Fantastic Festival — all for Free!

No Money, No Power, No Waste — that was the ethos behind The Festival of Forgotten Skills down at the Glen Forrest Community Garden. We were proud to be part of what turned out to be a HUGE SUCCESS. Congratulations to the organisers for a fabulous community event. Everything donated and free. Free demos of spinning, crocheting, papermaking, pruning, basketmaking, scithing, wicking boxes and heaps of stuff to SHARE: clothes, seeds, plants and garden produce; kids activities and games. As well as the woodfired pizza demos.vanessa-making kids-making-2 joyce-and-kids papermaking-demo sally-and-banner decorated-pendants free-stuff-to-share ross-the-pruning-demo pizzasHope I haven’t forgotten any of the amazing community members who showed up to share their skills AND brought their own shade & gear as well. LOCAL LEGENDS.

Interested in Transition in Kalamunda?

Good News! Transition moves are happening over in the Kalamunda area. Adele has taken the initiative to get it all moving, launching a Facebook page as a gathering point. Well done!! Spread the word.

Here’s the link and part of the first post:


“Transition Town Kalamunda has broken out of it’s shell. And slowly this fledgling will make its way to the edge of the nest.

One day soon she will be ready to fly.

In the meantime if you are a Shire of Kalamunda local or a wanna-be, feel free to contact me about plans for the new year and how Transition Town Kalamunda will become a fully functioning entity.”


Spring Seed Share

The Down to Earth mob’s Spring Seed Sharing & Planting (Sat morning 10 Sep) was great fun, as usual. Some hands-on seed raising soil mixing, then share, plant & socialise in that order. Vera explained that the e calendula flowers that were growing there in abundance, could be infused in oil for several weeks to be the base of a healing cream (stay tuned for more cream making)





Very satisfying pruning visit

Amazing weather for our short notice pruning visit to help & learn from Neville & Aglea at their extensive orchard in Mt Helena. Surrounded by mango, avocado, feijoa, grape, kiwi and every description of citrus under the sun … Heaven! Despite the short notice, 10 adults and one little person, tree climber, egg collector 🙂 We started out with a bit of sharpening maintenance then headed to a venerable apple tree to start practicing with Neville’s encouragement “Don’t be afraid to get stuck in!” So we did. Good fun.

Pruning with ducks sitting Pruning listening to Neville Pruning 1 Pruning Lachie with dog and eggs Pruning lachie in tree Pruning in grape arbor Pruning frank jim gail before

PRUNING AGAIN this Thursday !!


This VERY short notice opportunity has opened up back at the orchard we were going to have the July Pruning Workshop at … before it was seriously rained out!

We’ll be helping Neville, the owner, with more winter pruning, possibly apples & grapes this time.

A great opportunity to help out and gain some skills at the same time. Just rock up at the orchard.

  DATE & TIME   Thur 25 Aug , 9.45am
  LOCATION   565 Bedford Street, Mt Helena (look for MiT sign)
  WHAT TO BRING   Your gloves, secateurs, loppers, branch saws etc

Digging in for Tree Day

SCHOOLS’ TREE DAY at Mundaring Primary School, last Friday 29 July. Students from Kindy to Year 6 commemorated Schools’ Tree Day by planting activities with their buddy classes in the Early Childhood Centre. The day was extra special because it was the first event in which members from Mundaring in Transition (MiT) assisted. Many thanks to Barbara Shepherd and Ken Graham, the volunteers from MiT.

mps ken and kids

Clothes Swap & Soup before our movie on Wed, July 27

Our July movie event is a movie about the effects of the globalisation of the fashion industry and some very unsustainable practices.


We’ll be starting earlier at 6pm with some crusty bread & homemade vego soup (gold coin donation) and a bit of a Clothes Swap. So bring along items you no longer need – kid’s, men’s or women’s. Could be perfect for someone else. It’s a great way to recycle.



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