Description: This group organises fun activities, tours, workshops and stalls, with the side benefit of raising funds for local projects.
How you can help: organise a once-off event or join the crew!
Community Economics Working Group
Description: This group meets to learn about global economic patterns, how they affect us locally, and what we can do to build resilience in the context of economic crisis.
Contact: Serenity Hill
Description: There are food swaps happening in Northcote and Preston. For all the current details, check out their facebook page.
- Northcote: 2nd Saturdays 10:30-12 in the permaculture garden at Chalice, 251 High St.
- Preston: Darebin North West Uniting Church 399a Murray Rd Preston, 3rd Saturday of each month 10-12
How you can get involved: Just come along. If you have any excess produce you want to swap bring it along but if not by all means just come and check it out!
Clothing and Materials Working Group
Description: This group is interested in everything to do with clothes, crafts and materials. Think refashioning, making your own clothes, repairing things, op-shopping… This group is in low-maintenance mode, but organises the occasional Crafternoon or worshop – ready to be reenergised if someone is ready to drive!
How you can help: administrative support, leading the group, hosting or organising a low-key crafternoon, organising or facilitating a workshop, help organise an op shop tour.
Contact: Sally MacAdams
Northcote Food Co-op / Community Supported Agriculture
Description: We are setting up a Community Supported Agriculture food co-op in Northcote.
How you can help: organise rosters, pick up food, create your own co-op, administrative support
Contact: Kat Lavers
Call for Fruit!
Would you like to see your excess home grown fruit put to good use?
Fruit Squad is a group of trained volunteers who will harvest fruit in Darebin for distribution to Darebin citizens who are short of food. Please call Jika Jika Community Centre on 9482 5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fruit Squad is an initiative of Transition Darebin in partnership with Jika Jika community centre, with funding from Darebin Council.