What’s On in Late March

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 16, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the works on the intersection.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 16, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

Repair Cafe #6

Our 6th Darebin Repair Cafe is coming up on Sunday 17th March from 10am to 1pm. at 2-4 Wright St. Reservoir. There is street parking and Reservoir Train Station is 1 km away.

A Repair Cafe is a place where a volunteer fixer will help you repair your broken items. It is not meant to replace tradespeople or perform complex repairs or alterations to clothes. However, it is sometimes the avenue of last resort before landfill.

To attend you must book in via Eventbrite to have an item repaired. Expect to have one item looked at so everyone gets a fair go. It might be possible to have more but you will go back into the queue.

At this cafe repairs can be made on: items needing glueing, small machines, toys, clothes tho not alterations, broken zips, electrical & electronics including a sewing machine/overlocker whizz.

Please email us a photo of your repair with description of what needs fixing so we check with fixers if it is doable and whether you’ll need to buy parts beforehand.

We’d love some help with organising/supporting the event and are always on the lookout for more fixers – please get in touch at transitiondarebin@gmail.com.

Bring a keep cup and a few coins for the refreshment station.

Darebin Repair Cafe is part of the International Repair Cafe Foundation and is kindly supported by the City of Darebin.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Darebin Community & Kite Festival

Transition Darebin will be having a stall at the Darebin Community & Kite Festival this year.  It’ll be on Sunday March 24, from 11 am to 4 pm, at Edwardes Lake Park.  It’s a fantastic day out, and we’ll be spreading the word about what we do – send us an email at transitiondarebin@gmail.com if you’d like to help out on the day, or just come down and say hello.

Fix-It Monthly Session – April

It’s Back! Our Newlands fix – it mend it Monthly session. Come Join Us.

This is an informal session, where people can bring their own items that need mending (and whatever supplies they need for it) and mend them themselves in good company.

How great will it be to be able to use those things in the back of the cupboard!

When: Thursday April 4, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Where: 3 McGowan Ave, Preston

We will start as a lounge room event & then see if it moves to a different venue.

Note we LOVE Repair Cafes where volunteers fix things for you. This is different – this is where we make the time to fix/mend our own things – to make it a priority 🙂

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday April 13, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday April 14, 10 am onwards.

15 March, 2019 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

What’s On in March

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday March 9, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday March 10, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 16, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 16, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

Repair Cafe #6

Our 6th Darebin Repair Cafe is coming up on Sunday 17th March from 10am to 1pm. at 2-4 Wright St. Reservoir. There is street parking and Reservoir Train Station is 1 km away.

A Repair Cafe is a place where a volunteer fixer will help you repair your broken items. It is not meant to replace tradespeople or perform complex repairs or alterations to clothes. However, it is sometimes the avenue of last resort before landfill.

To attend you must book in via Eventbrite to have an item repaired. Expect to have one item looked at so everyone gets a fair go. It might be possible to have more but you will go back into the queue.

At this cafe repairs can be made on: items needing glueing, small machines, toys, clothes tho not alterations, electrical & electronics.
Fixers yet to be confirmed: hand sewing broken leather bag straps, jewellery, and a sewing machine/overlocker whizz.

Please email us a photo of your repair with description of what needs fixing so we check with fixers if it is doable and whether you’ll need to buy parts beforehand.

We’d love some help with organising/supporting the event and are always on the lookout for more fixers – please get in touch at transitiondarebin@gmail.com.

Bring a keep cup and a few coins for the refreshment station.

Darebin Repair Cafe is part of the International Repair Cafe Foundation and is kindly supported by the City of Darebin.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

Darebin Community & Kite Festival

Transition Darebin will be having a stall at the Darebin Community & Kite Festival this year.  It’ll be on Sunday March 24, from 11 am to 4 pm, at Edwardes Lake Park.  It’s a fantastic day out, and we’ll be spreading the word about what we do – send us an email at transitiondarebin@gmail.com if you’d like to help out on the day, or just come down and say hello.

