Sowing seeds of resilience in the suburbs

Event – Sunday, 29 November 2020

This free online workshop is one of a series highlighting the skills and expertise of local people and spreading this knowledge to strengthen our community in Darebin.

Sowing seeds of resilience in the suburbs: Methods to manage ‘waste’, mobilise and involve neighbours and regenerate small spaces.

Sunday 29th November 3.00 – 4.30 (by zoom)

Description:This session seeks to inform and inspire others living in multi unit apartment precincts to:‘Green’ their backyard / balcony / terrace and wider precinct
Design systems to manage ‘waste’
Rejuvenate small spaces and marginal edges
Develop meaningful connections with neighbours and trades
Understand how Permaculture zones and principles can assist in creating positive changes

Note – The session time will be approximately an hour with time allowed to settle in at the start and some time for extra questions at the end if required.

Register here for free

Your Presenters
Lena and Elise are residents in a multi-unit precinct in Thornbury. Through video and discussion they will share their experience of applying these practices on their own properties and within their precinct.
Your Host – Transition Darebin
We are a community group based in Darebin which aims to inspire a transition to more sustainable ways of living. This series of workshops supports local people by showcasing their skills within the community. The sessions offer opportunities to learn about sustainable living, be informed about climate/environmental issues and build stronger connections between local people, in order to create a healthy, sustainable and inclusive community.This event is kindly supported by Darebin City Council

18 November, 2020 at 9:05 pm Leave a comment

Transition Darebin workshop: Cloth Nappies and other ways to reduce waste with a baby

Wed 4th Nov 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

https://events.humanitix.com/transition-darebin-workshop-cloth-nappies-and-other-ways-to-reduce-waste-with-a-baby – happening over Zoom

This free workshop is one of a series highlighting the skills and knowledge of local people and spreading this knowledge to strengthen our community in Darebin.

Local parent Genevieve Neve will talk about how she is making and using cloth nappies, plus other strategies to reduce the environmental impact of baby care. 

What we will be covering during the event
What are Cloth nappies, fittings, materials and where to buy
How to take care of Cloth nappies
Supplies needed
and Making your own

Note – The session time will be approximately an hour with time allowed to settle in at the start and some time for extra questions at the end if required.

Your Presenter- Genevieve Neve
I’m a local mother of an 18 month old. We have been using cloth since birth and are moving towards early potty training. I’m an Actor with a background in Art and Fashion and a particular interest in environmental impact, hoping for a better future for our children, believing in a circular economy and a closed loop system. I have created my own pattern and instructions for cloth nappy making which come free with this course.

Your Host – Transition Darebin
We are a community group based in Darebin which aims to inspire a transition to more sustainable ways of living. This series of workshops supports local people by showcasing their skills within the community. The sessions offer opportunities to learn about sustainable living, be informed about climate/environmental issues and build stronger connections between local people, in order to create a healthy, sustainable and inclusive community.

This event is kindly supported by Darebin City Council

30 October, 2020 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

What’s Actually On Right Now

At the moment… most of our events are not live, thanks to the spread of COVID-19. So what is happening?

Darebin Repair Cafe is currently doing an online variation – fix things, and send an email to darebinrepaircafe(at)gmail.com to confirm. Next cafe starts up Sunday July 19, and will continue until the end of August.

Apart from that… watch this space, and take care of yourselves.

6 July, 2020 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

What’s On In May

Fix-It Newlands – May

Fix It Newlands will be on Zoom this week. Those who would like to fix things in company.
Thursday 6.30- 8.30🎗🎽🎲🛴🚲👩🏫🌿🍅. Take this chance to fix & mend in your own home. email Catherine_rouse@yahoo.com This first trial Fix- It will be limited to 10 people as we see how it goes.

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!

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 – CANCELLED Until Further Notice

4 May, 2020 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

Fix-It Newlands – April

Fix It Newlands will be on Zoom this week. Those who would like to fix things in company.
Thursday 6.30- 8.30🎗🎽🎲🛴🚲👩🏫🌿🍅. Take this chance to fix & mend in your own home. email Catherine_rouse@yahoo.com This first trial Fix- It will be limited to 10 people as we see how it goes.

