802, 2024

How does your edible garden grow?

February 8, 2024|Categories: Edible Garden Group|

The Edible Gardens Group (EGG) is bringing you 2 open gardens this month on Barrand Street, in the heart of Apollo Bay. These gardens are centred around young families and demonstrate that small blocks can be super productive!

Please join us at 2pm on SUNDAY 18th February, kicking off at number 8 Barrand St, Apollo Bay.

Bring along a plate to share for afternoon tea or any excess produce from your gardens.

Hope to see you all there!

802, 2024

Kennett River: Native Pollinators and Beneficial Insects of the Otways

February 8, 2024|Categories: Workshops|

Have you ever wondered.. what bug is that? Or how to attract native pollinators to your garden?

Been confused about whether something is a bee, a fly or a wasp? Or wondered why some insects are so attracted to light at night?


Get curious and have all your questions answered by expert field naturalist and President of the Upper Campaspe Landcare Group, John Walter at not just one.. but two free events in #Yuulong/#LaversHill this February!


Event 1: Workshop and Garden Walk

Meet our native pollinators and other beneficial insects

When: Friday 9 February 2024

11:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Yuulong Public Hall, 5705 Great Ocean Road, Yuulong


Event 2: Insects after dark – Who are the night visitors?

Discover nocturnal native insects at our light-sheet night.

When: Friday 9 February 2024

Time: 7.30pm – Midnight – Drop in anytime

Where: Location will be emailed to participants


Book your spots here.


These events are part of the Lavers to Lighthouse Landcare Group (Hordern Vale Glenaire) Understanding our Land: From Hordern Vale to Yuulong workshop series.


Thanks to Landcare Victoria for their assistance in funding these events.

3012, 2023

Spring ’23 News

December 30, 2023|Categories: Newsletters|

A wonderful summary of the Spring quarter for you to enjoy with a cuppa or a refreshing drink in the garden.  Whether you’re interested in plants, landscape restoration, community education and connection, pottery, or wondrous life forms of the sea or soil, there’s something in there for everyone.

View or download here: SOLN Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2023

512, 2023

Next Edible Gardens event: WED 20th December, 4pm

December 5, 2023|Categories: Edible Garden Group|

What a lovely Sunday morning we all spent together on 26th November at Fiona’s and Shelly’s gardens.

A huge thank you to both of them for showing us around their plots and discussing what works well for them. I was inspired to get working in my veg, herb and berry patches!

Our next event is WEDNESDAY 20th December at Anne’s place in Wongarra.
Meet again at Apollo Bay Community Gardens at 4pm to work out carpooling and get the address from me.

Prepare for Southern Otways weather, bring along a little something to share for afternoon tea if you can, or any excess produce from your gardens that you’d like to swap/share.

Look forward to seeing you all again.
3011, 2023

SOLN end of year celebration

November 30, 2023|Categories: Events, Nursery|

YOU ARE INVITED to a festive end-of-year celebration of Southern Otway land and ocean caring, as we raise glasses to our wonderful network of volunteers ✨

It’s time for SOLN to say THANK YOU for another year of dedicated volunteering and commitment to Landcare ✨

Please join us on:
SATURDAY 9th December, from 6pm
SOLN Support Centre & Nursery.

We’re providing all food, live music and a celebratory atmosphere.
BYO drinks and a glass.
BYO decoration to hang on The Tree.
BYO a wrapped homemade or grown Kris Kringle to gift another.

RSVP BY 26th NOVEMBER is essential so we can cater properly for everyone.
Tell us how many folks are coming with you and any special dietary requirements; RSVP here:

We look forward to celebrating with you! ✨ 🌱 ✨ 🌱 ✨ 🌱 ✨ 🌱 ✨ 🌱 ✨

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