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by Jason Nicholls last modified Jul 09, 2013 03:20 AM


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.

Events for International Permaculture Day May 3rd

by Charles Otway last modified Apr 11, 2015 11:51 PM
Join Permaculture groups around WA on International Permie Day 2015 May 3rd as we present Permaculture in Support of Soil.

Join Permies around the state as we celebrate International Permaculture Day on May 3rd.

Gathering confirmed so far are in Bunbury (Details TBA shortly), Fair Harvest in Margs, and Perth at Stirling Farmers market.

Fair Harvest is putting on a awesome list of expert speakers so get yourself down there and support permaculture to support soil.

NPD2015 Poster

New Calendar web page to replace our old one

by Peter McMullen last modified Feb 14, 2015 08:49 PM
We have decided to merge our calendar events onto the very good and popular calendar of Perth Green Events. Please follow the link supplied to view it.

The Fesitival of Forgotten Skills - Margaret River

by Charles Otway last modified Nov 27, 2014 08:44 AM
Craft skills, food growing, resource management and farming. Whats old is new the age of cheap fuel is ending, and its time to learn to fix and make stuff again. Skill up at your leisure now, or your peril later

Craft skills, resource management and farming. Whats old is new.
Skill up at your leisure now, or your peril later.

For all the details head to Festival HQ - Fair Harvest.…/festival-forgotten-skills/

Timetable Subject to Change - We are reskilling people management to :)

The Program (start times only )

please remember it is subject to change

10am Wool spinning with Mrs Winkle

10am Bookbinding with Molly Coy

10am Ricotta cheese making with Ros Garstone

10am Spranging (predates knitting) with Jane morrow

10am Hat making with Pam Townsend

10am and 2pm Piano singalongs with Sue and co

10am Numerology with Alex Hawthorne

10am Orchard net repairs with Sandy Winkle

11am Weaving watsonia leaves into table mats with Catherine River

11am Scything with John Banister

11am Beekeeping with Luke Fulton

11am Life drawing with Anita and co

11am and 3pm Poetry reading with Miranda Aitken

11:45 Ginger beer making with Debbie Chambers and Nona

12pm Basket weaving with Cynnamon Aeria

12pm Hula hoop dance performance and workshop with Nicole Browne

1pm Grafting, budding and pleaching with Peter Coppin

1pm Ukulele making with Phil Anderson

1pm Herbal tinctures and potions with Rachel Pontin

2pm Weed identification with Charles Otway

2pm Horse hoof trimming with Caro Exner Seegar

2pm The Hoots brass festival band with Dave Rastrick and co

2pm Leather plaiting with Shell

Also (with no set start times) we have:

Splicing and whipping ropes with Jim Matan, facepainting with Peppa Lane

Painting honky nuts with Jules, Whip cracking with Stewart

Weaving bamboo with Bee, Stitching on Hessian with Gay Taylor

Holistic farming with Tahu

Cost ……. $20 per car

Time …….10am – 4pm

Dress…….in the sprit of things

Bring…….a picnic and picnic rug (though we will have food for sale as well)

Oh and don’t forget we’re having a fabulous sundowner  the night before featuring Charlie MgGee and Tony Lane……..

Sundowner Tickets $15 at the gate

What a weekend!

Transition Town online training starts 8 October

by Irma Lachmund last modified Sep 10, 2014 04:51 PM

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 01:29 PM
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!