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What’s On in Late August

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 18, 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 August 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.Convivial

Convivial Kitchen and Garden – Grafting and Pruning Workshops with Heritage Fruits Society

John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree grafting. This will be hands-on. It involves learning the reasons for, and the science of grafting, and then plenty of time to practice. Budding will also be discussed, but winter is not the best time to do it. Your questions answered. Bring a sharp knife if you have one.

You may not ever graft another tree, but we will discuss the reasons for grafting, when to graft and what to graft, so you understand why and when, and see examples of grafts. We will concentrate on apples, but discuss a wide range of plants.

There is no cost, but the third hour of the three-hour session will be assistance with the grafting of Heritage Fruits Society’s trees, including potting, labelling, etc. (part learning, part application)

Sessions are planned for

Wed 22 Aug 9.30AM – Fairfield

Wed 22 Aug 1.00 PM – Fairfield

Sun 26 Aug 9.30 AM – Fairfield

Sun 9 Sept 10 AM – Reservoir

There will also be a bonus pruning workshop in Thornbury, on Sat 1 Sept at 2 PM. The basics of pruning explained and a number of trees will be pruned. Very limited participants. Total time approx. 2 hours.

Please reply directly to

eventsHFS@gmail.com

with preferred date/time. Maximum 6 per session – more sessions if there is enough interest. Locations accessible by public transport – address sent with acceptance.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

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

Northcote

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

Annual General Meeting – Date-Claimer

Just a heads-up that our AGM is coming.  It’ll be the evening of Wednesday September 19.
More details to come.
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15 August, 2018 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in August

Food Swaps

Northcote

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

Where: Garden next to 123 Herbert Street, Northcote

When: Sunday August 12, 10 am onwards.

Food Swaps – Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 18, 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 August 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.Convivial

Convivial Kitchen and Garden – Grafting and Pruning Workshops with Heritage Fruits Society

John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree grafting. This will be hands-on. It involves learning the reasons for, and the science of grafting, and then plenty of time to practice. Budding will also be discussed, but winter is not the best time to do it. Your questions answered. Bring a sharp knife if you have one.

You may not ever graft another tree, but we will discuss the reasons for grafting, when to graft and what to graft, so you understand why and when, and see examples of grafts. We will concentrate on apples, but discuss a wide range of plants.

There is no cost, but the third hour of the three-hour session will be assistance with the grafting of Heritage Fruits Society’s trees, including potting, labelling, etc. (part learning, part application)

Sessions are planned for

Wed 22 Aug 9.30AM – Fairfield

Wed 22 Aug 1.00 PM – Fairfield

Sun 26 Aug 9.30 AM – Fairfield

Sun 9 Sept 10 AM – Reservoir

There will also be a bonus pruning workshop in Thornbury, on Sat 1 Sept at 2 PM. The basics of pruning explained and a number of trees will be pruned. Very limited participants. Total time approx. 2 hours.

Please reply directly to

eventsHFS@gmail.com

with preferred date/time. Maximum 6 per session – more sessions if there is enough interest. Locations accessible by public transport – address sent with acceptance.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

The next food swap will be on Saturday August 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…

1 August, 2018 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

What’s On in Late July

Transition in the Pub – Plastic Free July

Have you tasted the best mulled wine in Darebin? This is your big chance. The Merri Clan will be the gathering place for a Transition Darebin midwinter get together. It is Plastic Free July, so feel free to share some of your successes and struggles, or simply come along for a social chat.

We will be out the back in the large room (through the entrance and pub area, past the courtyard, to the gathering space). Don’t forget to buy some mulled wine on the way through (if you feel so inclined).

We look forward to seeing you there. Please note that we do collect gold coin donations on the night, to help these events run in the future.

Address: 15 Gilbert Rd, Preston (just round the corner from Miller St and on the No.11 West Preston tram line)
Date: Wednesday 18 July 2018.
Time: 7.30pm

Free entry, and this venue serves vegan food.

Food Swaps

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday July 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 next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday July 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.

Repair Cafe

Please put Sunday 22nd July 2018 from 10am to 1pm for our second Darebin Repair Cafe in your calendar/diary/phone.

It will be at Clyde Hall, 64 Clyde St. Thornbury (next to Span Community Centre). Please be aware that there will be no access to Span Community Centre on the day.

Repairs will be made to: bicycles, jewellery, toys, general repairs, shoes, objects that need glueing, visible mending, sewing repairs, small machines.  We aim to offer 3 time slots at 10-11, 11-12, 12-1.  To repair an item, you must book through here.  After booking please email us at transitiondarebin@gmail.com a photo and description of what needs fixing to so we can let the fixers know.  Quick bicycle diagnosis can be done on the day without booking.

This venue is much smaller than the previous one so there are fewer repairers available. Tagging and testing will not happen and much less electrical repairs as there will not be an electrician available.

As the council is not involved this time we are looking for reliable volunteers to help with banner making, setting up, packing up, ushering, tea/coffee sales, baking, administrative tasks such as registration, weighing, photography, handing out and collection of waiver forms etc. Email transitiondarebin@gmail.com if you can assist.

If you are bringing a bicycle you may have to pay for parts (brakes, gears, chain, lube) or buy them and come to the next cafe. If you know what needs doing you can bring the parts, oil or lube with you.

Food Swaps – Preston/Thornbury

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

Northcote

The next Northcote food swap will be on Saturday August 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…

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 August 12, 10 am onwards.

15 July, 2018 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

What’s On In July

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.

Reservoir

The next food swap will be on Saturday July 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 next Fairfield food swap will be on Saturday July 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 July 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 July, 2018 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment

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
———————-
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…

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/
————————
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

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