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What’s On In May

Fix-It Newlands – May

Fix It Newlands will be on Zoom this week. Those who would like to fix things in company.
Thursday 6.30- 8.30🎗🎽🎲🛴🚲👩🏫🌿🍅. Take this chance to fix & mend in your own home. email Catherine_rouse@yahoo.com This first trial Fix- It will be limited to 10 people as we see how it goes.

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!

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 – CANCELLED Until Further Notice

4 May, 2020 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

Fix-It Newlands – April

Fix It Newlands will be on Zoom this week. Those who would like to fix things in company.
Thursday 6.30- 8.30🎗🎽🎲🛴🚲👩🏫🌿🍅. Take this chance to fix & mend in your own home. email Catherine_rouse@yahoo.com This first trial Fix- It will be limited to 10 people as we see how it goes.

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!

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 🙂

1 April, 2020 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

Transition Darebin Food Swaps CANCELLED

Hi all,

We are cancelling our 4 food swaps until further notice.  Unfortunately, given the spread of COVID-19 and the need to encourage self-isolation, we can’t safely run these events in public.  Thank you for your understanding.

We encourage you to use social media or other avenues to swap food in your locality by doing porch/nature strip/front gate pickups.

In Gellibrand Crescent in Reservoir there is a little food share project apparently.  They have frequent posts in the Reservoir Good Karma Network on Facebook.

Recent food shares at the front gate and on the nature strip amongst our network were: warrigal greens in Preston, and parsley in Thornbury.

Our relevant Facebook pages are Transition Darebin and Darebin Urban Harvesters.

Thank you for your support during this time; we hope to see you all again.

25 March, 2020 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Darebin Repair Cafe #12 Cancelled due to COVID-19

We have been advised by the International Repair Cafe Foundation to cease running repair cafes at this stage, and our venue has been closed to the public.  As such, the repair cafe this Sunday has been cancelled.

17 March, 2020 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late March

Note: We currently plan to have all our events run as normal.  We’re currently monitoring the situation with regards to the coronavirus, and will update you if we make changes to our plans, in order to keep our people safe and healthy.

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 21, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 21, 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.

Darebin Repair Cafe #12 (UPDATE: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

We have been advised by the International Repair Cafe Foundation to cease running repair cafes at this stage, and our venue has been closed to the public.  As such, the repair cafe this Sunday has been cancelled.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 28, from 11 to 12 pm. It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

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 2, 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 11, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

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…

15 March, 2020 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in March

Fix-It Monthly Session – March

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 March 5, 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 March 14, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 21, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 21, 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.

Darebin Repair Cafe #12

DATE HOLDER. Booking details available later this month.

When: Sunday March 22, 10 am to 1 pm

Where: Reservoir Senior Citizen’s Centre – 2-4 Wright Street, Reservoir.

We endeavour to fix household items and test and tag electrical equipment to save items from landfill. 472 kilograms saved so far.Last items seen at 12.30. Always looking for electrical and other fixers.

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 28, from 11 to 12 pm. It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

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…

1 March, 2020 at 8:44 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late February

Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Launch Party

New year’s resolution: Be part of a bulk-buy collective!

Darebin’s low-waste cafe, Moon Rabbit, is launching a Bulk Foods Collective in February and is celebrating with a zero-waste party, free babyccinos and a day full of activities and live music.

Moon Rabbit’s Bulk Foods Collective will offer affordable, everyday pantry items in bulk – doing our bit to achieve a plastic-free Darebin and create a more sustainable community. Buy only what you need, BYO containers and avoid unnecessary packaging.

Discounts are available for collective members, concession-card holders and pensioners.

Where? Moon Rabbit café – Preston

The Bridge, 218 High St, Preston

When? Saturday, 22 February  from 09:30-14:00

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/moon-rabbit-bulk-foods-launch-party-tickets-86098311367?aff=efbeventtix

Transition Darebin will have a general stall, a boomerang bags stall with children’s activities, and the Thornbury food swap will be in residence at The Bridge for one day only (bring some food to swap from your garden) – so why not come and join us!

Boomerang Bags as part of the Sustainable Living Festival

Come and ‘sew sustainable’ with Boomerang Bags Thornbury/Northcote. They’ll bring sewing machines and fabric, so you can help sew a bag for a good cause and learn about what it takes to start your own chapter! Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. Re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ are made using recycled materials as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

When: Thursday 27 February, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Northcote Library – 32-38 Separation St, Northcote, VIC 3070

Book here.

Fix-It Monthly Session – March

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 March 5, 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 March 14, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 21, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 21, 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.

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 28, from 11 to 12 pm.  This time we’ll be at The Bridge Preston – 218 High Street, Preston – as part of the launch of Moon Rabbit’s bulk buy co-op offering.

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…

15 February, 2020 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in February

Fix-It Monthly Session – February

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 February 6, 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 February 8, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 15, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday February 15, 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.

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday February 22, from 11 to 12 pm.  This time we’ll be at The Bridge Preston – 218 High Street, Preston – as part of the launch of Moon Rabbit’s bulk buy co-op offering.

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…

Boomerang Bags as part of the Sustainable Living Festival

Come and ‘sew sustainable’ with Boomerang Bags Thornbury/Northcote. They’ll bring sewing machines and fabric, so you can help sew a bag for a good cause and learn about what it takes to start your own chapter! Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. Re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ are made using recycled materials as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

When: Thursday 27 February, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Northcote Library – 32-38 Separation St, Northcote, VIC 3070

Book here.

1 February, 2020 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late January

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 18, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday January 18, 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.

Darebin Repair Cafe #11

Our first Repair Cafe for 2020 will be at Clyde Hall, 64 Clyde Street Thornbury.  It’ll be on Sunday January 19, from 10 til 1.

No Eventbrite booking, and no electrical fixers this time.
We have 1 jewellery fixer, 3 sewing fixers, 1 clothes mender, and 2 gluer/general fixers. Plus get your electrical items like power boards, sewing machines etc tested and tagged from 10 onwards.
There will be a Really Really Free table – take your items home if they’re still there when you leave.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 25, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Fix-It Monthly Session – February

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 February 6, 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 January 11, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – 32-38 Separation Street, Northcote.

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…

15 January, 2020 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in January

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday January 11, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the Northcote Library Food Garden – new location!

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 18, from 10 to 11 am. This week it will be held in front of the library on Edwardes St Reservoir, due to the Level Crossing Removal works.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday January 18, 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.

Darebin Repair Cafe #11

Save the date – Sunday January 19.  More details to come.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday January 25, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

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…

Fix-It Monthly Session – February

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 February 6, 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 🙂

4 January, 2020 at 8:44 pm Leave a comment

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