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What’s On in December

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday December 8, 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.  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 9, 10 am onwards.

TD Christmas in the North 2018!

It’s been another long year, which means it’s time for our end-of-year get-together!

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

Where: Tallboy and Moose – 270 Raglan Street, Preston

When: Wednesday December 12, 7 pm onwards.

We’ve booked the front table of Tallboy and Moose from 7 pm and will be going as late as we dare – come and join us for a drink or two!

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

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday December 15, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday December 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 December 22, 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…

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1 December, 2018 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late November

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 17, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday November 17, 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.

Convivial Kitchen Beeswax Workshop – Sunday 18 November, 2 to 4 pm

What’s all the buzz about?

Do you want to reduce the plastic coming into your household and going into your bin, and then landfill?

Why not cut down on wrapping and switch to beeswax wraps instead?

They are great as lids, to wrap cheese, keep avocado fresh, and wrap up your bread.

This workshop will teach you how to make them, and you will take 5 home with you.

Convivial Kitchen is hosting a beeswax wraps workshop on Sunday 18 November. The location will be South Preston (details available once registered).

Cost: $25 (waged), $20.08 (concession)

Bookings are now open: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/convivial-kitchen-beeswax-wrap-making-workshop-tickets-52439765751

Please bring some washed ironed cotton to use (a larger piece to cut into smaller pieces, or a number of different sized smaller pieces), and we will provide the rest of the ingredients.

Please note this workshop is for those over 16 years old.

This workshop is being run by Transition Darebin in conjunction with Sylvester Hive, Preston East.

Book in quick, places are limited.

Note – location of the event is Housing Choices Community Room. 138 high st, Preston.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 24, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Darebin Repair Cafe #4

Where: 220 High Street, Preston

When: November 25, 10 am to 1 pm

To get your item repaired, book in here.

Repairs on: jewellery, clothes including visible mending, computers and electronics, jewellery, shoes, general, glueing, darning, small machines, toys.
(This is subject to the availability of volunteer fixers on the day)

Please email us a photo of repair with description of what needs fixing. This will save time on the day & you may need to buy some parts.

We’d love some help with organising/supporting the event – please get in touch on transitiondarebin@gmail.com

PT options:
Bus 552 and 553 go past on high st.
Bus 513 goes along Bell st. Alight at high and walk north.
Closest tram is 86.
Closest train is Bell station on the Mernda line.

Note, the Moon Rabbit Cafe onsite will be open on the day, so bring your change and your reusable coffee cups!

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

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday December 8, 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 9, 10 am onwards.

15 November, 2018 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in November

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday November 10, 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.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday November 11, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 17, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday November 17, 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.

Convivial Kitchen Beeswax Workshop – Date-Claimer (Sunday 18 November)

More information available soon, but pop it into your diaries now, so that you save the date!

Regards,

Convivial kitchen coordinator in collaboration with Sylvester Hive (we are looking for a couple of new convivial kitchen anchor people so please drop a line if to transitiondarebin@gmail.com if you are keen).

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday November 24, 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…

Darebin Repair Cafe #4

Where: 220 High Street, Preston

When: November 25, 10 am to 1 pm

To get your item repaired, book in here.

Repairs on: jewellery, clothes including visible mending, computers and electronics, jewellery, shoes, general, glueing, darning, small machines, toys.
(This is subject to the availability of volunteer fixers on the day)

Please email us a photo of repair with description of what needs fixing. This will save time on the day & you may need to buy some parts.

We’d love some help with organising/supporting the event – please get in touch on transitiondarebin@gmail.com

PT options:
Bus 552 and 553 go past on high st.
Bus 513 goes along Bell st. Alight at high and walk north.
Closest tram is 86.
Closest train is Bell station on the Mernda line.

Note, the Moon Rabbit Cafe onsite will be open on the day, so bring your change and your reusable coffee cups!

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

2 November, 2018 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

A year in focus, reflection and celebration

Hi all 

Here is a copy of our annual report which was tabled at our AGM. Please have a read and help us to celebrate the fabulous year.

We hope that it inspires you to step forward and grab that opportunity to join our dynamic group. We are heading into our tenth year of Transition Darebin in 2019. So look out for lots of chances to jump in and help out!

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Presidents Report 18th October 2018

It’s been an honour being a part of Transition Darebin during its 9th year in Darebin. There have been many highlights and achievements this year.

In October of last year, we had a Transition in the Pub talk on Repair cafes with the lovely Michelle Fisher of Melbourne Repair Café. With strong interest from the community and a power of organising from Sheryl in our coordination group – we have now set up the Darebin Repair café and successfully run three repair café events. We had the support of Darebin council for our launch this year and have a grant to help us along, but it is the fixers and volunteers that make this event so amazing.  173.712kg of items have been saved from landfill so farThe next repair cafe will be held at the end of 25 November 2008 at The Bridge in Preston.

