Gatherings Of ….

Cire Services and ECOSS have partnered to bring you a series of Gatherings of.....  This program offers tasters into the Creative Industries.  Held at ECOSS on the final Sunday of the month.

Sunday 25th June 10am-1pm  we will have Botanical Dying and EcoPrinting with Vicki Basdeo!

Sunday 23rd July- Fashion Repurposing and Upcycling with Renee

Sunday 27th August- Felting Wildling bags with Zephlyn Neilsen

Sunday 17th September- Creative Scriptwriting with Patrick Van Der Werf

Sunday 22nd October- Repurposers and Upcyclers with Murray Goodchild

Sunday 26th November- Basic Organic Gardening Principals with Tobias Mager and Josh Tucker.

Bookings and Information: Contact CIRE on 03 5967 1776  or email

Discounts apply for booking for all 6 workshops!





Felt Boot Making with Zephlyn

Handmade Felt Boots : created by you

Come along and join a fun Saturday playshop with a bunch of other makers to create your very own felted boots!

When : Saturday 1 July 2017 10am - 4pm

Where : Ecoss Coop Space : 711 Old Warburton Rd Wesburn 3799

Cost : $150 including all materials required

Who : you and everyone else, suitable for beginners. It will be a fun supportive experience. You’ll learn a lot and leave with a pair of boots!

What to do now : email or ring Zephlyn to book your place and pay a $50 deposit to ensure your place as they are limited! or 0429 778 277


Heritage Fruit Tree Grafting Day & Scion Swap

The summary:

Talks, demonstrations and amazing fruit trees for sale.
What part 2: Have a tour of ECOSS and all the Amazing new projects underway!
When:  This Saturday 15th July 2017.  Times:  10:30-2:30 for fruit trees. 1pm for Tour.
Where:  Yarra Valley ECOSS   (Click for maps:)  711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn VIC 3799
The most delicious, unique and cheapest fruit trees anywhere!
How much: $5 entry,  Fruit Trees $15, less if you DIY.  Scions $5
Lunch Available for purchase on the day.
The full details:
Greetings all,

The annual Heritage Fruit Tree Grafting event is happening again at ECOSS this July. The amazing Neil Barraclough (& friends) will again bring an incredible collection of heritage and rare fruit trees varieties that you can make perfect for your soil and location. Imagine: Apples, Pears, Cherries, Peaches & Plums with real flavour in your backyard!

We've again joined forces with Yarra Valley ECOSS, which is a brilliant venue, with loads of inspiration in their gardens for you to enjoy and dream. Click for Google maps, but the address is 711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn VIC 3799  Parking is limited on site, please park in Wesburn Park, directly opposite ECOSS. The venue will suit us no matter the weather, but ideally we will be outside, so dress accordingly.

  • At 10:30 Neil will provide a brief talk and workshop on the grafting process and purpose.
  • From 11am-2:30pm you will be able to select your own favourite varieties, or bring one along you'd like to save; we will either instruct you in how to do it, or do it for you as you wish.
  • ECOSS is also hosting the grand tour on the day, come and check out the Indigenous Reconciliation Fire Pit, the Koori Cubby, the Earthbag Cubby, The Coop, the Community Garden, BioDynamic Garden, Pottery Studio and more!
  • Delicious lunch options will be available.
  • Tea and Coffee will be available throughout.
  • Costs: $5 entrance fee, Trees $15, Scion $5.  Orders for Multi-graft Trees will be taken on the day for later delivery, and selected advanced trees may be available.
  • Five grafting kits will be available for purchase $30, including tape and knife.

This day is being run in partnership with Rare and Heritage fruit tree network.. Plants and seedlings grown in their organic nursery will be for sale.

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Community pottery studio

Community Pottery Studio Yarra Valley is a not for profit venture by community for community.
It is being made possible through generous donations, grants, local volunteers and ECOSS.

The community pottery studio will be an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to gather together and engage our hands and hearts in the making of ceramics.

We received a grant donated by the Yarra Junction op shop. This means along with the money that has been donated so far we now have enough funds to pour the slab for the planned 10mtr x 10mtr studio!
Once the slab is done work will begin on the framing. The framing timbers, doors and windows have been donated, we have three local carpenters who are dedicating their time and expertise towards planning and carrying out the build. There is lots of momentum, heart and soul from the community going in to getting the pottery studio in place!
Although we have received enough money from the grant and some crowd funding to be able to start this project there are still many cost that need to be covered so if you would like to help out and please go to our crowd funding site (here: )  and donate!
Opening Term One 2017

~Wheel Work and Hand Building Classes

~Open Studio time slots

~Kiln Firing Days

The pottery studio currently have these beautiful kits for sale as part of their fundraising.  Please contact Melanie on: if you would like one.

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Grafting and Frog Bog workshop.

Grafting and Frog Bog Day flyerFruit Tree Grafting and Frog Bog Planting Day. 
At ECOSS, 10.30-3pm Sat 16th July.  $5 per person.

Come along and learn how to graft scions, purchase fruit trees here on the day or bring your own. Scions available for purchase on the day. 
Also learn how to create a healthy and beautiful Frog Bog.  Learn what frogs love and require, what native wetland plants are advised, and design techniques.  This workshop will be facilitated by Landscape Architect Niree Bingham.

Lunch will be available for purchase on the day.

No bookings necessary.


nasaa-2Our Shop here at ECOSS is open on Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm.  We stock our NASAA Certified Organic Seedlings with a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and garden necessities including compost, mulch, potting mix etc..

We also stock Who Gives A Crap toilet paper and other interesting environmentally friendly products.  Pop in and have a look around and feel free to meander the Community Demonstration Garden whilst you're here.

ECOSS Shop now has a mini opp shop complete with changing room!  Lets recycle our clothing.  Please bring donations of natural fibre only clothes on one of our open days.