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It was fantastic to see so many community members come to Watsonia Neighbourhood House on Sunday to celebrate the unleashing of Sustainable Watsonia, a new transition group affiliated with Transition Australia.

A massive thank you to the volunteers and fixers and everyone who came along to take part. It was a very special day.

We were fortunate to have expertise shared by many people on the day Katherine Barling, Robin Gale-Baker Paul Gale-Baker Megan Cassidy, Che Hall and Julie Gillottie Lucie Holden who engaged people in sustainable living activities. We also had Mend It, Australia, and Transition Darebin along with many other talented fixers who kicked off our pilot repair cafe.  Thank you Sarah Webb who donned a volunteer tag spontaneously when needed, you're a gem!

I look forward to re-connecting with community members at other events we have.

                               ...Sophie Miller (from Sustainable Watsonia group on Facebook)

 Sustainable Watsonia Opening 1

 

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The first Sustainable Watsonia gathering was fabulous with 41 people and 3 three dogs.😃.🐶 there was a wonderful vibe about the place and it was great to see babies and children here. Soon the table was covered with produce, seeds, seedlings, plants, relish and yummy home made nibbles. Most importantly lots of socializing and learning taking place.

Thank you everyone who posted on facebook, shared with friends and came along 😀😊 great to have the support of sustainable Macleod and Monty Community group. Big thanks to Robin from Sustainable Macleod for sharing her spring garden and general knowledge.check out the photos....plus thank you to contributions for the swap from Megan, who left a bounty at the door! 

                        ....Sophie Miller (from Sustainable Watsonia group on Facebook)

Sustainable Watsonia Food Swap master

 

What a fantastic night at Banyule City Council’s Volunteer Award Dinner. Congratulations to all the award nominees, finalists and winners.

We are so proud of the achievements of our Watsonia Neighbourhood House Boomerang Bag Making Group.

Thank you Banyule City Council for recognising and celebrating the wonderful work that goes on in our community.

 

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Having fun at our community lunch to celebrate Neighbourhood House week, making music and new friends (and there’s cake!).

 Community Lunch

 

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Thank you Colin Brooks Member for Bundoora for meeting with us today and sharing our 'campaign cake'. We appreciate your support for the neighbourhood house funding campaign - We deliver! Will you?

For more information on the campaign to get more funding for Neighbourhood Houses click here.

 

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Our Boomerang Bag making group are busy bees this morning transforming unwanted fabric into reusable shopping and produce bags.
Our group meets on Wednesdays from 10am til 2pm (with a break in middle for a social lunch!)

 Boomerang Bag 1

 

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