Another food waste solution

We’re passionate about avoiding food waste, which is partly why the 3rd Sunday of the month Food Share was started. Some people have suggested there may be owners of fruit trees (or other edibles) out there who have more than they can cope with. Happy to say we can help out. We’ve assembled a bunch of volunteers who are willing to help harvest and share the crop.

Please spread the word if you know anyone who needs help.

Spring Seed Share

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)

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Spreading the Plastic Free July message

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.

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Plastic Paradise – June movie

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.

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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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Still places on the Talking Trash bus tour!

Red Hill Waste Tour

Date: Mon 10 August
12.30pm  Mundaring bus pickup
1pm        Tour starts at Red Hill
2.30p       Bus drop-off back in Mundaring

Come on a FREE behind-the-scenes look with us to see how our local waste is managed at Red Hill. We’ll get to see areas not open to the general public to observe waste diversion programs, the Landfill Gas & Power Station site, the tip face and greenwaste recovery. Join us to see where “away” is, when stuff gets chucked. It’s a huge, growing problem that we all need to be aware of. Are you up for it?
Contact us for details of pickup location if you’d like to get on board this FREE TOUR:  transition@mt.org.au

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