Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.10.17

Transition in the Pub – Repair Cafes

Join Transition Darebin as we chat about all things repair cafe at our october edition of Transition in the Pub!..

repair cafes –
how to set one up
why set one up?
what are the hot tips?
what things to avoid?

This session is to find out all about repair cafes and also see if there is interest in setting one up in Darebin.

Who should attend?
anyone interested in hearing the lovely Michelle Fisher of melbourne repair cafe Inner West give expert advice.
anyone interested in setting up a repair cafe
anyone who feels like finding out more

This is an open and inclusive event and all are welcome.

We will be in the back section of Francescas, so mosey in and you will find us.

Where: Francesca’s Bar, 222 High Street Northcote

When: Thursday October 19, 7:30 pm

Food Swaps

 

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 21, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 28, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday November 11, 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…

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Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.10.01

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday October 8, 1 pm onwards.

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday October 14, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 21, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 28, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

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 October, 2017 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.09.15

Food Swaps

Reservoir

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

Annual General Meeting

It’s that time of year when we have the formal process of sorting our membership details and looking back over our achievements over the year. With a look ahead to whats in our future.

Join us for the 2017 annual AGM with a band after the formalities and lots of good conversation and stupendously great people!!

The band for the evening will be FOTA (Feminist Old Time Association)

Tickets/memberships can be obtained via eventbrite at this link or at the door on the night.

For more info contact gatherings@transitiondarebin.org

Where: Francesca’s Bar, 222 High Street Northcote

When: Thursday September 21, 7:30 pm onwards

 

Food Swaps – South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

Convivial Garden – “Buzz Inn” Bee Hotel Making

Native bees are good friends in the garden, performing the valuable service of pollination.

Learn more about solitary native bees, and the advantages of attracting these to your garden, as well as learning how to make your very own insect hotel in which these good garden friends can set up house! Katrina Forstner, a local gardener, native bee enthusiast and maker of insect hotels will share her knowledge and skills to get you started on attracting more native pollinators into your garden.

The workshop will include a brief introduction to native bees, how to spot a native bee, the nesting types, buzz pollination, what materials are great to get you started with your own bee hotel, and no matter what type of green thumb you are how to set up a bee friendly garden.

BYO secateurs (if you have some at home) and a curious mind!

When: Sunday September 24, 2 pm

Buy tickets here.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday October 8, 1 pm onwards.

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday October 14, 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…

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Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.09.03

2017 Sustainable Communities National Summit

Join the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in association with Transition Australia as we host speakers including Rob Hopkins (remote) and Rob Adams and a mix of Transition, sustainability and local government initiative leaders as we explore what this might look like and how we get it moving.

Book HERE

Where: Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

When: September 6 and 7, 9:15 am to 2 pm

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday September 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.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday September 10, 1 pm onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

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

Annual General Meeting

Save the date (Thursday September 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm) for the Transition Darebin Annual General Meeting; details to follow.

Food Swaps – South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining).

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…

 

Convivial Garden – Bee Hotel making

Put this date in your diary – Sunday September 24.  Convivial Garden are planning a workshop on bee hotels!  Our friends at Buzz and Dig will be showing us how it’s done… more details to follow.

 

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Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.08.15

Food Swaps

Reservoir

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

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 26, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining).

Convivial Kitchen – Sourdough Breadmaking Demo

Join us for a slow food afternoon with Kat Lavers as she demonstrates sourdough breadmaking from preparing the grain to baking bread.
Cost $15 adult, $10 child (Age 10 years and over)

Venue is within Northcote:
As this is someones private home – the address will be given after booking via email/text.
Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

Book in now to reserve your place. Limited spots available.
For more information on the session – Contact Transitiondarebin@gmail.com

When: Sunday August 27, from 2 to 5 pm

2017 Sustainable Communities National Summit

Join the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in association with Transition Australia as we host speakers including Rob Hopkins (remote) and Rob Adams and a mix of Transition, sustainability and local government initiative leaders as we explore what this might look like and how we get it moving.

