Rest and reconnect: An unguided retreat
Mar
23
to Mar 25

Rest and reconnect: An unguided retreat

Spend a weekend at Rahamim Ecology Centre on the grounds of LoganBrae House, in an unguided retreat. 

Set over two days in the beautiful ten acres of Rahamim Ecology Centre, this retreat will give space to reconnect with yourself 

We will offer optional activities; you can opt in or out of as many as you like. 

For more information contact bookings@rahamim.org.au

 

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The Backyard Garlic Grower: Growing for Yourself and Your Family
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

The Backyard Garlic Grower: Growing for Yourself and Your Family

Growing your own garlic is an absolute pleasure. You pick it fresh and taste the crisp yet juicy, succulent softer flavoured cloves lightly crushed and spread over hot buttered toast. If you have a little space in your backyard and your discerning palette says garlic is something you just can’t do without this workshop is for you.

Our short course will help you decide what variety and group garlic to grow, how to prepare your soil and set up growing spaces, when to plant,  harvest and clean your crop for storage. You don't need a lot of space just a little bit of knowledge and insight into the growing and keeping of this remarkable plant to have enough garlic to get you through the year without purchasing imported product.

This is a partner managed event. To book go here;
https://www.wynlenhouse.com/bathurst-on-farm-workshops.html

 

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Keeping healthy Backyard Chickens
Mar
24
2:30 PM14:30

Keeping healthy Backyard Chickens

A focus on feed and nutrition for the best eggs in town!

Meeting the nutritional needs of your backyard chickens isn't as simple as it sounds. Our domesticated chickens need excellent nutrition to make delicious, nutrient dense eggs and meat. Many poultry keepers rely on pelleted feeds many of which don't meeting the optimal nutrient requirements.  Keepers find they feed scratch mixes with grain and seed selections most of which the birds ignore. Can we do better? Yes, and for a lower cost, without the use of chemicals or pesticides.

We will show you how to make your own bespoke, top quality chicken feed from easily purchased ingredients such as pollard and wheat at very low cost with only a little effort.
https://www.wynlenhouse.com/bathurst-on-farm-workshops.html 

COST   $30 per person

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Growing Garlic for profit
Mar
25
9:30 AM09:30

Growing Garlic for profit

Garlic is well suited to growing as a small or micro commercial crop. You can achieve a profit on much less than 1000 sq metres.  Garlic has a small footprint and its excellent capacity for organic and environmentally beneficial growing methods make it ideal for the small land holder or homesteader to plant for profit. We will also look at the range of selling opportunities available to the small or micro commercial grower.
The course covers: Selecting & sourcing varieties and suitable seed, soil husbandry and preparation, spacing & planting techniques,  nurturing your crop, pests and diseases, harvest and drying. 

Participants will also get free enrolment in Wynlen House Farm online micro commercial garlic growers course for a period two months. This is a resource packed, fully facilitated course with access to experienced garlic growers who will work with you as you adapt the course content to your landscape and micro climate.  Participants get a small amount of seed garlic to take home.  

This is a partner event. To book go here

COST  
$160. A $20 discount for those on a Centerlink pension or benefit  - refundable after the workshop. 

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Retreat: Rockforest Reawakening
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Retreat: Rockforest Reawakening

A retreat immersion experience in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains for reconnection, reflection and renewal of our responsibilities for the Earth community. 

THE EXPERIENCE
Grounded in the unfolding Universe Story, we will immerse ourselves in the unique formations, waters and forests of the Blue Mountains and Gardens of Stone National Parks, home of the Gundungurra and Darug peoples.
We will discover the rich geological and spiritual heritage that links the people of the region to this place. We will attend to our grief, bearing witness to Earth’s destruction by visiting sites impacted by human extraction, as well as visiting sites
of beauty and healing.

