The Weather’s cooling but TD events are heating up!

25 March, 2015 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

Strawberry Picking

Do you miss summer already? Well this weekend is your chance to take one more bite of summer goodness with our third and final berry frenzy. The blackberries and blueberries are gone but there are still loads of luscious strawberries ready for eating, or jamming or just sitting back and admiring. We’ll be heading up this Saturday to make sure we don’t miss out. strawberries

When: Saturday 28th March

Where: Blue Hills Berries,

            27 Parker Road, Silvan VIC 3795

When: 9:00 – about 12:00

Cost: Dependent on what you pick!

For more information or if you have any questions then let us know at

Transition Darebin Food Swap

The second Saturday of the month is coming up which means it’s time for our monthly food swap. At this time of year in particular it’s a great opportunity to share what you’ve got lots of, get what you don’t have any of or just link up with people who are into growing, eating and sharing. There’s always a wealth of fruits, roots, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, ideas, techniques, observations, plus recipes and crafts to utilise what we grow. All welcome, so tell all your friends and neighbours and come down even if you don’t have anything to contribute.

When: Saturday 11th AprilNorthcote Library Food Garden

Where: In front of Chalice

            251 High Street Northcote

When: 11:00 – 12:00

Cost: Cash economy…hah!… that’s not the way we food swappers roll!

As usual if you want more information contact or check out the TD Facebook page

Super Sunday; Not one event but two !

There’s so much going on in Darebin we’re actually running out of days so Sunday 12th April is going to be host to not one event, but two.

Our Apple Tree: Compost Special

We kick off at Our Apple Tree with a special workshop around waste and compost. We all know that we can’t keep polluting our beautiful planet but lets be honest most of us could be better at not only reducing but also making better use of the waste we do produce. So this session will look at reducing our household waste stream but also look at how we can use a variety of approaches such as composting, bokashi buckets and worm farming to make better use of the waste that we do make. We’ll also be putting our construction skills to the test by making a community compost hub.

When: Sunday 12th April

Where: Our Apple Tree, Cnr Herbert Street and Beavers Road

When:10 am – 1pm

For more information or to register your interest to go Our Apple Tree Herbert Street on facebook or email

The Croxton Sizzle

The Croxton Commons is moving! The Croxton Commons is a community project, supported by Transition Darebin, based Croxton Coaton the land surrounding the Croxton Railway station. What will it be? Well that depends on the community, but we hope to develop a vibrant area where fruit and nut tree’s abound, social and community events are promoted by design and the community can come together to grow, learn and share. We kicked off with a Clean Up Australia Day event and pancake fest (made with locally sourced ingredients) and now we’re taking it to the next level with the first Croxton Sizzle. This is a community picnic. There’s nothing to buy, nothing to sign and not even a feedback form! It’s just an opportunity to come together as a community for some food, some play (an a playground for the kids) and maybe even a spot of tennis. This is going to be an exciting space with lots of transition potential so pack a picnic (or bring something for the barbecue) and come down.

When: Sunday 12th April

Where: Spencer Reserve, Spencer Street Northcote (near the tennis courts and playground)

When: 3pm – 5pm 

For more information email

If you have any other Transition events that you’d like to publicize or have an idea that you would like Transition Darebin to Support then contact us at or come along to the next coordination meeting on monday 20th April (check TD facebook or google group for details)

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