Weekly Updates

This week's newsletter here.

what's on this week

Sunday morning - weekly worship engaging with the ancient faith and its radical heart of grace at 10 am followed by morning tea.

Wednesday- newsletter deadline, send to nucnewseditor@gmail.com

Wednesday and Friday - Op Shop sorting.  Come from 9-12 and help sort the treasure from the trash.  First picks and free morning tea, too.

Friday - Op Shop open from 4 30 to 6.

Saturday morning - Op Shop open from 9am til 12pm, Frilly's from 9:30 til 11:30am and the Mulch Pit Community Garden open indefinitely.


The practice of sustainability.

Element - Wood
strength and flexibility, growth and expansion, life and breath

Colour - Green
possibility, hope, simplicity and justice

We are a community that lives in abundance and the belief that there is enough for all.

Entries in Sustainability (3)


Grants are Great

NUC has recently been awarded three grants to help us be an alternative resource community and make the property an environmental precinct of sorts.

We received an EnvironmeNT grant for a large rainwater tank and to help us create education programs on permaculture-related topics to share with local schools, community groups and families.

Another government scheme, the Solar Champions grant, is going to put solar energy panels on the building roof.

Finally, we've been working for a few weeks in a row, with a few to go, on a shade house/nursery in the Mulch Pit Community Food garden. Thanks to the Open Gardens scheme for making this possible.


Sponsor a Chook in the Mulch Pit


Welcome Chickens to the Mulch Pit!

We now have a chook house and run and will soon have chickens of various sizes scratching, clucking and doing their chook thing;  enriching the soil, eating unwanted pests and maybe even providing us with a few eggs!

If you like this idea why not SPONSOR A CHOOK for only 10 cents per day (this will cover food) or even buy a young chicken for the run for $7. You can then have the pleasure of naming it, cuddling it and writing anecdotes about it in our new chook diary .

For more information see us at the Mulch Pit on Saturday mornings, or contact us here.


Eco Church Community

We've been asked to share our Mulch Pit story in a collection being put together by the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and the Five Leaf Eco-Awards about churches around the country who have taken actions to care for the environment. The organizers hope to use these resources to help inspire more churches to act for the environment by showing them what is possible and that others are doing it.

It's part of the Green Church initiative.

Gai's taken a crack at it and we'll post it here when it's in final form. 

Meanwhile, we'll be out in the garden living it out!