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YIMBY Composters

YIMBY – Yes in My Back Yard Compost bins are not often seen in front gardens, especially large ones with thermometers peeking out from the top.  But this is YIMBY, otherwise known as the Yes… Read More »YIMBY Composters

Resilience Retrofit

Home energy audit workshop Saturday, 24 February 2024, 10:30 am 12:30 pmSunday, 25 February 2024, 10:30 am 12:30 pm PLACES ARE LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY VIA Visit a heritage award-winning West End cottage, extensively… Read More »Resilience Retrofit


Nestled between a cake shop and an art shop, is a new addition to Barker Street Castlemaine. It’s name is Incarnation, and it’s where to find Holly Simpson and Britt Rouse, two design entrepreneurs with… Read More »Incarnation


It’s a small world in the Castlemaine gift shop, Tribe.  A small, unassuming shopfront tucked away in Barker Street reveals a vast array of products, all handmade with natural materials, and many of them tiny. Ange Rosemann opened the store 8 years ago, showcasing the work of local artists, such as Katherine Wheeler and Bridget… Read More »Tribe

Hand Picked

Ali’s path to renewable floristry When Ali Troup first started in the florist industry 24 years ago, she didn’t stop to consider sustainability. These days she doesn’t do anything without first thinking of the consequences… Read More »Hand Picked

The Maldon Bakery

In 2022 Rebecca Barnett bought the Old Bakery in Main Street Maldon. Until then, she’d been a frequent visitor to the town and loved its charm. Coming from generations of bakers, and having worked in… Read More »The Maldon Bakery

Castlemaine SC

How Castlemaine Secondary College Students won Solar Panels for their school In 2028 Beth Mellick , President of the School Council, wrote this article outlining how the school student body managed to win 50KW of… Read More »Castlemaine SC

CSC students launch VOTE_16

Mt Alexander Net Zero Working Group member, Heather Cummins, interviews students from CSC. Heather: “Tell me about Vote 16! Campaign” Sally: “Well, as Castlemaine Secondary College students we’re launching a VOTE 16 campaign: we’re campaigning… Read More »CSC students launch VOTE_16