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South Melbourne Commons

South Melbourne Commons | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it
The South Melbourne Commons will run a sequence of permaculture gardening courses. Each gardening series will build on the knowledge of the previous and run over several weekends. This allows participants to better understand and try the gardening principles in their own garden. There will have a variety of other specialised gardening workshops at the same time. Discounts are available for members.

1. Courtyard, patios and balcony gardening (4 weeks)
2. Practical permaculture gardening (5 weeks)
3. Introduction to permaculture (4 weeks)
4. Permaculture Design Certificate (16 weeks)
5. Specialised gardening workshops (bamboo, mushrooms, herbal tea and more)

http://commons.org.au/

To find out more: Commons Garden Coordinator , Seila Hierk - seilahierk@gmail.com

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MEET THE FUTURE

How can we meet our future energy needs, maintain living standards, safeguard our economy and combat climate change?


Award-winning research group, Beyond Zero Emissions, shows how the latest commercially available technology can move us towards a zero carbon Australia.
For those new to BZE’s work, this talk will present important information for all Australians. For those familiar with BZE’s work, it will update you on its latest findings and activities.


Thursday, 16th February. 6:15 pm – 8 pm
Altona Library - Environment Resource Centre, 123 Queen St, Altona

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Geelong Sustainability Group - Geelong Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)

Geelong Sustainability Group - Geelong Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

Start: 01 Apr 2012, 8:30 AM

End: 15 Apr 2012, 5:30 PM

Location: Freshwater Creek, Geelong Region

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Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning

WHAT: Be part of a new way of communicating and creating healthy communities sustainably with Robin Clayfield. This 6 day workshop on creative facilitation, interactive learning methods, personal empowerment and skill development is offered in conjunction with ELTHAM College. Designed for people involved in Permaculture, Community Gardens, City Farms and Transition Towns initiatives.

VENUE:
ELTHAM College Seminar Room
ELTHAM College
1660 Main Road, Research
Melbourne, Victoria 3095

TO BOOK: Book online at http://www.trybooking.com/17612 or contact Virginia Solomon or Lisa Walton: vsolomon@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au 03 9433 9858

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The Climamania Project

Climamania explores the emotional terrain of climate change through theatre and music. The project also has a special focus on highlighting climate justice issues – the way climate change has greater impacts on those who have least capacity to adapt and respond, including developing nations, Indigenous communities, asylum seekers and refugees, future generations and rural communities.

 

Launching the Climamania Project
6-10pm Sunday 18 March
The Athol Gill Centre
100 Hodgkinson Street, Clifton Hill
$25 full | $15 concession

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a tour of Brushtail Bushfoods in Boolarra South (Gippsland)

a tour of Brushtail Bushfoods in Boolarra South (Gippsland) | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

The Yinnar & District Community Garden group is hosting a tour of Brushtail Bushfoods in Boolarra South (Gippsland) on 18 March 2012. Brushtail Bushfoods is a family owned company that sustainably cultivates, harvests and promotes native Australian bush spices - please see their website at http://www.brushtailbushfoods.com.au/.

 

This tour will build on our free March workshop on bush tucker, facilitated by local elder Doris Paton. The cost for the tour is $20 per head, which covers a walk round the
property, tea, coffee, juice and a light snack of bush foods.

 

For further info please contact Rosemary Abetz-Rouse at
rosemary_os@hotmail.com or on 5169 1621.

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Stalls available at the 2012 Autumn Harvest Festival

Stalls available at the 2012 Autumn Harvest Festival | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

The next annual Autumn Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday 31 March 2012 at CERES Community Environment Park. Across our ten acre site there will be a range of activities and events that celebrate our community, our environment and our sustainable food systems.


CERES will also host a Harvest Festival Market, proving local people and businesses with an affordable, ethical and friendly way of promoting their produce and products within the village atmosphere of CERES.
Would you like to take part?

