Sunday, December 13, 2009

Eudlo Summer Market and our Christmas Break

The Eudlo Summer Market has been and gone for 2009 - here is a photo of our stall just after we'd set up.

First time we've had our lovely new banner on display too - kindly made by Maria - thank you.

There will be no Transition Town Eudlo meeting for January - it's just too hot and too close to Christmas, New Years' and Woodford.

First meeting for 2010 will be on Sunday February 7 at Sweethearts Cafe in Eudlo from 8.30am.

Over the Christmas break there will be the start of community planning to put forward to council for the Eudlo Energy Descent Action Plan, so if any of you would like to be included, please email me on and I'll add you to the mailing list.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Eudlo Markets

Transition Town Eudlo will be at the Eudlo Town Markets this Sunday December 13.

Visit our stall for a chat, we'll have herb and self-sufficiency books and permaculture calendars for sale, and we'll be running a worm farming workshop at 10am.

I'll have information about the sustainability workshop I run from home too.

The markets are held in and around the Eudlo Town Hall, easy to find in the main street of Eudlo, and run from 7am to noon.

Food and good coffee available too, do your Christmas shopping locally.

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Get together this Sunday

Transition Town Eudlo is having its monthly get together this Sunday morning (December 6) at Sweethearts Cafe in Eudlo at 8.30am.

Everyone is welcome, particularly people living locally who are interested in be part of and contributing to the Transition Town movement.

We'll also discuss our stall at the Eudlo Summer Market on Dec 13.

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo Coordinator

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Transition Town Training February 2010

Transition Sunshine Coast is running a Transition Towns workshop on 6 and 7 February (begins on the evening of the 5th) at the Bamboo Forest at Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast.

The two-day intensive workshop is for people interested in starting or joining a Transition Town initiative.

Learn how to go about it in a way that will create a successful, long-term initiative. Benefit from others' experience and discover how to become part of this rapidly evolving network of people creating real change in our communities.

The Bamboo Forest at Eumundi offers a great space for learning and networking with comfortable accommodation options nearby if needed.

This popular and proven Transition Town course is one not to be missed.

Spend time immersed in learning about Transition Towns and how others are Transitioning to a better future with like-minded people.

We kick the course off on the evening of Friday February 5 with a shared organic meal as we get to know each other a little better, then its straight into two full days of intensive learning, sharing, activities, games and discussion at the end of which you will leave with a toolbox of new skills, a list of contacts and most importantly a plan of action tailored to meet your particular needs.

If you are interested and would like to find out more - email Sonya at for a flier.

Sonya Wallace
Transition Sunshine Coast
Transition Town Eudlo

Monday, November 2, 2009

Feeling Seedy on a Sunday

Following yesterday's get together there definately seems to be enough interest in holding a seed saving day in Eudlo - our first official Seedy Sunday.

It would involve people bringing seed from their own gardens and then we all chip in to get it cleaned, processed, packaged, labelled and then shared among the group.

There will probably be a small fee per person, just to cover the costs of seed envelopes and plastic bags.

If you're interested in coming along and learning by doing - you're more than welcome. Email and I'll add you to the mailing list.

Transition Town Eudlo

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meeting this Sunday

A reminder that Transition Town Eudlo is getting together this Sunday 8.30-10am at Sweetheart's Cafe in Eudlo.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Transition Town Nambour anyone?

Transition Town Eudlo isn't limited to people living in Eudlo, in fact people come from far and wide to see what all the fuss is about this thing they call 'Transition Towns'.

People who live in neighbouring areas come along regularly to get a feel for what it's like and to see if they'd like to start a Transition Town in their own town.

We have people from Palmwoods, Mooloolah, Ilkley and Keil Mountain regularly attending and contributing to what's going on in Eudlo.

Others come because they're not sure if there is enough interest in their own home town to get one started yet.

Which leads me into (finally) this post...

Over time there have been people who've asked, "Is there a Transition Town in Nambour?", to date there hasn't been and unfortunately, these individuals haven't turned up on the same day.

So I'm putting the idea out there - would some Nambour folk like to start Transition Town Nambour?

I'm happy to help and you're still very welcome at the Eudlo meetings - but if there is enough interest in Nambour itself, and I suspect there would be, why not take the plunge and jump right in?

It fits very nicely with the whole revitalisation of Nambour after the loss of the sugar mill in town too. I think local council would be supportive of the idea as part of that whole project.