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ISMAPNG Sustainability Symposium
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

ISMAPNG Sustainability Symposium

Bringing together leaders in care for our common home from across the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG), this symposium will provide participants with an opportunity to share their experiences of caring for Earth in their lives and work. The symposium will make time and space for reflecting on successes, sharing challenges, and building relationships with others to enhance practice of care of Earth across ISMAPNG.

For more information go here

Contact us to register your interest in this event.

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Retreat: Treading Consciously within our Common Home with Margie Abbott
Jun
4
to Jun 9

Retreat: Treading Consciously within our Common Home with Margie Abbott

We are in the midst of a cosmic shift and an emerging consciousness that is calling us to get to know who we
are as persons, as humans in community with all species, where respect for all is critical.  
Each day will begin with contemplative prayer followed by a
brief input on the theme of the day. In the late afternoon there will be an earth ritual which will emerge from the contemplative stance of the day. 
During these six days there will be contemplative silence and a rice mandala will be slowly made over the week. 
Margie will be available for individual companioning and a Mutual Awakening Process offered for those who would like it.

Download a flier here

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Community garden: monthly gathering
Jun
9
1:00 AM01:00

Community garden: monthly gathering

All welcome to visit our community garden at their monthly gathering! Meet like-minded people and share tips and tricks for gardening in the Bathurst region.

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Meeting times change to accommodate the weather, please contact us or join the Rahamim Community Garden Facebook group for this month's meeting time.

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Retreat: Rainforest Reawakening
Jul
8
to Jul 11

Retreat: Rainforest Reawakening

Grounded in the unfolding universe story, we will experience the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed, Mossman Gorge, the site of the Kuku Yalanji people who are among the first human inhabitants of Australia. We will discover the rich spiritual heritage that links the people of the region to the land. We will attend to our grief, bearing witness to Earth’s destruction by visiting sites impacted by deforestation of the landscape as well as visiting sites of beauty and healing.

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Workshop: organic vegetable gardening
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Workshop: organic vegetable gardening

We are pleased to continue our perennial favourite, the organic vegetable gardening workshop, in 2018. Rahamim's new Sustainability Educator will bring her expertise in permaculture and organic gardening to support new and not-so-new gardeners eager to learn tips and tricks for gardening in the Bathurst climate - without chemicals and other nasties.

Cost: $50 ($10 concession) - includes morning tea, handouts and a selection of seasonal seedlings

Bookings are essential and must be received by 5pm on Thursday, 9 August 2018.

For more information, or to book your place, contact us.

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

Rest and Reconnect; An unguided retreat

Spend a weekend at Rahamim Ecology Centre on the grounds of LoganBrae House, in an unguided retreat. 

Set over two days in the beautiful ten acres of Rahamim Ecology Centre, this retreat will give space to reconnect with yourself 

We will offer optional activities; you can opt in or out of as many as you like. 

For more information contact events@rahamim.org.au

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In the Kitchen with Alicia
Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

In the Kitchen with Alicia

LEARN HOW TO USE SEASONAL PRODUCE FROM THE RAHAMIM GARDEN TO MAKE SIMPLE, HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS FOOD. 

COST: $20 PER PERSON, INCLUDING INGREDIENTS, MORNING TEA, A JAR TO TAKE HOME AND RECIPE CARDS 10AM - 12PM.

ONLY 4 PLACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THESE SESSION, SO BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!

CALL TO BOOK (02) 63329950

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Workshop: organic vegetable gardening
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: organic vegetable gardening

We are pleased to continue our perennial favourite, the organic vegetable gardening workshop, in 2018. Rahamim's new Sustainability Educator will bring her expertise in permaculture and organic gardening to support new and not-so-new gardeners eager to learn tips and tricks for gardening in the Bathurst climate - without chemicals and other nasties.

Cost: $50 ($10 concession) - includes morning tea, handouts and a selection of seasonal seedlings

Bookings are essential and must be received by 5pm on Thursday, 8 February 2018.

For more information, or to book your place, contact us.

