E-News – February, 2023

Welcome to February 2023 edition!

Kaya! We are in Bunuru, the hottest time of the year and the season of coastal living and fishing time. Our theme this edition is the Ocean. It is also known as the season of adolescence when many youngsters are leaving the care of their parents and heading out into the world. I have two juvenile male western greys that boldly pass close to the house every evening before visiting my vegie patch, needless to say I am planning a re think on security!

It’s a busy time for events and I have curated a selection. There seem to be some issues with Facebook and I apologise if links don’t work.

Enews will now be coming out every second month, expect the next edition at the beginning of MAY. Soon there will be some polls on our Facebook page for you, the reader, to have a say about what goes into the enews.

March the 19th is Sustainable House Day and there is lots on offer, check it out here.

Hold the Press!! PermacultureWest is planning a mini festival for International Permaculture Day on Sunday May 7th, with a theme around food security in urban areas. If you would like to be involved as a stall holder, activity presenter or volunteer, drop us a line at convenor@permaculturewest.org.au.

Enjoy reading!

Anne Warman

Anne grew up in Adelaide and moved to Perth in May this year. From a young age she had a love of nature, affinity for growing things, and passion for protecting the environment.

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Marine Permaculture – Kelp Platforms

You may have heard of Marine Permaculture on films such as 2040. Find out more on Climate Foundations website which has a short video and information.

For a deeper dive into marine permaculture, check out this video with Dr Brian von Herzen on Morag Gambles Masterclass.

Use and value diversity

The teeming zillions.Two species of shrimp-like copepods, 1 to 2 mm long, are perfectly adapted to life in a rainwater pool along with other microfauna. Although closely related they all thrive together because each combs the water.

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Learn more about Copedods.

Care of the Oceans

Chapter 9, Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow

Reignite your love of coastal ecosystems!
This chapter is found in the Ecological Literacy section of the book and gives the reader universal language to talk about.

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Build A Low Cost Wind Turbine

4 March, Earthwise, Subiaco.

I’ll be showing you how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using $20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools.

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Enhancing Land Stewardship of Small Properties

11 March, Kalamunda

Chris Ferreira will lead the half-day, face-to-face, workshop and provide high quality information on managing your property sustainably.

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Thinking Green: Healthy garden soils

15 March, 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM, Beechboro

Join Martina from Dandelion Permaculture to learn why healthy soils mean healthy gardens. Free Event.

Register here.

Formidable Vegetable at Freo Social

19 March 5pm

A special family matinee show from 5pm for the kids and another later on for the weekend dance-party warriors! Special guests, The Witchy Djypsies & OKTO.

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PermacultureWest Online Compost Workshop

19 March 10am

Join Robyn Brown, from Waste Is My Resource, to learn about easy ways of composting. She will present a slide show of various forms of composting.

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Rehydrating Your Farm Landscape

21 March Introductory Workshop and 2-Day Bootcamp, Boyup Brook.

Join the Mulloon Institute’s Lance Mudgway to learn how Landscape Rehydration help retain water on farms, repair salt and …

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Blackwood Regen Fest Taster

25th March, Bridgetown

A fab day of all things in the environmental space, finishing off with a bush dance at the rec centre. Find us, Blackwood Permaculture, on Facebook.

Hami-Hill Sustainable Home: Eco-Apartments

26th March, Tours from 10am.

Join Chris Ferreira at the The Forever Project’s recently completed Hami-Hill Eco-Apartments. Come and experience this exceptional sustainable infill project.

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Harvesting Seaweed

Since Bunuru is the the time to be at the coast, I thought you might enjoy some articles on seaweed. Check out this harvesting guide by Milkwood and a great WA article based in Geraldton.

David Holmgren on Marine Permaculture

Brian Von Herzen of the Climate Foundation coined the term ‘marine permaculture’ to describe systems to grow kelp forests that can be harvested for food, feed and fertiliser, sequester carbon and create habitat to support thriving and diverse fish populations.

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New Discussion Paper

Wellbeing Economy, Doughnut Economy, all those different frameworks out there – how do they fit together? The shared focus has 3 headlines that you may be familiar with.

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PIP Magazine

Have you picked up your copy of the newest issue of Pip? Or received your copy in the post?

What you’ll find inside…

Discount code PCWEST10 for members; claim your discount now!

1 day Introduction to Permaculture, Perth

18th Mar 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the WA Museum Boola Bardip, Gaia Permaculture is delighted to offer this CBD based workshop at a reduced cost for participants.

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Part-time PDC with Permaculture Educators Alliance

Part-time Permaculture Design Course (PDC) delivered over ten consecutive Wednesdays throughout Term 2, 2023 finishing on 28 June 2023. Join us for an inspiring, practical and life-changing experience.

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