Activities

While COVID-19  (Corona virus) remains prevalent, APS Mitchell events may be effected at short notice.  If in doubt, please contact us.

APS MITCHELL GROUP MEETS AT THE JOHN TAYLOR ROOM, KILMORE LIBRARY, SYDNEY STREET, KILMORE-  3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7.30 PM  https://goo.gl/maps/vLRPLDYvnnqSbvSf6

Please note: meetings will be held under the requirements of our Covid safe facility plan.  Attendees are advised to read this plan:  APS Mitchell COVID-19 Community Facility Safe Plan – John Taylor Room

(Occasionally excursions may replace monthly meetings so it is advisable to check our latest newsletter or contact a committee member for up to date diary dates.)

THERE IS A $2.00 ENTRY (at indoor venue events ) THAT GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN THE RAFFLE PRIZE OF A NATIVE PLANT.  TEA, COFFEE & BISCUITS (& SOMETIMES HOMEMADE CAKE) AVAILABLE.

Next Meeting: Monday September 19th, 2022. Commencing  7:30 pm – In the John Taylor Room, Kilmore Library, Sydney Street Kilmore (access via side street)  

Guest Speaker: Vanessa Malandrin

Topic: Plants, a new point of view

Photo: Vanessa Malandrin

For our September meeting we return to our usual Monday evening in the John Taylor Room, where we have the pleasure of Vanessa Malandrin joining us to present an abridged version of her talk: Plants, a new point of view.  A love of plants led Vanessa to studying Ag Science, completing a Masters Degree, then working ten years as an academic at the University of Pisa, Tuscany.  Since 2016 she has been living between Strathbogie and Mitchell Shire, and currently works for Landcare.

A love of storytelling-science, has lately led Vanessa to develop a talk based on the most recent research findings on plants’ intelligence, and to share her awe for plants with the public.  The presentation starts with a historical perspective on human understanding of plants’ intelligence dating back to the Greek philosophers.  We will find out what discoveries, and experiments, are challenging our idea of plants as mere immobile living beings.  Be prepared to stretch your imagination, and try to imagine what does it mean to feel like a plant.  Do come along for a most intriguing evening. 

Evening presentations are followed by the evening Door Prize plant raffle, flower specimen table discussion & conclude with time for supper & chat. 

Meetings at the John Taylor Room will be held under the guidelines of our Covid safe facility plan.  Please read the plan prior to attending, & RSVP to Ian Julian to assist in managing numbers (details below).  Masks may also be required, so please bring one with you.

Visitors, guests and friends are always very welcome at APS Mitchell meetings.  Attendees are encouraged to bring along native plant specimens from their gardens for our Specimen Table display & discussion (please label with species name if known).

Entry is $2 (to help us cover room rental costs) which includes supper & a ticket in the evening door prize plant raffle draw. 

RSVP, enquiries  & further information email: mitchell@apsvic.org.au  or see our Contact us page for further contact details.

 


Other activities include:

  • Group Outings
  • Garden Visits
  • Annual Spring Plant Expo

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