Our 2nd 100 Mile Meal @ Kinfolk (local as!)

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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)

100 Mile Meal – a very mellow evening

The inaugural 100 Mile Meal @ Kinfolk was a brilliant, relaxed success!

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Our very first free range gathering (ie. purely social, no agendas or even movies!!) It was a wonderful combination of great venue, great company, and a superb, balmy, summer evening. If there was a tiny agenda, it was to widen the conversation about what Hills people envision locally in the transition to a more sustainable, life-centred future. Big tick there!

So … lots of discussion and ideas for future local projects (and not too late to send in yours either).  Jenny invited people to join in the support team (along with 350.org) having initial dialogue with Mundaring Shire about Divestment of funds from fossil fuels; Vera offered to show people how to make their own natural skincare creams (that one filled up fast!); Selene spoke about the gathering of Transition groups from around the Metro area; Amanda from Wasteless Pantry joined in and shared how much support locals have given to their bold packaging-free venture in Mundaring.

Possibly the best part of the evening: being able to come together to share ideas, good food, nice wine AND support businesses with similar values-based vision.

Especial Thanks to the amazing Kinfolk team JODIE, MARK & CHEF JIM who went above & beyond the original brief. Just look at all the amazing information they provided about the local food suppliers.

100 Mile Meal Kinfolks suppliers and ethos

Breaking ground soon … in Chidlow

Nothing is closer to Transition’s heart than people creating food together locally. It is a radical act of reclaiming and healing our broken food system. So how happy are we that another Community is sprouting it’s own village veggie plot. VERY HAPPY! Just look at this photo of them … a good looking bunch (and that’s referring to John’s silverbeet !!) You can read all about their vision – and how to join in with them – in this Hills Gazette article http://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Village-garden-idea-blooming/7679670


Chidlow community gardeners , ready to dig in

Food that’s fresh as …

Well, we had our first fresh Food Share in the park @ Glen Forrest this morning. It was a great start with lots of interesting herbs, veggies, fruit, plants etc to share. We started around 9.45a and it was all done by 10.30a. It doesn’t take up your whole morning, still with plenty of time for chatting! Thankyou to Lizzy & Jonny for keeping the flame alive for this great sharing event.

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Want to be part of a Garden & Produce Share?

On Wed 21 Oct – along with the Fair FOOD documentary – we’re testing out our first GARDEN & PRODUCE SHARE before launching a Sunday morn event. Bring along your surplus: plants, seeds, produce, garden mags, egg cartons, jars etc. All free to share (movie as usual by donation to support venue costs ) Discussion also after doco.

Garden & Produce Share

“The Future of Energy” – our fabulous Sept movie

If you weren’t able to make it to our featured movie on Wed, Sept 23, don’t worry: you can rent it online https://vimeo.com/ondemand/futureofenergy

It’s a very vibrant, positive doco about renewable energy. The community-driven projects – especially one involving students, retraining long term unemployed people and home owners – were really interesting. There are also whole cities going 100% renewable (sometimes rebuilding after natural disasters) and showing the rest of the world it’s totally possible!


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The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People (65) from Future of Energy on Vimeo.

The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the United States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. It’s a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationships with the planet and with each other.


Bill McKibben, Jamie Henn, Danny Kennedy, Jeremy Rifkin, Joanna Macy, Pandora Thomas, CA Governor Jerry Brown, Mark Jacobson, Mayors Bob Dixon and R. Rex Parris who have transitioned their cities to 100% renewable energy, and more.

Recycling (for the birds) – a valuable resource gets a second lease of life

These large aviaries were being donated to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary by the McFarlane Family. MiT was asked to help out and David, Ken & Jarrah stepped up to assist with the dismantling. With the wet & wild weather that unfolded, it was a pretty soggy experience but after a few hours it was DONE. Flat packed!! Just hope the cockies appreciate their new homes. Well done boys!

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