Category Archives: Food Produce Swap

May Food Swap, Shared Lunch and Working Bee

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We have decided to extend the time for May Food Swap, so that we can include a working bee in the garden. There are always bushes to prune, weeds to pull, seedlings to plant. Please bring some food to share if you can. Also extra garden tools would be a great help.

When: Saturday 14 May 10.30am to 2.30pm
Where: Outside Fawkner Community House, Jukes Road site.

Food Swap and Working Bee 10.30am to 12.30pm
Shared lunch 12.30pm to 1.00pm
Working Bee continuing 1.00pm – 2.30pm

So come and join us for some, or all of this event…. for a chat, to swap some garden produce, share some lunch, and lend a hand if this works for you.

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Bonwick street Fawkner was buzzing on Saturday

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The second Saturday of the Fawkner piazza, a temporary pop-up park and town square a Con Temporary Place (Visit and Like on Facebook) in one of the alleys of the Jukes Rd and Bonwick street shopping precinct, drew shoppers and local residents together to chat and muse and listen to music, and let their kids play for a while. The alley was throbbing with talk, home grown veggies, activity and music on Saturday.

The smells of sausages sizzling wafted down the street tempting people to come and have a little look at this new community social space while they were doing their Saturday morning shopping.

The soaring sounds of a saxophone playing the saxophone solo from Gerry Rafferty’s song ‘Baker Street’:

This city desert makes you feel so cold
It’s got so many people but it’s got no soul
And it’s taken you so long to find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything

Sweet musical sounds floating on the morning sunshine as cars arrive, search for parking, disgorge their occupants to do their shopping for a while, and then depart. Perhaps a few lingered a while longer curious about the music, the sausage sizzle, the alley filled with people.

And when you wake up it’s a new mornin’
The sun is shinin’, it’s a new mornin’
But you’re going, you’re going home

Interspersed with saxophone was the gentle sounds of an electronic piano. Other musical acts followed, including a community choir, a young boy who did some cool harmonica solos, a guitar duet with some sweet singing.

If you stayed until mid afternoon, you may have heard Meredith from the Community House on her button accordion jamming with Rachel, a violinist. But by that stage most of the shoppers had gone, traders had closed or were in the act of closing, and most of the young children had melted off home with their parents. Rachel is scheduled to perform this Wednesday afternoon.

The Foundling archive put together this compilation video:

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Sustainable Activities in February 2015 in Fawkner

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Moreland Mayor Meghan Hopper and Wills MP Kelvin Thomson joined the Fawkner community in a planting mini-parade and celebration in December 2014

Welcome to 2015 and February launches with a busy schedule of community events which Sustainable Fawkner will be involved in.

BBQ Fundraiser
Firstly, the Fawkner Community House is having a Bunnings BBQ fundraiser on Saturday February 14th and is looking for helpers. Soon the Community House will be running two Community sites, when it takes over the old Fawkner Kinder site. Fundraising will help us run a diverse and accessible range of services and activities.

There are lots of jobs and shifts to choose from:
8 -11am
11am-1pm
1pm-4pm
We also need a ‘taxi driver’ to go get people and things as required on the day, help setting and packing up and help buying things beforehand. If you can help (and we really, really need as many people as possible!) please contact the Community House on 9357 4631 or reply to this email. Unfortunately, sausages and BBQ are not halal, but hopefully there is a suitable job for everyone! And please pass the word on to others.

North-East Ward residents’ meeting
Wednesday, February 4, 7-8:30pm
Fawkner Senior Citizens’ Centre, 77 Jukes Rd, Fawkner (near Fawkner Leisure Centre & Fawkner Library)
Meet your local councilor Cr Sue Bolton. What issues concern you?
· Council’s policy for dealing with extreme heat
· Tree cover in Moreland
· Traffic congestion
· Development issues
· Amenities in Fawkner, Coburg North & Coburg
· Food security & community gardens
· Other issues?

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Open Table Lunch
First Open Table lunch for the year is Saturday 7 February from 1 pm – 3 pm. It’s  free halal vegetarian meal and everyone is welcome. It’s at the Senior Citizens Centre in CB Smith Reserve. Apologies, but this event has been cancelled.

Tree of Faith Project
Saturday 14 and 28 February from 2 till 5 at the Community House. Chat informally about faith while creating the Fawkner Tree of Faith –a lasting fabric artwork to be exhibited in the community. No art or craft experience necessary! See attached flyer for more details.