1 March, 2019 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

What’s On In Late February

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 16, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday February 16, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

TD in the Pub: Ethical Shopping

How to buy ethical and make it fun: Choose your own shopping adventure!

Buying the right thing seems to be getting more complicated every day.

This session will empower you to find your way through the complexity of choosing what to buy. By learning about key green purchasing principles you will be able to work out your own ethical framework. Once you have a framework you won’t have to juggle as many issues each time you buy something.

The presenter will also discuss how to see through false marketing claims and explore which claims and certifications are credible.

We will talk about joyful purchasing and ways to joyfully buy less.

The evening will include a presentation, small group discussions and plenty of opportunity to debate the difficult questions.

Where: The Merri Clan – 15 Gilbert Road, Preston
When: Wednesday February 20, 7:30 pm

Tania Struzina has worked for the ECO-Buy Victorian Local Government Program and on Sustainable Office programs at RMIT University. She is passionate about reducing her environmental footprint and social impact and supporting social enterprises making a difference. She has a Masters in Environment and Planning.

In order to cover costs, we are charging a small fee for tickets for the event. Please book a ticket here.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday March 9, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday March 10, 10 am onwards.

15 February, 2019 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

What’s On In February

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday February 9, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday February 10, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 16, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday February 16, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

TD in the Pub: Ethical Shopping

How to buy ethical and make it fun: Choose your own shopping adventure!

Buying the right thing seems to be getting more complicated every day.

This session will empower you to find your way through the complexity of choosing what to buy. By learning about key green purchasing principles you will be able to work out your own ethical framework. Once you have a framework you won’t have to juggle as many issues each time you buy something.

The presenter will also discuss how to see through false marketing claims and explore which claims and certifications are credible.

We will talk about joyful purchasing and ways to joyfully buy less.

The evening will include a presentation, small group discussions and plenty of opportunity to debate the difficult questions.

Where: The Merri Clan – 15 Gilbert Road, Preston
When: Wednesday February 20, 7:30 pm

Tania Struzina has worked for the ECO-Buy Victorian Local Government Program and on Sustainable Office programs at RMIT University. She is passionate about reducing her environmental footprint and social impact and supporting social enterprises making a difference. She has a Masters in Environment and Planning.

In order to cover costs, we are charging a small fee for tickets for the event. Please book a ticket here.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

 

1 February, 2019 at 9:28 pm Leave a comment

TD in the Pub: Ethical Shopping

Buying the right thing seems to be getting more complicated every day.

This session will empower you to find your way through the complexity of choosing what to buy. By learning about key green purchasing principles you will be able to work out your own ethical framework. Once you have a framework you won’t have to juggle as many issues each time you buy something.

The presenter will also discuss how to see through false marketing claims and explore which claims and certifications are credible.

We will talk about joyful purchasing and ways to joyfully buy less.

The evening will include a presentation, small group discussions and plenty of opportunity to debate the difficult questions.

Where: The Merri Clan – 15 Gilbert Road, Preston
When: Wednesday February 20, 7:30 pm

Tania Struzina has worked for the ECO-Buy Victorian Local Government Program and on Sustainable Office programs at RMIT University. She is passionate about reducing her environmental footprint and social impact and supporting social enterprises making a difference. She has a Masters in Environment and Planning.

In order to cover costs, we are charging a small fee for tickets for the event. Please book a ticket here.

23 January, 2019 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late January

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 19, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday January 19, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 26, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Darebin Repair Cafe #5

When: Sunday January 27, 10 am to 1 pm

Where: Clyde Hall – 64 Clyde Street, Thornbury.

Spots available at 10, 11 and 12. If you come much after 12 there might not be time to fix your item. 1pm finish is a hard deadline.  We’re not doing bookings this time – just turn up!

Repairs on: clothes including visible mending and darning, items needing glueing, small machines, toys. Possibility of sewing machines & electrical, and jewellery. Mainly sewing fixers available at present.
(Subject to availability of volunteer fixers on the day)

Email us a photo of repair with description of what needs fixing if you think it might need parts so you can purchase beforehand.

