Looking back at 2023
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Looking back at 2023

By Kit Shepherd, Convenor, Transition Bondi, 30.11.23 This year we’ve covered a lot of territory and had the pleasure welcoming new people into ourgroup and sadly saying goodbye to others who were passing through and got on board for a shorttime….Our hearty crew has been steering the boat as volunteers with Transition Bondi, facing the…

MICRO-GRIDS IN UGANDA – A STORY OF A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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MICRO-GRIDS IN UGANDA – A STORY OF A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION Transition Bondi’s speaker in September, Ashley Wearne, had been involved in a development project in Africa for 10 years, foremost in Uganda.  He outlined briefly some of the complexities that surrounded that big idea of bringing what we expect as a public service – electricity access – to a region where around 650 million…

LIFE IN THE LANEWAY/SLOW LANE
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LIFE IN THE LANEWAY/SLOW LANE

For four years we’ve been keeping a little laneway nearby looking good. It’s a spot where rubbish might otherwise be dumped, and is now full of a variety of plants including edibles, exotic climbers and indigenous plants. The laneway is the track to a local primary school so we catch families on their way, and…

A little garden update 

A little garden update 

October put a smile on the face of our gardening team.  The nicely spaced rain allowed some of our veggies to raise their heads and rear up to the sun, when it appeared in short bursts!  What seemed like some insignificant little seedlings only a short time ago, suddenly announced themselves as solid, reputable purple-topped…

Shin-rin yoku (Forest Bathing) – a multi-sensory forest therapy walk with Mayu Kataoka 
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Shin-rin yoku (Forest Bathing) – a multi-sensory forest therapy walk with Mayu Kataoka 

The freshness and quiet of a Sunday morning, together with a glorious all-blue sky, were the perfect setting for this unusual and restorative walk.  Mayu, a practitioner of shin-rin yoku, led us through a walk in Lane Cove National Park, bedside the gently flowing river and among mighty trees and coastal bush. Seven of us…