Boomerang Bag making with just a few days notice, a rainy day and yet … we had a hugely productive day. Especially thanks to the younger generation “doin’ time with Nan”. That’s Community Service time, an idea we’re keen to see replicated all over the Shire. Will these Facebook pics do as proof for Helena College, or do we need to sign your logs. Bonus …. there were yummy cookies as well! What are you waiting for? Organise a sewing group soon. We can help you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For the people who said they can’t come during the day … Boomerang Bag Making in the evening. We’ll supply some snacks! Plenty of jobs for non-sewers too: ironing, cutting out, pinning on pockets and handles. As usual, we’ll gladly accept donations of material too. This is a gender neutral event, we have photos to prove that guys can join in as well.
Outcome of the Shire Council Meeting motion from Tues 13 Jun (to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags). The motion, as it was presented by Cr. Trish Cook at last night’s meeting was not passed, but is also NOT OVER! A new motion was formulated and the serious conversation has now begun. So start talking about it with your family, your friends, in your groups & especially important: with local businesses in the Shire.
Here is the amended motion that was made … see more
Here’s your chance to register your concerns about single use plastic bags. Councillor Trish Cook will be presenting a motion (see below) to the next Council Meeting on TUES 13 JUNE. If you come at 6.30pm you can make a short 3min deputation (or listen to ours) She needs our support!! Send a nice, short email to the President (and your local representative too if you wish) saying you support the motion. You can find all your elected members email addresses HERE .
Don’t forget our Waste Watchers group with Vanessa & Amanda. They’ll discuss waste less kitchen tips and demo making your own produce bags. THIS FRIDAY. We can win this War on Waste locally … and together!!!
Thanks to our wonderful MiT volunteer apple pickers, a large proportion of the 700kg we sourced for our Community Apple Cider Making Day were windfalls. Saved from the waste pile, but perfectly fine for cider.
A whole bunch of Hills locals gathered at Jodie & Mark Hutton’s characterful home on the rural outskirts of Mundaring to be part of the hectic, hands-on buzz of transforming a huge trailer load of fruit into wonderful cider juice. Peter Lewis-Affleck did a fabulous job of explaining the history & the processes of cider making, and coordinated all the energetic activity. An impromtu (and incredibly generous) donation of organic pears by Rob of POP – Parkerville Organic Produce was wildly popular, adding to the great community spirit of the day. Still plenty of time for sharing stories, making new contacts, swapping food ideas, drinking good coffee and best of all: having hosts who just kept the woodfired pizzas coming for hours! Legends.
A whole bunch of people from our Fruit Squad rocked up to Karin’s beautiful olive orchard in Stoneville to help pick 500kgs of olives! It definitely wasn’t all hard work though. The food breaks were pretty good .. there’ll be a queue if we ever get invited back here again
Haven’t heard about our Fruit Squad mob? Check it out here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fruit-squad-alerts-tickets-31627838717
These bags are taking off! We’re ready to help take it to the next level and help YOU initiate some bagmaking. We’re happy to help with volunteers and advice to get you started. Get your resources together. Get your kids helping during the holidays.
Can’t spare the time, but love to contribute? Consider a small donation.
Lots of ways to get involved.
Many of us at MiT are not big fans of the multi-national fast food concept, especially when our town already seems to have a plethora of them and another about to appear in Sawyers! So we put together a petition to see who else felt that way. Then, when people said “Don’t bother, the Shire won’t take that into consideration” we decided to write a formal group submission of objection to represent all the people who needed their opinions voiced. Today we submitted it at the Shire of Mundaring just before the deadline. Building the community we want takes time & commitment, but we’re up for it. Thanks for your support.