Contact me at or come along to the next Eudlo meeting on November 1 and meet face to face.

Transition Town Eudlo

November meeting

The next get together for Transition Town Eudlo is Sunday November 1st.

We meet at 8.30am at Sweethearts Cafe in Eudlo.

It's an open meeting, whoever turns up on the day turns up. If someone from one of the groups (see the list on the right) is there they might give an update on what's happening, otherwise it's a time to get together, welcome new people and generally chat about transitioning and all that means.

Transition Town Eudlo

Monday, October 12, 2009

Beekeepers' Collective update

The Eudlo Beekeepers' Collective has acquired a two frame hand driven honey extractor, some hive tools, gloves and veils.

We also have The Bee Book - as recommended by, and available from the DPI.

Things are moving forward, slowly but surely.

The Eudlo Beekeepers' Collective

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Eudlo Seed Savers

We're pleased to announce the start of the Eudlo Seed Savers Group. Officially kicked off at this morning's meeting, the group will work within the national seed saving network to promote seed saving, plant propagation and non-hybrid, organic, open pollinated seed saving.

There was also a lot of interest in local bulk buying groups that already exist - whether organic meat, biodynamic milk shares or community supported agriculture, there is already a lot happening that we can tap into.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday November 1 at 8.30am at Sweetheart's Cafe in Eudlo. If you are interested in being involved or finding out what is happening in Eudlo, please come along. We also welcome visitors and guests from neighbouring communities:

Kiel Mountain
and beyond

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

Friday, October 2, 2009

Get together this Sunday


Transition Town Eudlo is having a get together this Sunday morning (Oct 4) at 8.30am at Sweetheart's Cafe in town.

We discuss;
our new seed saving group
Permablitz Team
the Food Co-operative
Steam Team
The Beekeepers Collective
Waste Busters
Transport Solutions
Permaculture Eudlo
Eudlo Seasonal Markets - next one is in December
Solar oven group
EGG (Eudlo Growers' Group) (coming soon)
Highlanders' Goat Dairy (coming soon)
Community Harvest Project (coming soon)

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

Monday, September 28, 2009

A little taste of Eudlo

A little bit about our town of Eudlo. The picture above is by local artist, Kristen Tiver Cutlack. We bought this card at the local markets which are held every three months in and around the Eudlo Town Hall - next one is on December 13. We have the photo in our profile to the right.

Our town has about 850 people living in and around it. We have a primary school, general store, coffee shop, hairdresser, tennis courts, rural fire service and a train station with a direct line to Brisbane.

We also have the Chenrezig Buddhist Institute just out of town too. The first Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the Western world and still one of the largest. Chenrezig is open to the public for teaching, meditation which has the Big Love cafe too. Visit their website at to check schedules and make sure they are open before you visit.

Chenrezig is home to many Buddhist nuns and monks.

Here is a photo of the Gompa.

We also have a local Swiss Cheese Maker - Fromart - in town too.

Most people who live in Eudlo have acreage, while homes in town are average sized blocks.

We are located in the foothills of the Blackall Range half way between Palmwoods and Mooloolah. If you haven't been here before it's worth the drive and you can enjoy a coffee and a meal at Sweethearts Cafe and visit Chenrezig - they are open to the public between Wednesdays and Sundays.

As I said, our next Market Day is on the 13th of December starting at 7am - drop in and say hi!

Transition Town Eudlo

Saturday, September 26, 2009

In memory of Yukari

Our little community of Eudlo recently lost one of its driving forces and an inspirational leader, my dear friend, Yukari Desjardins (that's her on the right, me on the left in the photo above taken in June this year at our local World Environment Day celebrations). Photo courtesy of our local paper the Sunshine Valley News.

Yukari passed away suddenly late last month in Japan and her death has left a huge gap in many people's lives, most of all her young family and husband.

We had many things planned to do together such as starting the Eudlo food co-operative, running permaculture courses, studying for our Diploma of Permaculture together and much, much more.

She will be greatly missed. But we can take a lesson from how she lived her much too short life.

I thought I'd publish a copy of what was handed out at her memorial service last weekend, which by the way was absolutely packed with people whose lives she had touched and influenced. She was involved in so many things; school gardens, permaculture, transition towns, cooking, healing, health, teaching, dancing, and working within her community to improve things and to more toward a more caring world.

