This Month’s Meeting
This Month’s Meeting
Thursday 16th April 2015, 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start.
at AT COOROY MEMORIAL HALL,
Permaculture Noosa meetings are FREE and open to the public. Beginning at 7pm with a Marketplace where members share their surplus home grown produce by giving, exchanging or selling it, the meeting starts at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm. Cooroy Memorial Hall, Cooroy (next to the RSL)
Wicking beds- What has worked best for Mark
Mark Fry has his own wicking garden beds and has succeeded in growing an abundance of food despite the long dry spells we have experienced. Mark will explain how his best working beds have performed and how they operate.
Basket making from nature
Pauline Chant was taught by her mother and she made her first basket when she was nine years old. Her work today is the very embodiment of sustainability. Most of Pauline’s weaving material is sourced from her own property or local area and sometimes she calls on other gardeners to part with their prunings for her basket making. In recent years Pauline has dabbled in other mediums for her work, including paper, clay, kelp, bark, fabric, wire and plastics and recently has found that using permaculture plants such as vetiver and lemon grass is another new avenue to pursue for her baskets and papermaking.
Pauline has led classes and workshops in basket making over several years locally and at “Gatherings” and also on visits to Fiji and Hawaii.
For the meeting Pauline will bring a variety of completed baskets to show, and talk about the different weaving techniques, where the material was collected and how to harvest, prepare and store the fibres. A variety of materials to will be used to demonstrate how to construct a small garlic basket at the meeting.
Pauline will be holding a free two hour workshop at the Yandina Community gardens on the 19th of April at 9.30 am.
Keeping your seed varieties pure: How to prevent cross pollination
A presentation by Elisabeth Fekonia an award winning, accredited permaculture teacher on how to do correct seed saving to keep varieties pure. Elisabeth holds regular classes on all thing permaculture and will explain how to keep your seed varieties pure for true to type seed.
(The two last topics were deferred due to cyclone activity cancelling the February meeting)
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