Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Sustainable Homes Group – House tour May 2016

The May event for the Transition Town Guildford Sustainable Homes action group will be another house tour and it’s an owner retrofitted house with a veggie garden.

This house has simple readily available design features. If you are looking to make your own older style home more sustainable check out this great little house for good practical ideas.


 Sustainable refurbishment of a two bedroom duplex which demonstrates that it is possible to buy low cost housing and renovate on a small budget to create a living space that is comfortable and environmentally friendly.

They have kept most of the duplex intact, recognizing the importance of embodied energy in the existing structure.

The home is orientated to the NE using LowE glazing to maintain energy efficiency. Polished concrete floors next to the North facing windows absorb heat in the winter. External shading keeps sun off the NW windows. The home uses barred louvres to allow safe night time ventilation. The home also features SHW system, rainwater tank & re-use greywater. The home has natural lighting, due to a roof window, that is important to how the home functions.

Features include:

  • Passive solar heating in winter using polished concrete floor
  • Windows allow for cross-ventilation.
  • Wicking Bed.

Come join us for this tour taking about an hour followed by arvo tea & quick tour at Enviroment House just down the road (Enviroment House,125 King William St.)

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 22nd May

Time: 2- 4 pm

Cost: By donation or bring a plate for afternoon tea

Look forward to seeing you there!


December Movie Night – Human

Human the movie poster

We’ve got something a little different for the final Transition Town Guildford community movie night for 2015. There’ a new documentary from the Award winning director of ‘Home’ Yann Arthurs-Bertrand, and we’re going to screen one of the parts.

“I am one man among seven billion others. For the past 40 years, I have been photographing our planet and its human diversity, and I have the feeling that humanity is not making any progress. We can’t always manage to live together.
Why is that?
I didn’t look for an answer in statistics or analysis, but in man himself.”

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

View a taste of it here:


“HUMAN is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal. Our Earth is shown at its most sublime through never-before-seen aerial images accompanied by soaring music, resulting in an ode to the beauty of the world, providing a moment to draw breath and for introspection.

HUMAN is a politically engaged work which allows us to embrace the human condition and to reflect on the meaning of our existence.”

IMDB score 8.9/10 !

 Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 8th December

The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

Join us for food and drinks from 6 pm onwards, Movie starts at 7 pm

Entry by donation

TTG Kitchen Gardeners’ Winter Veggie Patch Workshop

Winter Veg KG

Winter is coming.

If you’re anything like me, your veggie patch is a mixture of hope, dreams and death-by-caterpillar. Come along to our second workshop of 2015 and learn tips for vege success: what to plant now in Perth (in particular Guildford) soil.

The workshop will be run by Bassendean Kitchen Gardener Laura Simes, who will be sharing her tips on growing seasonal vegegables in a Perth climate. We’ll cover seedlings, varieties and garden layout.

Kids’ Club

Kids are welcome – we’ll have some hands-on children’s activities happening in conjunction with the workshop if your child wishes to play, so please make sure they are wearing gardening clothes. You may like to bring little gloves too.

We like to share. Please bring:

    • Something from your garden/kitchen for the sharing table (eg. seedlings, fruit, herbs, eggs etc)
    • Something to share for afternoon tea.

Event details:

RSVP: We’ll be in a Guildford back yard. Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.

Cost: $5 for us to cover basic costs.

Date: Sunday 22nd March

Venue: Peter’s place, address will be sent when you RSVP.

Time: Join us from 1pm until 3pm.