Yukari had had so much to offer the Transition Network. I was particularly interested in how she came to permaculture following the Kobe earthquake in the late 90's. This experience led her to permaculture and then onto Transition Towns - she knew what it was like to wake up one morning and have all services (water, electricity, gas, food) cut off and she also knew how important community was to surviving these events.

Fortunately, her story is recorded in the 2010 Permaculture Diary if you are interested in reading about what she learned.

So here it is - Yukari's guide to the best game of Earth - life.

To create peace, health, prosperity and justice universally on Earth by the year 2012.

1. Speak the truth
2. Acknowledge the truth when others speak it
3. Come from love and respect
4. Leave the trail better than you found it
5. Expect miracles
6. Do what gives you joy and create joy in what you do
7. Be generous with who you are and what you have
8. Be a good friend and teammate
9. Clean up your messes, learn the lessons and move on
10. If you have an idea for how to improve the game, share it!


Thank you for being who you are and LOVE...

I hope we can carry on with Yukari's vision for Eudlo and create the type of community she wanted to be part of.

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What we're up to

Transition Town Eudlo has a few projects underway - and you're welcome to get involved. We'd appreciate your help no matter how much time and energy you can put in - it all helps.

We have the start of a seed saving group happening in Eudlo. A few people had done the Seed Savers workshop and others are already seed saving. We have registed with the official Australian Seed Saving Network and we'll learn as we go. Now is a bumper time in the vegie garden with lots of plants setting seed, so a great time to start seed saving.

A few of locals headed off to Conondale last weekend to learn about bee keeping - so there is a great opportunity to for a Bee Keepers Collective. We can all have our own hives, but share in the major purchases such as an electric honey extractor... discussions are continuing.

The Eudlo Food Co-op is on the backburner at the moment... sadly one of the key people involved in this great idea passed away suddenly and the job of starting the co-op seems a little overwhelming at the moment... more on this later when energies are right.

The steam team are still meeting regularly exploring how we might be able to use small-scale decentralised steam engines to provide energy in the future.

We're also working on waste solutions (managing putrecible waste on-site at home rather than it going to landfill), water solutions (best practice waterless composting toilets) and much more.

Our next meeting is on the morning of Sunday October 4 at 8.30am at Sweethearts' Cafe.

See you there,
Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

Monday, August 24, 2009

Upcoming events for spring

The next Eudlo Seasonal Market is on September 6 - celebrating the arrival of Spring - although it already feels like summer here!

The markets are proving popular with locals and visitors - and are held in and around the Eudlo Town Hall. Sweethearts Cafe will be open as will the Eudlo General Store.

Transition Town Eudlo's next meeting coincides with the markets, so we won't be meeting at Sweethearts, instead we are busy trying to russle up a stall at the market, so hopefully you can see us there.

The Transition Town Eudlo get together for October will be on the 4th at Sweethearts Cafe at 8.30-9.30am. We usually get a lot of visitors there, so it's much more social than a formal meeting. You're welcome to come along and meet some of the locals, but it is more about information than action. Our sub-groups meet seperately to work on projects.

November meeting will be on Sunday November 1.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Events for May and June

If you're interested in learning more about how you can personally prepare for peak oil and climate change and how to work with others in your community, there are some workshops and events coming up in May and June you might be interested in.

May 23 or 30 - beginners' guide to growing your own food - course held at Eudlo
June 6 - beginners' guide to compost and worm farms - at Eudlo
June 13 & 20 - Introduction to Permaculture - held at Eudlo and includes a section on Transition Towns
June 14 - Eudlo Winter Markets at the Town Hall - starts 8am
June 28 - World Environment Day a the local university - Transition Towns will be there.

Transition Town Eudlo Coordinator

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Transition Talk...

Things are developing here and nodes are starting to form.

If you are interested in any of the following, please let us know by emailing raintreeorganics[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au we are looking for people with an interest in these areas, either a passion or expertise to help get Transition Town Eudlo off and running.

Our next meeting is the first Sunday in June

Food Co-operative - taking part in the running of the new Eudlo Food Co-op
Seed Saving - join the seed saving group
Waste - working on local waste solutions for Eudlo - compost toilets, worm farming, reducing waste etc
Energy - interested in being part of the energy group - help set the agenda for energy resilience in Eudlo
Steam Team - interested in steam engines? So are others, let's get our collective genius together and come up with some solutions.

