Hills Food Share & Bokashi Demo

Bring along your excess garden stuff & produce to share and hang out with other folks who like to grow edibles. John Yaxley – who did the tool sharpening workshop at the Festival of Forgotten Skills – has generously offered to do a Bokashi Composting Demo. AND we have a donated Bokashi Bucket for free raffle. Doing our bit for National Recycling Week.

Festival Time

It’s festival time in our part of the Hills. Last weekend was Gidgie Show on Saturday and the Whim Festival on Sunday. Darlington Arts Festival next weekend. Shocking weather on Sat. didn’t deter a huge crowd from soaking up all the atmosphere of one of the last semi-urban ag. shows. Still has the chooks & livestock & homestead-y feel. Lots of familiar names with prize tags in the produce areas AND the homebrews (our cidermakers joined in the spirit of the show & entered). Sunday we were at the wonderful, wee Whim to spread the Transition message and be part of the cruise-y, warm atmosphere. Lots of visitors to say Hi! and check out our free organic seedling giveaways & check out the Boomerang Bags.

We’re in the news!

Woohooooo!! Our little DIVESTMENT success – nearly 2yrs liaising to get the wording changed in the Shire’s Investment policy with the help of the awesome team at 350.org But totally worth it. The photographer didn’t want us to include the signs, but we insisted. After all, lots of people don’t understand what “divestment” means. So we spelled it out. And the really good news: we have an amazing non-fossil fuel- funding bank right here in Mundaring. Mundaring Community Bank Branch has a board of VOLUNTEER Directors, has an ACTUAL OFFICE in town, provides local employment and gives a very significant percentage of its profits back to the community. How many other banks can claim that? Think about it … putting YOUR MONEY where it ALIGNS with YOUR VALUES.

CLICK ON THE PHOTO to link to Sarah Brookes’ great article

Banking on leaving fossil fuel lenders

Candidates Q&A

Did you know that less than 30% of the electorate is likely to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections on Saturday 21 October?

It’s not too late to engage with the process. To try and help, and in line with MiT’s sustainability remit, we created a small poll on our Facebook page and invited people to submit questions. The five we ran with are fairly representative of the types of issues lots of us are concerned about. They were sent to all the candidates for the Shire of Mundaring as listed on the WA Electoral Commission website.

These are the responses so far (in the order listed on WAEC site). Updated , as more arrive.

 

 

 

Boomerang Bagmaking @ Hilltop Grove

Thanks to Cheryl & the folks at Hilltop Grove in Mundaring, we’ll be able to get back to bag making. Unfortunately, because of school commitments, we can’t access Helena House Hall till Tue Oct 24. But we need more bags! We have a venue, so please come & join our small band of makers. Sewing, cutting, ironing … having a great time.
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