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DSCF0274G’day g’day, how’s it? Well after all this interviewing, talking, ideas and what not, I’ve decided to try and get something of my own up and rocking.

Do you like picnics, and want to learn about sustainable food options that are near you? Are you university aged? Well read on….


For my major project this semester, I am designing a sustainable living workshop series, aimed at university students, who are transitioning from living at home to living independently/ in Melbourne for the first time.

For my prototyping phase, I will be developing and testing a food workshop. So for this, there will be speakers on topics ranging from community gardens, to organics, to fair trade, to dumpster diving, to wild foraging etc. Each speaker will give a brief explanation of what their take on sustainable food is, and how it’s accessible within Melbourne. Then the picnic will kick off properly. Once this happens you will be able to seek out the speaker(s) that resonated most for you, and find out more.

This test run will happen on Friday, 23 October from 2-4pm.


I’m in the process of lining up people involved with food co-ops, ethical grocery shops, dumpster diving, wild food foraging and urban food production, to come and have a chat. It’s all very time and motion at this stage, but taking shape.


This is where you come in.


If you’re in Melbourne, university aged, and up for an informative picnic next Friday (23 October), send me an email via the contact page.


At this stage I’m looking for about 15 people.


Hope to hear from you soon.

-Tim

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The-Collins-FamilyWell we’re at number 8 of the Up Your Jumper adventure, and in Wollongong and surrounds for a little while. First out of the Illawarra, I had a chat with Darren, who’s part of Sustainable Illawarra’s Super Challenge. This is a program run in collaboration with a number of councils, where 100 odd families sign up to live more sustainably for a year. Darren is tracking his family’s journey through the Super Challenge via  a blog, Green Change, check it out to see how they’re travelling.

Image Source: www.sustainableillawarra.com.au

P.S. Check out Kev’s Patch, it’s time Kev Kev got on board with the green happenings. What you think?

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DSCF9823How we rocking? Well this interviewing, talking, thinking about sustainability, design, life, it’s gets tiring at times. A good way to get it all up and rocking along again I’ve found is to do a bit of cooking, or have a bit of fish… and just in time for the weekend too.

I’ve uploaded the first(of maybe more) Up Your Jumper! DIY episode. How to make a fishing float!  Check it out. Some pretty deep insights in that nutshell.

Also if your hungry, check out Recipes from the Road. I’ve put up a couple more recipes to give you some ideas in the kitchen. Bok Choy Chicken, and a recipe for how to cook up a few Black Bream, direct from the Swan River, Perth.

All adds to the Up Your Jumper! mix.

– Tim

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