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Permaculture food garden working bee at Reservoir Neighbourhood House, Sat 2 July

Come along and help establish a permaculture food garden at Reservoir Neighbourhood House and learn some new skills along the way. The day will include:

– building a worm farm from recycled materials

– establishing herb gardens and other perennial food garden beds

– establishing fruit trees

When: From 10am, Sat 2 July

Where: Reservoir Neighbourhood House, 2A Cuthbert Rd, Reservoir (beside the Leisure Centre, corner of Strathmerton Rd)

 

21 June, 2011 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

Homemade Wine and Beer Festival

Saturday 28 May 2011
1pm – 4pm
Preston City Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston
FREE

Since 2005 Darebin’s Homemade Wine and Beer Festival has been a celebration of tradition. People from all over the globe have come to live in Darebin and have brought with them wonderful food traditions and skills which have enriched our community.

The Homemade Wine and Beer Festival features wine and beer tasting, cooking demonstrations, seminars and great music.

Entries are sought in red wine, white wine, beer and Preston Market Tomato Passatta categories. Enties close Thursday 19 May 2011. Information about What’s Changed and Application Forms are available for download below.

http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/page/page.asp?Page_id=8241 

 Transition Darebin’s Kat will present a session: Fermenting foods – meet your microbes then eat them! Join Kat for a tour of the wild and wonderful world of fermented foods! Learn to make your own sauerkraut and lacto-fermented vegetables, taste a milk ferment named kefir, and try some freshly baked sourdough bread made from local ingredients.

26 April, 2011 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

Film screening – The Economics of Happiness, Sun 1 May

Please join Melbourne permaculture and transition initiative groups at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre on Sunday 1 May, for a screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a new documentary film by the International Society for Ecology & Culture (ISEC) about the worldwide movement for economic localization.

It shows how people around the world are already engaged in exploring alternative visions of prosperity: uniting around a common cause to build more ecological, more human-scale, more local economies – a foundation of an ‘economics of happiness’.

The film features a chorus of voices from six continents, including Vandana Shiva, Clive Hamilton, David Korten, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet’s government in exile.

The film on National Permaculture Day 1 May will be followed by a Q&A with film maker Helena Norberg-Hodge and those involved with local permaculture and transition activity.

Permaculture Inner North, Transition Brunswick, Transition Darebin, Transition Banyule, Sustainable Fawkner, Permablitz, Moreland City Council and Darebin City Council are the official co-sponsors of this event.

When: Sunday 1 May 2011, 6pm-8pm

Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, cnr Bell St and St Georges Rd, Preston

Tickets cost $15 or $10 concession, and are available from the venue by calling (03) 8470 8280

View the film’s website: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org

View the film’s trailer:

26 April, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Sustainable Food workshop, Thursday 12 May, Preston Shire Hall

Come along and discover how the food you eat can have a big impact on the environment, the economy and the community. Hear from expert presenters and local stories on some good choices that we can all make every day to eat more sustainably, eat well and save money. This workshop will give you practical information and includes hands-on activities.

Kat Lavers will host a session – Eating the suburbs – permaculture design for growing food at home. She will introduce you to permaculture and show you how to transform even a modest backyard into a productive and delightful little oasis. Angelo Eliades will also talk about the transformation of his Thornbury backyard into a productive, biodiverse urban food forest with 30+fruit trees, berries, annuals & perennials, companion plants & many others!

 Arrive from 6.45pm, workshop from 7pm-9pm.

LOCATION: Preston Shire Hall, 284 Gower St, Preston
CONTACT NAME: Katelyn Fryer  PHONE: (03) 8470 8373
EMAIL: info@sustainablecommunities.vic.gov.au

Registration is essential. 

26 April, 2011 at 9:27 am Leave a comment


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