Monday, 31 August 2015

Urban Bees

Interested in learning about having bees in the urban setting, sharing other local food production ideas or sustainability projects?

Then please join us

What: Monthly Transition Town Mt Hawthorn meeting

Date: 2 September (We meet the first Wednesday of every month.)

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: ANZAC Cottage, 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mount Hawthorn

Special Topic: Urban Bees (7:00pm - 7:30pm)

We are the Doer's of Transition Town Mount Hawthorn and surrounding suburbs, talking about what events and projects we are up to. We are into projects that strengthen our local community and empowering each other to tread lightly on this earth. We meet every month and have recently changed our monthly meet up format to include a special topic.

 Hope to see you there.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Introducing the Mount Hawthorn Seed Library

Transition Town Mt Hawthorn is pleased to introduce the Mount Hawthorn Seed Library.  A seed library is a depository of seeds held in trust for members of that library.  Members come to the library and borrow seeds for their garden.  They grow the plants in their garden and at the end of the season, they let a few plants “go to seed”.  These seeds are collected and returned to the seed library.

The Mt Hawthorn Seed Library promotes sustainable living and treading lightly on our planet.  It is always preferable to not use man-made chemicals when growing plants for seed production.  We would prefer if you used more natural methods to enhance plant growth, like composting and mulching to promote big crops.  Alternatives to harsh chemicals exist for keeping common garden pests away - come and chat with us to find out more.

Growing local seeds in local conditions helps to create geographically resilient seeds and plants.

If you want to take seeds from the Mt Hawthorn Seed Library (and share knowledge on growing plants or seed collection), come along to the next Transition Town Mt Hawthorn meeting at Anzac House (1st Wednesday of each month, 6.30pm).

Some of the seeds we currently have include: Cucumber, Zucchini, Tomato, Rockmelon, Bush beans, Capsicum, Okra, Chives and Nasturtium (all these plants are readily grown in our local conditions).