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Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.11.18

Festive Berry-Picking

Do you need some hand-picked, plump and delish berries for the festive season?

We have changed to an early berry pick this year in the hope that cherries as well as berries will be ripe for the picking.

We will be heading up to Silvan to the Bluehills Berry and Cherry Farm on Sunday 3 December early morning. If you are interested in coming please register interest by sending a note to ecoze@mmnet.com.au.

http://upickberries.com.au/
Please note this is not an organic berry farm, but is a low chemical use farm.

We will car share as far as we can, but we only have as much room as the folks who volunteer to drive can offer. When you register please let us know if you are happy to be a driver who can car share, or whether you need to be a passenger.

Children are welcome too – bring the whole family for some berry-picking – as long as you supervise them.

We hope you can join us!

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 December 10, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday December 9, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

 

Transition Darebin’s Christmas In The North

Save the date! Transition Darebin Christmas get together!

Come join in the fun and celebrate all the achievements of the year.

We will gather in the public bar area of Tallboy and Moose and party on!

Please book a free ticket here so we know who to expect on the night! thanks

When: Thursday December 14, 7 pm to 10 pm

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday December 16, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday December 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

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…

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1 December, 2017 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.11.18

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 18, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 25, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

Really Really Free Market #8

COME ONE, COME ALL!!
A community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. A RRFM is a 100% free and non-commercial event (no bartering or advertising), created by participants who show up each month!

WHAT’S ON SO FAR?
Movies Screenings, Workshops, Hardgoods, Arts Space, Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, Yoga, Veggie Seedlings, Zines, Food, Books,’ whatever you bring – let everyone know in the comments!

When: Sunday November 26, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Railway Reserve Bike Path, Preston
Just North of Murray Road, Preston, along the Railway Reserve Bike Path (extension of St. Georges Rd Bike Path).
Bike: It’s along the path, so suited for cyclists.
Train: 50m Walk from Preston Station, Nearby 86 Tram and High St. Buses.
Car: Ample Parking at Preston Station. In the interests of the residents in Stanworth Ct, please do not park there!
Low mobility access: Drop off at Stanworth Ct, the market is a few meters along an unpaved path.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Come along, no obligations to bring anything, all welcome. If you are interested in having a stall you can get in touch with the RRFM via FB or just bring your free ‘goods or service’ on the day and find us at the Info Tent! Don’t forget to take any of your untaken belongings home with you!

If you are interested in helping coordinate the event let us know – this is a volunteer run community event, if you have some time to coordinate, promote, or help on the day, please do get in touch! Many hands make light work!

The Really Really Free Market pops up in a place with a not-so-free history; we acknowledge that the sovereinty of the Wurundjeri people has never been ceded, the so called ‘Batman Treaty’ was misleading and is invalid. Oppression and genocide of First Nations people is ongoing and continues to this day. We would also like to pay our respects to all oppressed people, and elders, past, present and future.

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday December 9, 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 December 10, 10 am onwards.

Transition Darebin’s Christmas In The North

Save the date! Transition Darebin Christmas get together!

Come join in the fun and celebrate all the achievements of the year.

We will gather in the public bar area of Tallboy and Moose and party on!

Please book a free ticket here so we know who to expect on the night! thanks

18 November, 2017 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.11.02

Candidates’ Forum – Northcote By-Election

Meet the candidates and ask questions about the issues you care about at an election forum hosted by 12 community groups. The Northcote by-election will be a close contest between Greens candidate Lidia Thorpe and Labor candidate Clare Burns, and both of these candidates are attending. The ten other candidates are also invited.

The forum will include two songs from special guest, singer and songwriter, Shane Howard. There will be one hour for questions from the floor. Eminent human rights lawyer and former Victorian Public Advocate, Julian Gardner will chair the forum.

The 12 groups hosting the forum are:
• Alliance for Gambling Reform
• Belfast Coastal Reserve Action Group
• Darebin Climate Action Now
• Darebin Community Network
• Darebin Neighbourhood Houses Network
• Darebin #StopAdani
• Friends of the Earth
• Friends of Merri Creek
• Hands off Public Housing
• Transition Darebin
• Victorian National Parks Association
• Vote Climate

When: Thursday November 9, 7 to 9 pm

Where: Northcote Town Hall

Food Swaps

 

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday November 11, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  This month, we’re getting some mulch for the garden, and preparing for the likely blistering summer.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday November 12, 1 pm onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 18, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 25, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

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…

 

2 November, 2017 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.10.17

Transition in the Pub – Repair Cafes

Join Transition Darebin as we chat about all things repair cafe at our october edition of Transition in the Pub!..

repair cafes –
how to set one up
why set one up?
what are the hot tips?
what things to avoid?

This session is to find out all about repair cafes and also see if there is interest in setting one up in Darebin.

Who should attend?
anyone interested in hearing the lovely Michelle Fisher of melbourne repair cafe Inner West give expert advice.
anyone interested in setting up a repair cafe
anyone who feels like finding out more

This is an open and inclusive event and all are welcome.

We will be in the back section of Francescas, so mosey in and you will find us.

Where: Francesca’s Bar, 222 High Street Northcote

When: Thursday October 19, 7:30 pm

Food Swaps

 

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 21, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 28, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday November 11, 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…

17 October, 2017 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.10.01

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday October 8, 1 pm onwards.

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday October 14, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 21, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 28, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

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 October, 2017 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.09.15

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 16, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Annual General Meeting

It’s that time of year when we have the formal process of sorting our membership details and looking back over our achievements over the year. With a look ahead to whats in our future.

Join us for the 2017 annual AGM with a band after the formalities and lots of good conversation and stupendously great people!!

