Follow up

 Wednesday 18 June      7.30 pm                                      

 Uniting Church Hall --  cnr Market & Camp Sts,


Trentham Sustainability Group is keen to follow up on Mark Wakeham's compelling message.   To quote Mark, "2014 will be a critical turning point in the protection of Victoria's environment ... we have a real opportunity to make the natural environment and climate policy a defining issue of the 2014 state election campaign."

A meeting will be held to discuss our thoughts and what action we might take up as a group over coming months.

Hope you are able to attend what is bound to be an interesting and important round-table discussion, with hopefully some strong action outcomes.

for more info - email or phone Glenda 5424-1727.


10 am

at Trentham Farmers Market

(third Saturday each month)


Do you have a glut of broad beans?  Too much rhubarb or salad greens?  Bring them along and swap your produce for something else!  No $$ are involved!!


You can swap:       fruits and vegetables                home-grown eggs

                             mulch and manure                             seeds and seedlings

                             worms and worm juice              cut flowers and herbs

                             recipes and gardening advice   jams, sauces and chutneys


What better way to meet other keen gardeners, swap your produce, reduce waste and have a yarn.

One gardener’s glut is another gardener’s lunch!  Come along at 10 am to the next Farmers Market.

Sustainable House Tour  2014
TSG is hosting a Sustainable House Tour on

watch this space for the next tour

Tour 4 local homes to view energy efficient designs and sustainable features.  You can also talk to the owners about their building experiences and living in their homes.  Observe retro fitting, thermal mass in action; solar and much more. The benefits of energy saving and more.



Our food and agriculture sector has seen massive changes over the past few decades, including decreased viability of many family farms, a reduction in farm labour availability and the elimination of local supply chains by huge multi-national food processors with absolutely no interest in our community.

There are now opportunities to rebuild a diverse and supportive network of producers in Trentham and surrounding districts, creating local partnerships from primary producer right through to retailer and consumer, and creating fair terms of trade for all parties. It has never been easier to establish a small business, and there is a rapidly growing number of consumers who are seeking Victorian produce, especially from our region.

So what future do you see for agriculture and food production in our community?

Earth Hour    - Click on link below to find out when and where the next Earth Hour is:

Earth Hour When it first began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour galvanized 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses to turn off their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change. In 2010, a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display in support of the one thing that unites us all – the planet!
Join people world-wide and switch off your lights from 8.30pm-9.30pm in a collective display of commitment to protect our unique, one-of-a-kind, only-one-we've-got, Planet Earth.
  • Have a late night candlelit dinner with someone special ... how romantic.
  • Play shadow puppets on the wall with the kids.  Make sure that bunny can run faster than the dog or he’ll get eaten up!
  • Go for a walk through the forest and see if you can spot any possums, koalas or owls.
  • Hide and seek with the kids – you’ll find it’s more challenging in the dark!