Transition The Grove Inc
- Community Growing
- Other food projects
- Building local networks
- Local economy or new economy projects
- Share, Repair or reuse
In North-West Brisbane, this Transition Town has been operating actively since 2010.
We take a ‘portfolio’ approach to building resilience in our local area defined by the upper catchment suburbs of Kedron Brook ( Everton Hills, Arana Hills, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove, Upper Kedron, Keperra, Grovely, Mitchelton, Gaythorne and some of Enoggera).
We look at local health, lifelong learning, environment, energy, governance, water, transport, culture, building, natural resources, business & finance, recreation, food production, security, facilities, waste reduction & building non-renewable resources locally, and soil.
Over the years, we have contributed in a variety of ways in The Grove. Our Constitution is designed to allow us to support new local initiatives get started.
Our current major initiative is Repair Cafe The Grove, which started in August 2022 and is a vibrant event on the fourth Saturday morning of each month 9am-noon at the Grovely-Mitchelton Scout Hall. We also joined the Men’s Shed Association and are a Men’s Shed, and we get our insurance cover through them.
We find that supportive relationships between members are a key to resilience, so we meet in our homes taking turns as hosts, share meals, visit each other socially and become friends including each other in our lives, share resources, help each other, and build trust and affection.
We mix deep philosophical and experiential learning about resilience and are on a journey. We belong to other local groups and are very active in our community.
We have developed serious expertise and understanding of the concept of ‘local’ which we think is a very powerful concept to apply in our lives.