They clearly love what they do – practicing self sufficiency and voluntary simplicity from an 800 sq.m block in suburban California. Skilled gardeners, they generate a surplus of fruit and vegies to sell to grateful chefs of some local restaurants. But that only starts to describe their days – keeping goats and chickens, washing clothes using a hand wringer, making bio-diesel from waste cooking oil from the same local restaurants....
After the film screening there was a great panel discussion. One of the three articulate panelists was David Holgrem, the co-founder of permaculture.
Just one of the things we heard – Transition Banyule is finding its edible garden tours very popular. Small groups visit four small-scale edible gardens and charge $10 with lunch. Hmmm... Would Transition Hobsons Bay people be keen on edible garden tours?
Oh, and there was a great turnout from THB. I know Mara, Hope, Ana, Wendy and Rob were there too.
Written by Kate Leslie