What’s On in Late October

18 October, 2018 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Annual General Meeting

It’s that time of year when we have sort our membership details and look back over our achievements over the year. And always with a weather eye to whats in our future.

If you have a hankering to join a fab bunch of people doing great things in the community- this is your chance!! Jump in

Join us for the 2018 annual AGM with a few short formalities and lots of good conversation and stupendously great people!!

Location: We will be out the back of Pjs Mexican kitchen, 599 High st Northcote.

When: Thursday October 18, 7:30pm.

We are planning some activities for the evening…

Tickets/ Transition Darebin memberships can be obtained via Eventbrite or at the door on the night.

For more info and any questions – Please contact transitiondarebin@gmail.com

Food Swaps


The next food swap will be on Saturday October 20, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.


The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday October 20, 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

Love Water Protect Forests – with Newlands Friends of the Forest

What: A musical evening to celebrate our forests, featuring the Orbweavers and the Sanacori Italian Ensemble.
When: Tuesday 23 October, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Old Fire Station Cafe Gallery, 378 High Street Preston
How: Book on Eventbrite here.

In Victoria we have extraordinary forests that are the source of our of fresh drinking water and we need to protect them. These unique forests are in crisis from ongoing logging by successive Victorian governments!

Come to hear beautiful music and gain insights about these rare and threatened ecosystems from highly regarded ecologists who have built up practical knowledge. What is the forest’s role in bringing us our life sustaining water supply?

Around one hour away from Preston stand the magnificent mountain ash forests of the central highlands. These are the tallest flowering trees and most carbon dense forests in the world, and are home to our iconic wildlife.

Wonderful music from the Orbweavers. Drawing on love of history and science the Orbweavers have charmed audiences with evocative songs of creeks, quarries and industrial landmarks. Also Sanacori Italian ensemble – mesmerising southern Italian tarantella music to raise our senses and drive us to forest protection action!

The many cultures of Preston are united by a shared care and curiosity about nature and wanting to secure these unique forests for future generations to enjoy and be sustained by. Join us in the joy of coming together to share, learn and connect.

Light supper provided, with vegan and Gluten Free options.

Newlands Friends of the Forest and Transition Darebin are hosting this event as part of the Transitions in the Pub series.

We acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nations, on whose unceded land we will be gathering, and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 27, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Convivial Kitchen and Garden – Bee Hotel

Native bees are good friends in the garden, performing the valuable service of pollination. Learn more about solitary native bees, and the advantages of attracting these to your garden, as well as learning how to make your very own insect hotel in which these good garden friends can set up house! Katrina Forstner, a local gardener, native bee enthusiast and maker of insect hotels will share her knowledge and skills to get you started on attracting more native pollinators into your garden.

The workshop will include a brief introduction to native bees, how to spot a native bee, the nesting types, buzz pollination, what materials are great to get you started with your own bee hotel, and no matter what type of green thumb you are how to set up a bee friendly garden.

BYO – bring some secateurs if you have them.

Eventbrite here.

Sunday October 28, 1 to 3 pm.

Note – location of the event will be given to ticketholders only.

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.

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 November 11, 10 am onwards.

Convivial Kitchen Beeswax Workshop – Date-Claimer

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


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).

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