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The Power of Rocket Stoves – SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

The Power of Scythe – Learn to Scythe workshop

The Power of Rocket Stoves

16 Fourteenth St – Hepburn
Date(s) – 8 Sep – 9 Sep
9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Yes, it be time for another VEG rocket stove and efficient combustion workshop led by Tim Barker and Joel Meadows. This course will blow your mind showing you how you can use low-cost, easy-built, efficient combustion systems for all your heating and cooking needs. Join us at beautiful Melliodora in Hepburn, Victoria (one of the best-known permaculture demonstration properties in the world!) where we’ll delve deep into a suite of simple, low cost and crazily fuel-efficient technologies we’ll show you how to build yourself.

The ticket price is $300 early-bird price till July1st, 2018 then $350 full price thereafter.

Bookings via VEG website 

The Power of Scythe – Learn to Scythe workshop



In this one-day workshop you will learn to cut grass, trim weeds and harvest grains with this elegant and simple tool – no petrol, low noise and great ergonomic exercise.

You will come away knowing:
how to sharpen and maintain the blade
how to size a snath (handle) to your height
the best postures and actions to use to keep your back happy
the right blade for the job
how to mow and trim in real Australian conditions.

Lunch provided – we will enjoy a ‘plowman’s lunch’ from local and home-made wholesome food.


In Detail
Date: November 7th, 2015
Time: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Venue: Castlemaine
(address will be emailed on registration)
Cost: Option 1 – $160 Option 2 – $420

Register online here.
More information: Ph. (03) 5470 5313

Joel Meadows (the Happy Reaper) lives in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, and has been scything for 8 years. He is a permaculture educator and energy/building consultant.

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