Hobsons Bay Council held an official opening of the new Newport Community Hub in Mason Street, Newport on Saturday 3 September 2016 from 10am to 1pm with a range of free and fun activities, including roving performers, face painting, book making and craft activities, live music and more. Transition Hobsons Bay were invited to participated and held a Stall, providing herbal teas and seeds for the garden. It was a really fun day, and THBer's enjoyed handing out free seeds and herbal teas and chatting about local initiatives and gardening.
The first of the Grow your own Orchard workshops was a successful event with approximately 25-30 people on board to assist with the soil preparation, digging and tree planting. The end result is still being nurtured and a 2nd workshop will be held on Sunday 18th September, 10am - 1pm to install the irrigation system, mulch and explore more learning around fruit trees.
THB has been successful in obtaining a grant to facilitate two workshops to help build skills, confidence and knowledge with growing your own orchard. Covering all the essential topics from soil nutrition, aspect and design, through to grafting and heritage looms. The workshops are free. Located at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club, 270 Nelson Place, Williamstown. Bookings can be done via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/grow-your-own-orchard-workshop-1-tickets-26495460636 and https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/grow-your-own-orchard-workshop-2-tickets-26496054412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Across the two workshops we will be installing a productive fruit orchard that will have capacity for future workshops and gatherings for the community to enjoy. All welcome. See flyer for further details.
THB members gathered for a social shared luncheon at the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club on Saturday 18th June. The food was divine, recipes were shared and the members enjoyed a sensational view of the bay. There was lots to share and be inspired from at this gathering. Here's a few pictures of the event.
Join fellow Transition Members for a pot luck lunch on Saturday 18th June at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club from 12noon to celebrate Winter Solstice. All the family welcome. The venue is large enough to accommodate quite a few of us. Bring whatever you have in stock, and share ideas, inspiration and good tucker with like minded folk.
If you want to find out more about Transition Towns, then this event may be a great way to learn more.
For a long time Transition Hobsons Bay members have met in each other's home, but now we have the opportunity to have a regular meeting venue at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club. To fit in with their room availability we have opted to shift the meeting from the 1st Tuesday of the month to the 2nd Tuesday.
Please take note THB will now meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Hobsons Bay Yatch Club, that is on the roundabout of Nelson Place and Ferguson Street, Williamstown.
THB's regular get-togethers are to plan, network, initiate, review & chat. Please join us to contribute ideas & inspiration to grow our local community's liveability. We'll also be covering up coming activities as well as those in progress. It's fine to attend on the evening for as long as it suits you. New faces very welcome.
Please also note, members of the Inner West Commons LETS Group will be meeting around 7 - 7.30pm for local trading. Come earlier to find out how to get involved with trading.
HBRN and West Welcome Wagon provide practical help and material aid to asylum seekers who are trying to settle in Melbourne’s Western Region. Many are families with young children. Some are small groups of young men struggling to survive without any family members to support them.
The work we do is not funded by Government. We have to ask for donations, and we rely greatly on the donations and kindness of our local community.
A couple of times a year HBRN and WWW join forces to raise money through film screenings at The Sun Theatre, Yarraville. Our regular filmgoers will testify that these are really enjoyable nights. We see a lot of sadness in our work, but we can still take pleasure from watching good films together, carrying into the cinema a glass of wine from The Sun’s excellent cellar, and sharing a good laugh over raffles and chatter with friends.
The Sun gives us the opportunity to show our films as previews, before most other Melbournians have had a chance to view them!
The first of our film fundraisers for 2016 is:
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY.
Friday April 29, arrive 6.30 for 7 pm screening.
Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry. Jeremy Northam, Devika Bhise & Toby Jones.
This film explores the brilliance of a man many believed could decipher the very fabric of the universe and possibly of existence itself. Driven by his destiny for a greater calling, Ramanujan’s life was turned upside down when Cambridge professor, G.H. Hardy, discovered his talents and plucked him from obscurity in his homeland of India. The pair would go on to become unlikely friends and achieve one of history’s most bewildering and productive collaborations. As mathematicians they worked on the most complex problems known to man and much of Ramanujan’s work is still relevant in maths and science today.
Enjoying good films together is a great way of supporting the work of Hobsons Bay Refugee Network and West Welcome Wagon. So please book soon.
To book for The Man Who Knew Infinity, contact Try Booking, as follows. www.trybooking.com/KUCL
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please deposit funds into HBRN’s bank account with ‘FILM DONATION’ as a reference. Details are provided below.
For event inquiries or assistance, please contact Bek Ayres: email@example.com The event promotional flier will follow shortly and we would appreciate any assistance with spreading the word and sharing via social media.
BSB 633 – 000
A/c No: 150 503 829
A/c Name: Hobsons Bay Refugee Network
“You do whatever you can about the misery that’s in front of you. Add your light to the sum of light.”
Billy Kwan, The Year of Living Dangerously, (Christopher Koch).
Hobsons Bay Refugee Network Phone: 03 9397 6401
5 Esplanade, Williamstown, 3016 Mobile: 0477 319 000
HBRN Incorporation No:A0060998T Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We're building a platform to connect people to land, resources and each other so that more people can grow more food in more places. We want to build holistic and sustainable cities for generations to come by changing how we use vacant land, establishing strong relationships between community, business, and government.What we doWe're trying bridge the gap between traditional grassroot methods of growing food and city planning policies.
Sometimes, when people want to start to grow food, it can be hard to find a site or know who to talk to for access or planning approval. We have noticed a lot of empty and underutilised land across Melbourne and beyond. We are helping to connect people who want to grow food, with land, with other people, and also with the right people in local government, to make sure everyone can work together.
Our website provides a map of actual and potential places to grow food. A team including representatives from local government review potential sites and help make suitable land easier to find.
We provide ways for people to get in touch and organise around their plot, as well as resources to help get started and make connections with land owners, local councils, and a whole range of resources.
Who we are3000acres is managed by our Executive Officer Hannah Schwartz with guidance from our Board of Directors (bios to follow) and support from Planisphere Planning & Design.
Our core team has years of experience in the design/built environment industries, having worked across disciplines such as Statutory Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. We wanted to use these disciplines to help connect our city with food, and to address social, environmental, and health issues that affect local residents.
With funding from VicHealth and support from The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, 3000acres is also supported by:
How to get involved
3000acres has featured in numerous magazines, radio shows and papers including The Weekly Review, Business Day, Dumbo feather, The Age, Time Out, MX, Milk Bar, The Urban List, Broadsheet, Three Thousand, Open Journal and numberous international websites and blogs
About 3000acresA short video by Ezra Larmour-Reid explaining what we are all about for the VicHealth SEED challenge update
Not everything has to be purchased nor discarded without going to a good home. Or perhaps you have some things that rarely get used.
So check out Streetbank.
Streetbank puts you in touch with your community, bringing neighbourboods closer and making the world a bit nicer.
Streetbank is here to help you do three things:
1. Give things away – find a grateful neighbour for stuff you no longer need
2. Share things – like ladders and drills, that go unused much of the time
3. Share skills – like DIY, languages and gardening, that neighbours might need help with
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