Any TD members who are involved in local food initiatives may be interested in the city of Darebin’s second Sustainable Food Leaders Forum for 2013.
This will be held in the Function Room, Council Offices High Street Preston, on Tuesday evening, 3rd December from 5:30 – 7:30pm.
At this forum we will follow up on the topics discussed at our first forum in March, including the practical application of the new Naturestrip Planting Guidelines, community food growing case studies and introducing 3000 acres and the VicTrack land planting proposal for Darebin.
Come along and network with other community members who are passionate about building a more sustainable food future. The forum is designed to be interactive so that everyone attending can have the opportunity to help shape Council’s Sustainable Food and Food Security agenda into the future.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please feel free to pass this invitation on to your members or contacts who are involved in Sustainable Food and / or Food Security.
A reminder that places are limited so be sure to RSVP by Friday 29th November to Lee.Tozzi@darebin.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 8470 8392
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TD coord meeting including project updates, working group report backs and general business. Nibbles/tea will be provided.
In 2012 the late Aboriginal Elder Uncle Reg Blow led a group of people from all ages and backgrounds along the Spiritual Healing trail. People described the experience as ‘deeply moving’ and which helped them understand Aboriginal connection to country and spirituality.
To honour the memory of Uncle Reg, residents of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are again invited to come together and walk the Spiritual Healing Trail led by uncle Reg’s Son, Troy Blow.
A gift from the Aboriginal community as a gesture of Reconciliation, the Spiritual Healing Trail aims to promote good health by improving our emotional and spiritual well-being and our sense of being connected to the land, to others, and to ourselves.
Refreshments, supper and entertainment will also be provided.
A crew of Transition Darebin members will be joining the walk and will have our banner (or some form of communication) to make our presence know. We welcome you to join us and the rest of the community for this special event.
Please note: There are two walks: one commencing at 1:00pm, the other at 3:00pm. TD members will be at the first one (and maybe a few at the second!).
RSVP to Jackie Mansourian – firstname.lastname@example.org Brendon Wilson – email@example.com
TD has achieved some wonderful things over its short history. Regular food swaps, ‘share make mend’, the fruit squad, film nights, a food forum, a food tour, the community garden plot, workshops, the E-bulletin, training, among many other things. We now think its time to put our heads together and discuss where TD should focus its energies for 2014 and onwards
Its important to keep in mind what we are trying to achieve at TD. We are part of the inspiring worldwide Transition Towns movement. The basic aim of this movement to relocalise and decarbonise the economy, in order to become less dependent on the globalised, consumer, fossil-fuel-dependent economy. For an excellent introduction to Transition Towns, I encourage you to read this short article by our friend Sam Alexander over at Transition Coburg.
So with that goal in mind, we welcome all to come along to a night of brainstorming and creative dreaming about what TD could be. Bring your thinking hats! No ideas are off the table, and all input welcome.
As an additional treat some of our regular members, Paul and Kate, will share what they learnt from the recent Transition Training weekend.
When: Tuesday October 8
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: The Thornbury Local, 635 High St Thornbury
Transition Darebin will hold its Annual General Meeting in September.
Please join us if you are an existing TD member or want to hear about what TD has achieved in 2013 and our plans going forward. The AGM will only be short, and will be followed by a screening of the inspiring film Transition 2.0 .
Please feel free to invite your friends.
Where: Northcote Library, 32-38 Separation St, Northcote (Melways Map 30 F8)
When: 6:30 – 9:00pm Thursday September 19th
About Transition 2.0:
“In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places”.
Here is a link to the trailer for the film.
There’s a winter gathering and working bee happening at the old apple tree on Sunday the 18th of August.
When: 18th August from 10:30am – 1:30pm
What to bring: Gardening tools and gloves, some food or drink to share and enthusiasm to connect with your community.
Where: Cnr of Beaver St and Herbert St, Northcote – right next to the train line