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Solar battery storage revolution

Solar battery storage revolution

July 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mundijong Uniting Church, 18 Paterson St, Mundijong WA 6123, Australia

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Friends group, in partnership with Switch your thinking, are pleased to present solar battery experts CleanNRG.

Learn about the facts and figures, myths and milestones from a Tesla Energy Authorised Reseller. Availability is limited so please register soon to avoid disappointment. Real questions and real answers from Perth’s solar energy experts.

Free event.
https://www.cleannrg.com.au/registration/

Produce Bags Workshop

Produce Bags Workshop

July 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Yangebup Family Centre Inc, 11 Dunraven Dr, Yangebup WA 6164, Australia

Make a set of produce bags to replace single use plastic bags when collecting fruit and veg at the supermarket. Bring a sewing machine if you have one – don’t sew? no problem there is plenty of other tasks to do. Creche available.
Bookings essential
https://www.trybooking.com/WPXP

Nature & fungi walk through the Northern part of the Glen Forrest Super Block

Nature & fungi walk through the Northern part of the Glen Forrest Super Block

July 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Glen Forrest Super Block, Tillbrook Rd, Glen Forrest, Western Australia

Come and join us on a general nature and fungi excursion to the Northern Section of Glen Forrest Super Block. The Super Block is a large area (about 44ha) adjacent to a section of the railway reserves heritage trail. It is a large remnant of native vegetation that supports a range of local wildlife. It represents a typical Jarrah/Marri/Sheoak woodland with an understorey comprised of a wide variety of native flora. We are looking for fungi, and all things natural history!

Meet at the bridge on the corner of Tillbrook Street and Sealey Road. There is ample parking there (in single file). If we need overflow parking this is available at the Glen Forrest Primary School just a few minutes walk away down Tillbrook Street.

Bring: Please bring binoculars, camera, pen, paper, refreshments, water, hat and name badge. It may be wet or cold or mild! Please make sure you have the right gear and anything else you need.

Clothing: Wear strong footwear – thongs or open-toed sandals may not be worn.

Bookings: Members and visitors are all welcome. RSVP bookings essential – online please.

Leaders: Rachel and Mike Green supported by the Friends of the Reserve.

Costs: Free to Naturalist Club members. Visitors are invited to contribute a gold coin donation towards the cost of running the excursion and the club.

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/drbx-superblock/

Star Swamp Bushland Reserve Guided Walk

Star Swamp Bushland Reserve Guided Walk

July 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Henderson Environmental Centre, End of, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia

Wildflower Society excursion.

Join David Pike for a one-hour guided walk in Star Swamp Bushland Reserve. Meet at the Henderson Environment Centre, Groat St, North Beach. All welcome.

Happy and healthy homes workshop

Happy and healthy homes workshop

July 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Make your own beauty, home and garden products.

This workshop will give you the practical skills, easy to follow recipes and ideas to make toxic free products for you and your family. You will get to make your own toothpaste, deodorant and hand cleaners.

The workshop will also cover integrated pest management for home and garden from one of Perth’s leading experts in the area. Learn about low toxicity management of pests such as rats, mice, cockroaches, flies and mozzie. Understand how to develop beneficial predators in your home and garden so your family can be safe from toxic substances that cause problems in our Ecosystem and to our health.

Free workshop. Light refreshments provided.

https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/whats-on/Events/

The Cockatoos of Perth

The Cockatoos of Perth

uly 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Clarkson Library, Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd, Clarkson WA 6030, Australia

Lynne and Grace have been volunteering at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre for three years and love sharing their knowledge and passion with the community.

Learn the differences between the iconic black cockatoo species in south-west WA with the help of one of Kaarakin’s charismatic education black cockatoos.

The free presentation will address issues facing local species and ways you can help.
Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-kaarakin-the-cockatoos-of-perth-clarkson-library-tickets-44506036754

Fish for the Future

Fish for the Future

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Alkimos Pop-up Library, Gateway Shopping Centre, Alkimos, Western Australia

Do you love fishing off our beautiful coastline? Confused about catch limits and how much you can take? Come along to this workshop run by the experts who can answer all your questions about this popular pastime.

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-fish-for-the-future-alkimos-pop-up-library-tickets-44505737860

History of Plastic – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

History of Plastic – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WMRC, Wearne House, 40 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA 6011, Australia

Plastics are commonplace in many households, but are they a necessity or a nuisance?

China’s recent recycling restrictions and the WA plastic bag ban starting 1 July, has put plastic under the spotlight – so can we live a life without plastic and where do we start?

The Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s Waste Education team invites you to join Bottle for Botol founder and WMRC Waste Educator, Christine Parfitt for a free public talk.

The talk will provide you with useful household tips on reducing plastic consumption as well as learning the history of plastic and its impact on the environment.

Be inspired to take action and enjoy complimentary refreshments while part of a movement creating lasting change.

Light refreshments will be provided at the event
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/history-of-plastic-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-tickets-46832328756

Beeswax Wraps Workshop

Beeswax Wraps Workshop

July 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Yangebup Family Centre Inc, 11 Dunraven Dr, Yangebup WA 6164, Australia

Learn how to make beeswax food wraps – using wax from Ann’s own beehive! The wraps can be used instead of cling wrap and then just wipe clean. No sewing required. Creche available.

Bookings essential
https://www.trybooking.com/WPXP

Coping with the Bag Ban – Plastic Free for Beginners

Coping with the Bag Ban – Plastic Free for Beginners

July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

There’s no excuse for single use! Following the 1 July WA-wide plastic bag ban, join Lindsay Miles from Treading My Own Path for a free talk on plastic pollution and how to live a plastic-free life.

This introductory presentation is for those with limited knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. In her talk, Lindsay will encourage participants to think about their current behaviours and highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, with a focus on single-use disposables and their practical alternatives.

Bookings are essential for this free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coping-with-the-bag-ban-plastic-free-for-beginners-tickets-46789414398

Trillion Trees Annual Planting Day & Fundraiser

Trillion Trees Annual Planting Day & Fundraiser

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whiteman Park, Lord St, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

GET READY for Trillion Trees annual planting day and fundraiser on Sunday July 15.

As the Guinness World record holders since 2014 Trillion Trees (formerly Men of the Trees) continue to lead the way.

Sadly, a world audit of trees* shows there are only three trillion trees left in the world – that’s half what there used to be.

OUR CHALLENGE TO YOU is to help us plant a trillion trees. We can do this if every global citizen plants 140 trees.

We need your help by volunteering on the day and we need your help to raise much needed funds.

Find out how you can do this – https://trilliontrees.org.au/trillion-tree-challenge/

Register by emailing contact@trilliontrees.org.au

Fun with Fungi

Fun with Fungi

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Margaret Forrest Centre, Park Rd, John Forrest National Park, Hovea, Western Australia

Bush Skills for the Hills workshop

Following the introduction, we will break for an early lunch and take a short walk in the National Park. We will learn how and where to search for fungi and bring back specimens to identify. The workshop presenter Roz Hart is Vice President of Fungimap Inc., an Australia-wide fungi organisation, and is also a member of WA Naturalists’ Club Fungi Study Group.

Bookings essential.
http://www.perthseasternregion.com.au/sustainability-and-environment/environmental-workshops.aspx

Tree Planting for Black Cockatoos – Stage 6

Tree Planting for Black Cockatoos – Stage 6

July 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Railway Reserve Heritage trail, Stoneville WA 6081, Australia

Tree Planting for Black Cockatoos – Stage 6

We will be planting trees again this year with cooperation from the Jane Brook Catchment Group (http://janebrookcg.com.au/).

Anyone who would like to volunteer on the day please register by sending us an email at: paftewa@hotmail.com as we need to reply with important information.

Trees will again be sourced from local Mundaring Garden Centre.

Date: Sat 14th July 2018
Time: 09.30am – 4pm

Volunteers: We will be relying on PAFTE Inc and Jane Brook Catchment Group volunteers on the day.

We will be providing some light refreshments throughout the day but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/events/180440832728825/

Sorrento WA: Beach Clean Up

Sorrento WA: Beach Clean Up

July 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sorrento Beach, Western Australia, Australia

This is a great opportunity to learn more about plastic pollution and how you can help.

Beach clean-ups play a vital part in the fight against plastic pollution. 70% of trash that enters the water sinks. By pitching in at our beach cleans you can help #StemtheTide

Meeting point – grassed area north of the surf club

What to bring:
• Water in a reusable container
• Be SunSmart
• Wear closed-in shoes
• Bring a hat

If you have them, please bring along tongs and reusable gloves.

Single Use Plastic FREE event! Please ensure everything you bring is reusable!

For the oceans!