Our Transition in the Pub series also tackled topics on Energy and Oil, a Retrosuburbia talk with Kat Lavers, a panel discussion on cooperatives and a Plastic Free July event in July!      On Oct 23,TD e vent co-hosted with Newlands Friends of the Forest – called Love Water, Protect Forests. A vibrant and musical night of celebration of the water that comes from our beautiful Mountain Ash forests and the importance of protecting them.

Another wonderful initiative which hit its stride this year is our Boomerang Bags work, led by Di, Sheryl and Christine. BB Thornbury have made and given out over 80 bags in the Northcote/Thornbury area. Regular workshops for bag making take place all around Darebin and the work goes on to rid ourselves of horrible plastic shopping bag!

As part of our Convivial Kitchen and Garden events, we had a Bee Hotel making workshop with Katrina Forstner in 2017. With another fabulous bee hotel workshop taking place on the 28th October. This is a popular workshop with a talented and informative tutor from Buzz And Dig.  Other great events in this series were Solar Cooking with Eric, sourdough breadmaking with Kat Lavers and some pruning workshops with John Pinniger. Look out for an upcoming Bees wax workshop in November too!

With our Fun_Raising events – we had some berry picking in December 2017, our fun winter social and a plant tour of Herring Island in January which was very well attended by all accounts.

We cannot have highlights of the year without speaking about our Food Swaps. Transition Darebin has had a Northcote Food Swap for over 5 years now. Reservoir swap since 2016, South Preston – from 2017. And our newest foodswap going strong in Fairfield from this year.

At a Transition Towns Australia level, there is now a virtual Transition Australia Hub which began this year. It can be found at TransitionAustralia.net. It’s a place to share ideas and be inspired by Transition and like groups working to a better society and environment.

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge everyone who has supported Transition Darebin this year, and thank everyone for their effort and enthusiasm. I look forward to another strong year ahead in Transition Darebin’s tenth year of existence.

Join us to celebrate and make our community stronger, more vibrant and connected.

Amanda

For Transition Darebin

1 November, 2018 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late October

Annual General Meeting

It’s that time of year when we have sort our membership details and look back over our achievements over the year. And always with a weather eye to whats in our future.

If you have a hankering to join a fab bunch of people doing great things in the community- this is your chance!! Jump in

Join us for the 2018 annual AGM with a few short formalities and lots of good conversation and stupendously great people!!

Location: We will be out the back of Pjs Mexican kitchen, 599 High st Northcote.

When: Thursday October 18, 7:30pm.

We are planning some activities for the evening…

Tickets/ Transition Darebin memberships can be obtained via Eventbrite or at the door on the night.

For more info and any questions – Please contact transitiondarebin@gmail.com

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 20, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday October 20, 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.Convivial

Love Water Protect Forests – with Newlands Friends of the Forest

What: A musical evening to celebrate our forests, featuring the Orbweavers and the Sanacori Italian Ensemble.
When: Tuesday 23 October, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Old Fire Station Cafe Gallery, 378 High Street Preston
How: Book on Eventbrite here.

In Victoria we have extraordinary forests that are the source of our of fresh drinking water and we need to protect them. These unique forests are in crisis from ongoing logging by successive Victorian governments!

Come to hear beautiful music and gain insights about these rare and threatened ecosystems from highly regarded ecologists who have built up practical knowledge. What is the forest’s role in bringing us our life sustaining water supply?

Around one hour away from Preston stand the magnificent mountain ash forests of the central highlands. These are the tallest flowering trees and most carbon dense forests in the world, and are home to our iconic wildlife.

Wonderful music from the Orbweavers. Drawing on love of history and science the Orbweavers have charmed audiences with evocative songs of creeks, quarries and industrial landmarks. Also Sanacori Italian ensemble – mesmerising southern Italian tarantella music to raise our senses and drive us to forest protection action!

The many cultures of Preston are united by a shared care and curiosity about nature and wanting to secure these unique forests for future generations to enjoy and be sustained by. Join us in the joy of coming together to share, learn and connect.

Light supper provided, with vegan and Gluten Free options.

Newlands Friends of the Forest and Transition Darebin are hosting this event as part of the Transitions in the Pub series.

We acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nations, on whose unceded land we will be gathering, and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 27, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Convivial Kitchen and Garden – Bee Hotel

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 – bring some secateurs if you have them.

Eventbrite here.

Sunday October 28, 1 to 3 pm.

Note – location of the event will be given to ticketholders only.

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday November 10, 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 November 11, 10 am onwards.

