Sunday, 29 November 2020

PVAS Events December 2020

Join us this month for some Christmas fun! 
Attend one of our upcoming December events and help us help over 160 rescued birds and animals:

* Saturday 5 December, 5.30 pm, Carols in the Valley

* Saturday 12 December, 11.00 am, PVAS tour

* Sunday 13 December, 2.00 pm, Floral Glass Jar Arrangement Workshop

* Saturday 19 December, 1.00 pm, PVAS tour

* Saturday 19 December, 3.00 pm, Goat and Lamb Yoga

You can buy tickets for all of our events through the PVAS Facebook page. 

Merry Christmas! 

PVAS at EnviroFest 2020

On the 21st of November, PVAS attended EnviroFest 2020 at Whiteman Park. The focus of EnviroFest is sustainability and conservation. The Festival day is Whiteman Park’s flagship public conservation event. 

Activities at EnviroFest included displays, talks, workshops, market stalls and conservation activities for children.

We have attended EnviroFest for many years. It is always a great day for PVAS to fundraise and engage in community outreach. Many thanks to our volunteers and donors who assisted us on the day. 


Friday, 20 November 2020

Spring in the Sanctuary Gardens

It's spring again and the Sanctuary gardens are flowering beautifully!

Fresh pickings for the possums in care. Roses are a possum favourite in the Valley. 

Christmas plantings of petunias at the Sanctuary gate in readiness for the upcoming 'Carols in the Valley' event on Saturday 5th December.

The roses and pelargoniums put on a gorgeous display at this time of the year.
Colour is everywhere in the PVAS gardens.

 Visit us for an upcoming event and enjoy the beauty of spring at PVAS!

Native Wreath Workshop

By Chris R.  


With the success of our recent ‘Make a Foraged Native Bouquet’ workshops, volunteer and florist extraordinaire Emma organised a ‘Make a Festive Floral Wreath’ workshop on the 14th of November.  

It was a wintery spring day in the Valley, but the heavy showers didn’t stop workshop participants gathering an array of garden treasures and their handiwork was spectacular! 

A mix of eucalypt foliage and fruit, proteas, kangaroo paws and acacia were just some of the species used in the wreaths with great effect and we are confident there will be some very pretty front doors coming up this Christmas!


Saturday, 31 October 2020

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

These delicious lemon cupcakes are another favourite at our fundraising events.

Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

Ingredients (cupcakes):
* 1 3/4 cups of plain flour
* 1 cup of sugar
* 1 teaspoon of baking soda
* 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
* 1 cup of soy milk
* 1/3 of a cup of canola or vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
* 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon of lemon zest

Ingredients (icing):
* Icing sugar
* 3 tablespoons of lemon juice


* In a bowl, mix the oil, soy milk, white vinegar, lemon juice and sugar with an electric hand held mixer.

* In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and zest. Stir the ingredients.

* Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix with an electric mixer until combined.

* Spray patty pans with cooking oil and add the batter.

* Bake at 180 degrees C for approximately 20 minutes. When the cupcakes are brown on the top, they are done.

* When the cupcakes have cooled, make an icing out of icing sugar and lemon juice. You can make the icing a thick paste, or you may need to add some hot water to thin the mix if you prefer a thinner icing.  

PVAS Coming Events - November & December 2020

PVAS has some great Spring events coming up!

- Sunday 1 November, 2.00pm, Goat & Lamb Yoga 

- Saturday 14 November, 11.00am, PVAS Tour

- Saturday 14 November, 12.00pm, Wildflower Wreath Workshop

- Sunday 15 November, 2.00pm, Goat & Lamb Yoga

- Saturday 21 November, 8.00am onwards, PVAS Visits Envirofest (at Whiteman Park)

- Sunday 22 November, 2.00pm, Goat & Lamb Yoga

- Saturday 28 November, 11.00am, PVAS Volunteer Information Session

- Saturday 28 November, 1.00pm, PVAS Tour

- Sunday 29 November, 9.30am, PVAS Busy Bee

- Saturday 5 December, 5.30pm, Carols in the Valley 

- Saturday 12 December, 11.00am, PVAS Tour

- Saturday 19 December, 1.00pm, PVAS Tour

All events require booking. Visit PVAS on Facebook and click on the 'Events' link to book:  

Garry the Sanctuary Cat

If you have ever visited Possum Valley you will know Garry the Sanctuary Cat. 
Once a shadow lurking in the forest, Garry is now adopted and is a favourite PVAS resident. 
You can follow Garry's adventures on Instagram as he has his very own account! Find Garry at @garry_the_sanctuary_cat.