ECOSS facilitates and collaborates on a range of cultural projects.
An exciting new community space in the southern area of ECOSS featuring new projects including Silverculture community vineyard, Garlic plots run by Farmer Incubator, Crops for community plots trialling Biochar. Preparations have already begun to see these projects up and running in 2023. There will be opportunities for people to join, learn, and participate in the projects
In collaboration with Aunty Kim and her work to share the Creation Story, a ‘soundscape box’ is to be designed, built and positioned at ECOSS
Stage Renovation Project
ECOSS plans to bring new life to the performance area on the village green through improvements to the stage area.
Crops for Community to Market
‘Crops for Community’ is educating and empowering volunteers of all abilities to create food crops to be available at our weekly produce market.
Reconciliation Week Event 2018
ECOSS embraced the opportunity to immerse in the Wayapa Wuurrk, and had the chance to ask Aunty Kim Wandin and Michelle many questions.
The third cubby in our Cultural Homes of the World demonstations- funded by The Andrews Foundation, is our Koori Cubby.
Cultural Homes of the World
Healesville High School year 8 Art Students have almost completed an Earthbag ‘Home of the World’- the first of a series of cubbies that will be constructed funded by a small grant from The Andrews Foundation.
Bunjil the Eagle
Mt Lilydale Mercy College Students building a sculpture of Bunjil the creator as part of our reconciliation event.
Woi Wurrung Signage Project
ECOSS were lucky enough to recieve an Australian Government Indigenous Languages and Arts Grant in 2019. This grant enabled a very special Cultural Audit with HICSA (Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association).
Reconciliation Fire Pit
Together with the local indigenous kids from EACH, ECOSS have created a space to prompt conversation about reconciliation.
Native Bee Wall
Native Bee Wall We are committed to looking after our Native Bee’s here at ECOSS. Wesley Mission clients are attending ECOSS every Monday,
Earth Building Demonstration Walls.
ECOSS working with Cire Community School year 9 students to progress Earth Building Demonstration Walls.
Cire Service year 9 students have built a functional biofiltration system here at ECOSS. This was funded by Melbourne Water’s Rural Land Program, and some plants donated by Australian Ecosystems.
The Frog Bog
Three year 7 students from Cire Services will be looking after the ECOSS frog bog one day per week, and joining in on the Frog Census!
2009 Bushfire Commemoration Project
ECOSS hosted a Bushfire Safe Building workshop and tour facilitated by Tom Neil in collaboration with local CFA. This involved a presentation at ECOSS on Bushfire Safe building considerations and tours of homes in Warburton built to withstand bushfires.
The Extraordinary Life of Dr Annie Yoffa
Dr Annie Yoffa was a world traveller, surgeon, psychiatrist, philosopher, published writer and student of Freud. She was also the first woman to hike the Warburton to Walhalla trail, across the Victorian Baw Baw Ranges, unaccompanied in 1929. She dedicated her life to the study of nature and was struck by lightning, in Mount Martha, while conducting research in the field of psychodynamics.
Woi Wurrung Creation Story Mural
ECOSS created a Woi Wurrung creation story mural, depicting the story of how 'Man & Woman' were created.
Wash Against Waste
Wash Against Waste ECOSS has a Wash Against Waste kit that is available to the community to hire to help fight the serious