Transition South Barwon – what we have been up to in 2023

It’s been an active and fruitful year for Transition South Barwon. Our main activities this year included completing works in the Grovedale Community Orchard, hosting educational workshops, and several community dinners, and activities. Additionally, we were awarded new grants and funding to ensure the continuity of our projects.

Grovedale Community Orchard

Some work completed this year at the orchard included mulching, composting and regular pruning and weeding activities. These activities take place on the first Saturday morning of each month and are followed by a friendly picnic. Find more information to get involved in our working bee in our social networks:  

Earlier in the year the Community Orchard was awarded a Geelong Connected Communities grant and an Ashbury Community Fund grant to assist with purchasing tools and supplies for our regular Working Bee activities.  

Preserving food seminars and workshops

A series of workshops and seminars on food preservation techniques took place in April in the Neighbourhood Hub. This series supported people to explore and learn about different preserving methods and have hands-on experience in creating some preserves including jam, relish, fruit cordial and quick pickles.

Community dinners and activities

In one of our gatherings, we played the film “Together We Grow” which was followed by a discussion and the opportunity to learn about different organisations that are contributing to building resilience and sustainability within the Greater Geelong Community.

Food swaps April and May 2023

What’s coming in 2024

TSB has been successfully granted an Environmental Sustainability Projects Grant from the City of Greater Geelong. This funding will enable a series of educational workshops, activities and movie nights for our community next year. More information will be available soon.