Community Building

Tomorrow is a big day for community building.

In the morning Kim and I are going to Gisborne to hold a cheese-making workshop for Christine and her gardening group.  Christine writes a lovely blog at Slow Living Essentials.  The workshop goes from 10am to 1pm, and will be lots of fun.  Ben is also coming and wants to be my assistant.  A bit of Father/Son bonding which I cherish.  So we will have great conversations with lots of like minded people.  I am looking forward to it.

While we are at the workshop, some of the Melton Sustainable Living Group members will be manning an info stall at our local Bunnings Warehouse from 10am to 3pm.  Kim and I are hoping to get back for the last hour to help out.  It is part of the company’s spring launch, and is open to all community groups in the area.  We will get to meet lots of interesting people, and hopefully sign up a few more members for our group. 

Then it is home for Megan’s (daughter 20) birthday bash.  I am cooking a beef rogan josh, and a chicken tikka for her, with lots of little side dishes.  Lots of friends and family to enjoy the evening with.  I think I will be knackered after the days events!

Have fun on your weekend!  What community building activities do you have planned?


  1. says

    Hi Gav,

    Here is a little sneak peak at what I have been up to in my local community. I created this FB page last week.

    I will write more about it soon on my Blog but this group has grown out of the City of Sydney Green Square Sustainability Leadership program that I have been apart of.

    It is very exciting to be apart of the visualisation and planning of this community group.

  2. says

    @ Dad. Cheers mate, I will pass it on to her. Looking forward to seeing you and Norma in a few weeks time.

    @ Kirsty, great to meet you, had a great time.

    @ Christine, thank you so much for organising it all. The kitchen was a fantastic facility, even though we had fun trying to get into it. Glad that everyone liked the cheese. It will taste even better tomorrow!

    Gav x

  3. says

    Thanks for a fantastic cheesemaking session! It was fascinating to see the milk transform into a stretchy, pliable and then firmish cheese. Like Kirsty, I’m really looking forward to trying it out tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of the day. :)

  4. says

    Thanks for an awesome workshop, the cheese is delicious and a great chemistry experiment to play with. Can’t wait to try my mozarella tommorrow when the full flavour comes. Hope you have a great party tonight.

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