Localising Leanganook, established as a community initiative in 2016, emerged out of the Local Lives Global Matters conference held in Castlemaine in October 2015. Centred in Mt Alexander shire, Localising Leanganook brings community members together to further explore themes central to the conference: sustaining viable local economies; acting on social and ecological justice; reclaiming democracy; and revitalising spirituality.
 
Community conversations are held every six weeks. These include presentations which challenge existing paradigms, which showcase creative and sustainable local initiatives, and which incubate ideas and strategies to strengthen community connection and resilience.
 
 

October e-news

The inherent weakness and fragility in the current wasteland that is our food system is the size of its ecological footprint, the resources needed to sustain it and the exploitation it requires (Raj Patel- 1) …………………….. This October e-news includes: the next community conversation- Food Sovereignty and La Via Campesina with Tammi Jonas, Sunday October...

August e-news

As dreams are the healing songs from the wilderness of our unconscious- so wild animals, wild plants, wild landscapes  are the healing dreams from the deep singing mind of the earth (David Pendell) 1   Welcome to the Localising Leanganook’s August e-news. In this edition you can read about: Our next community conversation with Dr Michelle...

The third Localising Leanganook e-news- June 2017

Localising Leanganook To see things in the seed, that is the genius Lao-tsu This June edition includes information about: the next Localising Leanganook conversation focused on Castlemaine’s Rites of Passage; Castlemaine’s Repair Cafe; a summary of Renewable Newstead‘s  conversation starter with Genevieve Barlow; A farewell to Rod May; Central Vic Climate Action; Democracy 4 Dinner....

The second Localising Leanganook e-news- May 2017

How can we wrap our minds and hearts around something so vast as the destruction of the biosphere and, instead of going mad, grow alert and very interested? (Susan Murphy- Minding the Earth, Mending the World, 2012) This May edition includes information about: the next Localising Leanganook conversation with Renewable Newstead; Central Vic Climate Action;...

The first e-news from Localising Leanganook

The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.  The paths to it are not found, but made; and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination. Peter Ellyard, Australian Physicist (1)   Welcome to the first e-news from Localising Leanganook  This first edition...

The Commons, the Cooperative and the Wardrobe

What: The Commons, the Cooperative and the Wardrobe When: Sunday April 2nd 2017, 5.00pm Where: Ray Bradfield Room Castlemaine (between IGA car park and Victory Park) This event is the next in a series organised by Localising Leanganook (Dja Dja Warrung name for Mt Alexander) as follow on from some of the hearty presentations...