Last weekend PermacultureWest had its AGM at City Farm. Thanks to those of you that came along, presented your ideas and thoughts and support, and thanks to City Farm for a central venue and excellent market backdrop.
Have a look at the PermacultureWest e-news for October / November 2011. There's some great article once again including one on edible weeds! Please pass the e-news onto friends and other community networks - many thanks.
PermacultureWest has been invited by Conservation and Landcare to setup a sustainable living and demonstration food production oriented backyard to enlighten and inspire those looking to make lighter footprints on the earth. Working with EMRC we will be presenting talks/workshops daily every hour (9-4), and a visual and mental feast of sustainability, permaculture design and good ole fashion common sense ideas. See below for workshop timetables and backyard preliminary plans.
The 10th International Permaculture Conference (IPC 10) is about to begin in Jordan. While few of us have the opportunity to attend, like local permie Harry Wykman, they will be streaming the talks live and making them available for download later. This is great news for the rest of us!
Are you interested in local currencies and trading / bartering systems? Take a look at this video covering the Swan Hills Local Exchange Trading System (Swan-Hills LETS) for some more information. Also, the National LETS Conference is being held here in Perth by Swan-Hills LETS from Sept 9th through 11th.
Please find attached the Aug/Sept edition of the PermacultureWest community contributing newsletter.
How's this for a bit of mainstream coverage with a piece titled "The Permaculture Movement Grows From Underground" by Michael Tortorello appearing in the NY Times on July 28th.
We have yet more Perth Permies featuring on ABC's Gardening Australia program this Saturday July 30th. Please tune in to see Michele and Dario's fantastic edible garden. UPDATE: watch the segment here...
Sue Hartley, current PermacultureWest committee member, permaculture educator, and all round permie will be featured on this weeks (Sat 9th July) Gardening Australia program on the ABC. UPDATE: watch the segment on YouTube, read more below ...
Welcome to Winter Permaculture People! Please find attached the June/July edition of the PermacultureWest community contributing newsletter.
PermacultureWest will be attending Sustainability Day in Forrest Place and The Grove Water Wise Planting Day to spread the word and inspire people. Drop in, say hi and enjoy the days activities. UPDATE: PermacultureWest won't be able to make The Grove on Sat 21st.
Thanks to everyone who came down and to all those that helped organise another great re-skilling and community building event by PermacultureWest. Thanks to the Lockridge Community garden crew, and remember they are re-skilling people every week and hold workshops on the first Sunday of the month.
Sue has been busy writing to the local newspapers and politicians following the Population talk with Mark O'Connor. There's also been some recent commentary by Dick Smith touching on food security.
PermacultureWest cleaned out the association trailer and display cobwebs and headed out West, well South West, to Balingup to be precise. Carting a 1956 12 frame bee honey frame extractor, in a wooden trailer just added to the fun and unusual trip to Balingup. I even just missed a roo something that hasn't happened in the last 10 years of driving down to Pemby.
An interesting radio interview on the Bush Telegraph program from Apr 5th that's worth listening to.
The population talk by Mark O'Connor went off without a hitch on Wednesday evening thanks to the hard work of Susan Hartley and the rest of the team. The talk was well attended with Mark giving a us all plenty to think about.
Please find the latest PermacultureWest eNews below. The eNews is a community contributing newsletter designed to inspire and educate on Permaculture related topics. This month there are some great articles including such as Coppicing, a report on the recent Permablitz, and the launch of the WA Seed Saver Group.
Permaculture Australia Survey