We’d love some help with organising/supporting the event – please get in touch at transitiondarebin@gmail.com

PT: 250 & 251 buses along Victoria Rd Thornbury or Darebin Rd Thornbury
Parking: on Clyde St and few in venue car park

Darebin Repair Cafe is part of the International Repair Cafe Foundation and is kindly supported by the City of Darebin

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday February 9, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday February 10, 10 am onwards.

15 January, 2019 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

What’s On In January

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday January 12, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday January 13, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 19, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday January 19, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 26, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

1 January, 2019 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late December

Food Swaps

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday December 22, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday January 12, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday January 13, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 19, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday January 19, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

15 December, 2018 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in December

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday December 8, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday December 9, 10 am onwards.

TD Christmas in the North 2018!

It’s been another long year, which means it’s time for our end-of-year get-together!

Come join in the fun and celebrate all the achievements of the year.

Where: Tallboy and Moose – 270 Raglan Street, Preston

When: Wednesday December 12, 7 pm onwards.

We’ve booked the front table of Tallboy and Moose from 7 pm and will be going as late as we dare – come and join us for a drink or two!

Please book a free ticket here so we know who to expect on the night!

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday December 15, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday December 15, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday December 22, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

1 December, 2018 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late November

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 17, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday November 17, from 11 to 12 noon.  It can be found at the corner of Gillies and Duncan Streets, Fairfield. It will be in the side garden facing Duncan St.

Convivial Kitchen Beeswax Workshop – Sunday 18 November, 2 to 4 pm

What’s all the buzz about?

Do you want to reduce the plastic coming into your household and going into your bin, and then landfill?

Why not cut down on wrapping and switch to beeswax wraps instead?

They are great as lids, to wrap cheese, keep avocado fresh, and wrap up your bread.

This workshop will teach you how to make them, and you will take 5 home with you.

Convivial Kitchen is hosting a beeswax wraps workshop on Sunday 18 November. The location will be South Preston (details available once registered).

Cost: $25 (waged), $20.08 (concession)

Bookings are now open: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/convivial-kitchen-beeswax-wrap-making-workshop-tickets-52439765751

Please bring some washed ironed cotton to use (a larger piece to cut into smaller pieces, or a number of different sized smaller pieces), and we will provide the rest of the ingredients.

Please note this workshop is for those over 16 years old.

This workshop is being run by Transition Darebin in conjunction with Sylvester Hive, Preston East.

Book in quick, places are limited.

Note – location of the event is Housing Choices Community Room. 138 high st, Preston.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 24, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Darebin Repair Cafe #4

Where: 220 High Street, Preston

When: November 25, 10 am to 1 pm

To get your item repaired, book in here.

Repairs on: jewellery, clothes including visible mending, computers and electronics, jewellery, shoes, general, glueing, darning, small machines, toys.
(This is subject to the availability of volunteer fixers on the day)

Please email us a photo of repair with description of what needs fixing. This will save time on the day & you may need to buy some parts.

We’d love some help with organising/supporting the event – please get in touch on transitiondarebin@gmail.com

PT options:
Bus 552 and 553 go past on high st.
Bus 513 goes along Bell st. Alight at high and walk north.
Closest tram is 86.
Closest train is Bell station on the Mernda line.

Note, the Moon Rabbit Cafe onsite will be open on the day, so bring your change and your reusable coffee cups!

Darebin Repair Cafe is part of the International Repair Cafe Foundation and is kindly supported by the City of Darebin

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday December 8, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Food Swaps are an occasion to meet your community, talk about gardens and sustainability and swap excess produce from your garden, or something you made in your kitchen. You bring some and get to take some away as with all good swaps.

Ideas of what to bring:

  • seeds from your garden
  • seedlings
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • preserves
  • cordials
  • sour dough starter

The list goes on…

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday December 9, 10 am onwards.

15 November, 2018 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

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