Permaculture Noosa is an Incorporated Association formed to encourage and promote Permaculture within the Noosa area of the Sunshine Coast of Australia.
Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at the Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy (next to RSL) at 7.oopm. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Here members have stalls of produce and plants for sale.
A seed saving bank is available to donate to and to access.
We also have a library for members to borrow books that relate to permaculture.
Every month an interesting speaker with a particular expertise presents to the group. As well, a member often presents a profile of a plant, its uses and how to grow and propagate it.
The evening wraps up with supper and an opportunity to chat and meet other members, the guest speakers and visitors.
Members also participate in PET days which stands for Permaculture Energy Transfer days. This is a bit like a permablitz. We get together and help establish or just maintain gardens at the properties of members. This is a great way of learning permaculture techniques and when you’ve helped on 3 days you can have a rush of productive energy come to your place!
We put out a newsletter once a month for members and a skills register every year.We have many talented and skilled people in our group who can be contacted easily through this booklet.
Members are also involved in establishing school gardens, promoting permaculture in schools. Teaching kids that healthy eating and growing your own food go hand in hand as well as providng a great outdoor classroom.
A key event in the calendar and has been for many years, is the Nambour Garden Expo. Here Permaculture Noosa showcases a Permaculture kitchen garden, runs workshops and provides information to the public.
Workshops and courses are also held continually throughout the year in community gardens and on members properties. These range from the full 72 hour Permaculture Design Certficate Course to specific courses on techniques such as composting and special interest courses like cheesemaking.
- To provide a sustainable alternative to ornamental gardens and monoculture, with edible gardens and farm designs; integrating crops and animals plus eco-friendly architecture and renewable energy systems.
- To provide the local community with information and guidance on sustainable living based on Permaculture Principles.
- To organise activities to fund the operation of the group; supply newsletters and provide access to plants and seeds.
- To provide practical education with hands on workshops and field days.
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