The Venny Permaculture and Therapeutic Garden Project has been shortlisted for pick my project a state government funding initiative. We need support and votes from residents.

How to Vote:

  • Log onto https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/
  • Enter Kensington or surrounding suburbs to find local projects in your area
  • Search for “The Venny Permaculture and Therapeutic Garden Project”
  • Submit The Venny as your first vote.

Please share with family and friends to help make The Venny Permaculture and Therapeutic Garden Project a reality.

The project with the most votes receives the funding so please help us by voting today!

For more information about the project please click HERE.

Opening Hours

Hi Everyone,

Please see below for opening hour at The Venny over the next 4 weeks:

19th-23rd of June: 3:30pm-5:30pm Tuesday-Friday and 1pm-5pm on Saturday. NO PROGRAMS

24th of June- 2nd of July: Closed for maintenance

3rd of July-14th of July: 1pm-5pm Tuesday-Saturday (School Holidays)

Below is our School Holiday Timetable.

We look forward to seeing you at The Venny!

Biggest Morning Tea!

If you are free on Sunday the 27th of May come to Kensington Town Hall and enjoy and nice cup of tea!

Further information on Facebook event below:

We hope to see you there!

Term 2 Program

Programs for Term 2 at The Venny have began.

Girls Group Tuesdays 5:30pm-8pm Ages: 8-16
Dinner Night Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm Ages: 10-16
Guys Groups Fridays 5:30pm-8pm Ages: 9-16
Reading and Writing Class Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm Adults. Children under 5 welcome.

Please contact Catherine (catherine.hude@thevenny.org.au) or Danni (Danni@thevenny.org.au) for enrolment or further information.

Wednesday the 2nd of May

The Venny will be closed on Wednesday the 2nd of May from 1pm-5pm for staff training and maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Venny office will be open on Wednesday the 2nd of May from 10am-12pm.

Term 1 Programs

The Venny is very excited for Girls Group and Dinner Night Program to start for 2018. Girls Group will start on Tuesday the 6th of February and Dinner Night will return on Thursday the 8th of February. Guys Group will be on tonight (2nd of February) and will continue throughout term. Looking Forward to seeing everyone at The Venny. For more information and Enrolment forms please do not hesitate to email us at info@thevenny.org.au

Reading and Writing Class

The Venny in partnership with Kensington Neighbourhood House is very excited to start a Reading and Writing Class on Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm. The Reading and Writing Class is open to all adults. Free Childcare will be provided during class time.

For more information please contact Neighbourhood House on 93766366 or The Venny on 9376 0589.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friends of The Venny Meeting

Attention all Friends of The Venny.

Happy New Years to you all.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 7th February at 7 pm at The Venny.

Venny Management and board members will be attending and are looking forward to it.

This will provide an opportunity for us all to outline future directions and for community members to offer feedback or offer ideas for future directions.

I can confirm that the recently appointed business development manager Debbie Maziarz will also be attending.

Items on the agenda :

1. Update you on what is happening at The Venny
2. Reflect and share on how you see the function of Friends of The Venny and individual roles within it.
3. Introduce our newest team member, Debby Maziarz.
4. Introduce our strategic planning process for 2018/19 and invite you to participate in that process.
5. Receive feedback on how you would like to work with The Venny going forward
6. Share how we would like to collaborate with Friend of The Venny in the future
7. Other items for discussion

We extend the invitation to other community members who may be interested in attending.

If you have any questions please call us on 93760589 or email at info@thevenny.org.au.
There will be food to share so please rsvp for catering purposes.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Warm wishes and Blessings !

Australia Day and Guys Group

The Venny will be closed on January 26th due to the Australian day public holiday.
Due to the public holiday, Guys Group will be on Thursday the 25th of January 5:30pm-8pm.
For more information please call us on 93760589 or email us at info@thevenny.org.au.
We look forward to seeing you then!

Edible Garden Tour


#PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, We will update you on any future events #

Transition town will be hosting a two hour tour of the small inner city suburb of Kensington that shows how local residents working with community organizations, local government and business are building food security in the city, by producing local, nutrient rich and chemical free food for local consumption.

Transition towns gentle rambling tour takes you to seven unique locations where you will hear from the individual or group who set it up about their inspiration, the projects challenges and outcomes in our hopes to inspire and encourage you to find new ways of producing and consuming food.

The tour will conclude at The Venny Inc. where light refreshments will be provided. This is about local action taken to address environmental damage.

Tour dates:
Sunday 18th February 2018
Two tours: 10 am to 12 pm and 3pm to 5 pm

Nominal fee $10

Book your place:
Places on this tour are limited to ensure an intimate experience allowing for questions and exploration. To Book you place on this tour please register online as below:

For 10 am Session
https://www.trybooking.com/TJOS or https://www.trybooking.com/340410

For 3pm session
https://www.trybooking.com/TJPT or https://www.trybooking.com/340437

Once you have registered further details will be sent to you.

Your tour guide will be: Jacqueline van Heerden, a local resident, Permaculturist and Transition Town Kensington Co-Founder.

The tour is run by Transition Town Kensington with support from Kensington Neighbourhood House Herb Share members, Unison Housing, Kensington Community Food Forest – Forest Care Team, The Venny Inc, Vincent Care PAG group and Living Learning Australia.