Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Do-ers Meetup

Transition Town Mt Hawthorn is now on Meetup!

Everyone is welcome to join our upcoming meeting at 630pm on Wednesday 1 April at local Mt Hawthorn landmark, Anzac Cottage.

PS: This isn't a joke - we are really meeting on that date ;-)

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Our first video: Composting

In this first episode of a series of home composting, Gabby speaks to Kim about what is composting and the role it plays in the local community.

If you have composting questions, please post them:

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Planting and attracting wildlife to native gardens - morning tea and info

As the cooling rain begins, it is time to plant natives!

Planting natives - April morning tea and info session

Transition Town Mt Hawthorn's Native Gardeners' Network is holding a morning tea and info session on native gardening. It will be held on Saturday 11 April from 9am to 11.30am at a native garden in Mount Hawthorn.

There will be speakers on topics such as:
  1. Planting and care - what do natives need?
  2. How to design a native garden for colour and interest
  3. How to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife
  4. How to make cuttings of native plants.
Come and meet other native gardeners in our local area. RSVP to  by Thursday 2 April for catering purposes. Entry is free and the address will be provided to people when they RSVP.

Up-coming native plant sales

The next Kings Park plant sale is on Sunday 22 March from 8.30am to 12pm. Details are available via

The City of Vincent's next bi-annual native plant sale is on Saturday 18 April from 8am until 11am. Tube stocks are $1 and horticultural staff are available to answer questions. Our friends at the Claise Brook Catchment Group will be helping the City of Vincent at the sale.
Details are available via

Natives in full bloom - September native gardens walk, cycle or drive

We are planning a native gardens walk, cycle or drive in September. This will be a day out to visit Mount Hawthorn and Leederville native gardens in full bloom. Please let us know if you would like to find out more about this event. We will provide details closer to the date.

Blog by Lisa and Geoff.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Inspiring environmental movies

We felt like being inspired so made a shortlist of inspiring and positive environmental movies on the internet movie database (IMDb) website:

(Our detailed list can be found here:

Two of my own favourites are North of the sun (Nordfor sola in Norwegian, and Bag it ( Chasing ice is thought-provoking. The Clean bin project and Project wild thing look like fun!

Some other inspiring movies and tv programs that are not on IMDb include:

 We're looking forward to Minimalism: A documentary about the important things, which will be released in 2015.
Please let us know of any environmental movies that inspire you. Stay tuned for details about our next movie night.

 In other news, it is just over one year since our first Transition Town Mt Hawthorn meeting! You can email us at if you'd like to join our regular meetings.

Blog by Lisa