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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
We’d like to warmly invite you to the April coordination meeting for TD on 15 April, from 6.30pm and finishing at 8.30pm. The group will be discussing new and ongoing projects and sharing a bit of dinner together (bring something to share if you can).
This month the meeting will be held at Rachel’s house: 2A Station St, Fairfield (down to the bottom of the no-through road at the southern end of Station St).
The more the merrier.
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!
The Fruit Squad is ready for summer fruit harvest in Northcote.
Fruit Squad is a project that involves volunteers picking backyard fruit and giving it to SecondBite, an organisation that redistributes fresh, nutritious food to those in need via hostels, rooming houses and community services, many located in Darebin.
With the summer seasons fruit ripening fast, the Fruit Squad is currently looking for back yard trees to pick. If you live in Northcote, Thornbury or Preston, in the area bounded by Bell Street, St Georges Road, Grange Road and Heidelberg Road, and would like to register your fruit trees for harvesting, or want to pick your own which we can collect, please call Jika Jika Community Centre on (03) 9482 5100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fruit Squad is an initiative of Transition Darebin in partnership with Jika Jika Community Centre, with support from Darebin City Council.
The SLF Edible Inner North Bike Tour – BOOKED OUT!
Unfortunately the Edible Inner North Bike tour is booked out.
However, these amazing public and community gardens in Darebin will be open to the public on Sunday 24th February from 9am – 12pm.
Feel free to drop in and check them out.
Fairfield Community Gardens
1 Hamilton St
Northcote Uniting Church
Herb garden and Orchard
251 High Street
(Join in their fruit and vegie swap)
Northcote Library Food Garden
32 Separation Street
Span Community Garden
64 Clyde Street
In addition Northcote Community Garden, Hartington Street, Northcote will be open from 1:30 – 5:00pm on Sunday 24th February (BUT NOT in the morning)
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!