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by Jason Nicholls last modified Jul 08, 2013 07:20 PM

PermacultureWest

PermacultureWest aims to inspire and help people learn and use permaculture in their lives by providing you with regular e-news, magazine publications and free entry to presentations. To help support our activities then we encourage you to become a financial member - click the Join Now button for more information.

Transition Town online training starts 8 October

by Irma Lachmund last modified Sep 10, 2014 08:51 AM

Transition Launch Online is packed with imaginative ways to delve into the practice of Transition showing you how to set up, run and grow a Transition Initiative. It is also useful for people who have recently become involved in Transition and want to develop the essential skills and insights to help their Transition Initiative become a success.

Book now for Launch online beginning October 8th, 2014

Churchlands High School Fundraiser - Good2Grow

by Charles Otway last modified Sep 03, 2014 05:29 AM
PermacultureWest will be helping spread permaculture centric gardening advice and information on Saturday 6th September, 8am – 2pm at Churchlands SHS grounds, off Lucca St in the Good2Grow market place.

Churchlands High School Fundraiser - Good2Grow

PermacultureWest will be helping spread permaculture centric gardening advice and information on Saturday 6th September,  8am – 2pm at Churchlands SHS grounds, off Lucca St in the Good2Grow market place.

For more information on the event, full details are featured in Weekend Notes here. Or head to Churchlands SHS P&C website here.

Apart from being a garden products based fundraiser there will be lots of stalls and information from the following groups. We look forward to meeting some of your there.

The Mindarie Regional Council will have information about composting, wicking beds and other ways to deal constructively and productively with your household waste.  

You will get the chance to see the new City of Stirling bin set up and have a chance to ask questions.

Plus a lovely activity….make a pot, plant a pot. Which can then be taken home to plant with your new soil and fertiliser and mulch!

Kim Frankowiak will have his Worm Farms if you would like to purchase one or talk about yours!.  He is great to have a chat with about many things waste.  There may even be a chance to win a worm farm!

Permaculture West will be have lots of information and ideas.  Charles Otway and his team will be able to answer your burning questions.  And Carole Gorby will be around to share her love of spiders with the curious among you!

Environment House will also be set up to chat, bringing along their collection of items that ‘do it better’. Go in their draw for a great prize!

Stay tuned for more info!

The Great Bee Cull - Fundraiser

by Charles Otway last modified Aug 25, 2014 08:58 AM
12 September 2014 - A live hypothetical about bees, sharks and overreactions

The Great Bee Cull (Fundraiser for the Environmental Defender’s Office) - We invite you to join us at the Great Bee Cull fundraiser (www.trybooking.com/flfw)

Come along for a great evening of entertainment.

A live hypothetical about bees, sharks and overreactions

Every year 10 innocent Australians die from bee stings
But it was after the tragic death of a good looking and very popular 24 year old hiker that the Premier knew he had to protect the community from these predators.

So, he announced a series of “Parkland Bee Management Zones” with baited nets in popular urban parks. Inspired by Geoffrey Robertson, Strictly Hypothetical uses fictional scenarios to explore real world issues. Join our live, unrehearsed panel with MC Elisa Williams.

Our panelists include:
Dr Martin Drum - Lecturer in Politics at Notre Dame University
Natalie Banks - Founder of No Shark Cull WA
Catrina Aniere - CEO of Millennium Kids Inc
Tiffane Bates - Apiary Manager at Centre for Integrative Bee Research

Tickets $30, $25 concession online. Book a table of up to 6 for $140. Or $35 on the door.  Book via: www.trybooking.com/FLFW

Join us for a great night out and help support the Environmental Defenders Office (it's legal aid for the environment)

Food and drinks available

For more information, contact Majella 9221 3030


https://www.facebook.com/events/704632879602816/

Sponsorship and Fundraising Donations Discussion

The Environmental Defender’s Office is planning a major fundraiser for 12 September 2014.

The Environmental Defender’s Office (www.edowa.org.au) of Western Australia (Inc) is a non-profit, non-government and politically independent community legal centre, specializing in public interest environmental law. It’s legal aid for the environment! Their services include:

* Providing community group and individuals with legal advice and representation on environmental issues
* Promoting environmental law reform
* Undertaking community legal education

The EDO had all their Federal funding cut without warning just before Christmas last year. For this reason, fundraising is essential for the EDO to continue to provide free legal services and to undertake litigation to protect WA’s unique environment.

Our major fundraiser for 2014 will be ‘The Great Bee Cull’ event on Friday 12 September.

Please consider supporting this event with your donations and come along on the night. It would be greatly appreciated if any bulky donations could be delivered to the Environmental Defender’s Office WA (Inc) Suite 4, 544 Hay Street, Perth. However, if this is not possible for you, we will make an alternative arrangement.

Vouchers or small items can be posted to the above address too. Feel free to include any promotional brochures you would like displayed.

I can be contacted on 0422 460 598 or jane@learningfundamentals.com.au if you would like to discuss this further.

Regardless of whether you can help with a prize, we invite you to join us at the Great Bee Cull fundraiser (www.trybooking.com/flfw)

More information from Jane Genovese, Fundraiser Coordinator
EDO WA, M: 0422 460 598

Two Interesting Opportunities from Warwick Rowell

by Charles Otway last modified Jul 23, 2014 10:26 AM
Meat Pigeons setups, Rocket Stoves, Masonary stoves and DIY Electric Energy Devices. There is not much the Warwick Rowell has not done in his many years living and teaching permaculture. He is looking for others to get involved in the Dunsborough locality permaculture venture.

Domestic Meat Pigeon system for offers.

After eighteen years we are reluctantly giving up our meat pigeons, and want to pass the system on to someone.

Pigeons are a great source of meat; they breed almost year round, they are very hardy, their manure is the highest in N and P, and they taste great!

Available near Dunsborough are 14 birds (if you are quick!), watering system, two galvanised bins for feed and grit, with some contents.

A separate sale might be one or two cages; inspection might is needed, as they would need careful handling and relocation.

Contact Warwick at 0447 994 885 or warwick@warwickrowell.com

Research/Experiment opportunities - LOOKING FOR SOME INTERESTING TECHNICAL DESIGN WORK?

Four projects are underway that could benefit from YOUR knowledge, skills, and involvement.

Rocket Stove Erica Ritter

Your involvement could contribute to a project for a Diploma in Permaculture, a building block of your learning, part of a degree programme, and could even make some money!

1.  Building a low rpm generator/motor for a domestic flywheel electrical storage system.

2.  Building an ultra-efficient stationary rocket stove.

3.  Building two ultra-efficient masonry stoves.

4.  Building an ultra-efficient barbeque.

Rocker mass heater


I am happy to provide some funding, a strategic resources depot for some materials, a 4.9 star venue for meetings and overnight stays, my research to date.

I am seeking collaborators for prompt but thoughtful action: I can not do it all myself!

Expressions of interest to warwick@warwickrowell.com please.
Which project is of interest, what knowledge and practical skills do you offer, etc.

Memberships Renewals and Payments

by Charles Otway last modified Jul 23, 2014 08:06 AM
Thanks to those already renewing their membership and supporting us financially this year.

This is just a short notice to thank the 40 Paid up waged and non waged members who have already gone to renew their membership details here - http://permaculturewest.org.au/membership/membership-form , and putting the membership fee payment through.

Our Enews and email list goes out to almost 1000 homes now so its great to be having so much impact and helping create and building stronger communities in WA. We have helped set up and advise many community gardens this year, and a WA seedsaving hub is in the pipeline.

Our No 1 aim is to keep everyone connected, so while we would love your financial support to help cover our website, PoBox, Public Liability Insurance, event props and equipment and other costs, we mostly want you to get you connected and involved.
Join the committee, a community garden, local gardening group or your local permies - http://permaculturewest.org.au/community/local-groups  and make the most out of permaculture in WA.

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