Book HERE

Where: Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

When: September 6 and 7, 9:15 am to 2 pm

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday September 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.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday September 10, 1 pm onwards.

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Bi-Weekly Look-Ahead – 2017.07.25

Hi all,

We’re aiming to experiment with a new post format – twice a month, we’ll do an update with all the events coming up in the next month.  So, without further ado…

Share and Inspire: Transition Towns Convergence

An opportunity for Transition Town people (so, anyone involved with any Transition groups, including us) to reconnect and share stories, news, ideas and plans. Ideal for people wanting to start a Transtion group or find new ways to build a resilience, localised and sustainable community.
The day’s program will include sessions on:
– sharing our celebrations and challenges – including posters and short presentations
– discussing issues of interest or concern
– Briefing on Transition Hub Australia and the 2017 Transition Communities National Summit.

Saturday 29 July 2017 9.30am-4.30pm at  
The Hub @ Docklands, 80 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands 3008

Please RSVP by 26 July here.

Really Really Free Market #4

Transition Darebin is partnering with the Really Really Free Market because it’s an exciting and valuable initiative, and we think you might be interested.

COME ONE, COME ALL!!
A community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. A RRFM is a 100% free and non-commercial event (no bartering or advertising), created by participants who show up each month!

WHAT’S ON SO FAR?
Movies Screenings, Bowen Therapy, Jewellery Repair, Bike Repair, Arts Space, Mosaic, Music, Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, Yoga, Veggie Seedlings, Zines, Food, ‘Class-less-Room,’ Haircuts, more to come!

LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
Just North of Murray Road, Preston, along the Railway Reserve Bike Path (extension of St. Georges Rd Bike Path).
Bike: It’s along the path, so suited for cyclists.
Train: 50m Walk from Preston Station, Nearby 86 Tram and High St. Buses.
Car: Ample Parking at Preston Station.
Low mobility access: Drop off at Stanworth Ct, the market is a few meters along a unpaved path.

When?  Sunday July 30, 10 am to 2 pm

Convivial Kitchen’s Natural Skin Care Workshop

Transition Darebin is hosting a homemade natural skin care workshop which will be presented by Taj Scicluna, the Perma Pixie.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – click here to book

When?  Sunday 6 August, 2 pm – 4.00 pm

Where?  The Preston Community Hub, 137 High Street, Preston

Food Swaps

We have three Food Swaps each month.

Northcote

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

Reservoir

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

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 26, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed).

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…

25 July, 2017 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

What’s On Right Now – July

Food Swaps

We have another one on this Saturday 22 July in South Preston.

We are looking for anchor people so if you would like to volunteer to be on the welcoming party please let us know!

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Convivial Kitchen’s Natural Skin Care Workshop

Transition Darebin is hosting a homemade natural skin care workshop which will be presented by Taj Scicluna, the Perma Pixie.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – click here to book

When?  Sunday 6 August, 2 pm – 4.00 pm

Where?  The Preston Community Hub, 137 High Street, Preston

Tickets will be on sale soon, we hope to see you there!

17 July, 2017 at 1:28 pm 1 comment

What’s On Right Now – June

We have a couple of events coming up over the weekend (with more to come!), so here’s a quick update:

Food Swaps

Our food swaps are still going strong – in fact, we have another one on this Saturday in South Preston.

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When?  11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where? Corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed)

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…

We hope to see you there.  Come on down!

Convivial Kitchen’s Natural Skin Care Workshop

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO TUTOR ILLNESS****

Transition Darebin is hosting a homemade natural skin care workshop which will be presented by Taj Scicluna, the Perma Pixie.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/transition-darebin-presents-natural-skin-care-workshop-tickets-35424962015?aff=eac2

When?  Sunday 25th June, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Where?  The Preston Community Hub, 137 High Street, Preston

Tickets are $30, and we hope to see you there!

