Daily Archives: January 13, 2017

Summer Verge Busy Bee


It never ceases to amaze me how that old phrase ¬†“many hands make light work” is so true. In less than two hours, six of us had weeded, manured, put down newspaper and spread mulch over this Guildford verge. Starting at 7am, we missed the heat of the day and amidst all the chatter the work was done.


Jane’s¬†delicious muffins and fresh coffee were ample rewards for our effort. Come autumn she’ll plant out this verge with natives to feed her hungry bees.


If you would like help transforming your verge, or, you would like to help out on other verges, contact Pam on pamela.riordan@gmail.com

Gas Fracking in WA: A Pennsylvania Perspective

Transition Town Guildford is starting a new monthly speaker series – Bright Ideas. Our first event will be a presentation by a recent Perth resident, sharing his experience of Fracking in the USA. A timely talk given the potential of fracking encroaching on the Perth Basin and the Swan Valley.


Dr Drew Hubbell lived in Pennsylvania for 15 years, ground zero for fracking in the United States.

While there are differences between WA and Pennsylvania, many of the threats are still the same. Dr Hubbell is concerned that there is a lack of knowledge in WA about what the industry has done – what its business model is.

In his talk, he will share what he saw and experienced in the US, and compare that to what is being proposed for the Perth Basin.

When: Tuesday, 1 March 2016 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Mechanics Hall – 20 Meadow Street Guildford, WA 6055 AU – View Map

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://fracking-perth-basin.eventbrite.com.au

About Dr Drew Hubbell

Dr Hubbell is an academic with a Ph.D. in Literature. He has taught at the university level in the United States for 25 years. He is currently Associate Professor of English at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, and Adjunct Professor of English at UWA. His scholarship is in environmental literature and the way literature contributes to human-nature relationships. In June, 2015, he moved to Perth with his wife. Drew got involved with CCWA and No Fracking WAy shortly after moving here, after learning that WA was seriously considering the promotion of unconventional gas (“Fracking”).

June movie night – Just Eat It: a food waste story

Just Eat it poster

Our June movie is the second film by Canadian couple Grant and Jen. If you saw their first film ‘Clean Bin Project’, then you wont want to miss this. It’s now all about food waste, and it looks brilliant. Come join us, all welcome!

Just eat it 2

“We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.” IMDB score 7.8/10.

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

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 9th June

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