Transition Town Eudlo

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Eudlo Food Co-operative

Following the overwhelming interest in creating a community food co-operative we've been busily working behind the scenes to make it happen.

In June we will hold a get together and invite all the people who have already expressed interest - and anyone else who is interested to come along.

We'll kick start the ordering and explain how it will all work. We'll start with non-perishables, dried and canned goods, all organic and as local as possible.

Keep an eye on this blog for details of exactly when and where the Eudlo Food Co-op event will be.

Also, mark Sunday June 14 in your diary. That's the date of the Eudlo Winter Market - again at the Town Hall. We'll be there with fresh produce, plants, food, lots of information about what's happening and all things Transition Town.

Transition Town Eudlo

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Seedy Sundays Set to Take Off!

Welcome to Seedy Sundays - an idea shamelessly ripped off from the good people of Transition Towns UK, and it's probably one of the most important things we can do for the future.

Seedy Sundays are when people get together and bring seeds from their gardens, cuttings, plants, produce etc and swap them with each other.

Why is this so important?

Seed saving is probably one of the most important skills you can learn. For many years many of us have relied on buying our organic, non-hybrid open-pollinated seed from places like Green Harvest. But this may be changing in the near future. Now lots more people are wanting to grow their own food and they are also now turning to organic seed suppliers for stock.

But if we all keep just buying our seeds without replenishing the capital of our seed banks we will only continue to go into deficit - something we can not afford to do.

So being able to seed save means - we can replenish what we take out of the system, we can continue to support organic seed suppliers and savers and even help them maintain and increase their stock supplies.

We can grow true to type, heirloom, organic, real food in our own gardens. We can save our seeds and not be beholden to any non-organic (chemical) based seed company who modify their seeds to be infertile so we CAN'T save seeds (they want us to go back year after year to buy their latest varieties - not be self-reliant and grow and save our own).

So we have to get seed saving out their in the community, and it sits perfectly with Transition Towns.

The idea is to promote a time and place where we can all meet and encourage people to bring their seed from their garden, we can sit around and process the seed together then share it back among ourselves. This also increases the genetic diversity of the stock.

What you can do - learn to seed save (there are courses available), seed save at home, then start some type of seed saving group in your community, then link up into the national network of seed saving.

Keep an eye out for the first Eudlo Seedy Sunday event.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Creating a culture of local food

The recent Eat Local Forum at Palmwoods attracted 150 people - a lot of people for a small town and considering the event didn't receive a lot of publicity.

It does show a shift in people's thinking though. For whatever reason, whether its cost, quality, environment, health or ethics, there seems to be a distinct shift toward local food.

Local, organic, in-season food. The renaissance of a local food culture.

So how do you go about creating a local food culture?

Plenty of people around Australia are doing it already - food box systems, community supported agriculture, school gardens, community gardens, permablitzes, farm gate sales... supporting local growers and importantly local food distribution points - including restaurants that support local organic growers.

I found a really interesting and inspiring site from Victoria the other day - the Community Harvest Project -

The Community Harvest Project exists to:
Help individuals and groups to grow or access healthy, sustainable, affordable, locally produced food.
Connect individuals and groups to share skills, knowledge, resources, and create a vibrant, cooperative and resilient community.
Help your community deal with climate change, peak oil and the rising cost of living.

Sounds like a great foundation for a Transition Town food sub-group.

It provides a framework for small scale growers to sell their surplus. For many of us, particularly here in Eudlo where we mostly have acreage, going full time into commercial food production is out of the question, but having a viable outlet to sell our chemical free, high-quality surplus is really appealing.

The Transition Town Eudlo Food Group has decided to start out with dried organic goods to kick off our Eudlo Food Co-operative. We chose dried goods because we have access to them at wholesale prices and because they don't need refrigeration. We also chose dried food as a lot of us already grow most of our fresh food, so there isn't a need for that.

Once we have the dried goods part of the co-op working well, we'll branch out into honey, tahini, tamari, oils... and then ultimately fresh produce: salad greens, vegetables, herbs, sub tropical perennials etc. We may even develop a market for preserves: jams, stewed fruit...

So far, we've had more than 30 - yes, 30! families in the Eudlo and Ilkley area sign up to be involved in the co-op. Another 30+ families in neighbouring towns also want to be part of it.

Sixty families in total to start our co-operative. That's fantastic and very heartening. It did come as a surprise for us, so we're going to rethink how we do this so it is successful, innovative, ethical and economically viable.

