Term 1 Program & 2021 Projects

Posted on: February 16, 2021, by :

We are excited to welcome the community and our user groups back for 2021 and once current restrictions lift we will be welcoming you into the House again. 

Our term one program can be downloaded HERE

This year we will be launching a number of new projects, some of which were on hold last year due to the pandemic. Dates for workshops and events this year will be available soon. In the meantime, you can find some information about these projects below and in our term program.

Albion Community Garden Project

This year, we’re launching a new community garden project exploring garden design and sustainability with the aim of developing a plan to improve and expand the community garden.

In the next couple of months we’ll be running some sessions looking at ways to expand and grow the garden, increase the garden’s productivity and sustainability, and providing the space for the community to get involved in growing and harvesting fresh produce, as well as opportunities for the community to come together through things such as workshops and produce swaps. 

If you’d like to be involved, send us an email and we’ll let you know about the upcoming sessions e: coordinator@kcnh.org.au

This project is supported by Brimbank City Council and Brimbank Climate Action.

Albion Food Justice Project

Supporting local community to address food insecurity and develop social connections.

Community Meals 
Community members are invited to a fortnightly lunch, to cook and eat together. Share your favourite recipes with us, or let us know your favourite dishes and we can cook and eat them together! You could also grow some herbs or vegetables in the community garden to use in the meals.
Every second Monday. February 22nd, March 8th & 22nd. Cooking from 11am, meal at 12pm.

Community Pantry
Come and collect some basic items from our pantry or produce from the community garden. Generally we can provide canned goods, milk, pasta, rice and bathroom and laundry supplies.
Every second Monday – February 22nd, March 8th & March 22nd between 1pm & 2pm

Climate Change in Brimbank 

In 2020 KCNH and Brimbank Climate Action produced a local version of global fibre art project the Tempestry Project which uses climate data to represent the changing climate through the creation of temperature tapestries or ‘tempestries’. Our project charts Brimbank’s  changing climate from 1949 to present and was produced by volunteers.

The exhibition will be on show at Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House from Tuesday 2 March.  

This project is supported by Brimbank City Council.

Communities Environment Program

As part of our Communities Environment Project, KCNH is planting 8000 indigenous plants at sites along Kororoit Creek in partnership with Friends of Kororoit Creek (FOKC).
Last year, during lockdown we planted the first 3000 plants and propagated 1000 native grasses and wild flowers using seed collected by the fabulous folk at FOKC.

This year we will be running some citizen science events in partnership with Science for All as well as holding some community planting days with the support of FOKC.

This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program.

Homework Club Seeking Volunteers

Volunteering your time to help primary students with their reading and homework is a hugely rewarding experience. 

KCNH Homework Club is seeking new volunteers who can commit to regular shifts. KCNH Homework Club runs every Tuesday during school terms from 4pm to 5.30pm. 

If you enjoy working with young people and being part of a welcoming, vibrant community, we’d love to hear from you! 
Email homeworkclub@kcnh.org.au