Registration is open for Transition Town Guildford’s Sunny Side Up Project. There was an article on page 7 of the Midland Reporter the other month about our success in receiving a grant from the Waste Authority (see below). You can see the announcement from the Minister for the Environment here.
The grant will enable us to run a series of workshops on everything you need to know about keeping chooks in the backyard. At the end of the program, participants will receive three chooks. The idea is based on a successful program in Belgium, where local authorities were able to reduce tonnes of organic waste going to landfill by giving away chickens to local residents. Apparently each chook can consume 150 kg of kitchen waste a year!
The workshops are aimed at City of Swan residents who don’t have chooks and will be starting on May 20th. If you live outside the City of Swan, please email us to register your interest firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and to register, see the Eventbrite page here: http://ttgchooks.eventbrite.com.au/
This project is supported by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account. We also acknowledge the generous support of Men of the Trees for auspicing our grant.