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Clean Up Australia Day 2015

Building on the success of previous years, Transition Town Guildford will be hosting a Clean Up Australia day site around the Guildford Primary school.

Come join us to clean up and hang around for morning tea. Children welcome, but must be supervised by parents.

CUAD Flyer 2015 v2

When: Sunday 1st March 2015

Time: 8:00-10:00 am

Where: Guildford Primary School verge (125 Helena street, Guildford)

Bring: Bring gloves, water, hat, enclosed shoes and a friend!

As per previous years, Guildford Primary School students will receive 500 faction points for taking part.

When you return your bags join us for morning tea at 10 am kindly donated by Alacrity Foods.

Sign up via https://ttgcuad2015.eventbrite.com.au

See you on the day!

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.

And sew it goes: Crafty Devils get Stitchy!

How many Crafty Devils does it take to thread a needle? Each and every one! Sewing isn’t just for nonnas. (though nonnas are certainly welcome) It can be either a creative outlet or a practical pursuit, or even both at once. Learning to sew can be empowering, allowing the sewist to customise or repair their wardrobe or create personalised gifts or money-saving household goods. It can be relaxing, envigourating, therapeutic,  entertaining, and addictive. There are no fancy qualifications required for operating a sewing machine—it can be as straightforward as driving a car or running a jigsaw. The theme for the next craft lab is all about sewing, from sharing basic skills and knowledge to discussing interesting projects to build confidence and ability. There will be a few machines available for practicing or participants may bring their own.  These will also be an optional mini-project of making an upcycled carry bag from cast-off clothing (jeans, tees, buttoned shirts, or dresses work very well) or a pillow slip/old bedsheet. (please bring your own item & a sharp pair of scissors) Open crafting is also welcome, with project or medium of choice (byo supplies, of course!) Thinking about getting your stitch on? Then check out Crafty Devils at the Guildford Mechanics Institute, 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is just $5 and includes afternoon tea. Bring a friend and we’ll see you there!Image