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!

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 🙂

1 April, 2020 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

Transition Darebin Food Swaps CANCELLED

Hi all,

We are cancelling our 4 food swaps until further notice.  Unfortunately, given the spread of COVID-19 and the need to encourage self-isolation, we can’t safely run these events in public.  Thank you for your understanding.

We encourage you to use social media or other avenues to swap food in your locality by doing porch/nature strip/front gate pickups.

In Gellibrand Crescent in Reservoir there is a little food share project apparently.  They have frequent posts in the Reservoir Good Karma Network on Facebook.

Recent food shares at the front gate and on the nature strip amongst our network were: warrigal greens in Preston, and parsley in Thornbury.

Our relevant Facebook pages are Transition Darebin and Darebin Urban Harvesters.

Thank you for your support during this time; we hope to see you all again.

25 March, 2020 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Darebin Repair Cafe #12 Cancelled due to COVID-19

We have been advised by the International Repair Cafe Foundation to cease running repair cafes at this stage, and our venue has been closed to the public.  As such, the repair cafe this Sunday has been cancelled.

17 March, 2020 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late March

Note: We currently plan to have all our events run as normal.  We’re currently monitoring the situation with regards to the coronavirus, and will update you if we make changes to our plans, in order to keep our people safe and healthy.

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 21, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 21, 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.

Darebin Repair Cafe #12 (UPDATE: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

We have been advised by the International Repair Cafe Foundation to cease running repair cafes at this stage, and our venue has been closed to the public.  As such, the repair cafe this Sunday has been cancelled.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 28, from 11 to 12 pm. It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

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 2, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Where: Preston – contact 0468 963 868.

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 11, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

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 March, 2020 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in March

Fix-It Monthly Session – March

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 March 5, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Where: Preston – contact 0468 963 868.

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 March 14, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 21, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 21, 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.

Darebin Repair Cafe #12

DATE HOLDER. Booking details available later this month.

When: Sunday March 22, 10 am to 1 pm

Where: Reservoir Senior Citizen’s Centre – 2-4 Wright Street, Reservoir.

We endeavour to fix household items and test and tag electrical equipment to save items from landfill. 472 kilograms saved so far.Last items seen at 12.30. Always looking for electrical and other fixers.

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 28, 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 March, 2020 at 8:44 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late February

Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Launch Party

New year’s resolution: Be part of a bulk-buy collective!

Darebin’s low-waste cafe, Moon Rabbit, is launching a Bulk Foods Collective in February and is celebrating with a zero-waste party, free babyccinos and a day full of activities and live music.

Moon Rabbit’s Bulk Foods Collective will offer affordable, everyday pantry items in bulk – doing our bit to achieve a plastic-free Darebin and create a more sustainable community. Buy only what you need, BYO containers and avoid unnecessary packaging.

Discounts are available for collective members, concession-card holders and pensioners.

Where? Moon Rabbit café – Preston

The Bridge, 218 High St, Preston

When? Saturday, 22 February  from 09:30-14:00

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/moon-rabbit-bulk-foods-launch-party-tickets-86098311367?aff=efbeventtix

Transition Darebin will have a general stall, a boomerang bags stall with children’s activities, and the Thornbury food swap will be in residence at The Bridge for one day only (bring some food to swap from your garden) – so why not come and join us!

Boomerang Bags as part of the Sustainable Living Festival

Come and ‘sew sustainable’ with Boomerang Bags Thornbury/Northcote. They’ll bring sewing machines and fabric, so you can help sew a bag for a good cause and learn about what it takes to start your own chapter! Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. Re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ are made using recycled materials as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

When: Thursday 27 February, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Northcote Library – 32-38 Separation St, Northcote, VIC 3070

Book here.

Fix-It Monthly Session – March

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 March 5, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Where: Preston – contact 0468 963 868.

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 March 14, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 21, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 21, 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 March 28, from 11 to 12 pm.  This time we’ll be at The Bridge Preston – 218 High Street, Preston – as part of the launch of Moon Rabbit’s bulk buy co-op offering.

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 February, 2020 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

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