Posts tagged ‘sustainable living’

Sowing seeds of resilience in the suburbs

Event – Sunday, 29 November 2020

This free online workshop is one of a series highlighting the skills and expertise of local people and spreading this knowledge to strengthen our community in Darebin.

Sowing seeds of resilience in the suburbs: Methods to manage ‘waste’, mobilise and involve neighbours and regenerate small spaces.

Sunday 29th November 3.00 – 4.30 (by zoom)

Description:This session seeks to inform and inspire others living in multi unit apartment precincts to:‘Green’ their backyard / balcony / terrace and wider precinct
Design systems to manage ‘waste’
Rejuvenate small spaces and marginal edges
Develop meaningful connections with neighbours and trades
Understand how Permaculture zones and principles can assist in creating positive changes

Note – The session time will be approximately an hour with time allowed to settle in at the start and some time for extra questions at the end if required.

Register here for free

Your Presenters
Lena and Elise are residents in a multi-unit precinct in Thornbury. Through video and discussion they will share their experience of applying these practices on their own properties and within their precinct.
Your Host – Transition Darebin
We are a community group based in Darebin which aims to inspire a transition to more sustainable ways of living. This series of workshops supports local people by showcasing their skills within the community. The sessions offer opportunities to learn about sustainable living, be informed about climate/environmental issues and build stronger connections between local people, in order to create a healthy, sustainable and inclusive community.This event is kindly supported by Darebin City Council

18 November, 2020 at 9:05 pm Leave a comment

Progressive House Tours

We are pleased to announce the start of a new venture – house/garden visits. Nothing new? Yes, these are small groups where the host discusses growing veggies, planning gardens and retro-fitting their house with you. Maximum group size is 10. On the day the group would visit 2 homes.

You must register by emailing John at cjpinn@bigpond.net.au (please put ‘Progressive House Tours’ in the subject). The cost is $5 per person, payable on the day. Once you register, we will email the address of the first house, and public transport details. In most cases the distance between the two houses will be walkable.

Our first tour.

House 1. Northcote. Water diversion, fruit & veggies. House insulated and double-glazed. Aquaculture begun.

House 2. Northcote. Energy-efficient retro-fit of an old house on a small block. Water harvesting, storage & internal use. Solar heating, house orientation, weather stripping. Basic veggie, fruit & berry growing.

Date: Saturday 23rd July.
Time: 2.pm. Finish approx 4.30.
Initial Location: Notified after registration. 100m 246/250/251 bus. 1.5k Fairfield station.

21 June, 2011 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment


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