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My Smart Garden – Free Workshops

Here’s the upcoming February and March workshops presented by the My Smart Garden program; a joint initiative between the Hobsons Bay and Moonee Valley City Councils

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Retrofitting the Suburbs for Sustainability, by ... - Transition Brunswick

176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne,Victoria. Retrofitting the ... Or is there a way to make the suburbs sustainable? David ... He will show how household and community resilience can be stimulated in the face of these pressures.
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Transitions Film Festival Melbourne

Transitions Film Festival Melbourne | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary film program dedicated to showcasing ground-breaking documentaries about our global culture in transition towards a sustainable future. Melboune 11th - 19th Feb 2012

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Transition Darebin hosts Nicole Foss (The Automatic Earth) in Melbourne (Feb)

Transition Darebin hosts Nicole Foss (The Automatic Earth) in Melbourne (Feb) | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it
Nicole Foss is one of those big picture people who understands and explains the links between the converging pressures affecting the globe (peak oil, climate change, financial crisis) and the impli...
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Film screening: Queen of the Sun

Film screening: Queen of the Sun | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world

 

WHERE: CERES Cafe at CERES Community Environment Park
Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets
Brunswick East VIC 3057
WHEN: 8pm Friday 27 January 2012


Via Jo McLeay
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Australian Consumption Atlas

Australian Consumption Atlas | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) interactive Consumption Atlas provides data about consumption by postcode and the environmental impact of that consumption. It calculates how much water and land is used, and how much greenhouse pollution is created, to support our lifestyles.

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Inaugural meeting of the Greater South Eastern Suburbs Permaculture Group

Hi everyone who live in the greater south eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Dandenong, Narre Warren, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Cranbourne, Endeavour Hills and nearby areas)

This email is to let you know about the first meeting of the Greater South Eastern Suburbs Permaculture Group (arising from Permaculture Casey)

The meeting will be this Wednesday 8th February at 7.30 pm. Please phone Jo to RSVP on 04020 087 017.

 

We will be discussing future events that we could get involved in and ways that the group can move forward.

 

Please bring a plate if you are able.

All welcome

Looking forward to seeing you there if you can come

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Transitions Film Festival

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Creative Community Governance Workshop

WHAT: Robin Clayfield's Creative Community Governance and Decision Making Workshop is designed to assist existing and newly-established groups to develop good governance and decision making processes essential to the growth of healthy group culture for long-term survifval of community projects.

VENUE:
Van Raay Centre
CERES Environmental Park
Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets
Brunswick East, Victoria 3057

TO BOOK: Book online at http://www.trybooking.com/17615 or contact Virginia Solomon or Lisa Walton: vsolomon@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au 03 9433 9858

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Western Urban Harvest Swap Meet Sat 4th Feb 2012, 10:00am to 11:30am

Western Urban Harvest Swap Meet - Saturday 4th February 2012 10:00am to 11:30am ; Bristow Reserve, Pilgrim St, Seddon (Corner of John St)
walk from middle Footscray or Seddon station - check out map http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/page/Page.asp?Page_Id=2475&h=1

 

Urban gardeners bring your excess home grown goodies & homemade produce to swap and share. Meet other locals, share gardening tips & recipes or just have a good old chat....

 

What's in season? Tomatoes, cucumbers, Figs, apricots, plums, peaches, pears, apples, lemons, limes, grapefruit, rhubarb, strawberries, beans, lettuce, Warrigal greens, capsicums, basil, leeks, parsley & much more!

 

Other goodies to swap & share...
Fresh eggs, something you've baked (bread, cake, biscuits), preserves (jam, chutney, pickles, olives), cordial, ginger beer. Don't forget worm wee, compost, coffee grounds, seeds, seedlings, cuttings & flowers and more....

 

All Welcome.

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MINTI EVENTS 2012

Regular meetings: 1st Monday of each month 7 - 8.30. 28 Farnham St Flemington

 

February - a reminder that there are a couple of spaces left in the mindfulness course commencing Feb 10th - see soulkitchen flyer attached.

