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    Olive picking and preserving

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    Join the regular participantsΒ at Willowview Centre in CollingwoodΒ to help pick olives and then join the group toΒ learn how toΒ preserve them. To recognise your efforts you'll get toΒ taste some of last year's olive oil andΒ help the centreΒ participate in this year's Olives to Oil festival.Β 

    Last year Willowview staff and volunteers picked 26kgs of olives from the tree at the building's entrance, as a resultΒ Willowview gotΒ 2.6 litres of oil to share with their participants.Β 

    Willowview Centre is aΒ Commonwealth Home Support ProgramsΒ (CHSP) funded social support group, offering social and recreational programs and activities for older adults 65+ in Yarra.Β Our programs and activities are planned by professional staff members in consultation with group participants. We aim to strengthen participants’ physical and mobility levels, increase mental stimulation, while socializing and meeting other people.

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    Please note that this is an event for Naarm/Melbourne gardeners only. If you live outside this area, please contact your council to find out what free sustainable gardening events are available locally.Β 

    If you have any access or support questions orΒ requirements in order to participate fully (eg. interpreter), please let us know at least two weeks prior to the event and we will be pleased to assist you.Β Photos will be taken at this event, but there is an option to opt out on the day.

    This My Smart Garden event is proudly presented by Yarra City CouncilΒ on the land of Wurundjeri Woi WurrungΒ of the Kulin nation. My Smart Garden pays our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledges that First Nations peoples have cared for Country sustainably for tens of thousands of years.Β 



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