Think these are snazzy?!!

How would you like to make your own felted bowl/pod?  Well you can!! Come along on Sat 2nd Sept from 10-2pm & create your own.  It won't look exactly the same as these but it will be your very own creation to keep plus you will learn a new skill.  Bookings essential.  To book please call Barbara on 5127 8743 or email or  This is fundraiser for BBSN so 100% of proceeds go towards our work. $20 pp or $15 BBSN members.


Venue hire - a room all to yourselves with a cafe to boot!

Hire our portable for a very reasonable rate of $35 for half day, $60 full day.  Kitchen sink included, with coffee/tea making facilities, 50 stackable chairs & 5 trestle tables.  Also available for hire are data projector, screen, laptop.

Welcome to BBSN 

The Baw Baw Sustainability Network (BBSN) is working locally to promote and achieve sustainable living. The BBSN is a group of every day people getting together to do extraordinary things today and for the future.

We are an independent not-for-profit group bridging the gap between talk and action on Sustainable Living.

Some of the activities we do:

  •     Bulk food buying group
  •     Re-skilling  Workshops
  •     Produce Swaps
  •     Domestic energy workshops
  •     Sustainable House Day
  •     Food Gardens Day
  •     Community Garden in Yarragon
  •     Gardening days
  •     Cooking pizzas in a wood-fired oven
  •     Film nights
  •     Informative speakers at public meetings

We're constantly coming up with new ideas & welcome any suggestions!

BBSN started up in 2007 when a group of ordinary people from around the West Gippsland and Baw Baw Shire area were concerned with the environmental situation of the planet and decided to form a sustainability group. The Network has since flourished with over 100 members and hundreds of interested people across our region.

Upcoming Events

Fundraiser - felting classes 1st Sat of month

As a fundraiser PLUS a bit of FUN we are offering felting classes starting on 1st & 3rd Sat of June through to Dec. Come along, children welcome (under 11y.o. require extra assistance with activity)

5-09-2015 - in 8 days

Sustainable House Day

Sustainable House Day offers a chance to get a real-life look inside houses that have been designed, built or retro fitted.

13-09-2015 - in 16 days

Food Gardens Day

Come & learn how to make your own garden more productive with growing food for your household. Over 2 weekends - check specific gardens for open dates.

17-10-2015 - in 50 days

Presentation - Prosperous Descent: Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits

Abstract: "Since the industrial revolution economic growth has been held up as the most direct path to progress. In this talk Dr Samuel Alexander will review various counter-arguments to that view, which suggest that the growth model, in fact, is unsustainable and even socially counter-productive. In an age of ecological overshoot, perhaps we actually need to be thinking about planned "degrowth". Samuel Alexander explores the possibility of turning the overlapping crises of our times into opportunities for cultural and economic renewal."

29-10-2015 - in 62 days

Garden herbs ointment workshop

Want to use the herbs from your garden for ointments? Then stay tuned to come along & learn wonderful recipes & methods. 1- 4pm

15-11-2015 - in 79 days