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NORTH FREO FARM BIRTHDAY PARTY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, Uncategorized by freoview on August 18, 2020

 

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The North Fremantle Social Farm will be celebrating its first birthday this Saturday with a fundraising party.

It will be on from 3pm on Saturday August 22, so get your tickets before they sell out.

North Freo Social Farm
1st Birthday Party Fundraiser 3pm 22nd August 2020

– Share salads and dishes made from farm veggies
– Sausages and haloumi and fresh bread
– Glass of wine or beer on arrival – thanks to support from Old Bridge Cellars
– Cakes and desserts
– Kids activities
– Live entertainment
– Good times

Please BYO
– Your own glasses and cutlery
– Chair if you wish
– Drinks

Tickets
– Kids and under 18 – Free
– Individual Adult – $35
– Group of 4 Adults – $105

Book your tickets here:
https://www.northfreosocialfarm.org/becomeafarmer

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HELP MAKE BOO PARK EVEN BETTER

Posted in city of fremantle, gardening, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on June 24, 2020

 

Boo planting

 

Come along for a few hours of planting at Booyeembara Park this Saturday. It will be from 9- 11.30am near Sullivan Hall in Stevens Street.

All equipment provided, but bring water, food and gardening gloves.

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GREEN WASTE COLLECTION STARTS

Posted in city of fremantle, gardening, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 22, 2020

 

If you’re spending more time at home because of COVID-19 restrictions, why not get out in the garden and take advantage of the City of Fremantle’s upcoming green waste verge collection?

The green waste pick-up for residents in Area A – which includes all City of Fremantle properties north of South Street – will start from Tuesday 28 April.

Residents in Area B – all properties south of South Street – will have their green waste collected from Monday 4 May.

The City will collect a maximum of two trailer loads or two cubic metres of green waste from each property, including tree trunks, branches and prunings up to 1.5 metres in length and 30 centimetres in diameter.

Green waste can be placed on the verge up to two days before the collection date.

Residents are asked to place their waste on the verge as neatly as possible, away from walls, fences, power poles and trees and ensuring it doesn’t obstruct footpaths, driveways and sprinklers.

Piles of leaves and grass clippings won’t be collected, but these can be put into your green-lidded FOGO bin.

Other items that won’t be collected include general rubbish, dug out lawn, weeds, roots, and sand or soil.

All of the green waste collected will be taken to the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council’s Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale and processed into mulch.

The City of Fremantle also offers free mulch for residents to pick up from the Fremantle Recycling Centre. The Recycling Centre on Montreal Street is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but free mulch will be available once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and the centre is reopened.

For more information visit the Verge Collections page on the City of Fremantle website.

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TRADERS MARKET AT VICTORIA QUAY

 

Feb 1. VQ TRaders Market

 

Early warning that the Victoria Quay TRADERS MARKETS will be held this coming Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a huge indoor plant sale in B Shed, plus food trucks, vintage, collectables, artisan products, etc.

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WHITE GUM VALLEY VERGES LOOKING GREAT

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, gardening, green space, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 21, 2019

 

 

Driving through White Gum Valley it looks like there is a Valley Verges project going on with many home owners planting verge gardens and even vegetable gardens.

They are assisted by the City of Fremantle’s Verge Preparation Assistance Scheme which offers free mulch and street trees, subsidised native plants and expert advise.

It’s looking great already!

Roel Loopers

HEAD OUT TO HILTON TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, hilton, Uncategorized by freoview on July 13, 2019

 

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Hilton Tram Tour

Glass Houses&Green Futures is on today at the Hilton Harvest Community Garden from 2.30-6pm.

It is also on the route of the Magical Mystery Tram Tour that is on from 12 midday to 3pm.

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HOLLIS PARK PLANTING DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, gardening, nature, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on June 27, 2019

 

Hollis Park June 29

 

Plenty of rain in Fremantle currently and that is going to last for a while according to BOM, but that should not deter anyone from participating in Saturday’s Hollis Park community planting event.

It is on from 10am.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE PORTS COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, education, fremantle ports, gardening, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2019

 

Great to hear that Fremantle Ports has supported Fremantle Primary School once again, this time sponsoring the creation of a mural by a local artist within its outdoor classroom area, as well as granting two student scholarships.

