THB Achievements 2014
Monthly gatherings (Jan - Dec) with special guests Fran Nicolo from Libraries and Kat Lavers from My Smart Garden (Jan) and John Knox, a climate activist (Nov).
'Establishing Urban Farms in Melbourne and Beyond', tour of CERES in East Brunswick - Jan
'Picking Party' of apricots and plums in Seaholme (organised via Facebook) - Jan
Newport and Altona Fruit and Vegie Swaps - Jan-July.
One Million Steps: Informal creative ramble at the mouth of the Laverton Creek - Jan.
Willie Fruit and Vegie Swap - Feb-July.
'Homegrown Hobsons Bay Social and Eco-entrepreneurs' forum in Williamstown - Feb.
One Million Steps: 'World Wetlands Day' picnic and walk at Cherry Lake, Altona - Feb.
Compost workshop and special fruit and vegie swap at Council's Sustainable Homes Expo in Williamstown, where we also had an information stand - Feb.
Two pallets of 'Safe' toilet paper bulk buy (co-ordinated on Facebook) - Feb-Mar.
A celebration of our 4th birthday in Newport! A lemon myrtle themed morning tea at the Substation Farmers Market - Mar.
Supported a Council pre-budget submission for a Maddox Road bike path - Mar.
One Million Steps: Making art with found objects at Laverton Creek and Children's Pathway chalk drawing in Altona - Mar.
Local Free Library Exchange for books and other household items in Seddon - Mar.
Free herbal teas at the Newport Folk and Fiddle Club's annual bushdance - Mar.
Youtube video about fruit and vegie swaps - Mar.
Potluck in Altona to celebrate equal days and nights - Mar.
Passata Day at Altona Meadows - Mar.
Bicycle maintenance for kids in Newport - Apr.
Mapping the waterways, a collaborative environmental art project that collects stories, impressions and perceptions of living by the water in Hobsons Bay through images, words and sounds. Art in Public Places exhibition in Laverton - Apr.
Compost workshop in Laverton - Apr.
Mapping the Waterways: Picnic, story telling and the making of a large bird's nest with indigenous Elder and weaver, in Laverton - Apr.
Working bee at the community initiated garden in Newport - Apr.
Edible Garden Workshop/Permablitz in Altona - May.
Watch-party of "Years of Living Dangerously" in Seddon - May.
Terracycle depots established for to broaden what's recyclable locally, starting in Newport - May
World Environment Day - information stall for Council staff - Jun
Fermenting Friday Friends - Reunion lunch in Newport - Jun
Potluck lunch at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club to celebrate the Winter equinox - Jun
Sourdough workshop at Newport Folk Festival - Jun
Built a new website to replace groupsite - Aug
Pop up seedling workshop in Seddon - Sept
Potluck dinner in Seabrook to celebrate the Spring Equinox - Sept
Upcycling Fibre Fiesta - 3 days of upcycling exploration, including 'How did we stuff up?' evening of film screening and panel discussion for Seniors Week in Williamstown - Oct.
First meeting of the Livelihoods group. How to make a difference by making a living - Oct
Water kefir skill share in Williamstown - Nov
Summer solstice bicycle ride with BayWest BUG from Altona to Nelson Place, Williamstown - Dec