Friday, 16 January 2015

Mt Hawthorn Urban Chook Network launch on 22 January

We have received funding from the WA Waste Authority and with in-kind support from the City of Vincent who sponsors the room hire we have scheduled to finally launch the Mt Hawthorn Urban Chook Network on Thursday 22 January.

The launch takes place from 6pm for 6:30 start at the City of Vincent Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street in Leederville. We will have a workshop component and there will be plenty of time to socialise during the launch.

Dr Barb Frey will give us advice on rearing chickens in an urban setting and Mr Kim Framkowiak will give us tips on organic waste management. Light refreshments will be served on the night. The event will finish around 9pm. Children are welcome. Please spread the word and tell your friends.

Please rsvp by sending an email to

Blog by Irma  

Sunday, 11 January 2015

'No junk mail' signs and happy new year!

Happy 2015! We've got more 'no junk mail' signs to share!

Blog by Geoff and Lisa

A few years ago we were thinking about reducing junk mail and how amazing it would be to make our own 'no junk mail' signs to give out to our neighbours...

Last year we finally made a few and gave them out to people in the streets near our house. We met a bunch of lovely people who had the idea of forming Transition Town Mt Hawthorn. We're really grateful to say we received an environmental grant from the City of Vincent to print more 'no junk mail' signs... and now we're busy giving them out.

Together we hope to significantly reduce paper waste in Mt Hawthorn!

Thank you to the City of Vincent for our environmental grant and to Point Design for designing the signs.

We're delivering the 'no junk mail' signs to letterboxes around the neighbourhood and at local events. Please send us an email at if you'd like one or you would like to share them through your own networks like the school, local community and sports group, etc.

Other news
In other news, the native gardeners network is starting slowly. We are seeking advice from the Wildflower Society of WA and hope to have our first morning tea in early autumn.

Stay tuned for more news about Irma's urban chicken network too.