The band for the evening will be FOTA (Feminist Old Time Association)

Tickets/memberships can be obtained via eventbrite at this link or at the door on the night.

For more info contact gatherings@transitiondarebin.org

Where: Francesca’s Bar, 222 High Street Northcote

When: Thursday September 21, 7:30 pm onwards

 

Food Swaps – South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining)

Convivial Garden – “Buzz Inn” Bee Hotel Making

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 secateurs (if you have some at home) and a curious mind!

When: Sunday September 24, 2 pm

Buy tickets here.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday October 8, 1 pm onwards.

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday October 14, 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…

15 September, 2017 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.09.03

2017 Sustainable Communities National Summit

Join the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in association with Transition Australia as we host speakers including Rob Hopkins (remote) and Rob Adams and a mix of Transition, sustainability and local government initiative leaders as we explore what this might look like and how we get it moving.

Book HERE

Where: Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

When: September 6 and 7, 9:15 am to 2 pm

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday September 9, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Our Apple Tree – Working Bee

Come one, come all, to this month’s Apple Tree Working Bee.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday September 10, 1 pm onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 16, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Annual General Meeting

Save the date (Thursday September 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm) for the Transition Darebin Annual General Meeting; details to follow.

Food Swaps – South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining).

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…

 

Convivial Garden – Bee Hotel making

Put this date in your diary – Sunday September 24.  Convivial Garden are planning a workshop on bee hotels!  Our friends at Buzz and Dig will be showing us how it’s done… more details to follow.

 

3 September, 2017 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2017.08.15

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 19, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 26, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed or if it’s raining).

Convivial Kitchen – Sourdough Breadmaking Demo

Join us for a slow food afternoon with Kat Lavers as she demonstrates sourdough breadmaking from preparing the grain to baking bread.
Cost $15 adult, $10 child (Age 10 years and over)

Venue is within Northcote:
As this is someones private home – the address will be given after booking via email/text.
Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

Book in now to reserve your place. Limited spots available.
For more information on the session – Contact Transitiondarebin@gmail.com

When: Sunday August 27, from 2 to 5 pm

2017 Sustainable Communities National Summit

Join the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in association with Transition Australia as we host speakers including Rob Hopkins (remote) and Rob Adams and a mix of Transition, sustainability and local government initiative leaders as we explore what this might look like and how we get it moving.

Book HERE

Where: Angliss Conference Centre, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

When: September 6 and 7, 9:15 am to 2 pm

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday September 9, 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.  This month, we’re targeting the Kikuyu and Cooch weeds that have taken over, in order to reclaim the boxes and transform the area.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday September 10, 1 pm onwards.

15 August, 2017 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Weekly Look-Ahead – 2017.07.25

Hi all,

We’re aiming to experiment with a new post format – twice a month, we’ll do an update with all the events coming up in the next month.  So, without further ado…

Share and Inspire: Transition Towns Convergence

An opportunity for Transition Town people (so, anyone involved with any Transition groups, including us) to reconnect and share stories, news, ideas and plans. Ideal for people wanting to start a Transtion group or find new ways to build a resilience, localised and sustainable community.
The day’s program will include sessions on:
– sharing our celebrations and challenges – including posters and short presentations
– discussing issues of interest or concern
– Briefing on Transition Hub Australia and the 2017 Transition Communities National Summit.

Saturday 29 July 2017 9.30am-4.30pm at  
The Hub @ Docklands, 80 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands 3008

Please RSVP by 26 July here.

Really Really Free Market #4

Transition Darebin is partnering with the Really Really Free Market because it’s an exciting and valuable initiative, and we think you might be interested.

COME ONE, COME ALL!!
A community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. A RRFM is a 100% free and non-commercial event (no bartering or advertising), created by participants who show up each month!

WHAT’S ON SO FAR?
Movies Screenings, Bowen Therapy, Jewellery Repair, Bike Repair, Arts Space, Mosaic, Music, Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, Yoga, Veggie Seedlings, Zines, Food, ‘Class-less-Room,’ Haircuts, more to come!

LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
Just North of Murray Road, Preston, along the Railway Reserve Bike Path (extension of St. Georges Rd Bike Path).
Bike: It’s along the path, so suited for cyclists.
Train: 50m Walk from Preston Station, Nearby 86 Tram and High St. Buses.
Car: Ample Parking at Preston Station.
Low mobility access: Drop off at Stanworth Ct, the market is a few meters along a unpaved path.

When?  Sunday July 30, 10 am to 2 pm

Convivial Kitchen’s Natural Skin Care Workshop

Transition Darebin is hosting a homemade natural skin care workshop which will be presented by Taj Scicluna, the Perma Pixie.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – click here to book

When?  Sunday 6 August, 2 pm – 4.00 pm

Where?  The Preston Community Hub, 137 High Street, Preston

Food Swaps

We have three Food Swaps each month.

Northcote

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 12, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at 251 High St Northcote in the side garden of the church.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 19, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 26, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of Oakover Road and High St, South Preston (outside the op shop, either at the front in the garden or out the back if shade is needed).

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…

25 July, 2017 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

What’s On Right Now – July

Food Swaps

We have another one on this Saturday 22 July in South Preston.

We are looking for anchor people so if you would like to volunteer to be on the welcoming party please let us know!

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Convivial Kitchen’s Natural Skin Care Workshop

Transition Darebin is hosting a homemade natural skin care workshop which will be presented by Taj Scicluna, the Perma Pixie.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – click here to book

When?  Sunday 6 August, 2 pm – 4.00 pm

Where?  The Preston Community Hub, 137 High Street, Preston

Tickets will be on sale soon, we hope to see you there!

17 July, 2017 at 1:28 pm 1 comment

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