A community seed bank at the Library … now we need your seeds

Photo courtesy of Bruce Hunt, Community News. Read more here http://bit.ly/2G4srtL

Don’t compost all of those vegies and herbs going to seed in your gardens right now …. we need your seeds! We’re collecting now to generate the borrowing stock for the new seed bank which will appear soon at the Albert Facey Library in Mundaring. How exciting is that!

Obviously, we need some information about the seeds too. What type and variety of plant, as well as where and when it was grown. You can record all that on the paper bags (in two sizes) the Library has kindly made available at the front desk. You can use those (or ones from home), with one type of seed per bag. We prefer paper over plastic because it’s important that the seeds don’t sweat or get moist. Don’t forget to fill out as much info about the seeds as you can. Here’s a link to the donation form if you’d like to print them off at home, just click on the picture below.


Blue Sky Festival in Mundaring Sat 17 March

Help us spread the word far and wide about this showcase of sustainability & environmentally friendly stuff you can access up here in the Hills. Then come and join the fun on the day. It will be AWESOME!

MiT are just one of the groups deeply involved in organising this Festival. It’s a local, minimal waste event based on a variety of environmental themes. Plenty of food vans with healthy food using GO2CUPS re-usable crockery & real cutlery (our own little War on Waste solution).
There will be talks, stalls, music, food & fun for everyone. Heaps of totally FREE activities for kids as well.


FREE Waterwise Gardening Workshop Sat 24 Feb

Learn how to have a healthy garden that is still waterwise from South Metropolitan TAFE horticulture professionals.
With over 40% of household water used outdoors, our gardens are great places to start looking at where we can make water savings. Ensuring you are watering to best suit the needs of your garden and lawn, without wasting water can result in big savings. These 90 minute DIY Waterwise Garden workshops are hosted by Waterwise Councils in the Perth metro area, free of charge.

24 Feb, 9:00am to 12:30pm Shire of Mundaring Shire of Mundaring Civic Area, 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring Email ruthbroz@mundaring.wa.gov.au or phone 9290 6651 by 22 February

Food Share

Third Sunday of the month, so it’s time for the February Food Share. Bring along your favourite zucchini and tomato recipes to share, as well as the usual garden and produce. Everyone is welcome, even if you just want to check it out and meet other locals.



Wicking Beds Tour

Wicking beds are so sustainable!

They’re very water efficient and these ones are also made of recycled materials. For anyone interested in setting up a wicking bed (or 2) OR wanting to see a rather sophisticated, linked up, self-filling system that takes the concept to a new level, this is for you.

Roger & Sandy are inviting us for a morning visit to check it all out. Even towards the end of Summer, you can see from the photos that these beds are handling the heat really well.

Local Solar Power Plan Proposal


If you feel, like we do, that more needs to be done at a local level to increase the uptake of renewables … then you might be interested in this. A group of enthusiasts from MiT have come up with this proposal to form a working group of community members, Councillors and Shire staff to look at a model that has worked successfully in Victoria. As well as alternative sources of funding. Let us know if you’d like to support this initiative.

First Sewing Bee for 2018

Lots of Boomerang Bags needed to get our Hills community into the habit of bringing a reusable shopping bag. Plastic Bag ban coming in July so we’re up & running for our first Sewing Bee for 2018. We really appreciated being hosted down at Helena College for our workshops last year, but by popular request we’re back in Mundaring this year. Everyone’s welcome to visit, even just to check it out.

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