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What’s On in Late June

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday June 16, 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 June 16, 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.

TD in the Pub: Co-ops

Winter is the time for TD in The Pub. Extra special edition this month with panel members from three different cooperatives around Melbourne.
When? Wednesday 20th June, 7pm – 9pm
Where? Upstairs @ The Thornbury Local – 635 High St

What? Co-operatives 101 – panel discussion.
Facebook event here.
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Come hear from some of the many people active in Cooperatives around Melbourne; how they work, why they are so much better than business-as-usual, and what might do to be involved or start one.
A short panel discussion with people active in the cooperative world will be followed by a Q&A.
Eleanor Coffey: Worker, Redgum Cleaning Co-op based in Fitzroy
Jeff Renten: Co-coordinator, ‘The Preston Pantry’ Food Coop
Another panel member TBA
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Why come along you say!?!
For many, the alternative to being employed by big business means scraping together income through ‘Uber’ or ‘Deliveroo’. We need to find ways to transition to dignified livelihoods that are free from exploitation by those who profit from the fruits of our labour.
A Co-operative is an entirely different model of organisation that gives control and benefit to the people who are actually involved in the activity. Because participants control efforts themselves, profit hungry bosses aren’t required! Coops are taking off in Victoria – Food Co-ops, Manufacturing Co-ops, Housing Co-ops and Cleaning Co-ops are all currently operating providing valuable employment or resources for their members.
Got questions like what does it legally mean? How is a Co-op run? What are the drawbacks? Does it actually work? How can I join or start one myself? Come along to the June ‘Transition in the Pub’ event for some answers to these questions, its a space where folks can kick back, grab a drink, whilst learning about the world we live in and what we can do about it!
This event is held on Wurundjeri land.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday June 23, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

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 July 8, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday July 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…

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15 June, 2018 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Extra Event – TD in the Pub: Co-ops

Winter is the time for TD in The Pub. Extra special edition this month with panel members from three different cooperatives around Melbourne.

When? Weds 20th June, 7pm – 9pm
Where? Upstairs @ The Thornbury Local – 635 High St

What? Co-operatives 101 – panel discussion.
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2056608221261053/
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Come hear from some of the many people active in Cooperatives around Melbourne; how they work, why they are so much better than business-as-usual, and what might do to be involved or start one.
A short panel discussion with people active in the cooperative world will be followed by a Q&A.
Eleanor Coffey: Worker, Redgum Cleaning Co-op based in Fitzroy
Jeff Renten: Co-coordinator, ‘The Preston Pantry’ Food Coop
Another panel member TBA
———————-
Why come along you say!?!
For many, the alternative to being employed by big business means scraping together income through ‘Uber’ or ‘Deliveroo’. We need to find ways to transition to dignified livelihoods that are free from exploitation by those who profit from the fruits of our labour.
A Co-operative is an entirely different model of organisation that gives control and benefit to the people who are actually involved in the activity. Because participants control efforts themselves, profit hungry bosses aren’t required! Coops are taking off in Victoria – Food Co-ops, Manufacturing Co-ops, Housing Co-ops and Cleaning Co-ops are all currently operating providing valuable employment or resources for their members.
Got questions like what does it legally mean? How is a Co-op run? What are the drawbacks? Does it actually work? How can I join or start one myself? Come along to the June ‘Transition in the Pub’ event for some answers to these questions, its a space where folks can kick back, grab a drink, whilst learning about the world we live in and what we can do about it! 
This event is held on Wurundjeri land.

10 June, 2018 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

What’s On In June

Food Swaps

Northcote

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

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday June 10, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday June 16, 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 June 16, 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 June 23, 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…

2 June, 2018 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late May

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday May 19, 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 May 19, 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 South Preston Food Swap has moved!  It is now located in the Preston/Thornbury area – details below.

The next food swap will be on Saturday May 26, from 11 to 12 pm.  It can be found at the corner of High St and Pender St, Thornbury.

Darebin Repair Cafe

Our first Repair Cafe is happening supported by City of Darebin!

Get ready by choosing one item you want fixed, take a photo of it, find its manual or download and print it, buy parts, zips etc to replace broken bits, and clean it .

On the day you can make a Boomerang Bag while you’re waiting or have a snack at the Moon Rabbit cafe on site. Bring some clothes to swap on the clothes swap table and rack. Browse through local library books in the library nook.