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

July 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Byford Hall, 9 Clifton St, Byford WA 6122, Australia

This introductory presentation is for participants with limited prior knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. The session gently encourages participants to think about their current behaviours, and introduces ideas to make small changes with big impacts, with a focus on single-use disposables and the practical alternatives. Focussing on practical tips, we’ll highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, discuss reframing the idea of waste and address the premise of creating new habits.

Free workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coping-with-the-plastic-bag-ban-with-lindsay-miles-tickets-45929046013

Natural Cleaning with Chemistry

Natural Cleaning with Chemistry

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wanneroo Public Library, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo, Western Australia

Want to have a hygienic house without using toxic chemicals and expensive cleaners? This workshop will help you understand household science and what natural alternatives there are to clean your home that are allergy free and environmentally friendly too!

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-natural-cleaning-with-chemistry-wanneroo-library-tickets-44505615494

Digging around in our bushland: what is happening with quenda and their mates?

Digging around in our bushland: what is happening with quenda and their mates?

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Speaker: A/Prof Trish Fleming
Trish is a wildlife biologist. Her research focuses on translational biology, where improving our understanding of the physiology and behaviour of vertebrates has conservation or welfare implications. For example, understanding factors such as habitat requirements or physiological limitations of animals can provide important information for their management and conservation.

Time: 6.00pm for light refreshments. Talk starts at 6.30pm sharp.

Plastic not so Fantastic – Kwinana

Plastic not so Fantastic – Kwinana

July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave & Robbos Pl, Kwinana Town Centre WA 6167, Australia

Presented by declutter and revamp specialist Kerry Pond in conjunction with Switch your Thinking. This workshop will inspire you to achieve changes in behaviour to reduce the use of plastic in general with a focus on single use plastic. Door prizes provided by City of Kwinana. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available.

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastic-not-so-fantastic-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-47197797884

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert

July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 20 Poore Grove, Munster WA 6166, Australia

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert is an opportunity for you to get free one-on-one advice with a wide range of experts, including sustainable architects/designers, solar/battery, energy efficiency, strata sustainability, low water garden and permaculture experts.

If you are looking to make your home more efficient, more comfortable to live in and cheaper to run, or if you have plans to remodel or build or want a more water-wide garden – then this is the event for you. Register today to secure your spot. The event is free but registration is required.

http://sdse.ata.org.au/sdse_event/city-of-cockburn/?mc_cid=6bf96cecb7&mc_eid=75cf66f6dc

Q&A Panel – Tiny House Movement WA

Q&A Panel – Tiny House Movement WA

July 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CERI – The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation, 1/22 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

Welcome Refreshments @ 5:00 p.m. (+ T-Shirts as Door Prizes) => 45 Place Limit 5:30 p.m. Start

Confirmed Speakers @CERI are:
-Chris Wenban – President of the newly formed Australian Tiny House Association. Runs “Tiny Footprint” a tiny house builder (& TH Dweller)

-Stephanie Brokenshire (City of Kalamunda) MA (Urban & Regional Planning), Undertaking study tour on USA’s tiny house movement

-Simon Joiner – Managing Director “Tiny Homes Perth” (with expertise on Building Regulations & Construction)

Plus one surprise panel member

Q&A Panel – Facilitator Brent McKenna followed by the Launch of Tiny House Association Australia (WA Branch)

Plastic Not So Fantastic Workshop – Willetton

Plastic Not So Fantastic Workshop – Willetton

July 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Blvd, Willetton WA 6155, Australia

This presentation arms you with information and quick wins on how to switch your thinking and minimise single use plastics in your home and your life, saving money and the planet.

Brought to you by the City of Canning and Switch Your Thinking.
Free workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-not-so-fantastic-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-46407493061

Fun, science and creativity for kids

Fun, science and creativity for kids

July 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia

This is a free event for 6-12 years olds to discover their creativity with nature!

The Education sub-committee will be running three workshops:
– Leaf litter critters: Snap a photo with the I-scope
– Bee and bug hotels: Learn a lot about pollinators and predators while making a hotels for bugs
– Fabulous fruits: making bush creatures out of seeds, fruits, leaves and nuts

Parent involvement required, BYO snacks and drinks

Book your kids place now! RSVP jendu@iinet.net.au

Albatross the Film – Currambine

Albatross the Film – Currambine

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Ave, Currambine WA 6028, Australia

We would like to invite you to an intimate screening of ALBATROSS hosted by Sea Shepherd Australia Marine Debris Campaign in collaboration with Plastic Fee July and North Earth Carers.

ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. ALBATROSS takes us on a journey, as we face this tragedy we must also confront our own complicity head on.

