The Green Diggers

Are you interested in sustainable gardening?

Do you want to grow, share and eat fresh produce with the help of your local gardening community, plus hear  from interesting speakers, and visit inspirational gardens?

Then come along to the gathering of your local Gardening Group: “The Green Diggers”

When:  1st Sunday of every month (except January and September)  from 2:00 – 3:30pm.
Where:  Varies, depending on activity. See contact detail below:

What to bring: Just a smile and a sense of fun!
We’ll meet up over afternoon tea for an exchange of ideas and inspiration.
Come and see what we are growing in our gardens, and share with us the things you enjoy in yours.

To let us know you are coming or for more information call Robyn on 9740 0097.

The Green Diggers is a registered POD (Productive, Organic & Diverse Garden) of Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA).

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SGA is a not for profit, incorporated entity operating independently of the government and private sector. SGA seeks to protect and enhance the natural environment by promoting the benefits of sustainable horticultural practices.

Houdini – Centenary Air Show

The Houdini – Centenary Air Show will commemorate the first officially recorded controlled powered flight in Australia, made by Harry Houdini at Diggers Rest on 18th March 1910. The air show will be held on Saturday 20th March 2010 at Melton Airfield, not far from the site of Houdini’s original flight.

A range of aircraft spanning the last one hundred years will be on static and flying display along with vintage cars from the era, historical displays, art displays, local produce display, kids entertainment and more. Flying displays will include Tiger Moths, Moth Minor, Sea Fury, Kittyhawk, Nanchang and more.

Prizes will be given away on the day including aircraft joy flights, art work prizes and aviation t-shirts and caps.

Come and be a part of history and enjoy a day with something for the whole family.

All remaining proceeds from this event will be donated to Angel Flight, a charity organisation providing free flights for sick and financially disadvantaged children and adults, from remote areas to major hospitals.

Date: Saturday 20th March 2010

Place: Melton Airfield, 995 Coburns Road, Toolern Vale (Melways Ref: 330, G4)

Time: 9am – 5pm (Flying Display 11am – 3pm)

For further information visit


Phone: 0409 605 195

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Pink Ribbon Event – 2009

The Diggers Rest Lions Club in conjunction with the Diggers Rest Community have organised a “Pink Ribbon” Community Event.

The following activities are planned.

Walkathon followed by a morning tea.
Classic cars show
Jumping Castle
Plaster painting
And a sausage sizzle
Date:  Sunday 25 October  – Walkathon starts at 11am at the Diggers Rest Family  Services Centre, Plumpton Rd, Diggers Rest
Location: Old School House, Old Calder Highway, Diggers Rest
Time:  Commence 11:00am
Walkathon starts at 11:00am from the Diggers Rest Family Services Centre

For more information:
or contact Michelle 0433 909 146

Health & Safety Expo – 2009

The Diggers Rest Primary School with the support of the Melton Shire Council will host a Health and Safety Community Expo on Thursday, October 22nd. The Expo will feature a range of health and safety organisations promoting their services.

The event was extremely successful in 2005 and promises to be bigger and better this year. The Sunbury Street Surfer Bus, Melton Waves, as well as a number of local sporting clubs, groups and organisations will be participating in the event. The Expo will run from 3:00pm till 7:00pm.

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For additional information contact:
Sheridan Thomas on 9740-1391 or Paula Camilleri on 9740-0817