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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

 

Roel Loopers

 

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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.

Roel Loopers

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 FREMANTLE COMMUNITY GARDEN

Posted in community, fremantle, gardening, western australia by freoview on September 12, 2016

community-garden

 

I love the new urban community garden at the North Fremantle Bowling Club and wished we had more of them all over Fremantle.

It’s good to break up the monotony of housing with green spaces and we need to be careful to retain them as there is a push to reduce public green spaces to allow for more density in subsurbs. That is a NoNo!

Roel Loopers

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ECOBURBIA LIFE IS LIVING SMART

Posted in ecoburbia, fremantle, living smart by freoview on October 12, 2015

My mates Shani and Tim run Fremantle ECOBURBIA, so here some info from them about the next course at the Growers Green Markets:

10 things about a Living Smart course you might be interested to know:

– it covers ten topics – gardening for food and wildlife, water, power, transport, healthy home and you, living simply, waste and community,
– it goes for seven weeks, 2.5 hours per session
– there is at least one outing,
– what you do in the course depends on what the group wants to do,
– there are hands on or discussion activities in every session,
– the focus is not on lots of information but on taking action,
– participants say their favourite bit is taking action and meeting like minded people,
– people also say they don’t want it to end,
– it only costs $80 / $40 concession,
– this term there are courses in Beaconsfield, Spearwood and Rockingham
So really? – you should enrol now – http://www.livingsmart.org.au

This term there are courses in Fremantle on Sunday mornings (at the Growers’ Green market in Beaconsfield), on Thursday nights in Spearwood (at the Cockburn Civic Centre), and Tuesday morning in Rockingham. There is even a course in Sydney!

The courses in Fremantle and Spearwood will be facilitated by Ecoburbia. Tim and Shani are the most experienced facilitators in Australia, so you will be in good hands.

The course is only $80 for the full seven weeks, which includes Living Smart membership. Call Shani if you have questions. 0417 941 991 or ecoburbia@gmail.com

There are more details below. Have a look and then head to the Living Smart website for more information and to enrol.
FREMANTLE GROWERS GREEN
Sunday mornings 9am – 11.30am
Starting October 25th
South Fremantle Senior High School

Roel Loopers

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Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

PLANT A LEMON TREE TODAY!

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 17, 2014

Today is the International PLANT A LEMON TREE DAY, so all you Fremantle people please do that and plant lemon trees on your verges and in your gardens, and let’s share the lemons around, to combat the ridiculous high prices we have to pay for lemons in the shops.

Roel Loopers

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MAKE FREO VERGES MORE BEAUTIFUL

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 10, 2014

It is good that the City of Fremantle encourages residents to beautify their verges with the offer of subsidised native plants, to help save water and increase biodiversity, but it is disappointing that Fremantle residents can’t go and buy these plants on Sunday and Saturday afternoon. That’s going to make it hard for families where children have to attend sport on Saturday morning and parents work on week days.

The plants are just $ 1.50 per tube at the APACE Nursery during the month of May. Maximum of 20 tubes per person and for Freo residents only. Bring ID!

Roel Loopers

FREO GREEN THUMB WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 22, 2014

Fremantle resident and well-known green thumb Josh Byrne and his company have won the Best Greenlife Infrastructure Award at the national annual Nursery and Garden Industry Association awards in Sydney for their ‘urban orchard’ at the Perth Cultural Centre.

Well done, Josh Byrne and Associates!

Roel Loopers

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GREAT FUN AT HULBERT STREET FIESTA

Posted in fremantle by freoview on September 23, 2012

The early storm kept the crowd and some stallholders away from the HULBERT STREET SUSTAINABILITY FIESTA on Saturday morning but by midday they turned up in droves and made this community festival the very special Fremantle event it is.

There was great food, goats, lots of dogs, heaps of children with lovely face paintings, soothing music, information on renewable enerhy, sustainability, gardening, vegan food, etc.The Fremantle Society had a stall, and the windfarm people, the Road2Rail, Wilderness Society, Oxfam. You name it and they were there.

Member for Fremantle Adele Carles was there with a group of kids, as was Labor’s Simone McGurk. I only saw councillor Tim Grey-Smith, who runs the Crowded House around the corner, but there might well have been others there I missed in the crowd.

The Fremantle Society had a coup by signing up City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett and wife as members. they also bought two Fighting for Fremantle books.

It was a great day, especially when the sun came out and the wind dropped and it should be an even better day today with fine warm weather to be expected.

Come join the fun!!

Roel Loopers

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FIRST LIVING SMARTIES CONFERENCE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 23, 2011

I received following message from Hulbert Street Mob Queen Shani Graham:
Come to the first ever Living Smarties Conference April 3rd 2011 Enrol now!.

Sunday April 3rd 2011. 10am – 3pm
Fremantle Town Hall

Come and Share.  What is your proudest Living Smart experience?
What do you want to know more about?
What are your future plans?

While this conference hopes to support those who have completed a Living Smart course at some point in the past, and are working on making their personal lives more sustainable, it is open to anyone interested in sustainable living. Topics covered in a Living Smart course include water, power, transport, gardening for food production and biodiversity, healthy home and you, living simply, waste and community, and the course has an emphasis on encouraging behavior change, not just relaying information.

We hope this conference will allow participants to spend some time reflecting and celebrating some of the successes they have had in their own sustainable journey. A “Brag Board” will be set up during the conference, and you are encouraged to bring photos, stories or examples of your proudest “Living Smart” moments to share with others. And remember – it can be something big or small!

We also hope that people will use the conference to learn from each other, gather new ideas, and be re inspired to continue living in a more sustainable way. The conference organisers will use a process called Open Space to allow participants to set the agenda, go to sessions they are most interested in and share and learn together.

This is really a self organized, low cost conference. There will be a $5 entry charge to pay for name tags, tea and coffee and morning tea goodies, and we ask that you please bring something to share for lunch.

And of course please bring photos, samples, stories or something else for the brag board!

Please RSVP with your name, phone number and email address to Shani on stay@thepaintedfish.com.au or call her on 0417 941 991.

Copyright © 2011 The Painted Fish, All rights reserved.
We send emails about Freo Living Smartie meetings, Hulbert Street movies and other Sustainable events organised by The Painted Fish and the residents of Hulbert Street
Our mailing address is:
The Painted Fish
21 Hulbert Street
South Fremantle, Western Australia 6162

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