 

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Workshop: in the kitchen with Alicia
Feb
1
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: in the kitchen with Alicia

Food is an integral part of caring for ourselves - the choices we make can also have a significant impact on how well we care for our common home.

In this new program, up to 4 participants will have the opportunity to join our Hospitality Coordinator, Alicia, in the Rahamim kitchen to learn new recipes and even pick up a few new cooking skills.

In this first session, Alicia will be sharing the art of picking and using surplus produce. 

Who: ages 16+

Cost: $20 per person (includes brunch and jar to take home)

There are only 4 places available in this first session, so book your place today!

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Community garden: monthly gathering
Jan
13
1:00 AM01:00

Community garden: monthly gathering

All welcome to visit our community garden at their monthly gathering! Meet like-minded people and share tips and tricks for gardening in the Bathurst region.

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Meeting times change to accommodate the weather, please contact us or join the Rahamim Community Garden Facebook group for this month's meeting time.

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Institute Leadership Change-Over ritual (live stream)
Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Institute Leadership Change-Over ritual (live stream)

We are opening an invitation to all to join us for the Institute Leadership Change-over ritual at Rahamim

Please RSVP via phone (02) 63329950 

email bookings@rahamim.org.au

The ritual will be held in Sydney and live-streamed over the internet so that anyone can view from anywhere. We would like to take this live streaming experience to another level by creating a live-streamed ritual that those who wish can participate in together.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or Sr Ann-Maree O’Beirne on Ann Maree at annmaree.obeirne@mercy.org.au
Jonathan Campton jonathan.campton@ismapng.org.au

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Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Learn how to start your own organic vegetable garden and grow good food at home!

Transform your patch of soil into a garden full of beautiful, fresh vegetables all year round!
The class will be small and you’ll be able to ask questions, get involved and gain the knowledge you need to grow your own food. This course is tailored for the region’s climate and seasons and is supported by the Rahamim Community Garden. 

Price: $50 per person
$10 concession card holder
Price includes a seasonal growing manual and take-home seedlings!

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Monthly community garden gathering
Dec
9
1:00 AM01:00

Monthly community garden gathering

All welcome to visit our community garden at their monthly gathering! Meet like-minded people and share tips and tricks for gardening in the Bathurst region.

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Meeting times change to accommodate the weather, please contact us or join the Rahamim Community Garden Facebook group for this month's meeting time.

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November Green Drinks with Andrew Rawson
Nov
24
5:30 PM17:30

November Green Drinks with Andrew Rawson

Dr Andrew Rawson works for the Department of Environment and Climate Change and Charles Sturt University, Orange. His interest in climate change has developed from a research interest in the measurement of soil carbon in landscapes.

Despite the modern challenges of a changing climate, Andrew is positive that every little bit helps and that everybody has a role in reducing our ecological footprint. He will give positive ideas and motivation on adapting your own life to lessen our impact. While we alone cannot solve the climate change dilemma, Andrew helps us see where we can use our collective skills to provide solutions to various problems along the way. 

$10 per person Including drinks and nibbles
RSVP ESSENTIAL

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The Universe Story: Our Story
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Universe Story: Our Story

On the third Wednesday of each month, Sr Patricia Powell rsm leads a discussion about our Common Home, Planet Earth, against the backdrop of the universe story. The universe came into existence 15.7 billion years ago and our planet formed 5 billion years ago in a solar system on the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. The emergence of life on the planet, with all its variety and complexity locates our species on an extraordinary “Family Tree”. These discussions provide a safe space where participantscan ask questions and share insights; appreciate the interconnectedness of all creation; evaluate the kind of civilization we have made; consider how we might organize our society into the future; reflect on how we make meaning and articulate our spiritual beliefs; and imagine how we might reinvent ourselves as human beings and our role on the planet and in the universe. Input from contemporary scientists, cosmologists and spiritual leaders enrich the discussions.

