Whats on?

Foodswaps

Foodswaps are one hour events which take place once a month.

We have three foodswaps running in Darebin

People bring their excess produce and share and swap with others. There are all sorts of goodies ready to swap from back yards across Darebin.

What to bring?– seedlings, greens, citrus, or even something you have made like jams, baked goods and much more 

So come along to one of our food swaps and exchange something that you have in abundance for something someone else has been growing in their garden, super fresh produce at its best!

Reservoir Food Swap – every month on the 3rd Saturday at 10am outside Reservoir Library.

Fairfield Food Swap every month on the 3rd Saturday at 11am at the cnr of Duncan and Gillies st, Fairfield

Thornbury/Preston Food swap at 11am on 4th Saturday of the month at Thornbury Picture House

Darebin Repair Cafe

Darebin Repair cafe runs every second month at various locations around Darebin.  

It is a three hour event where our volunteer fixers share their fixing skills with cafe visitors e.g. sewing, craft, jewellery repairs, gluing, and electrical work in household appliances.

We are part of the International Repair Cafe Foundation.

For more information see https://transitiondarebin.org/darebin-repair-cafe/

15 November, 2022 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

Whats on in July?

Our trusty Foodswaps.

There are all sorts of goodies ready to swap from back yards across Darebin – seedlings, greens, citrus, rhubarb, something you have made in your kitchen if your garden doesn’t have anything to swap. 

So come along to one of our food swaps and exchange something that you have in abundance for something someone else has been growing in their garden, super fresh produce at its best!

Reservoir Food Swap – 10am on 16th July outside Reservoir Library.

Fairfield Food Swap at 11am on 16th July at the cnr of Duncan and Gillies st.

Thornbury/Preston Food swap at 11am on 23rd of July at Thornbury Picture House

July Repair cafe – Our 26th repair cafe

Our 26th Darebin Repair cafe takes place on 24th July 10am-1pm. Clyde Hall, Thornbury

Spots to be booked for sewing and jewellery repair and some general fixes. – get in quick -bookings can be made here – Darebin Repair Cafe #26

Join us to be a hard rubbish hero!

Transition Darebin are co-hosting with Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes (DHRH) as part of the Span Community House RRR Hub project with a pop-up shop that will offer free and low-price items, and include upcycling, recycling collection and workshops.

This is all aimed at helping us avoid items ending up in landfill as ‘hard rubbish season’ continues during July in Darebin!

More info here – https://www.darebinhardrubbishheroes.org/events/relove-pop-up

A whole lot going on – we would love to hear from you if you have time on your hands to help out.

Email us at Transitiondarebin@gmail.com

14 July, 2022 at 9:14 pm Leave a comment

Live Music event – 29th March- Music for a Warming World

This is a live music event with the performers from Music for a Warming World.

Venue: Thornbury Picture House, 802 High Street, Thornbury Vic 3071

Time: Tuesday 29th March 2022.
Snacks provided from 6.30pm, seated by 7.15pm

Tickets available for $10 or $5 concession. Click here to get a ticket

Drinks available to purchase at the bar.

The Event
A unique musical experience exploring the Planetary Crisis with live music, storytelling, and largescale visuals.

Join us for a unique, powerful and entertaining event that takes us beyond climate awareness and into the most important questions we now face: How can we live with the new future of climate and planetary disruption?

Who are the performers? Music for a Warming World is a Melbourne based live music and multimedia project that has performed at music festivals, such as the Woodford Folk Festival, art galleries, universities, concert halls and many communities from Queensland to Tasmania.

Music for a Warming World is written and produced by Simon Kerr (songwriter/guitarist), with Kylie Morrigan (violins), Mal Webb (multiple instruments) and Carly Wilding on Laptop/Visuals.

This event is kindly supported by a Darebin City Council grant

20 March, 2022 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Welcome Back

After months of ticking over on a non-contact basis (virtual repair café, fence food swaps, zoom workshops) while we were all in enforced semi-hibernation, TD is back in person !!!!!! 

The COVID pandemic has provided a taste of the type of disruption which we are likely to face if climate change is not abated, and a test of our community resilience. 

We’ve managed to keep some activity going, sometimes in collaboration with other groups.

Monthly FOODSWAPS resumed in November: in Reservoir, Fairfield (both third Saturday) and Thornbury/Preston (4th Saturday).

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At the front fence during lockdown. In person when possible.

REPAIR CAFÉ

November: in person again.   During lockdowns: repair at home and record weight. 

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Home repairs during lockdown: new switch; turned shirt collars. Teamwork at a repair cafe

WORKSHOPS: a mix of zoom and in-person.

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Wicking box workshop

Fix-it the Enviro-friendly Clown Wicking bed in a box

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Check TD website or Facebook pages – Transition Darebin, Darebin Repair Café, Boomerang Bags Darebin, &  Darebin Urban Harvesters – for further event details. 

