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Transition Town Bayswater Movie Night

Transition Town Bayswater Movie Night

“One Big Home” – Transition Town Bayswater Movie Night

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
City of Bayswater Civic Centre, 61 Broun Ave, Morley WA 6943, Australia

Transition Town Bayswater and Environment House bring you this insightful new documentary and the Director will chat to us from the US about his movie after the screening. Don’t miss this one!

How do you ask the hard questions in your community? Carpenter Thomas Bena’s experience is that you do it out of caring and not out of anger.

Join us in the Embleton Room at the City of Bayswater Council Building for Transition Town Bayswater’s fourth movie night. One Big Home is a new documentary by a Carpenter who decided to ask a hard question about why people want bigger (houses) when it might not be better. This documentary explores the role our landscape plays in defining our sense of place and how failing to conserve natural places changes this sense of place. The process of answering this question led to a campaign that achieved a change in planning regulations in his community. Although this documentary is set in Martha’s Vineyard, it resonates with the changes in our community as we face issues such as the preservation of our few remaining natural wetlands from development and how we can conserve significant trees on public and private land and better understand them as a joint community asset.

Thomas Bena (One Big Home Director) has asked to join us for a Q&A after the movie – skyped in from the US.

Free entry.

Solar battery storage revolution

Solar battery storage revolution

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

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. Light supper provided.

Worm Workshop

Worm Workshop

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Atwell Community Centre, 9 Lombe Gardens, Atwell 
Cost $5

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave & Robbos Pl, Kwinana Town Centre

This Worm workshop, presented by Kevin Smith from The Worm Shed, features a presentation covering all aspects of worms, worm farming and the roles worms play in recycling and waste management. This is followed by an informal question time and a practical demonstration in setting up, operating and maintaining a worm farm.

Worm Farms, Worms, Castings & WormWiz will be available for purchase at the workshop. City residents can purchase either Worms or a fully established Worm Farm package (including worms) at a discounted price.

Bookings essential!

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

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 🙂

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

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

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share

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.
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, Forrestdale Lake

October 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Forrestdale Lake, Forrestdale WA 6112, Australia

Meet at 8:00 am at Moore Street car park. From Perth, drive down the Freeway, turning left into Armadale Road. Continue on across Nicholson Road, then just over 1 km along turn right into Weld Street, then second left into Loftus Street, and then right into Moore Street. There should be plenty of waterbirds, bushbirds and possibly some raptors. Over 110 bird species have been recorded here. The wildflowers should be good too.

Bring morning tea, telescopes if you have them and rubber boots, as it will be muddy.

For members and the general public.


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 September 16 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday October 21 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday November 18 @ 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.

Beyond Gardens Events

Beyond Gardens Events


Gardenwise Workshop – Carramar

October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Carramar Community Centre, 5 Rawlinna Pkwy, Carramar WA 6031, Australia

Good for beginners and experienced gardeners alike, the presenters are not sponsored by product manufacturers so workshop participants will receive unbiased advice.

Backed up with audiovisual presentations topics covered include:
– Environmental consequences of current gardening practices
– How plants grow – you will be surprised how many current practices are out of sync with the way plants grow
– Understanding and improving your local soils – find out how digging can be counterproductive
– Nutrients – what plants actually need
– Recycling for a healthier garden – the real story about composting, worm farms and the rest
– Mulching – not all mulches work, find out which ones actually save water
– Choosing the right plants for your garden – why some are better than others
– Garden Design – tips from the experts
– WaterWise Ways for WA ways to use a fraction of the water
– Irrigation – which systems are best, some waste over 60% while others are 95% efficient (and are the cheapest on the market)
– Gardening myths and why gardening in WA is different to what is shown on TV
– Questions & Answers
…and much more… �and at half time light refreshments are served

This workshop is FREE of charge, but you must register to attend