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Ferment 101Ferment 101

 Ferment 101 

Sat. November 10th - 10am-1pm

 Create your own unique Sourdough Mother, Yoghurt Mother, sparkling booch and pickles.

Social Activities


Trip to Creswick Woollen Mill

Eighteen members set off for our self drive visit to the Creswick Woollen Mill on Wednesday 19th June, a very cold morning. However, as we headed north the sun came out and it appeared warmer. All arrived at 10.45am for our tour. We were warmed by tea or coffee from the café and placed our choice of soup for lunch. Cost of the tour and lunch was $15pp.

The outside area was very noisy and included alpacas and goats (some only a few hours old), two very large merino rams, and a sheep dog and their handlers who gave us a talk on their activities with these animals. Then inside to view machinery once used for all processes of getting wool (merino), hair (alpaca and goat) and fur (possum) from the raw product to yarn suitable for weaving, knitting or other uses. Established in 1947, the mill is an Australian family business renowned for producing high quality natural fibre apparel, accessories and home wares. Once all manufactured here, much is now made overseas with Australian input. After a talk by the marketing department, it was lunch time and afterwards some time to go shopping.

The patisserie in Creswick was our last stop. Here we enjoyed coffee and exceptional pastries to fortify us for the trip back to Torquay. Plenty of the “3Fs” on this day. Thank you Peter.                        Coordinator Peter Lund

Friday 19th July: Movie at The Pivotonian

Corner of Moorabool Street and Verner Street Geelong. Movie: CLARE DARLING (French film) $11 pp. 11am session. Lunch at Man Bo Chinese Restaurant, 361 Moorabool Street (car parking allowed at Man Bo for those eating there).                                                                                                                                 Coordinator: Peter Lund

Friday 16th August: Mystery Bus Trip

$52 per person (cost based on forty people going). Leave Surfworld car park 8.30am. Arrive back approximately 4.00pm. Direct bank payment code MT, with surname, or cash to treasurer. Money to be paid by 22nd July. Places are still available for this trip.                                                                            Coordinator: Michael Lambkin

Thursday 5th September: Government House and Latrobe Cottage

Must Bring Photo ID. Catch 7.35am train (Waurn Ponds). Need to be at the gates to Government House by 9.45am for security checks. Tour will commence at 10.00am and finish at 12.15pm. Cost $13 pp. (No NT concession for this tour). Maximum number allowed on tour is thirty. Twenty places have been reserved. Lunch at Jardin Tan Restaurant in the Botanical Gardens. Direct bank payment code GH with surname, or to the treasurer by 16th August, as we have to pay in advance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Coordinator: Liz Fowler

Tuesday 17th – Friday 20th September: Healesville

Three night stay at RACV Country Club Healesville to visit Archibald Portraits and various gardens and attractions in the Yarra Valley. This is a combined trip with the Garden Group. List of activities and pricing available from Peter Whitnall.                                                                                               Coordinator: Peter Whitnall

 Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th October: Grampians

 Three nights at Halls Gap and the Grampians (Grampians Wildflower Walkabout). Staying at Pinnacle Holiday Lodge, 21 Heath Street, Halls Gap, phone 53564249. Rooms $115 per double. Deposit of $50 to be paid direct to Pinnacle Holiday Lodge by 31st August.                                                                        Coordinator: David Hosking