This Month’s Meeting
Thursday, 20th March 2014
Held at Cooroy Memorial Hall, on Maple St
INSECTS IN THE GARDEN A PERSONAL OBSERVATION
WITH MARIA PAGE
Insects in my Food Forest
Through the lens of a camera, I started noticing insects that I hadn’t seen with the naked eye. Once I saw what was living in the plants I was photographing, I then set out to seek out the amazing creatures that live in and support my garden and document them. I started researching to find out what they were and how they behaved. It changed my outlook on them and what I do about them in the garden.
Join me as I take you through some photos in my collection and share what I have learned.
Maria Page arrived from Perth, with her husband Neil 3 1/2 years ago. They were in search of a specific property with some natural bush and some cleared land to grow their own food and came to Queensland because of the high average rainfall they heard about. They moved onto their 15 acre property in Cootharaba just before the floods in 2010. They joined Permaculture Noosa to learn about growing food and connecting with people and haven’t looked back. Maria became the seed saver coordinator and treasurer for Permaculture Noosa.
Predator insects- your garden friends
by Elisabeth Fekonia
A power point presentation on recognising your friends in the garden plus tips on how to have a natural built in pest control system.
Elisabeth Fekonia an award winning, accredited permaculture teacher lives on her 6 acre property at Black Mountain and has been growing and producing most of her food for the past twenty years. Gardening organically has been a challenge at times because of pest invasions. Insects can destroy plants before they produce a yield and over the years much knowledge has been acquired on how to strike a happy balance.
by Kirsten Small
Kirsten Small is an obstetrician / gynaecologist who works as a lecturer at Griffith University. She has been building a Permaculture garden on a suburban block in Nambour over the past 5 years, learning from experience what works and what doesn’t. She has a PDC from the Sunshine Coast Permaculture Research Institute. Her interests include the importance of good nutrition for healthy pregnancy, and how you can meet these needs from your home garden while still having a life
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 guest speakers start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm. Held at Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy (next to the RSL).
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