Chris Jordan, an Internationally-acclaimed photographer returned to Midway over many years with his team, documenting the cycles of life and death, and capturing stunning and intimate portraits of these magnificent seabirds. He has generously made this film available to Sea Shepherd Australia to host as a FREE screening.

FREE Tickets available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/albatross-a-film-by-chris-jordan-tickets-46176785007
Following the screening there will Q&A.

Albatross the Film – Perth

Albatross the Film – Perth

July 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

We would like to invite you to this FREE intimate screening of ALBATROSS hosted by Sea Shepherd Australia, The Greens WA and Plastic Free July

Our special guests speakers and discussion panel for the evening will be:-
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson – The Australian Greens,
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz – the founder of Plastic Free July
Jeff Hansen Managing Director – Sea Shepherd Australia

Sentator Jordan Steele-John from the WA Greens will be joining the screening and be part of the discussion panel after the film.

Our guests are at the forefront of plastic pollution and issues facing the marine environment and will be availble to discuss future policies and solutions to #StemtheTide of marine debris flooding the oceans.

ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. ALBATROSS takes us on a journey, as we face this tragedy we must also confront our own complicity head on.

FREE Tickets available here: –
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/albatross-a-film-by-chris-jordan-tickets-47130141522

History of Plastics

History of Plastics

July 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Claremont Community Hub & Library, 327 Stirling Hwy, Claremont WA 6010, Australia

Christine Parfitt from Western Metropolitan Regional Council will discuss the story of plastic and its impact on the environment. Find out what you can do to make a difference and join in initiatives such as Plastic Free July which is raising global awareness of the problems of single-use plastic. Will you accept the challenge?

Free workshop.
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=385163&

Fauna nightstalk

Fauna nightstalk

July 3, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Garvey Park, Fauntleroy Ave, Ascot WA 6104, Australia

Join a tour to find the fauna of Garvey Park wetland, led by Joe Tonga of Natsync Environmental. Please wear enclosed shoes and appropriate clothing and bring a torch (head torch preferred).

Register by email to environment@belmont.wa.gov.au or contact the Parks and Environment Department on 9477 7257.

Location : Garvey Park created wetland, Ascot.
Parking available near Tibradden Circle/ Hay Road intersection (opposite Frank Treen Memorial Park).

http://www.belmont.wa.gov.au/Pages/Fauna-Nightstalk.aspx

Creating a wasteless pantry

Creating a wasteless pantry

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cannington Library, Cannington Leisureplex, 233 Sevenoaks St, Cannington WA 6107, Australia

Hear from Jeannie and Amanda, two Hills women who are determined to create solutions to the worlds burgeoning plastic pollution problem and tackle food waste at the same time. They believe and demonstrate that it IS possible to live an enjoyable and fulfilling life that is also low waste. Since 2014 they have dedicated themselves to creating Wasteless Pantry, a zero waste concept store where customers can buy their pantry staples packaging free along with reusable items designed to help us wave goodbye to a disposable life.

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-wasteless-pantry-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-46407315530

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

June 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Clarkson Library, Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd, Clarkson WA 6030, Australia

This presentation addresses the need for us to conserve water in our drying climate. We will discuss different ways you can become more “waterwise” – through reduced consumption as well as the use of waterwise fittings and products in your home, garden and workplace. There will be give-ways (eg shower timers) for everyone.

Presented by Tammy Wynne. Tammy is a Water Corporation Support Officer in the area of community education, engagement and awareness relating to Water Corporation programs and services. She has been part of Water Corporation’s Customer Strategy & Awareness team since 2011, spreading the message to the WA community about our need to work together to save and protect our water sources.

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-water-conservation-clarkson-library-tickets-44501066889

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living – Clarkson

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living – Clarkson

June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clarkson Library, Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd, Clarkson WA 6030, Australia

What can we do about plastic? Get prepared for Plastic Free July and find out how to reduce plastic use in the home and whilst out and about. The presentation will cover practical information and misconceptions about plastic recycling. Following the presentation, there will be a hands-on activity to make a simple DIY skincare product to take home.

Presenter: Lindsay Miles is a writer, blogger, speaker, workshop facilitator and community organiser. She shares her journey to becoming zero waste and plastic free on her blog Treading my own path.

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-reducing-plastic-in-everyday-living-clarkson-library-tickets-44501032787

A Wastewise Food Theatre

A Wastewise Food Theatre

June 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

The Forever Project’s Food Theatre program is very popular as it brings together a celebrity chef and a celebrity gardener for a ‘paddock to plate’ conversational performance, exploring the foundation theme that ‘food is only as good as the soil it is grown in’.