Women’s Morning Tea
Women of all ages and cultures are welcome to come along to our monthly morning tea for good conversation and delicious cakes. Meet your neighbours. Kids welcome. FREE.
Thursday 12 February 10.30 am – 12 noon

Sustainable Fawkner Food Swap
Saturday 14 February 10.30 – 12.30

Merri Creek bird survey at Bababi Djinanang in Fawkner
Sunday 15 February, from 8:45 to 10:30am.
Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Road grasslands), Fawkner: Meet on Merri Path at end of Jukes Road, Fawkner (Melway 18 A2). More information

Craft Afternoon
Saturday 28 February 12-3pm

Fawkner Lawn Bowls Market
Sunday 22 February 10am – 3pm
86 Lorne St, Charles Mutton Reserve
Sausage sizzle (halal), devonshire tea, Face painting and glitter, marmalade and pickles, Greek pastry and cakes, craft and collectibles, pot plants, books, jewellery and Bric-a-brac

Movies in the Park
Friday 13 February 2015 Bain Reserve Merlynston
Bend it like Beckham (PG-13) – free entertainment and film
8 pm onwards (film screening around 9 pm)

Friday 20 February 2015 CB Smith Reserve Fawkner
Ponyo (G) – free entertainment and film
8 pm onwards (film screening around 9 pm)
For more details:
http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/arts-and-festivals/community-festivals/movies-in-the-park.html

August food swap plants some fruit trees

planting our fruit trees

planting our fruit trees

Our small orchard was planted today comprising apple and plum trees in our community garden.

We also enjoyed leftover Ferguson Plarre cake donated to the Empowering Moreland Forum plus fresh coffee and tea and sharing winter produce, mainly winter greens and lemons.

Victoria brought along some exquisite sticky date pudding with warm caramel sauce that simply melted our tastebuds.
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Chilling out at a hot February Food Swap

Inspecting the graden produce

Inspecting the graden produce

Come along this Saturday 8 February and share produce, commiserate over lost plants and frizzled vegies with the summer heatwaves, and make plans for Autumn.

We’ll retreat to the House if it’s too ridiculously hot. We have a volunteer offering to bring icy poles so we can chill out!

The Melbourne weather forecast for Saturday is for the temperature to reach 40C. “Hot and sunny. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.”

Temperatures overnight on Saturday are expected to stay high at 30 degrees, approaching the overnight minimum record. The record high minimum temperature of 30.6 degrees was set on February 2, 1902 and matched on January 12, 2010.

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Food Swap
Saturday 8 February
10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Fawkner Community House
CB Smith Reserve
Jukes Rd Fawkner

Remember in this hot weather to stay cool, drink lots of water and keep a look out for elderly neighbours who may be feeling the heat. Put out plenty of water for pets and bird life and other native animals, especially if you live near the Merri Creek nature corridor.

More information on health and heatwaves from Moreland Council, and Victorian Department of Health.

Come and join the Fawkner Festa 2013

SusFawkner-2013Fawkner-Festa-posterSustainability Fawkner have our regular Food swap on the Saturday 9 November from 10.30am to 12.30pm in CB Smith Reserve. Come along early with your garden produce to swap and stay and join the rest of the festivities for the afternoon.

Moreland council have a full list of activities on this week which includes:

  • Fawkner Postcards exhibition and other events at Fawkner Library – Wednesday to Saturday
  • Social Bowls and competition at Fawkner Bowling Club
  • Fawkner interfaith celebration
  • Live music and entertainment at Major Rd and Bonwick St shops from Wednesday to Friday 11.30am to 1.30pm

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May 2013 Fawkner Food swap and news

Gourmet basil and bags of persimmons at May Food Swap

Gourmet basil and bags of persimmons at May Food Swap

As autmun leaves change colour, and temperatures start to drop for winter, come and join our merry band at the Sustainable Fawkner food swap. Saturday is forecast to be a fine day, so take a walk or ride a bike to see us at the Fawkner Community House, just behind the Fawkner Leisure Centre.

We set up on Saturday at 10.30am at Fawkner Community House with excess produce from our gardens to share.

Update: Lots of garden produce, lots of people, lots of friendly chatter. See below for images and details.
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Food Swap Saturday 11 February

Hi everyone,
the next food swap is this Saturday 11th February from 10.30 till 12.30. Come along for a cuppa, bring any spare produce if you have any. See you there!
Where?
Fawkner Community House
CB Smith Reserve
Jukes Rd
Fawkner
View Some photographs at our Facebook page

First Food Swap for 2012

Come along on Saturday 14th January for our first Food Swap of 2012.

We will be setup between 10.30am to 12.30pm at Fawkner Community House.

Just come to the end of the car park for Fawkner Pool.

We had a successful food swap and jumble sale here on 10th December. Lots of clothes and great books were available.

Sustainable Fawkner December Food Swap and Jumble sale

Sustainable Fawkner December Food Swap and Jumble sale

Fawkner Community House celebrating 10th Anniversary

Fawkner Community House is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this Saturday, 26 November, with an Open Day. There will be free food and activities for children and adults, including henna painting, craft activities, singing, gardening activities. We will be having a food swap as well, so come along and say hello (and bring any spare produce you may have)

Details are:
Fawkner Community House Open Day
Saturday 26th November
11am-4pm
at Fawkner Community House
79 Jukes Rd, Fawkner

Fawkner Community House website

Also, at Sustainable Fawkner’s next regular food swap on the 10th of December, we are having a garage sale fund raiser at the same time, so if you have any stuff you are no longer using and want to donate it, that would be great. And help on the day would be great too -setting up, buying stuff, helping with packing up and finding homes for the unsold items, etc.