Cohousing is a way of living smarter, sharin more and reducing our footprint It brings the village back to our doorstep with smaller dwelling but more shared spaces. Cars and carparks give way to walking and cycling while play and leisure space takes pride of place. Cohousing effectively ‘turns the suburbs inside out’, promoting contact andcooperation over isolation.
But who really does it? The Scandinavians and northern Europeans have been doingit since the 70s, North Americans since the 80s, and folks here and there in Australia since the 90s. A new wave is underway now in Melbourne and other parts of Australia.
Join local cohousing guru, Sally McAdams to find out how it works, who’s doing it, and what the benefits and challenges are. Or just come down for a social brew and a chat.
Topic: Transition in the Pub What is cohousing and why do it?
When Wednesday 5th March 2014, 7:00pm @
Where: Farouk’s Olive, 711 High Street Thornbury
TD are going to organise a late summer pruning session. This will be held in a garden to demonstrate different pruning options. A small cost will be associated with this session. If you are interested please contact email@example.com
Come and join our TD members for a cycling adventure! We will catch the train from Darebin via the city to Brighton Beach station. From there will ride along the beautiful bayside trail to the big ship at Port Melbourne. We will stop along the way for look outs and breaks. After an ice-cream at Port Melbourne we will cycle up the bike trail parallel to the 106 tram track to Southern Cross Station and then head home. This outing is suitable for family groups as well as individual cyclists. To register interest contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along to the Thornbury Local to discuss all thing sustainable. There will be 2 for 1 yummy Pizza’s available for purchase and a suitable discussion topic will be chosen shortly. Watch this space for more details. If you want to be really organised, mark down the last Tuesday of the month for TD in the pub 2014. Social drinking has never been this good!
The first TD Co-ordinator meeting of 2014 will be on Monday 17 February from 7:30 – 9:30. BYO nibbles to share. Location: 2A Station St, Fairfield. This is an open meeting and new people are very welcome to attend.
The first TD Food Swap for 2014 will be held at the United Church forecourt high st Northcote on Saturday 8th February from 11 – 12. Bring along your excess fruit, vegies, herbs, jam jars, flowers, potted seedlings, seeds, smiles…We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact: email@example.com
Darebin Fruit Squad is currently looking for new volunteers to join their harvesting team. If you are keen on harvesting backyard fruit to supply the foodbank Jika Jika community centre would like to hear from you. Contact: Liz on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9482 5100
Transition Port Phillip shared an interesting idea at the recent Transition Towns Victorian Convergence. They set up a monthly convivial kitchen catch up, where members meet at a commercial kitchen and demonstrate a favourite dish, then eat it. Any takers for this idea in Darebin? If you would like to help organising the catch ups let me know otherwise feel free to register interest in coming along or demonstrating.
We’ve already had an offer for a kimchi demonstration, but we don’t have to do super hard things, they could be easy like the pizza dough I just found out about that uses two ingredients yoghurt and flour!
Contact email@example.com if you would like to register interest in participating, or demonstrating or organising.
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.