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.

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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

What’s On in November

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday November 10, 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 November 11, 10 am onwards.

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 – Date-Claimer (Sunday 18 November)

More information available soon, but pop it into your diaries now, so that you save the date!

Regards,

Convivial kitchen coordinator in collaboration with Sylvester Hive (we are looking for a couple of new convivial kitchen anchor people so please drop a line if to transitiondarebin@gmail.com if you are keen).

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.

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 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

2 November, 2018 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

A year in focus, reflection and celebration

Hi all 

Here is a copy of our annual report which was tabled at our AGM. Please have a read and help us to celebrate the fabulous year.

We hope that it inspires you to step forward and grab that opportunity to join our dynamic group. We are heading into our tenth year of Transition Darebin in 2019. So look out for lots of chances to jump in and help out!

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Presidents Report 18th October 2018

It’s been an honour being a part of Transition Darebin during its 9th year in Darebin. There have been many highlights and achievements this year.

In October of last year, we had a Transition in the Pub talk on Repair cafes with the lovely Michelle Fisher of Melbourne Repair Café. With strong interest from the community and a power of organising from Sheryl in our coordination group – we have now set up the Darebin Repair café and successfully run three repair café events. We had the support of Darebin council for our launch this year and have a grant to help us along, but it is the fixers and volunteers that make this event so amazing.  173.712kg of items have been saved from landfill so farThe next repair cafe will be held at the end of 25 November 2008 at The Bridge in Preston.

Our Transition in the Pub series also tackled topics on Energy and Oil, a Retrosuburbia talk with Kat Lavers, a panel discussion on cooperatives and a Plastic Free July event in July!      On Oct 23,TD e vent co-hosted with Newlands Friends of the Forest – called Love Water, Protect Forests. A vibrant and musical night of celebration of the water that comes from our beautiful Mountain Ash forests and the importance of protecting them.

Another wonderful initiative which hit its stride this year is our Boomerang Bags work, led by Di, Sheryl and Christine. BB Thornbury have made and given out over 80 bags in the Northcote/Thornbury area. Regular workshops for bag making take place all around Darebin and the work goes on to rid ourselves of horrible plastic shopping bag!

As part of our Convivial Kitchen and Garden events, we had a Bee Hotel making workshop with Katrina Forstner in 2017. With another fabulous bee hotel workshop taking place on the 28th October. This is a popular workshop with a talented and informative tutor from Buzz And Dig.  Other great events in this series were Solar Cooking with Eric, sourdough breadmaking with Kat Lavers and some pruning workshops with John Pinniger. Look out for an upcoming Bees wax workshop in November too!

With our Fun_Raising events – we had some berry picking in December 2017, our fun winter social and a plant tour of Herring Island in January which was very well attended by all accounts.

We cannot have highlights of the year without speaking about our Food Swaps. Transition Darebin has had a Northcote Food Swap for over 5 years now. Reservoir swap since 2016, South Preston – from 2017. And our newest foodswap going strong in Fairfield from this year.

At a Transition Towns Australia level, there is now a virtual Transition Australia Hub which began this year. It can be found at TransitionAustralia.net. It’s a place to share ideas and be inspired by Transition and like groups working to a better society and environment.

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge everyone who has supported Transition Darebin this year, and thank everyone for their effort and enthusiasm. I look forward to another strong year ahead in Transition Darebin’s tenth year of existence.

Join us to celebrate and make our community stronger, more vibrant and connected.

Amanda

For Transition Darebin

1 November, 2018 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

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