Monday, September 28, 2009

Flowerdale Video on ABC Website

The ABC have done a documentary for their Website on Flowerdale.
The Before Story, Night of Fire, The Aftermath & The Recovery.
Stories are done by Lyn Gunter, John De Maria, Peter Bryne & John Burgess.

Well worth to look at very informative and explains how it was, how we have come so far and the ongoing recovery.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Womens Dinner Flowerdale Hall 28th October

Womens Dinner Flowerdale 28 Oct

Wildflower Bush Walks

Wildflower Bush Walks

Storytime Dates for Playgroups

Storytime Dates Play Groups

Patchwork Quilters Around the World

Patchwork Quilters around Around, New Zealand & USA have been making quilts as gifts for people affected by the recent fires.

If fire-affected people would like a quilt please give your name & contact details to Anne at Patchwork Connections in Healesville. ph 5962 4256

Delivery of quilts can be arranged, by contacting Glenys 0414 363 928

New Hub Operating Hours

New Hub Operating Hrs

Managing Steep Hills Workshop

Managing Steep Hills with Wisdom, Wire and Water,

Reading the Landscape farm workshop

Wednesday 14 October 2009
9.30am - 2.30pm
“The Three Sisters” Strath Creek (
Enter via mailbox 2724 King Parrot Creek Rd).

RSVP to Ian ph: 5794 9279

Monday, September 21, 2009

Flowerdale Garden Gnomes bring School Garden Back to Life

Over the last six months a group of parents known as the Flowerdale Garden Gnomes have put in an enormous effort together with the school staff and students to rebuild and repair the Primary School gardens that were severely damaged after the fires on Black Saturday.

It is a real inspiration to see the community banding together and making the gardens better than they were before. Many of the people in the video below lost all they had yet still worked tirelessly to get the gardens back.

Flowerdale Primary School has entered the School Garden Awardss and we wish all involved the best of luck in the awards.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association from UK Visits Flowerdale

Peter Auty met with a delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association from the U.K. at the Flowerdale Villlage on Monday 14th.
The delegation were interested the effects of the bushfires on communities which suffered from the fires. Peter and the delegation discussed Flowerdale's needs and the ways the community had set up organisational structures to satisfy those needs and gain outcomes requested by the community.
Although the visit was only short, the discussion was wide-ranging, open and stimulating. Members of the delegation said that they had gained some important insights into problems and solutions, and would take away a determination to assist in any way possible. It is hoped that the outcomes of the meeting may provide some assistance to any other communities affected by natural disasters.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pete's Poem - Johnny and the Weasels

Back in April we posted Peter Auty's poem about the events of Black Saturday. That poem was read out at the memorial day and also in the Victorian Parliament. Peter is now on the Flowerdale Recovery Committee and has been working hard to drive the recovery effort in Flowerdale.

"Johnny and the Weasels" expresses the frustration felt in the Community by the slow process of recovery.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Flowerdale Community Dinner

Community Dinner Flyer

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Attention Flowerdale Community Groups

Flowerdale Community Groups

Flowerdale Quilting & Craft Group

Flowerdale Quilting & Craft Flyer

Flowerdale Playgroup

Music & Rhythm 2

New Life Party

Pamper Day

Holiday Programs

Holiday Programs

If you would like your teenager to attend below Holiday Program please contact Leanne Pleash, Hub, Flowerdale or phone 57802704 for enrolment information.

Kinglake Secondary Holiday Program

Updated Community Information 9th September

Update Information 9th September for Blog

Flowerdale Recovery Committee Minutes of Meeting

Minutes of Meeting 24th August

Minutes of the Meeting 31st August

Material Aid - Flowerdale

The Flowedale Recovery Committee in conjunction with DHS and VBRRA, have been auditing the need for material aid here in Flowerdale, you would be aware a survey was conducted and this information has been collated.
The main priorities identified were for canned food, for both human and pet consumption, and for summer clothing. There are other close resources and facilities to source these requirements from, and the lack of available funding to keep the portables functional at the Hub in Flowerdale, will mean closure of material aid in Flowerdale.
Alternatives for food, if you are experiencing difficult times is available through Berry Street which is provided by the Community House.
All other material aid assistance can be accessed via the following:
- Case Managers (especially for large items such as fridges/couches etc)
- Moya White, VBRRA Donations Co-ordinator has vouchers on offer (see her at the hub to discuss)
- Pheasant Creek Warehouse provides clothing and other items.
- Salvation Army – Whittlesea
- St Vincents DePaul - Whittlesea
The community bus would be available to transport people/s to various other places to access aid (see Leanne Pleash, DHS at the hub).
After all was considered and discussed the material aid centre will close in Flowerdale on 30th September due the high costs of keeping the portables operational.
Please access and utilise this service before the 30th September.