19 November, 2021 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

Whats on in July

Even though its winter, the second half of July is heating up with lots of events coming up

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First up, our trusty Foodswaps

Reservoir Food Swap – 10am on 17th July outside Reservoir Library. (cancelled due to COVID 19 lockdown)

Fairfield Food Swap at 11am on 17th July at the cnr of Duncan and Gillies st. (cancelled due to COVID 19 lockdown)

Thornbury/Preston Food swap at 11am on 24th of July at Thornbury Picture House (cancelled due to COVID 19 lockdown)

Postponed due to COVID 19 lockdown – stay tuned for new dates

We are co-hosting the ReLove Upcycle Market with the Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes taking place at The Bridge Darebin 218 High st, Preston.

Lots going on in this event – Recycling drop offs, stallholders with upcycled crafts, raffles and a workshops to make bee baths from salvaged materials – more info here

Postponed due to COVID 19 lockdown – stay tuned for new dates

On the 20th July Transition Darebin are collaborating with Newlands Friends of the Forest to bring you Fascinating Forest Film Night from 6pm at Thornbury Picture House with snacks provided by TD.

July Repair cafe cancelled due to COVID 19 lockdown

Our 20th Darebin Repair cafe takes place on 25th July 10am-1pm

Some tickets remain for sewing and jewellery repair and some general fixes. – get in quick -bookings can be made here – Darebin Repair Cafe #20

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Our last event of July on the afternoon of the 31st, Transition Darebin and Northcote Library Food Garden are hosting Handy Tips for Food Growing at Home providing ideas and information on food-growing at home, with presenters from NLFG and Heritage Fruits Society.

There will be 3 sessions, run in rotation, so you can attend one or all:

Compost-making – practical demonstration using the NLFG compost heaps

Wicking bed in a box – how to make a portable, compact garden bed

Fruit trees – what to grow; how to care for; basic pruning tips

A whole lot going on – get involved and we would love to hear from you if you find you have some time on your hands to help out with our activities. we would love to have you on board – email us at Transitiondarebin@gmail.com

14 July, 2021 at 10:37 pm Leave a comment

Northcote Food Swap – Now In Hibernation

Hello fellow Northcote food swappers,

Sending a note of thanks for all your support over many years. We are putting Northcote food swap into hibernation but you are very welcome to attend any of the other swaps that are still on the go – Fairfield, Thornbury/Preston or Reservoir.

It has been great swapping fresh food, friendship and gardening stories with you over the many years of the Northcote food swap, and we hope to catch up with you all at one of our other food swapping sessions or Transition Darebin events during 2021.

We look forward to catching up with you down the track.

Regards,

9 April, 2021 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Food Swaps Are Back~

Hi there Transitioners,

Y’all may have already heard, but our Food Swaps are now active once more. See below for next dates of each.

So if you have some home grown crops (or products you have made from home grown crops) that  you would like to swap and share please bring them along to one of our backyard food swaps:

–          Northcote food swap (beside Northcote Library, Separation St, in the community garden)                                                           11 – 12 Saturday 13 February  (2nd Saturday of the month)

–          Reservoir Food Swap (outside Reservoir Library, Edwardes St, Reservoir)                                                                                             10-11 Saturday 20 February (3rd Saturday of the month)

–          Fairfield Food Swap (outside St Andrew’s Church side wall, corner of Gillies and Duncan Sts)                                                      11 – 12 Saturday 20 February (3rd Saturday of the month)

–          Thornbury Food Swap (at Thornbury Picture House, High St, beside corner of High St and Pender St)                                       11-12 Saturday 27 February (4th Saturday of the month)

Time to put this year’s food swaps into your new you beaut calendar to remind you every month that swapping fresh food in your neighbourhood is a simple joy and chance to connect with new friends and old.

If you have heaps of abundant crops, think about donating them to one of the food security agencies in Darebin:

–          Salvation Army, Gower St, Preston

–          DIVRS, High St, Preston (opens 11 January)

Or to our local pay as you feel restaurant:

–          Inconvenience Store, Lentil as Anything, High St Thornbury, offers a pay as you feel fruit and veggie store inside the restaurant

If you have a big crop, and have too much for your own needs, and need someone to help you pick it, contact Darebin Fruit Squad, at DIVRS (urbanfood@divrs.org.au) and volunteer fruit pickers can come to your house and pick the fruit for you, then take it back to the emergency relief service at DIVRS for distribution to families who are short of food in Darebin. They open again on 11 January.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our swaps soon.  We love to meet new people, so please drop by with food to swap, it’s like op shopping for fresh fruit and veg, you never know what you’re going to find!

24 January, 2021 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

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

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