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Transition in the Pub – This Tuesday – Farouk’s Olive

Do you have an interesting sustainable neighbourhood idea you would like to discuss?  Have you got a project you have always fancied getting off the ground?  Well the Transition in the Pub night might be just the thing for you.  We are having a general gathering and catch up evening with no set speaker this time round.  So why not pop along for a bevvy and a catch up?  We look forward to seeing you there.

When Tuesday 25th March 2014, 7:00pm

Where: Farouk’s Olive, 711 High Street Thornbury

The Transition Darebin organising group

24 March, 2014 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Convivial Kitchen – Kumchi Ferment – This Sunday

Hello Transitioners,

Like to learn about the Kumchi ferment, an ancient food preservation technique? Reade Smith will be demonstrating for TD 2-3.30pm on Sunday 23rd March, at Leinster GroveCommunityCentre, corner Leinster Grove and Woolton Ave, Thornbury. Cost will be as you see fit – pay on leaving what you feel it was worth. You can learn, or also make Kumchi on the day.

There are over 200 regional recipes so if someone wants to bring along some unconventional, home grown or heirloom Asian vegetables, that is ok…bok-choy and brocollini have been used successfully!

Please email  if you would like to attend this event!




21 March, 2014 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Transition in the Pub – 5th March 2014

Cohousing is a way of living smarter, sharin more and reducing our footprint It brings the village back to our doorstep with smaller dwelling but more shared spaces. Cars and carparks give way to walking and cycling while play and leisure space takes pride of place. Cohousing effectively ‘turns the suburbs inside out’, promoting contact andcooperation over isolation.

But who really does it? The Scandinavians and northern Europeans have been doingit since the 70s, North Americans since the 80s, and folks here and there in Australia since the 90s. A new wave is underway now in Melbourne and other parts of Australia.


Join local cohousing guru, Sally McAdams to find out how it works, who’s doing it, and what the benefits and challenges are. Or just come down for a social brew and a chat.


Topic: Transition in the Pub  What is cohousing and why do it?

When Wednesday 5th March 2014, 7:00pm @

Where: Farouk’s Olive, 711 High Street Thornbury


21 February, 2014 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Learn simple Fruit Tree Pruning Techniques

TD are going to organise a late summer pruning session. This will be held in a garden to demonstrate different pruning options. A small cost will be associated with this session. If you are interested please contact 

17 January, 2014 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

TD Cycle Outing Brighton Beach to Port Melbourne – Sunday 9 March

Come and join our TD members for a cycling adventure! We will catch the train from Darebin via the city to Brighton Beach station. From there will ride along the beautiful bayside trail to the big ship at Port Melbourne. We will stop along the way for look outs and breaks. After an ice-cream at Port Melbourne we will cycle up the bike trail parallel to the 106 tram track to Southern Cross Station and then head home. This outing is suitable for family groups as well as individual cyclists. To register interest contact

7 January, 2014 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

Transition in the Pub – Tuesday 25th of February

Come along to the Thornbury Local to discuss all thing sustainable. There will be 2 for 1 yummy Pizza’s available for purchase and a suitable discussion topic will be chosen shortly. Watch this space for more details. If you want to be really organised, mark down the last Tuesday of the month for TD in the pub 2014. Social drinking has never been this good!

7 January, 2014 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

TD Co-ordinator meeting

The first TD Co-ordinator meeting of 2014 will be on Monday 17 February from 7:30 – 9:30. BYO nibbles to share. Location: 2A Station St, Fairfield. This is an open meeting and new people are very welcome to attend.

7 January, 2014 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

TD Food Swap

The first TD Food Swap for 2014 will be held at the United Church forecourt high st Northcote on Saturday 8th February from 11 – 12. Bring along your excess fruit, vegies, herbs, jam jars, flowers, potted seedlings, seeds, smiles…We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact:

7 January, 2014 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

Fruit Squad – Seeking new Volunteers

Darebin Fruit Squad is currently looking for new volunteers to join their harvesting team. If you are keen on harvesting backyard fruit to supply the foodbank Jika Jika community centre would like to hear from you. Contact: Liz on or (03) 9482 5100

7 January, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

TD Convivial Kitchen

Transition Port Phillip shared an interesting idea at the recent Transition Towns Victorian Convergence. They set up a monthly convivial kitchen catch up, where members meet at a commercial kitchen and demonstrate a favourite dish, then eat it.  Any takers for this idea in Darebin?  If you would like to help organising the catch ups let me know otherwise feel free to register interest in coming along or demonstrating.

We’ve already had an offer for a kimchi demonstration, but we don’t have to do super hard things, they could be easy like the pizza dough I just found out about that uses two ingredients yoghurt and flour!

Contact if you would like to register interest in participating, or demonstrating or organising.


7 January, 2014 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

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