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What’s on in March

There’s a load going on in March with Transition Darebin and some really exciting things going on in Darebin itself. We’re going to be making some changes to the email lists and also some exciting developments to upgrade our website and social media communication. What does this mean? Well it means that there’s never been a better time to get involved with a TD event, or take that next step and get more involved in making the Darebin that you want in the future.

Food Swaps.

Each month Transition Darebin runs three food swaps which are a great way to deal with excess from the garden, share seeds or even swap some excess jam, preserve, knowledge or skill for something that someone else has.

Northcote: 11th March @ Chalice, 251 High Street Northcote from 11-noon

Reservoir: 18th March @ Cnr Chedder Rd and Broadway, Reservoir from 10-11

South Preseton: 25th March @ Cnr. Oakover and High Street, Preston from 11-noon

For more information check out the TD facebook page.

Transition In the Pub: Good Wood and Principled Paper

Good wood and Principled Paper

Wednesday 15th March

7:30 – 9:30 @ Francesca’s Bar (222 High Street, Northcote)

Transition In the Pub is about getting out and talking about the issues that matter with anybody who cares to listen whilst enjoying a cold beer or glass of something fizzy! This Month we’re teaming up with the Newlands Friends of the Forest to present Dr. Chris Taylor, research fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute of Melbourne University. Dr. Chris is going to take us on a journey to find out more about the forestry industry. To get an insight into where our wood and paper products come from and how we can make choices that aren’t derived from our critically endangered Victorian native forest.

click here for tickets and more information

Our Apple Tree..’Tree Bee’

12th March from 1-4pm

@Our Apple Tree (Cnr. Beavers Road and Herbert street, Northcote)

Our Apple Tree is a small community garden that once used to house the cottage of the level crossing boom gate operator. The cottage is gone but his favorite tree remains surrounded by flowers, veggie beds and some great examples of what can be done to make a small community garden from nothing.
Every month we have a small working bee and love to have helpers along to learn, dig and take ownership of our shared space. Kids are welcome.

8 March, 2017 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

The Year that Was and the Future that Could Be!

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There are some troubling things going on in the world at the moment. It seems that we’re at a point where we can either take hold of a future narrative or let the narrow minded decide what our future will be…

Transition Darebin has been hard at work this year and we’ve achieved a lot. Make no mistake though we are at a crossroads where we can hope that the world doesn’t follow a path of consumption, waste, greed selfishness and fear or define the future that we want…

But to do this we need people taking action together!

Transition Darebin, as an organisation has a responsibility to hold an Annual General Meeting but more importantly as a social movement we have a responsibility to give every option for people to join in and be a part of molding the narrative for ourselves, our children and the future. We know people are busy and we’re not asking for a massive commitment, just a willingness to get involved in the organisation and coordination of projects, that help build a resilient, localised and sustainable Darebin.

Next Wednesday is the opportunity to do that with our AGM/Discussion session “The Year that was and the Future that Could Be!”. This will be a chance to talk about where we have been and more importantly talk about where we have been. We’ll also be forming the new coordination group, so if you are thinking of getting more involved or have a project you want to see then come along.
Thornbury Local
635 High Street Thornbury (upstairs)
30th November
7:30pm

Registration can be made a https://register.eventarc.com/36466/the-year-that-was-and-the-future-that-could-be . Registration is $10 which includes membership to TD. Even if you can’t go consider registering and ticking ‘I won’t be there’ to join TD and help support our work.


Other Events and Activities


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South Preston Food Swap
Corner Oakover Road and High Street, Preston
11- 2pm
Free Event, all welcome
Click here for more info

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Our Apple Tree… ‘Tree Bee’!
Our last working bee at the Apple Tree will be on the 11th of December from 1pm.
Corner Herbert Street and Beavers Road.
For more information click here 

darebin-councilLet make sure that Darebin City Council is committed to taking serious action on climate change.
Click here to complete a survey on how to make the council carbon neutral by 2020.

 

25 November, 2016 at 1:46 pm Leave a comment

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