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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

 

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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.

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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.

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HAVE A FREE SPLURGE ON YOUR FREO VERGE!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, environment, gardening, local government, nature, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on February 4, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle Verge Preparation Assistant Scheme aims to turn neighbourhoods into lush, green oasis.

It gives subsidies on native plants, free mulch, free street trees and free advise on landscaping and creating a garden verge.

The scheme assists eligible residents by removing soil, vegetation and grass and delivering free mulch recycled from the City’s tree pruning program.

It is open to everyone but prioritises people with a Senior Card or Health Card. Apply on line till March 1 on the City of Fremantle’s website: https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/

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FREMANTLE GREEN WASTE COLLECTION STARTS

Posted in city of fremantle, gardening, local government, Uncategorized, WASTE by freoview on September 14, 2018

 

The City of Fremantle’s six-monthly green waste verge collection kicks off again next week.

All domestic properties north of South Street (Area A) will have their green waste collected from Monday 17 September, while green waste from all domestic properties south of South Street (Area B) will be collected the following week, from Monday 24 September.

City of Fremantle Facilities and Environment manager Tony Strickland said all of the green waste collected will be recycled into mulch.

“We’ll collect tree trunks, branches and shrub prunings up to 1.5m in length and 30cm in diameter, or two standard trailer loads of green waste,” Mr Strickland said.

“Because it all gets recycled into mulch we can’t accept leaves or grass clippings in boxes or bags, and we also ask people not to leave out general rubbish, weeds or sand or soil.

“And to keep the neighbourhood looking tidy we also ask people not to put material out on the verge until two days before the collection date, and to place it as neatly as possible.”

To make it easier to collect, green waste should be placed away from walls, fences, power poles and trees and should not obstruct footpaths, driveways or sprinklers.

The next green waste collection will happen in April and May next year.

If people miss the verge collection they can drop off green waste at the City of Fremantle Recycling Centre on Montreal Street free of charge all year round.

For more information visit the Green Waste page on the City’s website.

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NEW NORTH FREMANTLE SOCIAL FARM

Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 6, 2018

 

 

North Fremantle will be getting an exciting new project when the Fremantle FPOL Committee this Wednesdays signs of on the North Fremantle Social Farm, which is adjacent to the bowling club and community hall at Thompson Road.

The community farm will be a not for profit Place for People where members of the North Fremantle community can connect through community farming and where local restaurants can grow their own herbs and vegetables.

The social farm intends to be open to the public five week days and one weekend day, and support healthy living.

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GREENING SAMSON COMMUNITY EVENT

 

Greening Samson

Come down to Sir Frederick Samson Park (near the playground) for free hands-on activities such as revegetation planting in Samson Park bushland (volunteers welcome please register at 9am) on Saturday May 12.

Buster the Fun Bus and children’s activities.
Plus:
– Expert advice on greening your property and information on the Greening Samson Project
– Free native plant giveaways to get you started (City of Fremantle residents – please bring proof of ID)
– Samson Primary P&C cake stall and fundraising
– News on the Samson playground renewal
– Bring your household batteries, car batteries, fluorescent lights, mobiles phones and ink cartridges for the City’s Resource Recovery Team to take away.
– ‘Let’s Talk Rubbish!’ – helpful info on the City’s new recycling centre, FOGO and the State Government plastic bag ban

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NORTH FREO COMMUNITY GARDEN

Posted in city of fremantle, community, gardening, Uncategorized by freoview on August 23, 2017

 

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It is such a delight to find a community garden in an urban environment, as is the case in North Fremantle.

The garden, together with a few scarecrows, is next to the North Fremantle Bowling Club, so go and have a look one day.

There are some great cafes and restaurants in the lovely North Freo hub, so go north across the bridges this weekend for breakfast!

 

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