Monthly Archives: April 2012

Join the Bayside Glen Eira Greens for a guided tour of the PIXEL building

Join the Bayside Glen Eira Greens 
for a FREE guided tour of the new

 PIXEL building


4.30 – 5.30

Friday 18th May 2012

 Places are limited, and tickets must be booked by Friday 4th May

Bookings: go to and search for “pixel”

Or go direct to

Interested friends and family members are very welcome.

 Grocon have applied ecologically-sustainable design initiatives to this eye-catching building, designing for such things as: carbon neutrality, water balancing, 100% fresh air, free night cooling, tracking and fixed photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, Pixelcrete environmental concrete, three uses of all water (irrigation, building use, reed bed irrigation), and achieving a perfect Greenstar score.

But wait, there’s more!

After the tour, join us after the tour for a reasonably-priced, vegetarian-friendly meal at a nearby restaurant (venue to be announced once we know the numbers). A great chance to chat about the building with other people interested in sustainable design, and to meet fellow Greens supporters.

Please indicate your interest in attending the dinner when booking your ticket.

Further details about the meeting place for the tour, and the dinner venue,

will be sent to you once you have made your booking.

Interested friends and family members are very welcome.


Patrick Jones– community food garden activist 8.00 Monday 16th April Godfrey St Community House, 9 Godfrey St Bentleigh

Community Food Garden Activism!

Bayside Glen Eira Greens are excited to welcome our guest speaker for April:

Patrick Jones– community food garden activist and poet

8.00 Monday 16th April

Godfrey St Community House, 9 Godfrey St Bentleigh

NB: our regular BGE Greens branch meeting will occur on the same night, starting a bit earlier than usual at 7.00 so that we can have more time with Patrick. All are welcome to both events!

Patrick lives in Daylesford, and he has an inspiring story to tell about a community that wanted a community food garden, saw that there was vacant public land, and set about growing food on this land. How did they do it? How do they work with local Council? Who is involved? What are they growing? How does it all work logistically? What is the community response to the gardens?

For answers to these questions, and more, please join us!

Patrick has an excellent presentation, and hands-on knowledge about what’s happening. This talk is timely, as people in both Bayside and Glen Eira have expressed strong interest in community food gardens, and concern about the lack of these wonderful places in our local communities. Perhaps 2012 could be the year when things start happening in your area?

To see photos and news from the Daylesford Community Food Gardeners, follow this link:

Enquiries: contact Jeannie

Denticare Forum

There is a dental crisis in Australia. A third of Australians say they cannot afford to see a dentist due to the cost and many more find it hard to pay their dental bills. Half a million Australian’s are on waiting lists to see a dentist, with the average wait 27 months and in some cases up to 5 years.

We will be holding a forum on the 18 April to discuss this important reform – and we need your support to get the government over the line. Help us to get the word out there and build the movement for this important health reform. Sign up to letterbox in your neighbourhood now.



Adam Bandt Federal Member for Melbourne
Caz Healy CEO Doutta Galla Community Health Centre
Assoc Prof Matthew Hopcraft Melb University Dental School
Anne Lennard Oral Health Manager
Senator Dr Richard Di Natale Greens Senator for Victoria

Where: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, (opp. Queen Vic Market)
When: 18 April, 6pm

 RSVP here