Thank you for your interest in Woodlea.
It was great to see around 50 neighbours come down to the Aintree Community Garden (ACG) behind the sales office on Saturday night for wood-fired pizza. Before the pizzas were topped and cooked, the ACG was planted out with some beautiful vegetable seedlings donated by Bunnings. We now have 10 garden beds filled with vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, wonbok cabbage, pak choy, lettuce, spring onions, leeks, carrots, beetroot, kale, garlic, snow peas and more!!
Massive thanks to everyone who came down and helped plant out the gardens and also for everyone who brought food and drinks to the Neighbourhood Pizza Night. We cooked 40 pizzas and ate roasted kale chips and eggplant straight from the garden over a few drinks.
There are a number of ways you can participate and be involved in what happens at the ACG! There will be Neighbourhood Pizza Nights every month (usually the 3rd weekend) - pizzas and drinks are free, but we invite you to contribute via a donation to the ACG or by bringing some food and drinks to share with everyone.
We will also be holding the first ACG Gardening Meeting to determine working bee times and membership arrangements. If you are keen to garden with others, to learn or impart your own knowledge to others in the neighbourhood, stay tuned for this and get involved.
Friday 27th April at 5.30pm - Friday Night Happy Hour (drinks and snacks)
Sunday 6th May at 10am - Composting Workshop
Saturday 19th May at 5.30pm - Neighbourhood Pizza Night
Bernadette loves taking her four kids to the wonderful Woodlea parks and therefore it is appropriate that we spoke to her in the Stage 1 park. Hers is a mixed-nationality household and their favourite family culinary experience reflects her husband’s Filipino culture. Banana leafs for plates and fingers, not forks has their kids in messy food heaven! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity
Petr is from Vladivostok Russia and is married to Laetitia, who was born in Belgium. They live in Woodlea with their two young daughters, who by their parents definition reflect both Eastern and Western culture. Petr tells us of a Russian tradition that is handed down from generation to generation when moving into a new house. With so many doing just that at Woodlea, we recommend new residents watching Petr tell us about the Russian symbolic cat “house keeper”, that watches over the new residence and helps to maintain household happiness. Link to full bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Raj and Melody went all out to wear clothing that denotes their cultural heritage, from Mumbai India. Their Indian experience is of a glorious and multi-tiered society, where food culture is king. Raj and Melody have helped build our understanding of traditional festivals and celebrations that are important to their original community, that now cut across religious and cultural divisions. Full link to bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Emmanuel “Manny” was born in Malta and came to Australia as a child in the post-war migrant intake of 1954. He tells of an era of simplicity and joy amongst the challenges of life in a new land. Woodlea recognizes that a balanced community has representation across the ages and Manny shows us that living in a new community with many young families helps to keep a spring in one’s step. Full link to bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Gustavo: Gustavao (“Gus”) and his young family are a mix of Latin European and Latin American blood, and from his account of their lives at home they have found a wonderful blend. Gus is from El Salvador and his wife is from Italy. A Latin home would not be complete without a love of joyous, uplifting music and wonderful food, designed to share with neighbours, friends and family. Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Chris - one of the very first Woodlea residents, with a passion for engagement with those around him and the Woodlea community in general. Chris was selected as being representative of “traditional” Australian caucasian background, but learning of his Maltese descent reminded us that it is only the indigenous Australians who aren’t derived from somewhere else! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Meet Boyce - our first resident to feature in the 'Faces of Woodlea' Video Series. New Zealand born and bred but with a strong Cook Islands heritage, Boyce tells us of the central role that dance plays in his family life and cultural traditions. He is committed to continuing the cultural tradition throughout his immediate family. Watch the video below and get read his full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea