Permaculture Noosa--Sunshine Coast-Australia

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    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    Permaculture Noosa is an Incorporated Association formed to encourage and promote Permaculture within the Noosa area of the Sunshine Coast of Australia.
    Here members have stalls of produce and plants for sale.

    A seed saving bank is available to donate to and to access.

    We also have a library for members to borrow books that relate to permaculture.

    Every month an interesting speaker with a particular expertise presents to the group. As well, a member often presents a profile of a plant, its uses and how to grow and propagate it.

    The evening wraps up with supper and an opportunity to chat and meet other members. The public is welcome to come and hear the presentation at the meeting at 7.30 and join us all for supper.

    Members also participate in PET days which stands for Permaculture Energy Transfer days. This is a bit like a permablitz. We get together and help establish or just maintain gardens at the properties of members. This is a great way of learning permaculture techniques and when you’ve helped on 3 days you can have a rush of productive energy come to your place!

    We put out a newsletter liz hansons webonce a month for members and a skills register every year.We have many talented and skilled people in our group who can be contacted easily through this booklet.

    Members are also involved in establishing school gardens, promoting permaculture in schools. Teaching kids that healthy eating and growing your own food go hand in hand as well as providng a great outdoor classroom.

    A key event in the calendar and has been for many years, is the Nambour Garden Expo. Here Permaculture Noosa showcases a Permaculture kitchen garden, runs workshops and provides information to the public.

    Workshops and courses are also held continually throughout the year in community gardens and on members properties. These range from the full 72 hour Permaculture Design Certficate Course to specific courses on techniques such as composting and special interest courses like cheesemaking.
    next meeting 18 march 2010
    John Muir is a Maleny resident with a vast amount of permaculture experience. John will be speaking about ‘The History of Rice from Angkor Wat to the Sunshine Coast’. He is a passionate supporter of using rice as a replacement crop for the agricultural lands of the Sunshine Coast that once grew sugarcane.

    In April Phil Gale will be speaking about soils and in May, Geoff Lawton has promised to return for what should be another very informative and inspiring talk on world Permaculture.

    In June there is a special event as well as the meeting night. It is on the 1st of June with David Holmgren “Retrofitting Our Towns and Suburbs” It will be held at Noosa High School in Cooroy.

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