It's not to late to join in either, if you live in Eudlo, Ilkley, Palmwoods, Mooloolah or Woombye, get in contact - leave a comment here and you can be part of this exciting adventure!

[Some of these images were sourced from US websites]

Friday, April 10, 2009

Meetings, tours, workshops & courses!

Next meeting of Transition Town Eudlo is Sunday 3 May at 8.30am at Sweethearts' Cafe in the heart of Eudlo. All welcome, drop by for a coffee and chat, and to find out more about Transition Towns.

Also coming up in Eudlo - learn how you can become more self-reliant and start living more sustainably.

Sunday April 26 - Beginners' Guide to growing your own food. As more people choose to grow their own food at home, this one day workshop will take you through the basics of organic gardening and how to do it successfully. Turn your lawn into lunch. Covers how to get started, no-dig gardens, raised beds, where to source seeds and seedlings, how to get your soil right, organic pest management and much more. Cost is $70 includes handouts, morning tea, coffee and hands on practice.

Sunday May 3 - Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week - compost workshop at Eudlo. Discover the secrets to successful compost - Cost is $20

Monday May 4 - Permaculture Garden Tour - Visit one of Eudlo's well-known permaculture gardens. Two hour tour cost $5, limited places filling fast.

Saturday May 9 & Sunday May 10 - Introduction to Permaculture - at Eudlo once again. Learn the basics of permaculture and a heap of skills and ideas to help you start living more sustainably. Redesign and retrofit your home and garden to be more efficient, more cost effective and more productive! See permaculture in action. Includes lots of theory and hands on practice. Cost is $130 includes handouts, morning tea, coffee and hands on practice.

Sunday May 17 9am-12pm – ½ day workshop – Beginners’ guide to compost & worms
Discover the wonderful microbial world of compost and worms. Learn how to turn waste into garden gold. Soil is the secret of growing healthy food at home – learn how to do it the chemical free, natural way working with nature to create abundant fertility in your vegie patch and home orchard. Cost is $40 includes handouts, morning tea, coffee and hands on practice.

All workshops and courses are held at Permaculture Pathways, two acres of well-established food gardens. Learning in our living classroom.

For bookings or more information about any of these workshops, tours or courses email permaculturepathways [at] yahoo [dot] com or call 0408 013 012.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


We've been working on creating a Permablitz network on the Sunshine Coast. Permablitz is a concept created by Adam and Dan and many, many others in Victoria, who are making an impressive impact on backyards in Victoria with this very successful model of turning lawns into lunch. The photos above are from the Victorian Permablitz website.

While many other groups do working bees and energy exchanges, the Vic Permablitz people have been bringing in a whole new audience to permaculture - something we really need to focusing on at the moment. No use preaching to the converted! Time to venture out into the mainstream and get them gardening and more self-reliant!

This is how it goes; They organise a 'blitz' in someone's backyard. Now this is NOT like those terrible TV 'blitzes' where they make over a garden and fill it with useless plants that aren't good for anything except composting (I even saw one the other day where they had an outdoor waterproof big screen TV! - I couldn't believe it). You won't find a white pebble or an agave in site at a Permablitz, instead you'll find fruit trees, broccoli, spinach, asian greens, globe artichokes, cabbages, beans, edible flowers, edible water plants, eggplants and herbs... you get the (edible) picture.

The Permablitz team visit the site beforehand and come up with some permaculture solutions that meet that particular person's needs. They then advertise the blitz and people can just come along - the owner organises all the resources needed and puts the word out about anything people can bring on the day. Everyone brings a plate of food (preferably local and organic) to share and the work begins under the friendly supervision of some Permaculture designers.

They often get a particular expert - eg a top tree pruner or a herb expert - in to do a workshop so the blitzer can learn even more about food.

They are going great guns in Vic and deserve a great big huge edible medal! Well done!

There aim is "... to make the suburbs edible enough such that should food become unaffordable, we don't even notice."

Oh, by the way, you need to go to three Permablitzes and be actively involved, then you get one at your place - they (and we) aren't a volunteer team of people who do your garden for you, you have to put energy into the system before you can take out - that's nature. There is no such thing as a free lunch, even if it's from your own garden.

While Permablitz is grounded in fun, play, sharing and informal learning, it's really playing a much, much deeper role at a very important time.

