Living Smarties Body Care Night August 2009

By Shani | August 11, 2009 |

Although Bea , our expert home soap maker was not able to make it, sisters Steph and Maritza did a great job, and inspired many in attendance. A list of people interested in learning more about soap making has been taken, and it is hoped that Bea will run a “hands on” session soon at…

Fiesta Update #1

By Shani | July 26, 2009 |

Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta September 19 and 20th 2009 Growing Community The Fiesta planning is going well. Although the Council was not forthcoming with money for our community application, the Sustainability Officer has assisted us so after a budget prune, we are hoping we will not be too out of pocket. The street is planning…

Beetroot and tomato soup

By Shani | July 26, 2009 |

Neither Tim nor I are really into cooking, but having your own produce in the garden does seem to make you more creative. I find I will often head out for a “shop” (a harvest) and will come back and google the ingredients I have found to find a new recipe idea. The other night…

Hulbert Street Verge Planting Day

By Shani | July 19, 2009 |

Hulbert Street Verge Planting Day And shared lunch afterwards!  Sunday August 2nd 2009 In the morning we will dig and weed and plant and mulch and  . . .  . . then enjoy lunch together! Ken and Kate will be making some raised beds. Let Tim know if you want to join in (we have…

Living Smarties “Excess Night”

By Shani | July 9, 2009 |

For our July Freo Living Smarties and Friends Night we had what started as a “waste” night. We soon decided it need to be changed to an “excess” night. People brought along things they had at home that they wanted to give away or swap, we watched the fantastic Story of Stuff  (you can download…

Shani’s First Ever Cauliflower!

By Shani | July 9, 2009 |

There is great excitement for dinner tonight! As I headed up to the guerilla garden vege patch for snow peas and bok choy for tea, I thought I would just have a check of what I thought was some rather large cabbage. Imagine my delight to find a fully grown and healthy cauliflower (you do…

Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta Fremantle 2009 Growing Community

By Shani | July 7, 2009 |

  In 2008 Tim Darby and Shani Graham from The Painted Fish hosted the first Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta. The Fiesta featured the opening of The Painted Fish South Beach Eco Village with the Australian Open Garden Scheme, in conjunction with a series of stalls, demonstrations and activities with a sustainable focus, flavoured with food…

Strings take wings in Fremantle

By Shani | May 26, 2009 |

A number of Freo’s cafes, restaurants and other businesses are offering their patrons free chamber music performances between 24 June and 9 July. These businesses are hosting the musicians as part of the Fremantle Winter Strings Festival. They are hoping to raise the profile of string instrument playing, and to raise awareness of the Concert…