Fruit squad are taking bookings for the following maintenance workshops:
Session B: Fig and olive tree training, Northcote – Sunday 31st August 2-4pm
Session C: Pomegranate tree – Saturday 13th September 2-4pm
Session D: Orange and lemon tree – Sunday 28th September 2-4pm
All the training will be undertaken by Elspeth Ferguson, a very experienced horticulture trainer. The sessions will cover tree care, pruning, harvesting and how to tell when the fruit is ripe. The cost per session is $15 for TD members and $20 for others. Places are strictly limited so first come, first served.
Please RSVP on firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you are keen to attend, and specify which sessions you would like to book in to.
TD’s Northcote food swap is this Saturday 12th July 11-12noon at Chalice garden (251 High St). Heaps of produce and free planting materials – seeds, seedlings, cuttings. All welcome!
Survive and Thrive:
Transition Darebin invite you to Survive and Thrive, only Melbourne event of the speaking tour by Nicole Foss and David Holmgren, this Tuesday 15th at Chalice Hall, 251 High St Northcote (7pm for 7.30 start).
Special musical performance by Priestessa and Dash.
Building Resilience in an Era of Limits to Growth
Nicole Foss will explore the links between the converging pressures facing us – economic contraction, peak energy and geopolitical stress. She will outline the implications for our everyday lives and share practical solutions she has observed from around the world.
Permaculture Surfing the Property Bubble Collapse
Drawing from 30 years of permaculture teaching, designing and demonstrating rural and urban agriculture food production systems for sustainable living, Transition activism and personal example, David Holmgren will outline practical strategies to help households and communities survive, thrive and contribute to a better world.
Survive and thrive, strategies for a new economy, the public talk by Nicole Foss and David Holmgren at Uniting Church in Northcote is presented by Transition Darebin in association with Holmgren Design.
Please check the event page for the venue details and more info.
To book your place for the evening go to the website below. $20 now or $25 at the door.
Please note the venue for the Transition in the Pub discussion for Wednesday 25 (tomorrow night) has changed. It will now be at: Nest Co-working 829a High St Thornbury 7.30pm.
Kathryn from Rossmoyne Street Thornbury tells the epic tale of how they’ve created a vibrant and friendly community (complete with Scarecrows!). Mary from Transition Banyule will also be coming down to talk about a new resource to help you take steps to do exactly the same in your street.So come down for an evening of informal discussion as we show how you can build community literally at your doorstep!
Learn energy saving tips for your household and workplace with local sustainability experts.
Winter is the perfect season to get your greens in the ground and get your patch of dirt ready for spring planting. Come and learn the basics with local horticulturist Gary.
TD is doing another bike ride on the 3rd May, following the successful one in March.
We will meet at 9.15am at Darebin parklands entrance on Separation st – which is the most easterly end (note: the train gets into Alphington station at 9.05 and it is a short ride from there). If you could let me know if you are keen to join us that would be great. Children are very welcome, and this will be a leisurely cycle which should take us under an hour each way. Make sure you bring your panniers with you, so that you can take some fresh veggies and goodies home with you on the way back.
Market specials are the huge field mushrooms which are delish, and the smoked hocks of ham for a yummy winter soup. The tea stall is worth perusing as is the honey stall, and the 100% Australian peanut butter is made of – you guessed it. Bring a mug with you too for your morning coffee and there are plenty of tasty treats to choose from.
We hope you can join us on this trail, it will be off road the whole way. Register interest with email@example.com.
Please come along to this first in a series of training workshops/presentations for Darebin Fruit Squad Volunteers.
‘Beginner’s Guide to Organic Pest Control’ – with Kat Lavers. A light dinner will be provided. Transition Darebin members can attend at a reduced cost.
Where: The presentation will be held at CERES, Van Ray Centre, Rooms 2 & 3, entry via the main entrance, corner of Stewart and Roberts St, East Brunswick.
When: 6:30pm Wednesday 26 March
Bookings Essential: Call 9482 5100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $20 or $15 if TD members. Free for Fruit Squad Volunteers and registered Fruit Donors
It’s also open to the public so if you know of someone else who would like to attend feel free to send them these details.
Do you have an interesting sustainable neighbourhood idea you would like to discuss? Have you got a project you have always fancied getting off the ground? Well the Transition in the Pub night might be just the thing for you. We are having a general gathering and catch up evening with no set speaker this time round. So why not pop along for a bevvy and a catch up? We look forward to seeing you there.
When Tuesday 25th March 2014, 7:00pm
Where: Farouk’s Olive, 711 High Street Thornbury
The Transition Darebin organising group
Like to learn about the Kumchi ferment, an ancient food preservation technique? Reade Smith will be demonstrating for TD 2-3.30pm on Sunday 23rd March, at Leinster GroveCommunityCentre, corner Leinster Grove and Woolton Ave, Thornbury. Cost will be as you see fit – pay on leaving what you feel it was worth. You can learn, or also make Kumchi on the day.
There are over 200 regional recipes so if someone wants to bring along some unconventional, home grown or heirloom Asian vegetables, that is ok…bok-choy and brocollini have been used successfully!