 0031 for more information.
BNC will be hosting Australia’s Biggest morning tea celebrations! Friday 27th May at 10:30am. Come down to Belmont Neighbourhood Centre for a delightful morning ta and support a wonderful cause, $10 donation per person. Bookings essential for catering purposes. Please contact BNC on 4947 0031 for any enquiries.
Fermenting workshops are back! Thursday 2nd June Advanced Class. 10am –2pm $35 Call us on 4947 0031 to book your spot, to learn about the delicious world of fermented foods. Some fermenting experience is required to get the most out of this workshop. Recipes include: Kompot, Injera, Lacto-fermented seasonal vegetables and more!