Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Peppertree Place Upcoming Open Gate Event

Upcoming Events
Well Swung

April 7th - this Saturday! 

Open Gate extends its opening hours from 10am-4pm.  

Well Swung - local Coburg jazz outfit will get you swinging and in the mood from 11.30am.

Tash will conduct a free composting and worm farming workshop for those of you keen to find out more about this garden resource free at your fingertips! So you've got the worms, the farm - but what now?! Get up close and personal with your soils best friends!! 
Workshop is free and starts at 11am.

Gemma is our Fresh Food Fermentation Fairy and is looking to run a series of workshops in April/May here at Peppertree Place. Come and find out why eating fermented food is so good for your second brain the gut and sign up to her workshops - from 1.00pm - 1.30pm

Coming Up in May and June:
The Walter Boys grace us with their musical presence at the May Open Gate

Giant Grass Design will run a workshop on 'Bamboo for the Backyard'. Munir and Mittul are our local bamboo experts who currently run workshops, build nature playgrounds, design and create amazing structures and sculptures with bamboo - not to be missed!
Diana Cotter - local garden design and school garden educator will be sharing her knowledge around the use of berries in the garden and doing the most for them so you get the fresh tasty goods in summer and autumn!

5th May Open Gate - Annual Scarecrow Competition - open to anyone, individuals, school groups, community groups. Entry is free - make your own scarecrow and enter to win prizes from our Plant Nursery!! For more information contact us via email: or drop in and see Mary in the Nursery.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Moreland Council is looking for an Urban Forestry Officer (ad)

Urban Forestry Officer

Closing Date: 23 Mar 2018
Location: VIC - Hadfield
Salary: $83,491.37 to $91,008.02
Work Type: Contract/Temp

  • 2 Year Term 
  • Key Strategic role
  • Full Time / Monthly RDO

Moreland City Council is seeking an experienced professional to take on a key role in the Open Space Maintenance Unit, to grow the Urban Forest in the municipality and delivering on commitments of its Urban Forest Strategy 2017-2027.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who has a good knowledge of trees and vegetation combined with sharp and innovative strategic nous, to deliver longer term and sustainable outcomes. The candidate will relish the opportunity to step into a brand new role, working with a dynamic team and enjoy contact with the community.

You are required to have a Degree or Advanced Diploma in Arboriculture (AQF Level 6) or equivalent. Experience in a similar role in local government and expertise in the management of an urban forest would be advantageous. 

Applicants need to address the key selection criteria from the position description to be successful in this role.

We are an equal opportunity and child safe employer, support inclusiveness and diversity, and are Values based.  Moreland - One Community Proudly Diverse.

Applicants may obtain a position description from our website at

Applicants for Council positions must be entitled to work in Australia.

[on behalf of City of Moreland]

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Robninson Reserve Community Garden is underway!

There is exciting progress to share regarding the upcoming Robinson Reserve Community Garden!

Council has prepared the site and the construction of core infrastructure (i.e. 6 raised garden beds) has begun. This first stage will be carried out every Friday over the next few weeks. The current, staged garden design is included below.

Once this construction stage is complete, the garden will be handed over to the community for planting and nurturing.

You are all invited to attend a meeting to discuss and get involved in the next stage of the garden on Thursday, 15 March, at 7:30pm at the House.

This meeting will be to discuss the roll-out of stage 2 and beyond. RRNH will be available for support and coordination, however a community-led committee will need to be established to ensure the running of the garden.

We would appreciate you forwarding this to anyone in the area who you think may be interested. If you are interested in being involved please email

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