You must book in on Eventbrite to attend. This is the link. https://darebinrepaircafe.eventbrite.com.au/

Where: 220 High Street, Preston

When: Sunday May 27, 10 am to 1 pm.

Food Swaps – Northcote

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

 

15 May, 2018 at 9:31 pm Leave a comment

Extra Post: TD in the Pub – Retrosuburbia

Already growing some veg but want to know how to do it better?
How about 300 kg per year from about 20 m2 of kitchen garden!!

Kat will tell us about her experiences intensifying production in her small garden at The Plummery in Northcote.

Join us to hear about Kat’s journey including some of the history and the not-so-insignificant challenges and a Q&A at the end.

When: Tuesday May 15, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: The Thornbury Local – 635 High Street, Thornbury.

9 May, 2018 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in May

Food Swaps

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday May 12, 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 May 13, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday May 19, 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 May 19, 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 South Preston Food Swap has moved!  It is now located in the Preston/Thornbury area – details below.

The next food swap will be on Saturday May 26, 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 May, 2018 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2018.04.15

Food Swaps

 

Reservoir

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

Fairfield

The first ever Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday April 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.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday April 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)

 

Really Really Free Market Preston #10

It’s on again! The RRFM Preston’s 10th market!

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! YOU make this market happen, by being there, talking, sharing, being a part of it, gifting (if you want to). 

Where: J.S.Grey reserve is at the corner of Gilbert Rd and Regent St. 

When: Sunday April 29, 10 am to 2 pm

For more details, see here.

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday May 12, 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 May 13, 10 am onwards.

15 April, 2018 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2018.04.01

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 April 8, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps

Northcote

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

Fairfield

The first ever Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday April 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.

South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday April 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 April, 2018 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2018.03.15 (UPDATED with TD in the Pub Location)

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 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 first ever Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 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.

Boomerang Bag Making Workshop (an event supported by Transition Darebin)

Join us for a creative and fun bag making workshop to support the global Boomerang Bags movement and help to wipe out plastic bags.

We use recycled materials and you are welcome to bring along any fabric etc you would like to repurpose into a funky bag.
Sewing machines provided and no experience is necessary.

Free event
Gold coin donation to take home your favourite bag
All other bags will be donated to local farmers markets and local shops in Darebin

Pre-booking (book here) is essential as places are limited. People living in the council area of Darebin will be given first priority for tickets.

LOCATION
Melbourne Farmers Market Office – Building 4C
2 Wingrove Street
Alphington, vic 3078

It’ll run from 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday March 17.

For more information on the session – Contact Transitiondarebin@gmail.com
For more information on Boomerang Bags movement – boomerangbags.org

Food Swaps – South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 24, 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)

TD in the Pub – Energy and Oil

Date disclaimer! TD in the Pub is back up and happening, it looks like we will have monthly events occurring through Autumn & Winter this year, starting with a presentation from energy systems guru Craig about Energy and Oil.
7.00pm Tuesday the 27th of March, at Hard Rubbish Bar – 670 Plenty Road, Preston

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 April 8, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday April 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 March, 2018 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Bi-Monthly Look-Ahead – 2018.03.01 (UPDATED 2018.03.09)

Food Swaps

Northcote

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

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 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 first ever Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday March 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.

Boomerang Bag Making Workshop (an event supported by Transition Darebin)

Join us for a creative and fun bag making workshop to support the global Boomerang Bags movement and help to wipe out plastic bags.

We use recycled materials and you are welcome to bring along any fabric etc you would like to repurpose into a funky bag.
Sewing machines provided and no experience is necessary.

Free event
Gold coin donation to take home your favourite bag
All other bags will be donated to local farmers markets and local shops in Darebin

Pre-booking (book here) is essential as places are limited. People living in the council area of Darebin will be given first priority for tickets.

LOCATION
Melbourne Farmers Market Office – Building 4C
2 Wingrove Street
Alphington, vic 3078

It’ll run Saturday March 17, from 11 am to 1 pm.

For more information on the session – Contact Transitiondarebin@gmail.com
For more information on Boomerang Bags movement – boomerangbags.org

Food Swaps – South Preston

The next food swap will be on Saturday March 24, 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 March, 2018 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

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