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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.

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

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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

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

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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