Permaculture Noosa March 2016 Meeting.

Conservation Environment Gardens & Parks Health & Wellness

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  • Date:
  • Location: Cooroy State Primary School Hall, Cooroy 4563 Queensland

Permaculture Noosa monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Arrive at 7pm for a market place where we share surplus home grown produce and plants by giving, exchanging or selling. Entry is a gold coin donation for non-members. The meeting begins at 7.30pm and the night is complete with a "bring a plate" shared supper at 9pm. All welcome.
Permaculture Noosa (PCN) will be holding a series of 3 monthly meetings (held on 3rd Thursday of each month) with the theme and focus on...
Healthy soil and its critical impact on the health of the species it supports, ie.  plants, livestock and ultimately humans.
healthy soil = healthy food = healthy people + healthy planet
With past farming practices having left a legacy of degraded soils as well as the Australian soils being poor to begin with, a lot of work needs to be done to repair and rebuild our soils. Through the knowledge and tools we have through permaculture, we are able to control what we do to and for the soil.
The presenters and discussions at the meetings will consider the role of healthy soil, the impact of good practice on the wider community and the opportunities for each of us to contribute and be rewarded for our efforts.
The three sessions will look at:

  • local sustainable farming practices using livestock and plants,
  • how to protect our food supply through seed preservation,
  • how to grow vegetables successfully in healthy soil to consume and share while finding ways to distribute our excess food.

The monthly meeting on Thursday 17 March 2016 will be the first session in the series. Phil Stringer (Tamworth Flyers) will share with us his ethical, sustainable farming practices producing free range pigs and grazing cattle in the Mary Valley. Demonstrating how they contribute to maintaining healthy soil while protecting the environment. He will include examples of his own experiences on how to prepare the soil for planting and show which plants he grows for the pigs to forage and to eat himself.
Phil has a beautiful way with words (as anyone any who reads his newsletters can attest to) which brings out his remarkable sense of humour and his philosophy of life. Hearing a man with a calm disposition who "walks the talk" is an opportunity not to be missed!
Besides being a producer of free range pork, Phil is also on the committee of Country Noosa and is an active director of Mary Valley Country Harvest Coop.
For more on Phil visit the link below and read Petra Frieser's story about Phil with beautiful photos.
Permaculture Noosa is an ideal group to be a part of for anyone new to the area and setting up a garden. There are many members who have skills and knowledge to share and others who are new to the concepts.

Permaculture Noosa March 2016 Meeting.
When: Thursday 17th March 2016
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm- 9pm
Where: Cooroy State Primary School Hall, 59 Elm Street, Cooroy

Permaculture Noosa :
PO Box 619, Cooroy
07 5471 1892
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Cooroy State Primary School Hall, Cooroy

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