It’s festival time in our part of the Hills. Last weekend was Gidgie Show on Saturday and the Whim Festival on Sunday. Darlington Arts Festival next weekend. Shocking weather on Sat. didn’t deter a huge crowd from soaking up all the atmosphere of one of the last semi-urban ag. shows. Still has the chooks & livestock & homestead-y feel. Lots of familiar names with prize tags in the produce areas AND the homebrews (our cidermakers joined in the spirit of the show & entered). Sunday we were at the wonderful, wee Whim to spread the Transition message and be part of the cruise-y, warm atmosphere. Lots of visitors to say Hi! and check out our free organic seedling giveaways & check out the Boomerang Bags.
Hills Food Share
Got a glut of oranges, or zucchini coming out your ears? Then join us to share your excess garden produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, plants, gardening magazines, handmade soaps etc.
Everyone welcome. Bring things to share, take what you can use. No money, just sharing.
Come and meet some locals, share stories, find out what others are growing at the moment and get some tips on how to make your fruit and vegetables happy.
Garden looking a bit bare? Then bring along something for morning tea, or just bring your smile!
Held the third Sunday of every month, 9-10am at
MJ Morgan Reserve (Train Park),
Railway Tce, Glen Forrest.
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This movie was mega popular when Transition Town Guildford screened recently, so we decided there was room for one more local chance to view. Come and prepare yourself for the upcoming Christmas consumer onslaught. By donation. See details on Events listing on sidebar.
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.
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
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.
LOVE REAL FOOD? HATE WASTE? LOVE TO SHARE? Well so do we!!!
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.