There are so many reasons to ditch the single-use plastic habit, where do you start. Come and get some inspiration & support at this joint pre-PFJ event we’re involved in down at Midland Farmer’s Market.
The perfect movie to motivate us for Plastic Free July (and onwards). It takes us on a journey to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way, scientists, celebrities, legislators, and activists shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health.
Coming up next Wednesday. Our super interesting discussion about where to stash your cash so it does some good for the Planet & you! Now, more than ever, it really matters what we do with our hard-earned cash.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethical-investment-tickets-24646028936
Cider Making Day was a blast.
Despite a pretty off-putting weather forecast, chilly morning temperatures etc., our intrepid cidermakers arrived in the early morning mists and rolled up their sleeves for apple action! It helped enormously that Mark & Jodie (our hosts) had a warm, welcoming fire going in the pizza oven. We all gathered around with hot drinks and listened to Peter Lewis-Affleck’s talk. Most of us were quite unaware of what an interesting history cider has. It was once used as currency – part of a worker’s wages no less! No wonder they could labour so hard & long! Today’s carbonated, commercial version is a pale imitation of the original cider. So we are looking forward to some interesting variety coming out of this cider harvest in a month or two, when hopefully we can get together to compare vintages. We’ve had some really positive feedback for Peter’s workshop and LOTS of request for another. Next harvest season maybe …
A huge thankyou to Peter, Mark & Jodie for volunteering their time and resources for a super community initiative. It was the best fun!! Just look at the evidence …
Sat 23 April, 10am
House backs on to Sawyers Valley Oval (park at Oval)
Bring something tasty to share for morning tea.
Lots of good ideas here. Sally & Mike are both artists at heart: a potter and stonemason (he built the fab pizza oven at Glen Forrest Community Garden). This is Mike’s take on Permaculture author Linda Woodrow’s chicken dome tractor. The chooks do the pre-cultivation & fertilisation, then he plants vegies on the spot after the dome & chooks rotate on to the next quadrant. Works a charm! Also, their first edible garden enclosed by impressive rendered strawbale walls.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND for one last outdoor gathering in the Kinfolk Cafe Gardens.
February’s 100 Mile Meal was our first attempt to socialise and collect new ideas with catering. It worked! One exciting outcome was an offer by Vera Ross to run a workshop to show people how to make their own natural skincare creams (booking details further down). Some people reportedly were disappointed there wasn’t more opportunity to mix & mingle so we’ve taken that feedback on board as well. Once again, $20 pp with meat or vegetarian options (and don’t forget, Kinfolk are always willing to cater for special dietary needs. Just contact them to make arrangements) BYO favourite drinks as well.
MENU (coming soon)
Vegetarian OR Meat option (plus catering for special dietary needs by private arrangement)
BOOKINGS (see Eventbrite RSVP link on right sidebar of page)
Learn how to make quality natural skin creams. Our dear friend Vera Ross is an experienced Aromatherapist and has offered to guide some hands-on, natural skin cream making workshops.
Cost will be strictly to cover materials used, around $10 – $15 depending on the size jar you bring and oils you choose. The venue is Vera’s kitchen in Parkerville, with numbers limited to about 10. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOR NEXT WORKSHOP.
Bookings & Enquiries:
Vera 0401 403 451 OR email@example.com
Desperate times call for creative protests and it doesn’t get much more creative than knitting! Combine your craft and your passion against fracking, gas and greed (and get scones)
Anyone keen to be part of a Hills Loop? You don’t even need top be a Nanna – all ages can join the knit ins!
What: KNAG (Knitting Nannas Against Gas … or fracking) Perth Loop Inaugural Meeting
When: Sat 12th March, 10 am
Where: Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street, West Perth – easy stroll from CIty West train station and there should be enough free parking available.
Bring a Name Tag if you have one, otherwise we’ll sticker.
Do invite interested friends, neighbours, church and craft group members and family members to come along.
If the weather is fine I suggest we roll over to the little park across the street and sit by the waterfall. Bring camping chair for that occasion if you have. I’ll bring a few extra.
Plan for the morning:
* Have fun
* Get to know each other and the skeletal plan to ‘knit over Perth’, or crochet, or quilt or embroider.
* Plot out how to proceed – e.g. NOR group, SOR group, or Northern, Central, Southern groups? & How to set up for all hands on deck opportunities such as the big LNG conference coming up in April
* Bring nibbles / drinks / crafting as desired
We are also working with local people on (re)establishing groups in the South West and in the Cervantes -> Moora area, so spread the word in those directions too.
Exciting. Hope many of you can make it!
The annual Tree Canopy and Understorey Program (TCUP) is part of the Shire of Mundaring’s commitment to provide habitat for native fauna as well as plants for residents to create waterwise, sustainable gardens. It’s a subject MiT think is pretty important too.
You can read all about it on the Shire’s webpage here