Cittaslow Goolwa Update: Citta-Chat - Spring Edition 2020


Like every organisation across the globe, we have had to adapt and reorganise our program according to the latest advice about outbreaks, restrictions and strategies to help keep our community safe. The Management Committee and groups such as the Cittaslow Environment Group have been able to continue to meet via Zoom while other activities have been in abeyance. Here is an update about what Cittaslow Goolwa has planned during Spring 2020.

Sadly, two of our most popular events have had to be cancelled or postponed due to the difficulty in managing social distancing:

- Smoke Off, the annual festival of all kinds of smoked foods, has been cancelled for 2020 but all being well will return on Sunday 7th November 2021.

- At the Wharf, the monthly celebration of local food, wine, music and dancing on Signal Point deck and lawns, will not resume on the October long weekend as planned. It is hoped that the need to restrict social gatherings will reduce as the summer season progresses so we will be able to resume these events on the last Friday evenings of each month before the end of the year.

On a brighter note, a good number of Cittaslow’s regular activities have been able to adapt to the changing circumstances in recent weeks. Below is a summary of highlights and in the following pages you will find more details about activities and information about how to get involved.

- Cittaslow Farmers Market has returned to Jaralde Park each 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

- Cittaslow Corner doors will be open again from Thursday 27th August after a prolonged winter break

- Community Garden volunteers have continued to work the garden beds and maintain the grounds in smaller groups throughout but have now also resumed Wednesday morning tea and meetings

- The periodic clean-ups and maintenance at Jekejeri Park and the Randell Road ‘Adopt a Road’ Clean-ups continue

- Our Education monitor ‘Iain Langusch’ continues to work on environmental projects with local school students

- Cittaslow Environment Group has continued to meet, mostly via Zoom

- Monthly Food and Wine gatherings have resumed at the RSL

- ‘How To’ sessions are gradually being re-introduced within the current restrictions, beginning with the well-subscribed ‘Biochar’ workshop.

Members will receive informaton about developments and upcoming actvities via email so keep checking our updates.