Archive | Sustainability

BNC is going solar!

BNC is going solar! Big thanks to Pat Conroy MP and the Shortland Stronger Communities Program for providing grant funds towards the project. Belmont Neighbourhood Centre was fortunate to receive grant funding for the installation of a solar system. The panels will provide our centre with elecricity and reduce our reliance on the energy grid. […]

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Community Garden Update – Newly Constructed Fruit Fly exclusion Shade House

The clever volunteers from Habitat in Harmony Community Garden have just installed a tomato enclosure to prevent fruit fly. The tomato house in our community garden is now complete and is already showing the benefits. The 4 varieties of tomato are flourishing I.e. Roma, ox heart, grosse lisse, and pineapple tomato. Several capsicum plants are […]

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Bees Wax Food Wraps Workshop

Are you looking for a ecofriendly solution to plastic? Come along and discover the art of making beeswax wraps, a versatile food wrap system that keeps food fresher for longer. Made from natural ingredients the wraps are reusable, toxic free, water resistant and eliminate waste. So throw away the plastic food wrap and join us. […]

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Fermenting Workshop

Back due to popular demand is a BNC’s Fermenting Workshop! Chris will be back to teach you all about the health benefits and taste sensations of fermented foods. This is a beginners class which will suit those who are new to fermenting and those who have some experience. Includes 3 Hour workshop, morning tea, taste […]

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Purple podded peas. 

Something a little unusual from our community garden – purple podded peas!  Do you remember gathering around a table to help your folks shell peas for dinner? This is something that happens less and less these days, with few people growing peas for shelling- especially seeing that they are so readily available in supermarkets, at […]

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Aquaponics workshop by Lake Mac Landcare

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 […]

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Advanced fermenting techniques

Monday 23rd November 10.30am – 1pm $35 per person, including morning tea. Bookings essential! 4947 0031 This workshop will cover fermenting concepts in more depth, and include lesser known, unusual ferments which you can make at home. Prior fermenting experience is recommended to get the most out of this workshop. Recipes include Gundru, lacto fermented […]

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