Connecting with Nature

We love opportunities for people to get connected with Nature … it helps us put our lives in a proper context. Don’t you love it that we live in an area where waterways & reserves have their own guardians! This local one is coming up soon, all free.

Free trees for the locals

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

tcup

 

Still Sharing … even in February

Our gardens have been getting quite a hammering during these hot, hot days of Feb. Even so, when the 3rd Sun of the month rolled around, we still had enough to share around. Lots of other interesting garden related stuff too. We can come and help you harvest too if you have fruit trees, want to share but can’t do it by yourself. Email us!!

still sharing

Next Food Share Sun 21 Feb

We’ve settled down to the 3rd Sunday of the month for the Food & Produce Shares

Bring your surplus garden produce, fruit, vegies, plants, cuttings, seeds, gardening paraphenalia, books & magazines, worm castings & fertiliser.

 

Food Share Feb 21

Share what others bring… or just hang out & chat..
Eat really local food (talk to the person who grew it!)
Share cultivation & preparation tips
Come and be part of a growing community

Kicking off 2016 at Kinfolk

a Summer evening of food & ideas in the Kinfolk gardens

THURSDAY 25 FEB,     6.30pm

Calling all lovers of local: food, businesses, sharing economies, waste watchers, renewable energy nerds, permaculturists, artists – anyone who wants a more regenerative, sustainable place/world to live in … ‘specially here in the Hills.

We’re going to kick off the transition year with a meal and chance to meet and chew the fat … literally!  The wonderful Kinfolk team are going to put their own special culinary take on the Barbecue. Simple high-quality (as local as possible) meat or vegetarian options with some delish salads and all for $20 pp (with fresh summer fruit included). BYO favourite drinks to enjoy in the beautiful Kinfolk Cafe gardens as well.

BARTER OPPORTUNITY
If you have LOTS of garden produce or fruit, Kinfolk will consider offering a meal token as barter. Obviously, subject to negotiation, but what a fabulous attitude!! Speak to them if you’re in this happy situation. Kinfolk gardens BYO drinks and ideas
It’s an opportunity for sharing food and ideas with someone else doing the cooking!.
You can look at some of the stuff MiT did in 2015 as well as proposals for 2016. But more importantly, YOU get the opportunity to discuss stuff you’d like to see in the community as well.

BOOKINGS
Need to confirm numbers soon for catering … please share with your friends as well

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kicking-off-2016-kinfolk-food-ideas-in-the-garden-tickets-21422378912?aff=ebrowse
Email:   transition@mt.org.au
Phone   Lori  9295 4425  or

Thinking Green Workshop – ‘Chemical Free Cleaning’

thinking green

Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in your home? Do you want to make and try some homemade green cleaners? This workshop will explore the reasons why a greener cleaning regime is important around the home and have a hands-on component. Presented by Ecoburbia.

Gidgegannup Hall
Lot 210 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup (On Old Toodyay Road,next to Gidgegannup Showgrounds)
Saturday, February 13
9.30am – 11.30am
RSVP to 9267 9291
West Swan Hall
Lot 1 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Saturday, February 20
9.30am – 11.30am
RSVP to 9267 9291

More information and booking details:  www.swan.wa.gov.au/thinkgreen

Thank You to our Quiz Night Sponsors

Sponsor board

So much goes into organising an event like our recent, fabulously successful joint one with HSG. There are lots of thank you’s. Larraine, from HSG expresses it pretty well:

“Perhaps with saying thank you to:

  • Everyone who attended – it would not have been possible without you!
  • The generous sponsors for their donations for the raffle and the prizes.
  • For everyone who donated items for the silent auction and spot auction.
  • The helpers on the night.
  • The Flight Crew.
  • The Flight Captain/Quiz Master.

The Hub was alive with the 145 enthusiastic and competitive quizzlings.

There were ‘though provoking’ questions on Energy, Environment, Local History, Recycling, Waste, Sustainable Food Production, Green Design and Climate change.

The fun games of heads and tails and the Bonus Points activities of the Word Sleuth, the Abbreviations and Acronyms (with some interesting answers) and the Scavenger Hunt provided everyone with an opportunity to participate.

Even if people were not winners, they could bid for a bargain for items in the silent auction or spot auctions.

Everyone was able to take home a plant and a Wildflower book if they wished.

The ‘Sustainable’ Quiz Night was not the first in the world, but the first of its kind in the Hills, possibly WA, or even Australia!!

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