Community

Plants for Rebuilding Gardens

Last Sunday the Mirboo North Shire Hall was not only filled with hundreds of donated plants: natives, herbs, succulents, flowering shrubs, orchids, but with local community members who wanted help with rebuilding gardens.   A Day of Community and Greenery If you had a small or large gap in your garden,…

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Rebuild and Refresh our Gardens: Plants and Planting Day

On Sunday 23rd June the Community Foundation is hosting a Plants and Planting Day at the Mirboo North Shire Hall thanks to the generosity of locals and neighbouring communities who are donating plants as well as their time to help the planting in gardens that have been impacted by February’s…

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The Community Foundation’s story on display at Mirboo North Library

This time last year the Community Foundation launched a book telling its origin story, called ‘From Rural Health to Community Strengthening’.  This book was written by Dr. Julie Fenley after much research and takes the reader from the Bush Nursing Hospital set up in 1932 through to the Aged Care…

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Mirboo North Recovery Fund continues to support Community

The Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund in the Community Foundation continues to make small grants to support the community in recovery.   This fund was set up post-storm and has been generously supported by local donors and those further afield.     Thanks to these donors we have given out a range…

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The Annemieke Mein exhibition at the Gippsland Gallery, Sale

A group of Mirboo North women enjoyed an opportunity to view the Annemieke Mein retrospective exhibition titled “A Life’s Work”.  This exhibition is currently being held at the Gippsland Gallery in Sale to celebrate the artists 80th birthday. Exploring Annemieke Mein’s Retrospective Exhibition The group travelled to the exhibition for…

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a fence with a poster that reads 'plant hope' in red positioned above potted plants in vibrant green.

Beginning Recovery…. Plant Hope

After the storm event each of us will take our own path to recovery in our own time, but the Mirboo North Community Recovery Fund has started to make some small grants to support this important process. Sowing Seeds of Community Resilience Recognising that connecting as a community brings us…

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Wild Woods by (it’s no) Drama   

In the last week in November, Social Inclusion Week 2023, Mirboo North was treated to a performance of ‘Wild Woods’ at the Mirboo North Shire Hall.  Wild Woods was performed by (it’s no) Drama, South Gippsland’s all abilities physical theatre ensemble.  The audience of fifty community members, including students from…

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a woman and teenage boy stand next to a black first aid kit, the woman has one hand resting on the bag. they are smiling.

Does your community group need a First Aid Kit?

The Mirboo North Pharmacy Fund was set up in the Community Foundation at the beginning of this year. This fund holds the $10,000 donation, which the Mirboo North Pharmacy won at the end of 2022, for being the Arrotex Community Pharmacy of the Year.  “This donation has had a big…

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Celebrate Seniors Month with a Lunch (or two!)

The Community Foundation is delighted to be hosting a lunch to celebrate Seniors month again.  The first of these lunches was held last year and it proved to be a sell-out event. “Not only did the guests enjoy the fantastic food at the Mirboo North Hotel, there was much enthusiasm…

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Two new Directors to join Community Foundation Board

The Board of the Community Foundation are pleased to welcome two new Directors to their midst.   Luke McGrath, resident of Darlimurla, and Heather Farley from Yinnar South joined the Board in August and met the members last week at Co-space.   Between them, they add a great range of skills and…

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