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. Hope 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.
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.”
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)
Couldn’t think of a nicer way to get engaged in your local community than to Adopt-a-Spot like the folks here at The Blue Wren Reserve in Stoneville are inviting you to do. Something all the family would enjoy. Contact Kathryn on 0429 990 861 if you require further information
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.
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|
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.
Our July movie event is a movie about the effects of the globalisation of the fashion industry and some very unsustainable practices.
CLOTHES SWAP & SOUP
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.
MOVIE AT 7PM
Join us to share your excess garden produce, fruit, seeds, cuttings, plants, gardening magazines etc.
Bring things to share, take what you can use.
No money, just sharing.
Don’t have anything to share? Then bring along something for morning tea, or just bring your smile!
Email us if there’s something in particular you are looking for.
Runs every third Sunday of the month.
Lots of people turned up to share the buzz and get some inspiration & support for Plastic Free July. The weather was sunny & bright, perfect for the stall outside at Midland Farmer’s Market and for the speakers and activities inside the beautifully refurbished historical Old Midland Courthouse. It was a great collaborative effort organised by EMRC, Swan Shire, HSG, Wasteless Pantry & MiT. Huge THANK YOU to all the super speakers & demo helpers who contributed to the morning.