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 Meeting 19th May 2016
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm- 9pm
Where: Cooroy State Primary School Hall, 59 Elm Street, Cooroy
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.
1. Permaculture project in Vanuatu
Presenter – Daniele Bettini
Daniele Bettini, who attained his PDC at PRI Sunshine Coast with Tom Kendall in 2013, has been instrumental in managing a new project in Vanuatu using his knowledge and skills. He will be giving us a short presentation on the developments of the project. "Kastom Permaculture is a self-help aid project meaning a project which supports, sustains the local knowledge through the visitors' knowledge.
2. Care Farming and how to distribute the Abundance
Presenter: Elaine Bradley (Mary Valley Country Harvest Co-op)
Elaine was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012 to visit the US to see how small farmers worked together and collaborated. With ideas she gained Elaine has been instrumental in supporting and inspiring local growers to network and work together. She is currently an active director of Mary Valley Country Harvest Coop and assists local farmers to distribute local produce through Dagun Market and a food box distribution system.
This is the 3rd presentation in the four month Permaculture Noosa (PCN) series on:
Healthy soil and the critical impact on the health of the species it supports.
ie. plants, livestock and ultimately humans.
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 are considering 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.
Seed Savers Meeting–9.30am Thursday 12th May
The next Seed Savers Meeting... will be held at:
"Noosa Namaste" Restaurant
2 Memorial Avenue, Pomona
There will be lots of talking about seeds and plants, the how-to's, the why's and why nots. There are always questions and answers. You can also try out some seed processing or seed packaging (this is an essential support for the Seed Bank) with plenty of help if it's new for you. We hope to see you there.
Cooroy State Primary School Hall, Cooroy
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