Catch up on our latest local news in The Croaker, check out our upcoming Events, Workshops and regular Activities.
Saturday 22nd February, 8pm
Dean’s Marsh Community Hall
The story of the white man who went black and came back.
Written & performed by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Dramaturgh: Paul Hampton & Director: Sue Ingleton.
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky performs the amazing story of escaped convict William Buckley (1780 – 1856).
Friday 20th March at 7pm
Deans Marsh Hall
Opening Night of the Deans Marsh Festival
A funny, vivacious, new show inspired by real stories from Aussie summer days where friends reminisce about the simpler times.
Ladies of the Bay returns after a sold out season in 2019.
Nat, Tracy, Fiona and Naomi have grown up together in the Bay. They have gone through many life changes, but their enduring friendship carries on with their summer tradition – camping at the caravan park. Here, they gossip, tell it like it is and reveal secrets all over a cheeky glass at happy hour. But when tragedy strikes their town will these childhood friends be there for one another?
Ladies of the Bay will take you laughing and crying back to your own summers. Sometimes all we have are the memories.
Experience Our Hinterland all Weekend
Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020
Come and celebrate the rich and diverse hinterland community of artists, crafts people, local producers and musicians at the annual Deans Marsh Festival.
Grow Make Gather – Deans Marsh Festival
Sunday 22nd March
Grow Make Gather is a local project facilitating educational workshops and community events focused on sustainability, growing and preparing nourishing food. Inspiration for this project has come from a passion to gather community around local food, DIY skills and resilience.
Come down to the Grow Make Gather space and see what they are up to!
Beginners Composting 101 Workshop
Saturday 21st March, 10am – 12pm Deans Marsh Community Cottage
Come and join us to learn some basic skills on composting. This will be a hands on workshop where we will explore worm farming and various composting methods.
Prepare to get your hands dirty!
Introduction to Sauerkraut and Fermented Vegetables
Saturday 21st March, 2pm – 4pm Deans Marsh Community Cottage
Come and joins us to learn how to make sauerkraut and lacto fermented vegetables. A simple way to improve your gut health and preserve your excess veggies!
EXPLORE DEANS MARSH CYCLING LOOPS
The Cottage is now offering a quality printing and copying service to members of the community, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 1pm (alternate times may be available on request).
Cost per copy:
A4 Black and White 0.05c
A4 Colour 0.10c
A3 Black and White 0.10c
A3 Colour 0.15c
“WALKING THE BARWON RIVER
from Source to Sea”
By Jennifer Morrow and Peter Greig, design by Gillian Brew.
You can purchase the book from The Store Deans Marsh or contact Jennifer on 0407 555 056. This beautiful book featuring stunning photography is $30, with all proceeds going to restore the health of the Barwon River.
We are delighted to be your local outlet for the NEW Otway Life Almanac 2020 – contact us to get your copy of this fabulous publication.
Lots of news, information and great stories all for $10
Our Regular Activities
MADCAP – Marsh And District Community Action Plan
The Deans Marsh and District Community Action Plan
The Deans Marsh Cottage has been successful in gaining funding for our community to create a community generated action plan.
We are delighted to confirm that Peter Kenyon from The Bank of Ideas has been appointed to work with us over the next few months to facilitate the development of the plan. In 2019 Peter was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his international and national community development initiatives.
There will be a range of opportunities and activities both formal and informal for you to be involved. Regular updates will feature on the Deans Marsh Community Cottage website, Cottage Facebook page, The Cottage fortnightly email update and printed information.
We are trained to ask:
“What’s wrong and how we fix it?”
Instead start by asking:
“What works, what have we got, what’s possible and who cares”
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