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Black Cockatoo Reserves
Black Cockatoo Reserves
October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am Black Cockatoo Reserve, 1750 Jarrah Rd, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia
Black Cockatoo Reserves is one of the top conservation reserves in Mundaring. In 1998 the Friends Group was formed. Come along to hear the story of the reserve, and the persistence of a group of dedicated people, who have worked on and protected this bushland for 20 years.
The Really Really Free Market in Guildford: Community Swap
October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Guildford Public Library, 97 James St, Guildford WA 6055, Australia
This is an event for locals to come together and share items and skills with one another for FREE!
No cash exchanged. No bartering. No haggling.
The Really Really Free Market runs on the first Saturday of the month (1pm-2pm) outside the Guildford library.
How you can participate: You bring any items you wish to give away and you take what you want/need. Tables will be setup outside the library for you to place your items on.
Please note: if you are bringing items to give away, you’ll need to take them home if they are not taken. You can drop them off to the local op shop (People who Care), which is a short walk from the Guildford library, or post them on the Buy Nothing New group.
This is why we encourage you to hang around for the hour. You can pop into the library, read a magazine or a book, take out some books, have a chat, etc.
To recap: 1. From 1pm bring your items and add them to tables at the Guildford library. If you have a skill to share, let us know and we’ll create a sign/station for you! 2. Take any items you want or need, visit the library, have a chat, etc. 3. At 2pm, collect any of your items that are not taken.
October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Hwy &, Murdoch Dr, Winthrop WA 6150, Australia
Do you want to learn where you use the most water, and how you can reduce your use in and around the home? Join us for this short course to learn about goal setting, water in our waterways, gardening and house design tips to reduce water use and water in the food and products that we buy.
This Ecoburbia run workshop is sure to inspire you to be more waterwise!
Please note this short course runs over 4 consecutive Wednesday nights, with one weekend outing on Saturday 26th Oct. Course fees cover all 5 sessions.
October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia
Want fresh eggs, but don’t think you have enough space for chickens, then perhaps Japanese Quail are the answer.
• Females lay on average 300 eggs per annum • Average egg size of 12 grams. • 5 quail eggs is equivalent to 1 chicken egg in weight though white to yolk ratio is different. • Quieter than chickens • Need 45cm square space per bird, so 5 birds can be contained in a meter square, though I like to give them a bit more room. • Can be bred and processed for meat, for those looking for alternatives
October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Ecoburbia, 16 Livingstone St, Beaconsfield WA 6162, Australia
SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.
Just a reminder that we will start with a cuppa and some snacks at 7.00pm. Please make sure you bring something to share (not a meal but a little snack) and arrive on time so we can get settled before the movie, which will start at about 7.30pm (or so!).
October 27, 2019 Ecoburbia, 16 Livingstone St, Beaconsfield WA 6162, Australia
Ecoburbia, as an urban community and microfarm, is a living demonstration of our intention that we share with others.
During this tour you will see: - an alternative infill development - a series of small and tiny houses, - four water systems, - an integrated power system including low tech power systems like solar ovens and cookers - a house renovated for solar passive heating and cooling - a simple composting toilet - a large shared veggie garden, herb garden and preserves - two goats and 15 chickens
And hear about: - life living with 9 adults in self contained units under a benevolent dictatorship - the reasons why Tim and Shani have created Ecoburbia