Wednesday, 29 June 2011

July Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday July 5th from 7pm in the Eudlo Village Hall.

We'll screen the second part of Geoff Lawton's Introduction to Permaculture DVD and talk about the August meeting.

Remember to bring any goodies / produce you might have for the pre-meeting market - for sale, trade or give away.

And remember your gold coin donation for entry - we need it to pay the rent on the hall hire each month and to keep the group going.

See you there!


Monday, 20 June 2011

Woo Hoo - Isabell Shipard is back running workshops!

Renowned herb expert Isabell Shipard will be running a couple of workshops "How to be more self-sufficient" later this year in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast - so book in early to secure your place.

Her workshops will focus on how to grow a garden full of useful, hardy plants that will feed you and provide you with good health.

Two dates to choose from;
Friday 30th September or
Saturday 1st October

Visit Isabell's website here to download the flier and you'll also find all the information you need about how to book, costs, venue, buying herbs etc.

My advice? Bring a big notebook and some spare pens and maybe even a camera because Isabell's workshops are jam-packed with information and good ideas and you'll never remember it all!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Joel Salatin to visit the coast

Get in quick to see Joel Salatin while he's here on the Sunshine Coast.

Just been announced that he'll be at Beerwah on Friday August 5th - Joel is an amazing speaker and so inspiring. He will run a workshop - for farmers and the public - right here on the coast.

You'll find more information here,

Joel is a very well know farmer, author and activist.

His presentation here will focus on his farming practices and also how community and local farmers can link together.

Presented by ReGenAg, Food Connect, Sunshine Coast Council and SEQ Catchments.


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Permaculture Eudlo markets

Last night's meeting went very well.

Our markets have come into their own - people bought along a whole range of goodies to sell and there were plenty of give aways too.

Left - potted up permaculture plants for sale - Vetiver grass, comfrey, ginger and curry leaf tree.

On the give aways table there were Lemonade fruits, lemons, glass bottles, star fruits, and bags of curry leaves - below right.

Our planned DVD didn't work out due to 'technical' problems - instead we voted to watch Geoff Lawton's Introduction to Permaculture Design DVD.

We watched the first half and we'll screen the second half at the July meeting.

The DVD features many Sunshine Coast permaculture properties, so it was nice and local.

There was also local raw honey for sale, homemade soaps, locally made beeswax polish and Isabell Shipard's famous Herb Book.

Other freebies included huge clumps of healthy Galangal, Cassava cuttings, and turmeric.

There was even Yakon to try. Plenty of people left with bags filled with freebies and new plants for their garden.

And we're hoping our next meeting in July will bring even more goodies from members gardens for the market stalls.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday July 5th - markets start at 7pm and the presentation will start at 7.30pm. We meet in the Eudlo Village Hall on Rosebed Street, Eudlo.

Monday, 6 June 2011

June meeting

Join us tomorrow night - Tuesday June 7 - from 7pm in the Eudlo Village Hall (Rosebed Street Eudlo) for our regular monthly get together.

Things kick off at 7pm with markets stalls - there will be permaculture plants, local raw honey and local handmade soaps for sale among other goodies.

From 7.30pm we'll be screening a DVD on subtropical soils and then there's time for a chat and a cuppa afterwards.

Gold coin donation on entry and gold coin donation for supper.

If you are interested in permaculture and positive change, please come along

Thursday, 2 June 2011

June Permaculture Presentations

Got a problem with pests? Council libraries are running a series of talks throughout June on Permaculture Pest Management strategies.

You'll find all the information, times, dates and locations here and you'll need to book through council's website too.

If you'd like to learn how to set your garden up in a way that will reduce pest problems, book in and come along to one of the talks.

The talks are presented by Permaculture Eudlo member and local permaculture teacher Sonya Wallace.