Through the medium of food we explore the importance of plant nutrition for human health and wellbeing. This is all delivered against the ‘backdrop’ of the City’s impoverished soils and provides ‘how to’ recipes to fix this condition for food growing in their own back yard!

Participants will get up close and personal with the chef, learning how to prepare Kefir, Kimchi, vinegars, stock, and will take home their own bottled vegetables.

During this session topics such as growing, preserving, reusing will be discussed as ways to reduce household green waste.

This free evening will end by participants sitting down to a delicious plate of paella and a fruit dessert to end the night!

https://theforeverproject.com.au/event/wastewise-food-theatre

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

June 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Floreat Forum Shopping Centre, 1 Howtree Pl, Floreat 

June 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cambridge Library, 99 The Blvd, Floreat

This introductory presentation is for participants with limited prior knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. The session gently encourages participants to think about their current behaviours, and introduces ideas to make small changes with big impacts, with a focus on single-use disposables and the practical alternatives. Focussing on practical tips, we’ll highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, discuss reframing the idea of waste and address the premise of creating new habits.

Free workshop. Contact the Town of Cambridge on sustainability@cambridge.wa.gov.au to register.

Go Green House workshop

Go Green House workshop

 

July 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kelmscott Community Garden (Inc.), 55 River Rd, Kelmscott 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-green-house-presented-by-nirala-hunt-tickets-46005466589

July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ruth Faulkner Public Library, 215 Wright St, Cloverdale
Contact the City of Belmont Parks and Environment Department on (08) 9477 7257 or environment@belmont.wa.gov.au to register.

 

This workshop explores cleaning and personal care products including; reading labels, product ‘miles’, packaging, cruelty-free status and safety concerns.

See a hands-on demonstration of cheap, effective and easily made cleaning products (ferment of citrus waste).

We’ll also explore recycling some common kitchen items and repurposing others into beautiful and useful items (i.e. beeswax wraps, boomerang bags).

Examine a bag full of tools and alternatives to everyday single use plastics.

Free workshop.

Monthly kitchen, garden & produce swap & share

Monthly kitchen, garden & produce swap & share

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stirling Square, Guildford WA 6055, Australia

A Transition Town Guildford market pop-up!

A place to share your excess garden produce, cuttings, seeds, homemade pickles & jams and any other garden things with other gardeners and garden cooks. No money changes hands here, we swap & share!

We set up at the eastern end (train car park side) of the markets. We are always happy to have a helping pair of hands or two to help us set up and pack away.

Come and check us out and have a chat to find out more. There is always plenty of excess and we love to share it.

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sept 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
RCNC Community Garden, Humphreys St, Lockyer, Western Australia

Come along to our monthly Produce Swap & Share! All welcome, bring excess produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, jars etc. Anything a suburban gardener might want or need! Or just come along for some interesting conversation, local knowledge and information. Cups of tea and coffee provided but please feel free to bring along some morning tea to share 🙂

Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills for the Hills

Verge Renovation Rescue

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Swan Hall, 1, W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055, Australia

In this workshop, we will cover simple ways you can ‘adopt’ your local verge and make it into a green space that can provide native habitat for birds, reptiles and frogs safely and easily, as well as provide some examples of sites that have been.

Fun with Fungi

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Margaret Forrest Centre, Park Rd, John Forrest National Park, Hovea, Western Australia

Following the introduction, we will break for an early lunch and take a short walk in the National Park. We will learn how and where to search for fungi and bring back specimens to identify. The workshop presenter Roz Hart is Vice President of Fungimap Inc., an Australia-wide fungi organisation, and is also a member of WA Naturalists’ Club Fungi Study Group.

 

Feral Animal Control

August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Shire of Mundaring Administration Building, 7000 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring, WA, Australia

Eddie Juras from Feral Invasive Species Eradication Management (FISEM) will be explaining the habits and best methods for control of various feral species while giving a greater understanding of the impact they have on our native flora and fauna.

 

Air Bee N’ Bee

September 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
West Swan Hall, 1, W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055, Australia

Following the informative presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to build a native bee hotel and potentially take one home to install in their own garden. Workshop is not suitable for small children.

 

Weed or Wildflower?

