Project #1: Footpath veggie wicking beds
The first project of The Hub Foundation has been to build and promote vegetable wicking beds on the footpath in Templeton St, Castlemaine, in partnership with The Hub Plot, a project of Castlemaine Community House. Six boxes have been completed and the public reaction has been overwhelmingly favourable. On any day it is estimated that over 100 people pause to look at the boxes and plants, to read the signage and to ask questions if there is anyone in attendance. The aim is to encourage other organisations to have boxes built on the footpaths near their shops and offices. We are having discussions with the Council in order to make the planning and building process a little easier than it currently is.
Project #2: Climate change mural
The second project was a mural on climate change in Templeton St, Castlemaine. This was created by the children of the Castlemaine North Primary School with the help of Ben Laycock, and other local artists.
Project #3: MASH
Project #4: Bike sculpture
The fourth project was the bicycle sculpture on the wall of the Hub building. This promotes bikes in an artistic way. It is was developed with the assistance of local sculptor.
The Hub Foundation and its directors also support financially a range of organisations committed to action on climate change, including the ACF, Environment Victoria, Getup, 350.org and Greenpeace.
Take Your Canvas Bags – Castlemaine celebrates
Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine , a project of The Hub Foundation brought together this fabulous celebration for the upcoming Victorian State Government ban on plastic bags. Film by Cath South and Stewart Carter of People Pictures. March 2019
Project #6: Live Lightly for a Safe Climate