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End of Year Celebration 2015

TTG Xmas picnic 2011

TTG Xmas picnic 2011

Wow, this year has just disappeared! It’s been a busy one, Transition Town Guildford has held over 36 events!

So come, meet some old friends or make some new ones, and celebrate the end of the year.

Here’s the details:
Date: Sunday 20th Dec – 6pm at Lilac Hill Park (West side of bridge)

Where: Lilac hill park, west side of road.

What: The idea is bring a plate / finger food to share and BYO drinks. Plates, cutlery and cups will be provided.

(to accomodate dietary requirements, if possible, please label your dish as Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten Free, Contains nuts etc.)
The verge gardeners will be paddling from Fish Market and will meet us there by 6pm.

End of year celebration and December movie night

Join us for a special end of year movie and celebration. In lieu of our Christmas Picnic, come join us for some food and drinks at the Stirling Arms from 6 pm and then stay for this Christmas themed movie – What Would Jesus Buy?

WWJB poster

“An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America’s mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands – Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement.”

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

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

The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

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

Entry by donation

Celebrating 2012

2012 has been a big year for Transition Town Guildford. Here are some of the highlights.

The final result

It all kicked off in March, with three events in one month. We held another Clean Up Australia day at Guildford Primary, and initial concerns of having collected it all last year were quickly dispelled with a massive hall of rubbish and recycling (thanks to Sharon and the City of Swan waste team for collecting it).

Then there was a powerful talk from International guest speaker Nicole Foss. Over 100 people packed St Matthews church hall on a hot summers night to hear some inconvenient truths on our economic system (thanks also to our co-hosts Permaculture West and Ecoburbia). Luckily, this event was followed by the first Transition of the Heart workshop, giving people a chance to express feelings and fears that may have come up.

Nicole Foss 2

In June Emma, Elizabeth and Debra started the Kitchen Gardeners’ Society, which meets in members’ backyards on the first Sunday of the month to share experiences, plants, tools and participate in garden-related activities. This year included keeping chooksbees, w0rms and compost,  permablitzes and preserving the harvest, it’s been a raging success!

Kitchen Gardeners' founders

During the year we also showed three movies, with In Transition 2.0, Growing Change and Bag It. Growing Change was generously hosted by Debra and Peter G, with farmlet tour and wood-fired pizza’s 🙂

Bag It, probably the funniest environmental movie you’ll find, isn’t just about plastic bags, but all the nasty facets of plastic. This was accompanied by sewing stations and making your own bags, which proved to be a winner.

Happy customers!

Happy customers!

And we also held our first bike maintenance workshop, with 34 people learning how to fix and repair their own bikes.

Bike workshop attendees

So all that remains for 2012 is to celebrate!

Happy Transitioners at the 2012 Christmas picnic, including Guildford ward councillor Ted Williams

Happy Transitioners at the 2012 Christmas picnic, including City of Swan Guildford ward councillor Ted Williams