THB Achievements 2013
Monthly fruit and vegie swaps - Altona and Newport
Informal get-togethers at cafes in Newport/South Kingsville - April, June, July, Sept
A presence at the Australia Day celebrations in Altona - January
Youtube video - Tribute to Fermenting Friday Friends 2011-2012 - January
Repair cafe (bicycles and manual tool sharpening) in Altona as part of the Sustainable Living Festival - February
Celebrated THB's third birthday and the full moon - February.
An "intentional community" themed potluck in Altona - March.
Passata and ravioli workshop in Altona Meadows (co-organised with Permaculture Out West and Mamabake) - March.
Free herbal tea at the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club's annual bushdance (Newport Lakes) - March.
Potluck dinner to celebrate the Autumn Equinox at Michelle's - March.
A presence at the Altona Beach Festival - March.
Bulk buys of toilet paper (100% post consumer waste and reduced packaging) and lucerne hay - March.
Organic butter bulk buy (co-ordinated on Facebook) - April.
Donations of food to Sea Shepherd - April.
'Bountiful Backyard Experiments' (a small ongoing group wanting to learn to *really* grow food). Two groups have formed - April/May.
'Talkin' Tech' at the pub, about energy in the home - April.
'Street chtalk', visioning your street in 2020, part of Art in Public Places - April-May.
Compost skill share, for old-hands and new folk, in Spotswood - May.
Conversations for the Curious. Facilitated a discussion in Williamstown - May.
Fermenting Friday Friends reunion in Newport - May.
Weed smoothies in Altona - May.
World Environment Day themed 'Think.Eat.Save: Reducing your Foodprint'. Presented to Council staff and participated in the Mayor's 'Eating For Sustainability' forum at the Substation - June.
Provided feedback to Council on Climate Change Adaption Plan and Sustainability Framework - June.
Garden tool sharpening workshop in Newport - June.
Winter Solstice 'Shared Soups' in Altona - June.
Global Earth Exchange - "a day when people all over the world go to wounded places and bring simple acts of attention and beauty there" - Jack Madigan Reserve in Newport - June.
Sourdough bread workshop for Newport Folk Festival - July.
Understanding your new smart meter, in Altona North -July.
Offal Club - support group for people wanting to eat offal. Chicken liver pate - July, Stuffed lamb's hearts - August.
Participated in a stakeholder panel session for Deakin Uni Architecture students for their Newport 2050+ projects - July.
Conversations for the Curious. Led a 'Visioning' of the Williamstown senior citzen's precinct - August.
First energy descent study group in Newport - August.
Submitted community grant application for 'One Million Steps' art piece for our waterways - August.
Participated in Council's 'Ambassadors for Sustainability' (Tiffany, Tarius, Wendy & Kate) over two days, Aug.
'Lemon Drive' donation to Foodbank for Fair Food Week. 83 kgs delivered by bicycle! August.
Sustainable House Day in Seaholme - Sept.
Response to Council's Community Greenhouse Strategy - Sept.
Bulk buy of bamboo eco-pegs (co-ordinated on Facebook) - Sept.
A one-off Williamstown Fruit & Vegie Swap to celebrate one year since the opening of the Willie library - Sept.
Spring Equinox Potluck dinner in Newport - Sept.
Guerilla garden planting in Newport - Oct.
Bulk purchase of 100% post consumer waste toilet paper - Oct & again in Nov.
A regular Williamstown Fruit & Vegie Swap started in Oct.
A collection of useful items and food for local newly arrived refugee families, with West Welcome Wagon - Oct
'Upcycling, Recycling and Waste Not' presentation and inspiring display in Altona - Oct.
Crochet skill shares - Oct (Newport) and Nov (Spotswood).
Free herbal teas and an information stall at Wendy's Garage Sale Trail in Newport - Oct.
A kefir cheese balls making skill share in Newport - Nov.
Bulk buy of certified organic lucerne - Dec.
Fermenting Friday Friends 'nuka' (Japanese vegetable pickles) - Dec.
Drawing nature workshop, blending science and art at Jawbone, Williamstown - Dec.
A 'living book' presence at Newport's Substation Farmers Market with garden herbal teas - Dec.
Bicycle ride from Spotswood to Altona to celebrate the Summer Solstice - Dec.
Initiating Group planning sessions - Is the strategic planning we did in 2011 still revelent (Aug), Planning events out 6-12 months ahead (Sept), Devolving into local groups (Oct), Supporting people who just want to do stuff (Nov) and Working productively with Council with Geoff Mitchelmore (Dec).