Permablitzes take food production right into backyards. This is crucial. While it's great to have community gardens and school gardens, people need to do this at home to back up the whole system. No point having 200,000 people nearby thinking they are all going to decend on your place or your community garden when the shit hits the fan.

They also make organic food accessible to all, not just those who can afford to buy it in the shops. Everyone has the right to fresh, healthy, chemical free food.

It allows people to move away from being dependent on industrial agricultural system and the multi-nationals who supply a lot of our food.

It brings food back to a local level, increases your appreciation of good food, reduces food miles and cuts carbon emissions in your household dramatically.

Teach people how to do it themselves, then encourage them to teach others and so on. A fantastic model for our present times.

Here in Eudlo we've done a few Permablitzes through Transition Town Eudlo. While the Vic people have the people, we have the acreage it seems. In our photos the people are pretty light on, but we've got plenty of room to play in!

So, here are a few photos of our Permablitzes.

Starting with [BELOW] discussing the plan of action BEFORE we start! Always a good idea!

[ABOVE: many hands make log move]

[ABOVE: keeping the kids amused and safe]

[ABOVE: by the end of the day, these new raised beds were planted out with vegies and salad greens - we used a no dig recipe to get them done in a day]

[ABOVE: learning how to plant out vetiver grass around the new water feature]

"Permablitz is a social enterprise committed to improving the sustainability of our cities and suburbs. We use a sustainable design system called permaculture to help communities move away from denial and depdendent consumerism to engagement and responsible production. Our core focus is helping people sustainabily grow food where they live, building healthy community in the process. Rather than depressing people with the bad news, we empower them with the good news - that the solutions are at hand - and get on with having fun rolling them out." Dan Palmer - Permablitz Vic.

If you are intrested in contributing toward the development of Permablitz Sunshine Coast, please get in touch I'm very keen to get this up and running here.

Transition Town Eudlo Coordinator

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Meeting

We had a great meeting this month. Although Sweetheart's was closed! We could have done with a coffee, but oh well, can't have everything.

Lots of new faces and people interested in both gardening and the bigger picture Transition Town approach of looking at all systems under pressure from oil and climate issues.

Food is a great starting place, but Transition Towns are so much more. Looking forward to getting groups started in waste, energy, transport, education and all those sectors.

There are a few activities on locally between now and the next meeting - April 20-23 there is a Dynamic Groups for Transition Workshop on at Cooroy with the wonderful Robin Clayfield.

All these events are detailed on the SEAC website at under events - costs, booking details etc.

April 26 - Beginner's Guide to growing your own food on at Eudlo. Full day of learning how to start and maintain home food production systems - vegie beds, compost, worm farms... all the good stuff.

May 3 - the day of our next meeting, but also International Compost Awarness Week - there will be a compost workshop at Eudlo to celebrate - 10am-noon Cost $20.

May 4 - Labour Day Garden Tour - visit a permaculture garden and see the fruits of its Labour! Tour runs from 9-11am and costs $5 per head. Numbers are strictly limited so book early.

See for all the details

Next meeting Sunday May 3 at 8.30am at Sweetheart's - if they are closed again, we'll be over in the school yard under their shelter.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunshine Coast weather

Eudlo has certainly had more than its share of rain the past few days. This is a photo of the town end of our road taken just this morning.

The meeting is still on for tomorrow, particularly if we don't get anymore rain, this should clear quickly and travel will be back to normal.

We can all get together and share rain stories and see how we're all coping with the soggy conditions.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Meeting this week

[Above: a display of the types of foods we'll be ordering through our food co-op]

This Sunday is our regular meeting for Transition Town Eudlo. Hopefully it won't be too rained out - we've had some localised flooding overnight and yesterday.

We meet at Sweetheart's Cafe in Eudlo at 8.30am for a coffee, a catch up and a chat. You're welcome to come along if you are interested in Transition Towns.

We'll also be able to talk about the very successful Local Food Forum we had last weekend at Palmwoods. I've attached some photos here.

[A photo of the crowd, about 140 people turned up, and a photo of some sweet potato plants we have for sale]

Our Sunday morning meetings are very social, often with new people turning up wanting to know about the group or Transition Towns in general.

Some people also come to our meetings because they are thinking about moving to Eudlo and want to get a feel for the town.

There aren't many community groups you can turn up to and find out such things, so that's yet another need that TTs fill.

[Below: a photo of the mind map I put together on local food solutions]