Feb
10
to Sep 9

Working Bees 2nd Saturday each month - call in between 10am and 4pm

Drop into Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Bring gloves, sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (but please leave your beloved dog at home).  See you at the Garden.

 

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Sun Bear Children's Festival at Spring Creek
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Sun Bear Children's Festival at Spring Creek

Celebrating children's love of animals & nature. A fun day out at Spring Creek Reserve for the entire family with wildlife & conservation focussed activities, workshops, talks, music & food.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Endangered Wildlife Parade so come dressed up in your favourite endangered animal costume or make one on the day at one of the workshops.

Please register at www.sunbearfestival.com

For tickets and more info from the organisers at Sun Bear:

www.sunbearfestival.com

www.facebook.com/sunbearfestival

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Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Pick 'n' Plant

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

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Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Saturday Pick 'n' Plant

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

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Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Twilight Pick 'n' Plant

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

THIS IS THE LAST 'TWILIGHT' PICK N PLANT FOR THE SUMMER ,SO ENJOY THE EVENING AT DANAWA!

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Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday Twilight Working Bee

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

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New Moon Meditation
Feb
5
4:00 AM04:00

New Moon Meditation

NEW MOON MEDITATION

 

A time for new beginnings…

 

 

Cultivate your natural qualities of mindfulness and heartfulness

to deepen connection with Mother Nature and your own True Nature

 

 

Guided meditation in the beautiful space of Danawa Community Garden

 

February New Moon

Tuesday 9th 730-830PM

 

 

ALL WELCOME – ENTRY BY DONATION

ALL PROCEEDS TO DANAWA

 

 

BYO items for your comfort e.g., chair, cushion, rug

 

Meditation guided by Rich Bennett, Performance Psychologist, Om Psychology

 

Facebook: MindfulnessinMotion3228

Website: OmPsychology.com

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Jan
24
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Twilight Working Bee

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

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Managing your Garden, with Andrew Laidlaw
Jan
24
5:30 AM05:30

Managing your Garden, with Andrew Laidlaw

Andrew Laidlaw is the gardening expert on Radio 774 Saturday morning talkback, as well as being the landscape architect at the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens and running his own successful practice.

Andrew will be at Danawa to launch the Community Garden Summer Training program, helping you to 'Manage your Garden for successful production', and to answer your questions about gardening issues that you may have.

Topics of the talk will include

  • crop rotation,
  • feeding plants and
  • managing garden pests.

A general Q&A session will follow.

Entry will be Gold Coin Donation.

Wood-fired pizzas / other local food will be served.

Click here to watch a video interview with Andrew

 

Preliminary dates for the Community Garden Summer Training program are as follows :

Wednesday 17 February, 2016 at  Anglesea Community Garden (Entrance 4, 5 McMillan Street, Anglesea)

Raising crops from seed gathering to harvesting  - with Mike Robinson-Koss from Otway Greening – Native Plant Nursery

                                                >Seed collection and storage

                                                >Propagating from seeds

                                                >Sequencing plantings to produce a regular supply

                                                >The importance of watering

Friday 26 February 2016 at Community Garden 3231(2 Fraser Drive, Aireys Inlet)

Improving the soil  - with Andrew Lucas from Geelong Compost

                                                >The science of soil improvement

                                                >Making compost at home

                                                >Soil testing                      

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Jan
9
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday Twilight Working Bee

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

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Dec
27
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Twilight Working Bee

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake.

Being holidays we will have a  BBQ and light the Community Woodfired Oven, perhaps even go into the evening with some twilight cinema or music!

