Toora Heritage Pear Orchard Party

The actual Heritage Pear Orchard with a total of 86 trees

Below are details from


Friends of the Toora Heritage Pear  Orchard Inc Present:

The 4th Annual  PEAR/pair PARTY! Sunday 15th March 10am – 4pm Mill Street, TOORA, Vic


Local Produce Stalls,  Art Exhibition,  Face Painting,  Children’s Activities,  Talks & Demonstrations,  Family & Local History Display,  FOOD STALLS &am…

Great Southern Rail Trail Opening between Toora and Welshpool, South Gippsland, Victoria

Bike Riders off for their ride between Toora and Welshpool

Last Saturday, February 7th, South Gippsland residents celebrated the opening of the next stage of the Great Southern Rail Trail at Saggasser Park, Toora.  This stage is from township of Toora to Welshpool, a bike ride of roughly 9km.The morning began with a bbq supplied by the hard working Toora Lions Club, with official opening by Mayor Jeanette Harding from South Gippsland Shire, who was…

Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival


Huh, I just lost my work on this blog re the Festival because I had to check out to see if the link below worked (and yes, it did!), prior to saving same.

Sssooooo, as I was saying, Fish Creek is a small town in South Gippsland’s undulating landscape which is surrounded by dairy farms.  Fish Creek township, according to Maudi Thomson’s book,  A Tale of…

Foster High School Reunion next Easter

South Gippsland Secondary College is planning a reunion for students who attended Foster High School because, at the beginning of 2014, the school will be 95 years of age, so they have decided to have a practice run for the big 100  to be celebrated in 2019.

If you wish to attend the above 95th Reunion, the person to contact is Colleen Smith at South Gippsland Secondary…

Port Albert Snapperfest Sunday November 3, 2013

Historic coastal village of Port Albert

SNAPPERFEST at Port Albert, Melbourne Cup Weekend.
Visit Port Albert and experience this great annual event held at historic coastal town of Port Albert.  At present, there is an open invite for stall holders to attend the Morning Market at Port Albert Snapperfest on Sunday, November 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm.


Famda’s Production of ‘Foreigners From Home’

‘Foreigners from Home’ is an inspiring historical drama set in rural Australia during the 1930s. The tale is told from the perspective of a 70 year old woman in 1990 recalling her childhood memories of growing up during the Great Depression.

Performances dates:      8pm Friday 27, Saturday 28 September


Farm Waste Composting Day

Freshly turned compost

Landcare hosted a brilliant day demonstrating how to compost farm waste.  When the compost is ready for spreading, the temperature inside the row of waste needs to be around 50 – 55 degrees.  Moisture must be retained in row to help with decay.  More to be added to this posting when I’ve read t…

Foster’s Community Garden ‘Garden Walk’

Foster Farmers Market and Garden walk, Saturday 17th November
Saturday November 17th is the date set for garden lovers with a multiple garden walk ‘Walk the Food for Thought Gardens’which has four gardens open in the Foster District.

All gardens listed below have one thing in common – Growing of edible foods, be they vegetables, fruit, berries

or other edibles grown in your…

Melbourne Cup Weekend in Prom Country – Welshpool Horticultural Society Flower Show

If one is down this way in lovely South Gippsland on the long Melbourne Cup Weekend, it would be a good idea to perhaps check out the Welshpool Hort. Society Spring Show on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd in Welshpool.

Apart from the excellent display of seasonal fruit, vegies, all variety of flowers, pot plants, photos, preserves, floral art etc etc., visitors have the chanc…

FAMDA upcoming Production

Quote from FAMDA newsletter (Foster Arts, Music, Drama Association)
It’s a case of all hands on deck as FAMDA prepares to launch its latest musical, ‘Dreamboats’, created locally by Edwin Coad and Paddy Broberg.

There will be nearly forty people performing on stage as actors, singers, dancers and puppeteers to bring this musical fantasy to life as well as the myriad of others working…

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