A lot of people have heard about Permaculture and know it has something to do with gardening and growing organic food, but what else is involved?
The Permaculture movement has been around since the mid-seventies and is fast becoming a world wide phenomena. Bill Mollison, the father of Permaculture, envisaged a complete design system for sustainable agriculture from the farm, to the small holder, the urbanite and to the unit dweller. Everyone, no matter where they live can 'do' Permaculture.
More people than ever are starting to question their lifestyles, their state of health as well as the health of their local community and the environment. There is a definite yearning for a grassroots lifestyle that beckons more and more people to want to live a more sustainable life. Growing your own fresh vegetables, making your own bread and even learning how to ferment your food is becoming an ever more popular past time.
Community gardens are also becoming a very popular concept especially in the urban areas. These type of gardens give people a chance to garden, to learn about Permaculture and sustainable living and also foster friendships. Here at Yandina we have extensive gardens growing tropical vegetables as well as fruit trees and herbs and we always welcome any visitors or volunteers.
To help people learn a bit more about what Permaculture is about, a one day seminar is to be held at the Permaculture gardens in Yandina on Saturday the 4th of February. The cost is $15 per person for the day with morning tea provided and you can bring your own lunch. Bring a hat for the garden tour and demonstration. Starting time is 9.00 am and should finish about 3.00 pm.
Please phone 54 426089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and more info.
Programme for 'Introduction to Permaculture"'seminar- 4th February, 2006
9.00- 9.10- Elisabeth Fekonia Introduction and introducing Janet
9.10- 9.50- Janet Millington Permaculture Ethics, Principles and History
9.50- 9.52- Elisabeth Fekonia Introducing Leoni
9.52- 10.35- Leoni Shanahan Community Building in Schools
10.35- 11.00- Morning tea break
11.00- 11.02- Introducing James
11.02- 11.20- James Cutcliffe Producing Your Own Healthy Food
11.20- 11.22- Elisabeth Fekonia Introducing Mark Fry
11.22- 12.20- Mark Fry ' Garden Tour and Hands on Demo'
12.20- 1.00- Lunch break
1.00- 1.02- Elisabeth Fekonia introducing Tania
1.02- 1.30- Tania Coppel ' Living Within the Permaculture Paradigm'
(her own personal experience)
1.30-1.32- Elisabeth Fekonia introducing Liz
1.32- 2.30- Liz Hanson ' Making the Tree Change '
2.30- 2.40- Elisabeth Fekonia Conclusion and promoting workshops and courses
(This is a great chance to promote any Permaculture related business or issues, please feel free to do so.)
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