Spring into the Vege Patch

Rosina demonstrating worm farms at a previous open day
Rosina demonstrating worm farms at a previous open day

When: 10.00am – 2pm, Sunday 23rd October 2016
Where: 9-13 Railway Street, Moss Vale
What: Various activities including creating a vege patch from scratch, worm farm demo, solar energy talk & chooks in the back yard Q&A.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Lunch: $8 – includes pizza slices from our wood-fired pizza oven

REMINDER: Coming up next Wednesday is the Suncrowd Community Solar information night. Have you RSVPed?

Our local solar and battery bulk-buy is here!!

We’re so excited! We’ve just launched a local bulk buy program in the Southern Highlands with SunCrowd!


To find out more and to participate in the local community bulk buy campaign for solar and batteries, RSVP now to attend the local SunCrowd event:

Where: Mittagong RSL
When: 6-9pm Wednesday October 26

Local groups Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin) and the Moss Vale Community Garden are teaming up to bring solar technology to you in a way that’s affordable! The local groups are teaming up to make it easy, accessible, and at lower prices. With a huge 3,000 solar installations operating in the Highlands, you can join them, or if you are already enjoying energy from the sun, enhance your solar potential and SAVE!

On the back of the huge success of SunCrowd’s (& Australia’s) first ever solar & battery bulk buy in Newcastle earlier this year, residents in the Highlands can now participate. The Community Groups will benefit, you will be able to access the latest technology at the best price, and get free ‘smart’ advice on being energy wise – ethically, with no hard sell.

Here’s what you can expect at the event:

  • Receive expert information
  • Get one-on-one advice
  • Q & A with your local installer
  • See the technology & meet the suppliers
  • Access the exclusive campaign offers
  • Find out what to do if your Feed-In-Tariff is impacted by changes on 1st January 2017

So RSVP now — You don’t want to miss out!

Two locals, Miles Lochhead and Andy Lemann, both with a long history of working and advocating for sustainable causes, have come on board as SunCrowd event co-ordinators for the Highlands.

They can’t wait to help their local community improve energy management and access technology, affordably and ethically…..



Market Times for Winter Days

Spring has sprung, but evenings are still chilly and the Railway Street Market is still operating on cold weather time: Thursdays, 11am to 2pm
Railway St Farmers' Market Winter Hours 2016 Thursdays, 11.0am - 2.00pm
The Highlands truly local grower’s market, strictly for produce and value-added products grown in the shire, with stalls staffed by local commercial growers as well as some backyard producers.

Farmers Markets Start

The Railway Street Farmers Market is opening on the greens next to our community garden in Moss Vale on Thursday 28th January.
Farmers market poster
It will be a weekly grower’s market strictly for produce and value-added products grown in the shire and will comprise of stalls manned by local commercial growers as well as some backyard producers.
It will run between 3pm and 6pm to allow locals to shop during the week and at this stage has at least three local commercial growers, a sourdough bread and snacks stall, two backyard grower stalls selling jams and chutneys and locally raised seedlings of food crops and plants, a smoked trout stall, locally grown garlic, local olives and a coffee van selling free trade coffee and snacks made with local produce.
The market will be different to all other markets in the shire – a truly local farmer’s market!
I recommend you come down on Thursday 28th from 3pm and check it out.  It can only get bigger!!