The school’s P&C are creating an area within the school grounds which will have an outdoor science lab and kitchen. It’s intended to be a space where children will be able to experiment, explore and discover the earth sciences while learning STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) concepts.

The mural will be based around the school’s values of ‘care’, ‘excellence’ and ‘diversity’.  It’ll be great to see what the mural turns out like and which artist is chosen to create it.

 The port has also given a grant to East Fremantle Community Garden, as a contribution towards a planned native garden at the entrance to the garden.

The East Freo community garden is behind 9 Seeds Café at 121 Marmion Street. The first plantings were in 2011 and, since then, the garden has realised a terrific orchard, multiple communal and private garden beds, worm farms and composing facilities. New members are welcome. The East Fremantle Community Garden can be found on Facebook.

 Fremantle Ports recently reviewed its approach to community investment, now focusing its assistance in four key areas – community enrichment, environmental leadership, arts and culture and education. It accepts applications online at any time, but only makes decisions about what to support once a quarter.

More information about how to apply on: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/community-education/community-investment

 

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SAMSON PARK COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 14, 2019

 

The first of this year’s City of Fremantle community planting days is on this Saturday May 18 at Sir Frederick Samson Park. The community planting gets underway at 8:45am and will finish around 12:30pm.

Over the next few months the City will be hosting seven community planting days in bush, river and coastal areas throughout Fremantle.

This Saturday the City will commence planting 3000 native plants in Samson Park with the help of the new Friends of Samson Park and the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL). Conservation Volunteers Australia will work with the City to complete the planting program in the coming weeks.

Bring closed-in shoes, a hat and a water bottle, and the City will provide gardening gloves, trowels and a barbecue lunch. All ages are welcome and there’s no need to register in advance. Just turn up and sign the volunteer register on Saturday.

In addition to the community planting days the City also hosts special planting days with students from Fremantle Primary School and John Curtin College, volunteers from WA resources company Woodside and its own staff planting day, supported by Perth NRM and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

In the coming months other community planting days will be held at Leighton Beach, Clontarf Hill, Booyeembara Park, Hollis Park, Prawn Bay and Cantonment Hill (details below).

Saturday 18 May Sir Frederick Samson Park 8:45am-12:30pm

Saturday 8 June Leighton Beach 9am-12 noon

Sunday 16 June Clontarf Hill Time TBC

Sunday 23 June Booyeembara Park Time TBC

Sunday 30 June Hollis Park Time TBC

Sunday 7 July Prawn Bay (Nth Fremantle) Time TBC

Saturday 13 July Cantonment Hill Time TBC

 

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NORTH FREO GROWING CHANGE COMMUNITY FARM TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, gardening, Uncategorized by freoview on March 23, 2019

 

Dr Noel Nannup, Noongar Elder, storyteller & cultural guide, will be opening the North Fremantle Community Farm at Thompson Road farm with a special Welcome Ceremony this Saturday Morning, March 23. He’ll be sharing his amazing cultural wisdom and insights on healing plants and places.

Hannah Tarrant, Notre Dame Uni PhD Candidate, will talk about her research on the impact of social farming on mental wellbeing. And the social programs we’re running this year for young people aged 18-25 years. And…

Ezereve, who has the voice of an angel will be serenading the community gardeners and visitors. She is a passionate social justice advocate and plays all over Perth including singing with the Perth Symphony Orchestra.

9 am : Farm open to the community
10 am : Welcome by Dr Noel Nannup
10.15 am : Introduction and overview of plans by Dylan Smith
10.20 am : Social farming for wellbeing PhD project overview with Hannah Tarrant
10.30 am : Live music by Ezereve, morning tea available for purchase, chat with the new farm crew and share your ideas and suggestions for the future
12.00 : Farm event finishes

There will be a number of stations set up people can visit and find out more about the North Freo community’s plans for Growing Change  where visitors can share their thoughts about social impact, workshops and venue use, growing, site design, business and events.

BYO picnic rugs, chairs, snacks, hats and covered shoes, and your beautiful mind brimming with ideas.

Roel Loopers

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