Healing in the Hills - Events
We are planning various events over the coming years to support families in their healing journey after the trauma of the storm.
Storm Recovery Festival - Monbulk
The first event we attended was the Storm Recovery Festival in Monbulk, where we launched the Children's Book - The Story of THE BIG STORM (available above). We had water paints for the kids and an art exhibition that showcased the beautiful artwork of the children of Mt Dandenong Primary School, in their response to the storm, and the story.
The Chestnut Festival
2022 Local Chainsaw artist in Shlomit Moria sculpted a Wombat on the day. We also auctioned the Laughing Koobaburra. It was a big hit and we raised $3,300 for the Mt Dandenong Pre School.
2023 saw us almost blown away with bad weather but as always in the Hills, we just kept going! Sioux Dollman supported creating a beautiful artwork - The Magic under the Chestnut Tree which is now available for sale (contact us for more details).
Movie Night - 2023 coming...
We are planning a Movie night for the family so send us your movie ideas and get the popcorn ready for the big screen!
If you have ideas for events please contact us as we're always looking for new ideas on how we can support this journey we are all on.
The Chestnut Festival 2023
Sioux Dollman Creating a magical work of art, and children from all over coming to paint their favorite animal. Beautiful timber toys handmade by Tom.
Milling your logs on your property
When you have a tree fall on your block, there are many options for what you can do with it. Perhaps one of the most satisfying things is to mill the logs on site.
This allows you to watch it dry, changing the colours, and sometimes shape of the timber. It also allows you to imagine what you can create with it.
What can milled timber be used for?
Stair Treads (on a base)
Flooring (after kiln drying and profiling)
Artwork - sculptures, branding, painting
garden edging (sleepers)
Fencing (posts and rails)
Outdoor Furniture (Sealers will be needed)
How do you mill on-site?
Contact Purple Hat Woodworking through their website and let them know we've sent you:
Julia's Onsite Mill (Not Julia Hall) is another option - https://julias-onsite-timber-milling.business.site/
We can't do anything without the support of our wonderful volunteers. If you'd like to get involved drop us an email or call anytime.
We have jobs for everyone, no matter your skills.
Admin - word documents, letter writing, grants
Working Bees - Chainsawing, moving timber, weeding
Timber finishing - Planing, Routering, Sanding, sealing
Julia - 0488 032 862