In the midst of all the work we do for our community and our world, sometimes we forget to nurture ourselves. Drawing on Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects, this full-day workshop will explore resilience in turbulent times. Set in the beautiful Darebin Parklands, this workshop will provide space to grieve, renew and empower those working for a better world.
This workshop is to support transitioners, permaculturalists, greenies, climate activists, environmentalists, upskillers, community developers, occupiers or diy-ers that are troubled by the state of the world, overworked, overstressed, disillusioned, despairing, burnt out, or on that path.
Children are warmly welcome. There will be children’s activities and childminding through the day.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
$20 full | $10 concession | children free
ONLINE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
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Presented by Doing It Ourselves and Transition Darebin
Read about how participants found a similar workshop we ran in 2011.
Monday 20th May
6:30 pm – shared dinner – bring a plate
7:00-8:30 pm TD coord meeting including project updates, working group report backs and general business
1/15 Ballantyne St Thornbury
Wednesday 27 March, Tago Mago, 744 High St, Thornbury, from 8pm
Join TD members for a drink and a chat and hear from another Transition group in the UK. We are lucky enough to have Jess from Transition Town Brixton to speak to us about their experiences with developing a local currency, the Brixton Pound. Perhaps we’ll even float the idea of a Darebin Dollar….
This year we plan to hold monthly Transition in the Pub get togethers on the last Wednesday of the month so come along, meet some members actively involved in transition and talk turkey.
There will be a talk on Transition (2-3pm), if any TD peeps would like to co-present or be on a little Q&A panel contact sally.macadams[at]gmail.com
There is a cover charge of $10 to cover the venue etc.
Includes a showcase of 3D printers!
All welcome at TD’s next coord meeting on Monday 18 March at Mike’s place, 5 French Ave, Northcote, from 6.30pm. Bring a plate to share!
On the agenda will be the joint TD-Sharehood event in May, food swaps, reports back from local projects and coordination roles and lots of other fun stuff.
Come and meet the crew!
Please rsvp to gatherings[at]transitiondarebin.org to give us an idea of numbers.
Sustaining Ourselves Workshop 2013
Sunday 19th May
Darebin Creek Environment Centre
End of Separation St, Alphington
What is it:
A workshop using Joanna Macey’s ‘Work that Reconnects’ as well as elements of meditation and yoga. Our aim is to refresh, renew and re-inspire transitioners, permaculturalists, greenies, climate activists, environmentalists, upskillers, community developers, occupiers or diy-ers that are troubled by the state of the world, overworked, overstressed, disillusioned, despairing, burnt out, or on that path.Children are warmly welcome. There will be children’s activities and childminding through the day.
In the midst of all the work we do for our community and our world, sometimes we forget to nurture ourselves.
The cost of the workshop is $20 full or $10 concession – vegetarian lunch provided. If you would like to bring some snacks to share for morning and afternoon tea that would be lovely – some will be provided.
Registration: $20 full | $10 concession | children free
ONLINE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
RSVP to Regan Bleechmore firstname.lastname@example.org 0432 875 413 (preferred by 12th of May). Places are limited so please get in early.
Check out this awesome blog by Thornbury locals and TD members Paul and Nikki:
After pondering about “why we hear about the fluctuations of the FTSE, the Yen and Tapis crude a dozen times a day but don’t know the names of our next door neighbours” Paul and Nikki decided to take on a year of experimentation with their two toddlers and four chickens…
“A year to find out whether we can live more sustainably and have more fun doing it, because we know things are going to change, but I refuse to believe that the end of cheap oil and living within the means of our planet needs to be a bad thing.
So after a couple of long conversations spanning many an evening and several good bottles of (locally produced) wine we have come up with four areas that we plan to try and focus on over the next 12 months.”
See what they came up with!