Transition Darebin Coordination Meeting

522310_249619015161542_82743805_nDo you want to get more active in promoting a re-localised and resilient Darebin?

Do you have an idea for a project that TD can help with or a skill that can help us build community engagement?

Are you interested in connecting with other local people who are taking and an active role in addressing climate change and peak everything?

Transition Darebin facilitates many activities and coordinates many groups and individuals  who are working towards a stable climate, a localized and resilient Darebin and a strong sense of community empowerment. The Transition Darebin Coordination Meetings are the core of these activities. These are open meetings and all comers are very welcome whether you are a TD original or just want to see what’s going on in your neighbourhood.

This month we’re welcoming our new coordination group and also will be starting down the path of a process called holistic management to ensure clarity, effectiveness and purpose for all that Transition Darebin does from here on.

 

Sound interesting?………then we look forward to seeing you on the first of December

 

When: Monday 1st December @ 7:30pm

Where: 52 Johnson St, Thornbury

What: Yourself and your ideas!

24 November, 2014 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

TD AGM + Film Screening – 18th October

Even if you’re not interested in becoming active with Transition Darebin then please come down to hear what we’ve been up to this year, talk to members and hear about plans for the future. As an added bonus we’ll also be showing ‘the Wild Thing Project’ as part of the discussion about how children can be encouraged to get out from behind computer screens into the ‘outside world!’.

This is free event though Transition Darebin memberships which give discounts at local shops and support Transition Darebin actions will be available for $5.

18th October 2PM
Camellia Reception Centre
2 Gooch Street, Thornbury

5 October, 2014 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Transition Coordination Group

Do you want to get more active in promoting a re-localised and resilient Darebin? Do you have an idea for a project that TD can help with or a skill that can help us build community engagement? Or do you just want to connect with people taking an active role in addressing climate change and peak everything? The TD coordination meetings provide these opportunities and many more. All are welcome.

When: Wednesday 15th October @ 7:30pm

Where: 52 Johnson St, Thornbury

What: Yourself and your ideas!

5 October, 2014 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Transition Coordination Group

Do you want to get more active in promoting a re-localised and resilient Darebin? Do you have an idea for a project that TD can help with or a skill that can help us build community engagement? Or do you just want to connect with people taking an active role in addressing climate change and peak everything? The TD coordination meetings provide these opportunities and many more. All are welcome.

When: Tuesday 9th September @ 7:30pm

Where: 19 Mitchell st, Northcote

What: Yourself and your ideas!

Jonathan

 

4 September, 2014 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

Fruit squad maintenance training sessions for August/September

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 ecoze@mmnet.com.au ASAP if you are keen to attend, and specify which sessions you would like to book in to.

18 August, 2014 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Two Upcoming TD Events…Food Swap & Building Resilience

Food Swap:

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.

12 July, 2014 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

Survive and thrive – public talk by Nicole Foss and David Holmgren!

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.

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24 June, 2014 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Change of Venue for Transition in the Pub – Wednesday 25 June

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!

24 June, 2014 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Transition in the Pub – Wednesday June 25 – With special guest speaker

Hi TD,

Wednesday June 25 we are having Transition in the Pub, with a special guest speaker. Kathryn from Rossmoyne Street Thornbury will share the 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!
Invite your friends/family on facebook here.
Location: Nest Coworking 829a High StHigh street, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia 3071
Time: Wednesday June 25, 7:30pm.

20 June, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Sunday 1 June: two free workshops on home energy efficiency

Sunday the 1st of June seems to be the day to get your house all rugged up and ready for winter!
Sally, Serenity and Kirsten are hosting a home energy efficiency workshop in Thornbury and inviting our neighbours to share lunch for Global Sharing Day – TDers are most welcome to come along too (see the flyer attached and basic details below). And there’s a new facebook page for our neighbourhood, so if you live in or around Ballantyne Street, like it here
If you’re over in the southern part of Darebin, you can go to a similar workshop on the same day at Alphington Community Centre – they’ve also got a range of other sustainable living workshops happening too, including beginner backyard chooks next weekend (see all the details below).
Thornbury workshop
Ballantyne Big Lunch and Winter Warmer Workshop
1pm lunch (bring a plate to share)
2pm home energy efficiency workshop
1/15 Ballantyne Street Thornbury
 
Alphington workshops
 
May 25: Beginners Backyard Chooks: $25.00
These feathered friends are not only beautiful additions to any backyard but produce wonderful eggs, provide free garbage disposal and enrich your soil with their poo!! Come and learn how to incorporate these delightful creatures into your backyard and your family!!
June 1: Retrofitting your house: FREE!!
Learn energy saving tips for your household and workplace with local sustainability experts.
June 8: Winter Vegie Gardening for Beginners: $10.00
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.
 
Alphington Community Centre – 2 Kelvin Road, Alphington

 

18 May, 2014 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

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