Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2018.02.01

1 February, 2018 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

Food Swaps

A Food Swap in Fairfield?

Transition Darebin is considering starting a food swap in Fairfield – this would complement the existing swaps in Northcote, Reservoir and South Preston.

We plan to meet to gauge local interest and discuss possible location & dates & tasks needed to set up a swap.

If you are interested, please come on Saturday 10th February, 10am, at the Bean Counter café (opposite Fairfield Station, corner Gillies St and Railway Place).

If you are interested but can’t come on 10th, please contact Christine – email or 0418754051.


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

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 17, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Convivial Kitchen – Solar Cooking

Come along to our solar powered food session. It will be held in South Preston, and you need to register in order to reserve a place (places are strictly limited).

When: Saturday 17 Feburary, 2 pm to 4 pm

There are many different ways you can cook, preserve, and dehydrate food without relying on gas or electricity. Come along to get hands-on and try three different methods, hear about how they work, and why they could provide an ‘Appropriate Technology’ in a low carbon, localised and resilient society.

The following equipment will be used. (fingers crossed for sunshine!):

Solar Parabolic Cooker: A cooker with a satellite dish style reflective surface that focuses sunlight into a central location.
Solar Dehydrators: Radiant heat type dehydrators of different sizes which dry food out of direct sunlight at temperatures between 50 – 80 degrees.
Rocket Stove: Insulated wood fired stove with 2 chambers for cooking at very high effeciency, small quantities of wood fuel and very low carbon emission intensity.

DIY methods for making this equipment will also be discussed, but the primary focus will be on learning how they work, trying them out, and processing some food together!

Tea and coffee will be provided. Expect to take away some of the produce we dry or jar! Cost $5.

Please respond to this message if you want to reserve a place, stating your suburb. Darebin residents will be given priority for places at this Transition Darebin event.

Food Swaps – South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 24, 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…


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