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

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Danawa Christmas Party
Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

Danawa Christmas Party

You and your family are invited to celebrate Christmas at the Danawa Community Gardens along with the members from SCEG (Surf Coast Energy Group) on Sun 20th December. Come along and share a great evening with friendly, fun and eco-minded people that all have a genuine passion for sustainability, supporting local businesses, creativity, gardening and home grown goodness.

sCHEDULE:

5.30 Creative corner with Julia - Make Christmas deorations with the kids

6.30-7.00 the Bonnie Upswelling Choir singing Christmas Carols around the CarolVan

6.45 Pot-luck Community Christmas Dinner - BYO and share ours

7.45-8.30 Drumming and dancing with WildMoves

There will also be children’s activities, a wishing tree, and a massive Christmas raffle supported by our good friends at Surfcoast Wholefoods, The Farmers Place, Real Thai Restaurant, and more!

Yay!

Date: Sunday 20th December

Time: from 5.30pm 

Place: Danawa Community Gardens, Spring Creek Reserve (near Torquay football oval & tennis courts)

 What to Bring:

  • A homegrown/homemade/locally produced salad or dessert
  • Chairs to sit on 
  • Drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Your Christmas spirit!

 Turkey, ham and roast potatoes will be provided

 Charity Support:

We also encourage you to bring along a wrapped children's gift (with gender tag on it) or some non-perishable food which Danawa and SCEG will donate to the local food bank/charity.

 Hope to see you there!!!! :)

Get all the latest news at the Facebook event page

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Dec
12
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday Twilight Working Bee

Drop into to Danawa to have a look around and help us out with some fun gardening jobs.

Prior to each working bee out garden and building teams will put up jobs to be done on the whiteboard, and we finish off with a cuppa, cake and maybe BBQ (or something from the Community Woodfired Oven).

Over summer the working bees start late afternoon - about 4pm , but bring gloves sunscreen and a hat just in case, and bring the kids (...but please leave the dog at home!).

We can help you to join up and organise a date for you to have a personal induction tour, or at least give you a brochure to take home.

 

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Build Grow Live in Torquay!
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Build Grow Live in Torquay!

Join SCEG and Danawa Community Garden in celebrating the wealth of sustainable living happening right here in Torquay!

Visit green buildings that range from our municipal buildings to private homes from 10 - 2pm

Engage with the builders, learn tricks to improve sustainability in your life, check out great stalls, and relax and share a bite to eat with your friends and family at Danawa Community Garden. 1-5pm

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Gumboot Dancing Demonstration & Workshop
Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

Gumboot Dancing Demonstration & Workshop

Visiting troupe of Gumboot Dancers dance up a storm at Danawa

Gumboot Boogie with Lucky and Yacou

Sunday 27th September, 11.00 – 12.30am

Lucky Lartey and Yacou Mbaye will be down from Sydney to perform at Melbourne Fringe and have said yes to a demonstration workshop at Danawa

The focus will be on families mixed abilities and FUN!!!!

Everyone needs to bring their gumboots

Enquiries Jacuie Dressens

https://www.facebook.com/jacquidreessens

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Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Garden Art Workshop, Planning Get-together (AGM) and Community meal -

  • Workshop at Danawa Community Garden starting at 3pm to make an arty sign for your plot (materials supplied)
  • Planning session to identify the priorities for the next year & create a big 'Jobs To Do' list on the whiteboard
  • Community meal - chop up some veggies together and let it cook in the oven, or bring something to share
  • And...if its a fine night we might even finish off with a movie!
  • This will comprise our AGM so please do attend and contribute to 'growing' the garden in some way

Keep in touch via the Facebook Event

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Sep
5
9:30 AM09:30

Field Trip to Aireys Inlet Community Garden

  • Aireys Inlet have about 60 members, lots of interesting things happening and lots of garden plots to look at!
  • We will join them at their regular working bee for a tour of the garden and chat with the members over coffee and cake
  • We are looking for everyone who has a plot at Danawa to try to come along to this!

Meet at Danawa at 9.30am to car-pool *  Keep in touch via the Facebook Event

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PermaBlitz
Jun
13
to Jun 15

PermaBlitz

A working bee with a difference - demonstrating permaculture in action, you will be guided by a group of permaculture designers to renovate the South Mandala area all in a day!

 

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