 

Sunday, February 12th - Check out how much food can be grown in a small back yard!! Drop in between 10 and 12 noon, meet Judi and see how she's transformed a small space into a productive food garden and restful relaxation area. Please rsvp via return email or phone Pat: 9372 1161.

 

Saturday, March 24 - Food Preserving Workshop with Farnham St Community Garden

 

Monday April 2nd - Similarities between Permaculture and Beyond Zero Emissions with Dan Harris from RMIT & BZE

 

Monday, May 7th - Film Screening - Growing Change - http://www.growingchange.com.au/

 

Sunday June 3rd, 2-4 p.m. - Upcycling & designing a kids T shirt workshop with Susan Charalambidis

 

Sunday 17th June - Pruning workshop with My Smart Garden and Farnham St Community Garden

 

Sunday October 14th - Spring Festival with Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre & Community Garden

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Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it
Permaculture is a process for designing sustainable communities and is derived from permanent agriculture and permanent culture. Permaculture is a combination of traditional wisdom, modern science and technology and a detailed understanding of natural processes.

 

Permaculture provides practical solutions to current unsustainable living standards, generating life styles which minimise our impact on the environment.

Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and principles which can be used to establish, design, manage and improve all efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.

 

Our first 2012 course has already sold out, but we are now taking enrolments for an extra course, which will commence on Tuesday 7 February 2012

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Preserving Workshop – Register your interest

Preserving Workshop – Register your interest | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

Anyone up for bottling / preserving the summer harvest workshop?

Time, date and address to be arranged.

Register your interest email annstevens@optusnet.com.au

 

POW is also on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/232421223455251/

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Home Harvest Regional Feast: Seeking Growers : Sustainable Melbourne

Home Harvest Regional Feast: Seeking Growers : Sustainable Melbourne | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

We are looking for volunteers to grow and supply produce for the first Home Harvest Regional Feast. The feast will be held in Eltham (Victoria), so anyone who can get there is welcome to take part. Sign up as a grower and receive a free seasonal meal created using Grower’s produce at the feast. All registered growers will receive a small gift of vegetable seeds.

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Aussies Living Simply | Unleashing Transition Coburg

Aussies Living Simply | Unleashing Transition Coburg | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it
Greetings all - especially those of you who might live in Coburg (Melbourne), or thereabouts. ...
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Braybrook Community Garden Expansion Meeting

Braybrook Community Garden Expansion Meeting | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

Maribyrnong City Council has committed funding to expand the Braybrook Community Garden. The garden will be a safe and inclusive place to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, learn new skills and meet people. The garden will be designed and built over the next six months. You are invited to attend community meetings to discuss how the garden should be designed and developed.

There are three dates, and all will be held at Braybrook Community Centre.

 

Place:
Braybrook Community Centre
107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook

 

Meeting times:
Tuesday 24 January, 2-4pm
Thursday 2 February, 6-8pm
Saturday 11 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

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Earthship Biotecture Seminar Melbourne: "Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone" S.A.F.E. : Sustainable Melbourne

Earthship Biotecture Seminar Melbourne: "Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone" S.A.F.E. : Sustainable Melbourne | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it
This three day Earthship Biotecture Seminar will be led by Earthship creator Michael Reynolds and cover a wide range of Earthship topics both pragmatic and philosophical.
Guest appearance and presentation by Martin Freney, PhD Candidate School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design University of Adelaide. Martin Freney will present scientific data to substantiate Earthship performance. Attendees achieve credit toward the Australian Earthship Biotecture Academy.

February 17th, 18, 19th, – 2012 Village Roadshow Theatrette @ State Library of Victoria

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Maker Faire Melbourne: Inspire, inform, connect, entertain.

Maker Faire Melbourne: Inspire, inform, connect, entertain. | Melbourne Transition Initiatives | Scoop.it

A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product. It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Australasia for the first time on Saturday, January 14th, 2012.

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