Convivial Kitchen Beeswax Workshop – Date-Claimer

More information available soon, but pop it into your diaries now, so that you save the date!

Regards,

Convivial kitchen coordinator in collaboration with Sylvester Hive (we are looking for a couple of new convivial kitchen anchor people so please drop a line if to transitiondarebin@gmail.com if you are keen).

18 October, 2018 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

“Buzz Inn” Bee Hotel Making by TD Convivial Garden 28 October

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.

Where? South Preston/Thornbury, as the event takes place at a private home, the exact location of the event will be provided to ticket holders after purchase

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: $25 or$30

Booking link: Here.

Maximum of 12 participants.

Bring; BYO Secateurs if you have them

Workshop for adults only.

Buzz across to Thornbury for this hands on practical workshop.

17 October, 2018 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Love Water Protect Forests – Tuesday 23 October, 7 pm

What: A musical evening to celebrate our forests, featuring the Orbweavers and the Sanacori Italian Ensemble.
When: Tuesday 23 October, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Old Fire Station Cafe Gallery, 378 High Street Preston
How: Book on Eventbrite here.

In Victoria we have extraordinary forests that are the source of our of fresh drinking water and we need to protect them. These unique forests are in crisis from ongoing logging by successive Victorian governments!

Come to hear beautiful music and gain insights about these rare and threatened ecosystems from highly regarded ecologists who have built up practical knowledge. What is the forest’s role in bringing us our life sustaining water supply?

Around one hour away from Preston stand the magnificent mountain ash forests of the central highlands. These are the tallest flowering trees and most carbon dense forests in the world, and are home to our iconic wildlife.

Wonderful music from the Orbweavers. Drawing on love of history and science the Orbweavers have charmed audiences with evocative songs of creeks, quarries and industrial landmarks. Also Sanacori Italian ensemble – mesmerising southern Italian tarantella music to raise our senses and drive us to forest protection action!

The many cultures of Preston are united by a shared care and curiosity about nature and wanting to secure these unique forests for future generations to enjoy and be sustained by. Join us in the joy of coming together to share, learn and connect.

Light supper provided, with vegan and Gluten Free options.

Newlands Friends of the Forest and Transition Darebin are hosting this event as part of the Transitions in the Pub series.

We acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nations, on whose unceded land we will be gathering, and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

 

16 October, 2018 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

Annual General Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!

It’s that time of year when we have sort our membership details and look back over our achievements over the year. And always with a weather eye to whats in our future.

If you have a hankering to join a fab bunch of people doing great things in the community- this is your chance!! Jump in

Join us for the 2018 annual AGM with a few short formalities and lots of good conversation and stupendously great people!!

Location: We will be out the back of Pjs Mexican kitchen, 599 High st Northcote.

When: Thursday October 18, 7:30pm.

We are planning some activities for the evening…

Tickets/ Transition Darebin memberships can be obtained via Eventbrite or at the door on the night.

For more info and any questions – Please contact transitiondarebin@gmail.com

15 October, 2018 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in October

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday October 13, 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.  Come and support a green space initiative, and make the area better for all.

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday October 14, 10 am onwards.

Annual General Meeting – Date-Claimer

Just a heads-up that our AGM is coming.  It’ll be the evening of (UPDATED) Thursday October 18.

More details to come.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 20, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday October 20, 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.Convivial

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday October 27, 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…

Convivial Kitchen and Garden – Bee Hotel

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 – bring some secateurs if you have them.

Eventbrite here.

Sunday October 28, 1 to 3 pm.

Note – location of the event will be given to ticketholders only.

1 October, 2018 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late September

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 15, from 10 to 11 am.  It can be found at the pop up park on corner of Broadway  and Cheddar Rd. Reservoir.

Fairfield

The next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday September 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.Convivial

Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday September 22, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Darebin Repair Cafe #3

Darebin Repair Cafe #3 is coming up this month at the Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre, 2-4 Wright St, Reservoir.  It’ll be Sunday September 23, 10am til 1pm.

Spots are now available on Eventbrite for bookings

Repairs on: bicycles, furniture, jewellery, shoes,general, glueing, darning, clothes, small machines, toys.

if you would like to lend a hand with organising/supporting the event – please do get in touch on transitiondarebin@gmail.com

Food Swaps

Northcote

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

Annual General Meeting – Date-Claimer

Just a heads-up that our AGM is coming.  It’ll be the evening of (UPDATED) Thursday October 18.

More details to come.

Convivial Kitchen and Garden – Bee Hotel

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 – bring some secateurs if you have them.

Eventbrite here.

Sunday October 28, 1 to 3 pm.

Note – location of the event will be given to ticketholders only.

15 September, 2018 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

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