Transition Tamborine Mountain (TTM), the mountain sustainability group, continues to engage the Tamborine Mountain community with a series of monthly public meetings and workshops on various sustainability topics.
In March TTM hosted a very well attended practical workshop on natural approaches to beekeeping, followed by a screening of the movie The Vanishing of the Bees. Its April meeting was again very well attended, with a very practical workshop and demonstration that showed how fresh cheeses can be made in the kitchen using store-bought milk. This was followed up with a documentary, Fresh which celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people who are re-inventing our food system, developing healthier, sustainable alternatives to large-scale industry.
In addition to these meetings, TTM has begun working on initiatives to enhance the local community's resilience. These include developing a directory to enable residents and visitors to locate and buy locally grown or processed food. We're also investigating a scheme to bulk-buy discount electricity.
The Sustainability Action Plan for Tamborine Mountain, a blueprint to help mountain residents work together to create a thriving and sustainable community, can be downloaded at http://www.transitionmountain.net/
Keep up to date with TTM's activities by 'liking' their Facebook page at Transition Tamborine Mountain.