The sessions are $10 and run from 7.00pm – 9.00pm

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Grow Your Own Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Grow Your Own Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Learn how to start your own organic vegetable garden and grow good food at home!

Transform your patch of soil into a garden full of beautiful, fresh vegetables all year round!
The class will be small and you’ll be able to ask questions, get involved and gain the knowledge you need to grow your own food. This course is tailored for the region’s climate and seasons and is supported by the Rahamim Community Garden.

Bookings essential

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September Green Drinks with Michael Mobbs
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

September Green Drinks with Michael Mobbs

In 1996 Michael Mobbs renovated his inner-city Sydney terrace and made it almost entirely self-sufficient for energy, water and waste disposal. 

Michael documented his experiences to achieve this landmark status in two books: Sustainable House and Sustainable Food. These include details on establishing community and backyard vegetable gardens, keeping urban chooks and bees, and reducing water usage, along with insights into dealing with councils, buying direct from farmers, and what we eat and why.

https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/off-grid-house-costs-300-year/

 

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Lunch Time Learning - Michael Mobbs
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Lunch Time Learning - Michael Mobbs

Michael Mobbs on cooling our backyards and cities. 

With the heat of summer fast approaching, along with so little rain, it’s important we start to plan our homes, work places and environment to help us keep cool and and use water effectively.

Come along to a casual Q&A event with Michael as he looks at the house and grounds at Rahamim Ecology Centre and teaches us how we can improve our energy use, lower our water consumption and reduce our everyday impact on the environment.

This event is free

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August Green Drinks with John Seed
Sep
1
5:30 PM17:30

August Green Drinks with John Seed

John Seed is an esteemed author, filmmaker, lecturer, activist and founder of the Rainforest Information Centre.

Since 1979 John has been involved in direct actions which have resulted in the protection of the Australian rainforests. He has written and lectured extensively on deep ecology and has been conducting experiential deep ecology workshops around the world for 25 years.

In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian Government for services to conservation. 

Please note the change of date from our usual last Friday of the month. 

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session.

John Haught
Theologian at Georgetown University and author of numerous books with a particular interest in science, cosmology, evolution, ecology and religion.

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
29
10:30 AM10:30

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
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An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

John Haught
Theologian at Georgetown University and author of numerous books with a particular interest in science, cosmology, evolution, ecology and religion. 

Each session is $10 and includes morning tea

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Weaving Threads - Weaving Threads in Bathurst
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Weaving Threads - Weaving Threads in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session.

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
22
10:30 AM10:30

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Elizabeth Johnson CSJ
Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University and author of several ground-breaking theological works that give voice to women and the whole of creation. 

Each session is $10 including morning tea

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality in Bathurst
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session.

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
15
10:30 AM10:30

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Sean McDonagh SSC
Pioneering Eco-theologian and key advisor to Pope Francis in the writing of Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.

$10 per session including morning tea

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Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Bathurst

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Miriam MacGillis OP
Student of Thomas Berry and co-founder of Genesis Farm, New Jersey, which has become one of the main prototypes for over fifty ecological farms, earth learning and retreat centres founded by other women’s congregations around the world. 

$10 a session including morning tea

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Weaving Threads  - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra
Aug
8
10:30 AM10:30

Weaving Threads - Winter Spirituality Series in Canberra

  • 31-37 Townshend Street Phillip, ACT, 2606 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An opportunity to explore the 8th Work of Mercy: Care for Our Common Home. Interactive weekly sessions, incorporating content, conversation and ritual, will unpack the pioneering advances in eco-spirituality which paved the way for this new Work of Mercy initiated by Pope Francis in 2016. Each week will focus on the contributions of one pioneer in eco-spirituality as the stimulus for each session. 

Miriam MacGillis OP
Student of Thomas Berry and co-founder of Genesis Farm, New Jersey, which has become one of the main prototypes for over fifty ecological farms, earth learning and retreat centres founded by other women’s congregations around the world. 

$10 a session including morning tea

 

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