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby St, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia

Can you tell a native grass from a weedy grass? Do you know which wattles are local and which are not? Is Bristly-headed Stinkweed a native plant? What family of plants have male and female flowers? This workshop led by Una Bell will feature a talk about some of the common plant families found in Mundaring and a guided walk focussing on wildflowers and weeds found along the Railway Heritage Trail. Workshop is not suitable for small children.
Meet at the Railway Heritage Trail near Mundaring Scout Hall.

 

Assisting Natural Regeneration on a Granite Outcrop

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby St, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia

We will be discussing the transformational journey of the reserve from what was known by locals as the ‘dump’ to what it is now: a stunning area with a wonderful array of wildflowers. Throssell Reserve features a surfacing granite outcrop and local plants such as Yellow Starflower, Stylidiums, Verticordia and native grasses. The beauty of the reserve, as it is today, is a result of the work completed by a dedicated ‘Friends of’ group and the Shire of Mundaring.
Meet at the Railway Heritage Trail near Mundaring Scout Hall.

 

Erosion Control Workshop

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shire of Mundaring Administration Building, 7000 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring, Western Australia

Do you have an erosion problem on your property or community project site? Are you looking for a softer/environmentally friendly approach to reducing sediment movement along a waterway? This workshop will provide you with some guidance on which materials may be suited to your situation and include a practical session on how to go about installing fibre/jute rolls and matting. Bring your gloves, hat, water bottle and sunscreen and learn a thing or two about how to keep your soil where it is!

 

Bookings essential.
http://www.perthseasternregion.com.au/sustainability-and-environment/environmental-workshops.aspx

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

Jul 21st, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug 18th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 17th , 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Academy Cafe Mount Hawthorn, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia

 Bring in your broken items from home and fix them with the help of our volunteer experts. We can look at bikes, clothing, small furniture, household items and low voltage electrical. For more info, or to find out what electrical items you can bring in, see repaircafeperth.org

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share

May 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
November 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Swan Valley Gourmet B&B, 1056 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville

Hate waste? Want to share seeds, plants, herbs, cuttings, excess produce, home-made stuff?

If that sounds like you, come along to the Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share at 10am at West Swan Hall, opposite Mash Brewery, Henley Street and Park Street on the West side of the road.

We have heaps of fun – you can meet like-minded people and share a cuppa! Bring your travel mug, goodies to share and a smile! If you have nothing to bring, bring some morning tea. If your goodies aren’t taken, please take them home with you at the end.

 

Grafting and propagation

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook, Western Australia

Ever wanted to graft your own plant? Grow your own rootstock? Create multi-grafted plants? Welcome to our grafting and propagation workshop, held on October 8, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at Tass 1 Trees. At this workshop, Joe Tassone will show you how simple grafting is with practice. Learn to do chip/bud, cleft and top grafts and discuss other grafting related issues.
Pricing:
Financial members: $25.00
Non-members: $30.00
Workshop + membership: $50.00

 

BirdLife Western Australia Walks and Excursions

BirdLife Western Australia Walks and Excursions

Bird Walk, Little Rush Lake

July 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Little Rush Lake, Samuel Caporn Reserve, Yangebup WA 6164, Australia

Meet at 8:00 am near the playground on the western side of this small wooded lake. Little Rush Lake is part of the Beeliar Regional Park. Turn off North Lake Road into Osprey Drive, right into Dotterel Way, then right into Grassbird Loop. There is a path around the lake, and we should see plenty of waterbirds and bushbirds. Over 90 species of birds have been seen here. Bring morning tea.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Jenny Sumpton & Lynley Davey

 

Bird Walk, Lightning Swamp

July 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Lightning Swamp Bushland, Noranda WA 6062, Australia

Meet at 8:30 am at the gate in the SE corner of the bushland on Della Road. Lightning Swamp, part of Noranda Open Space, is an area of seasonal wetlands and banksia woodland. The area supports some waterbirds, and cormorants have bred here. The bushland supports a range of species, including some that are uncommon in smaller reserves, such as the Western Thornbill, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater and Red-capped Robin. Some areas will be restricted due to the presence of dieback.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Clive Nealon

Hills Food Share

Hills Food Share

Held every third Sunday of the month, 9-10am
M J Morgan Reserve, Railway Tce, Glen Forrest

Upcomiang dates:
Sunday May 20  @ 9 – 10am
Sunday June 17 @ 9 – 10am

The Sharing Economy is alive in the Hills!

Bring your surplus garden produce: Fruit, Veggies, Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, even garden paraphernalia & books

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 our growing community.

http://mt.org.au/?p=1083