Fruit Bottling 2017

Fruit Bottling 2017

26 / 01 / 2017 – 29 / 01 / 2017 all-day
Fruit Bottling 2017

Book it in folks! Fruit Bottling 2017 is on and making the most of a long weekend. Fruit Bottling is our magnificent work party weekend where we create all the jam, pickles, chutneys and preserved fruit that keeps the young people going up in the mountains all year, and lets the staff open bottles of summers’ richness in the heart of a mountain winter. A chance to learn and share the art of preserving, or to be up at Woll in the sumemrtime, or to gather in with a community that you’re connected to, or to pop along and meet new people. Or, all of the above. You’ll also get to meet the 2017 staff team, see all your old favourites like Sally the goat and Tambo-dog and help prepare Woll’s pantry for a big year of programs ahead. Get along and bring ya mates!

Saturday night will be a special one up at Woll, as we come together as a community to celebrate and thank the 2016 staff team (who will be leaving a few days after Fruit Bottling finshes) and welcome aboard the brand-spanking shiny and new 2017 staff (who started a few days beforehand). So, make sure you come along for that!

Call us from Sunday the 22nd to let us know you’re coming, to let us know if you’re needing to be picked up off the train, to let us know if you’d like to book a bunk or mattress, and so we can give you an item off the menu to bring up to add to the communal larder.

There will be no public transport pick-ups until the Friday as all of our vehicles will be in use with Stage II’s and III’s that are happening through that week. You are welcome to arrive anytime on the 26th, as long as you can get yourself to Woll (and are good at washing Fowlers Jars and counting lids…) .

Public Transport:
There will be a Friday night pick up off the train at Traralgon and a Sunday afternoon drop off back at Traralgon. See below for train times.

What to bring:
We’ll put together a menu the week before, then we ask you to call the Homestead from the Sunday 22nd to ask for something to bring to add to the communal larder.
Also bring: Clothes suitable to the weather, sturdy footwear, suitable sleeping gear, a head torch, ya togs, your mates.

There’ll be a choice of a spot in the bunkrooms (only 24 spots), a mattress on the verandah (only 20 available), or feel free to bring a tent or tarp and camp on the Flat. Call in the week beforehand to let us know if you’d like to book a bunk or mattress.

Train Times:
To Woll:
Friday 27th –
Leaving Southern Cross at 11:20am
Arriving Traralgon 1:47pm
Take the Vline bus to Heyfield
Arriving Heyfield at 2:42pm.
The Wollies will meet ya there to take you up to Woll in the Troopies!

From Woll:
Sunday 29th – Train Home –
Leaving Traralgon 2:23pm
Arriving Southern Cross 5:10pm.
(We’ll have lunch at Wollangarra first).

U18 and coming up without a parent or guardian?
Please ensure you print out and get ya parent/guardian to sign this form please: U18 Event Permission Form:

If you’re a Stage III a want to come up and help with the preperation beforehand, there’s a Stage III Flat Week going on and you’re welcome. Go to here for more info:

Thanks you mob, see ya’s then!