Daily Archives: July 30, 2015

Sustainable Homes – House tour August

The August event for the Transition Town Guildford Sustainable Homes action group will be another house tour and it’s an owner designed solar passive house.

 House image


“Sitting on a 1-acre property at the edge of Mundaring townsite, this house is a sophisticated response to its setting. It was designed as our family home and I have recently launched my design business Edgefield Projects (www.edgefieldprojects.com.au). The building forms a simple L-shape in plan, with a 2m wide Jarrah deck verandah running along the inside edge, focusing the house onto the social hub: a central terrace and lawn area. The living spaces are laid out within one large volume that is bookended by a sophisticated natural oak kitchen on one end and a recycled brick fireplace (with pellet stove insert) on the other.”

Features include:

  • Passive solar heating in winter using polished concrete floor 
  • Windows allow for cross-ventilation, and ceiling fans throughout provide air movement for thermal comfort.
  • A NatHERS rating of 7 stars, and has no mechanical air conditioning
  • Innovative pellet heater that uses compressed sawdust pellets made from mill offcuts

Come join us for this tour followed by arvo tea.

Event Details

RSVP: Numbers are limited, so it’s essential to RSVP via Eventbrite

Location: The address will be sent in the confirmation email when you register

Date: Sunday 16th August

Time: 2- 4 pm

Cost: By donation or bring a plate for afternoon tea


TTG Kitchen Gardeners’ Jam in January Workshop

Our first workshop for 2015

jam nest garden

It’s jam season again!

After last year’s successful ‘Sticky Fingers’ jam and pickle workshop, we decided to kick off our workshop series in 2015 with another opportunity to learn tips and best recipes for fruit preserves.

The workshop will be run by local Guildford jam maker Bev Roseveare, who will be sharing her recipes and giving a hands-on workshop on jam and pickle making. We’ll cover choosing fruit, preparation, cooking and jarring the jam and pickle. 

While the jam is cooking, we’ll enjoy afternoon tea.

Kids are welcome – we’ll have some relevant children’s activities happening in conjunction with the workshop if your little one/s are too small to join in with the adults.

Please bring:

  • An apron
  • A jar (or three)
  • Something from your garden/kitchen for the sharing table (eg. fruit, herbs, eggs etc)
  • Something to share for afternoon tea if you would like to.

Event details:

RSVP: We want everyone to be able to get their hands sticky. Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can keep an eye on the numbers. 

Date: Saturday 17th January

Venue: Sian’s place, address on RSVP.

Time: Join us from 1pm until the jam cooks about 4pm.

October movie night – Happy

Transition Town Guildford October Movie night – The HAPPY Movie

Happy poster

The October movie night will be the movie Happy .

“HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.” IMDB rating 7.2/10

RSVP here

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 14th October

@The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

6 pm onwards for food and drinks, 7 pm Movie starts

Entry by donation, please RSVP to assist the kitchen with numbers