Anna’s Yiayia’s Kitchen: Cheaters Moussaka (Eggplant, pumpkin, spinach bake)

Anna’s Yiayia’s Kitchen: Cheaters Moussaka (Eggplant, pumpkin, spinach bake)

Served with a fresh cabbage salad My Yiayia (Greek grandmother) Dimitra always had an abundant garden kitchen, Thathad three plots. We knew it was spring when her cheater’s mousakka would grace the table. She would throw whatever was in season at it….so feel free to improvise with your own bounty. Ingredients (for 4 people) 6…

Planting The Seed

Planting The Seed

Will I, or won’t I? That was the question gnawing away in the back of my mind for four whole years. In the end I said to myself I will and I am ever so glad for that decision! First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Peter Duggan and I am the convenor…

Hope and action to better face and heal a disrupted climate

Hope and action to better face and heal a disrupted climate

On the 9th of August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the IPCC Working Group I sixth assessment report (AR6,I). The report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, classified the report as a “code red for humanity”. Does it mean it…

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Responsible Runners Cleanup Lockdown Challenge (and a rosemary swap)!

Responsible Runners Bondi started more than a decade ago, with a group of friends willing to pick up rubbish as they jogged along Bondi Beach. It became mainstream and the movement grew up in other suburbs to do regular clean-ups. The local Bondi group started again in November 2020 with a monthly event. The format…

Soil Winter Garden

Soil Winter Garden

Winter is a slow month in the garden; and our garden is overshadowed by a building – even more so in these cold months.  However, I noticed recently – on a sunny day – that there’s a niche in the garden that gets a good dose of sun as the rays travel along a side…

Six Thinking Hats – Constructive Meeting and Discussion
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Six Thinking Hats – Constructive Meeting and Discussion

At Transition Bondi’s June Inner Transition event we learned a fun process for discussions and meetings, called Six Thinking Hats. This process is like a language to use, and to navigate the often complex dynamics in group communications. Six colours described as followed: One colour for information, another for caution, one for creativity, one for…

Carrots and Cosmetics!

Carrots and Cosmetics!

After a morning in our community garden recently, mid-week, I was proudly carrying home some harvest in my basket – carrots, spinach and herbs. In the short distance from the garden to my home there’s a small business located in a side street, that makes cosmetics – from natural products, as it turns out. On…