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Join Permies around the state as we celebrate International Permaculture Day on May 3rd.
Fair Harvest is putting on a awesome list of expert speakers so get yourself down there and support permaculture to support soil.
The link address is:
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.
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 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.
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.
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!