What’s On in Late March

15 March, 2019 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 16, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the works on the intersection.


The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 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.

Repair Cafe #6

Our 6th Darebin Repair Cafe is coming up on Sunday 17th March from 10am to 1pm. at 2-4 Wright St. Reservoir. There is street parking and Reservoir Train Station is 1 km away.

A Repair Cafe is a place where a volunteer fixer will help you repair your broken items. It is not meant to replace tradespeople or perform complex repairs or alterations to clothes. However, it is sometimes the avenue of last resort before landfill.

To attend you must book in via Eventbrite to have an item repaired. Expect to have one item looked at so everyone gets a fair go. It might be possible to have more but you will go back into the queue.

At this cafe repairs can be made on: items needing glueing, small machines, toys, clothes tho not alterations, broken zips, electrical & electronics including a sewing machine/overlocker whizz.

Please email us a photo of your repair with description of what needs fixing so we check with fixers if it is doable and whether you’ll need to buy parts beforehand.

We’d love some help with organising/supporting the event and are always on the lookout for more fixers – please get in touch at transitiondarebin@gmail.com.

Bring a keep cup and a few coins for the refreshment station.

Darebin Repair Cafe is part of the International Repair Cafe Foundation and is kindly supported by the City of Darebin.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Darebin Community & Kite Festival

Transition Darebin will be having a stall at the Darebin Community & Kite Festival this year.  It’ll be on Sunday March 24, from 11 am to 4 pm, at Edwardes Lake Park.  It’s a fantastic day out, and we’ll be spreading the word about what we do – send us an email at transitiondarebin@gmail.com if you’d like to help out on the day, or just come down and say hello.

Fix-It Monthly Session – April

It’s Back! Our Newlands fix – it mend it Monthly session. Come Join Us.

This is an informal session, where people can bring their own items that need mending (and whatever supplies they need for it) and mend them themselves in good company.

How great will it be to be able to use those things in the back of the cupboard!

When: Thursday April 4, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Where: Preston – contact 0468 963 868.

We will start as a lounge room event & then see if it moves to a different venue.

Note we LOVE Repair Cafes where volunteers fix things for you. This is different – this is where we make the time to fix/mend our own things – to make it a priority 🙂

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday April 13, 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 April 14, 10 am onwards.

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