Each month we aim to provide interesting guest speakers who present a wide variety of topics related to permaculture and ideas worth sharing. If you have heard an inspiring talk that you think would be enjoyed by our members, or you have a subject you would like us to cover, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your ideas.
Coming up this year:
Previous Guest Speakers
Our founder Geoff Lawton gave a great talk to a packed hall on our Club Night.
You can listen to his Introduction talk HERE.
Geoff then spoke for a while then played a video of the progress that has been made at the property in Jordan.
You can watch his excellent “Behind the Scenes” video HERE.
You can listen to his before and after talk HERE.
Kath Manuel from Soil to Supper gave us a great presentation called “Gardening through Life’s Ups and Downs”.
You can listen to her presentation HERE.
October 2019 – The Living Classroom
Aaron Mears, Dan Deighton and Vanessa Scofield get together to teach Permaculture in Schools.
Using special gardening techniques they teach students how to design sustainable vegetable gardens, how to grow their own produce and how to cook delicious food. You can view their presentation video HERE.
September 2019 – Herbal Extravaganza Night
Our first guest speaker was Heidi Merika who gave us an informative talk about herbs in your garden.
“Leave the weeds! Wild herbs in your garden.”
You can listen to her presentation HERE.
You can view her presentation HERE.
Our next guest speaker was Lisa Delanoue who gave a great talk about chickens and her herb garden.
Herbs & chickens, how they benefit each other in a Permaculture garden.
You can listen to her talk HERE.
Q & A Panel with the above speakers. You can listen HERE.
Our first guest speaker was Chris Kirkpatrick who told us about his trap for Cane Toad tadpoles.
You can listen to his presentation HERE.
Our first guest speaker was Sue Anderson from our Seedsavers group who talked to us about ‘planting by the moon’.
You can listen to her presentation by clicking HERE.
You can view her planting by the Moon information sheet by clicking HERE.
Our main guest speaker was Stuart Andrews who gave us a great introduction to ‘Natural Sequence Farming’ and offered a great solution to land management in Australia. You can listen to his presentation by clicking HERE.
You can view his presentation by clicking HERE.
Graeme Sait, Nutri-Tech Solutions, gave a great talk about “The Secrets of Growing Super Food”. You can view his slideshow HERE.
Aaron Mears – ‘Lulu’s Perch’. To listen to his talk click HERE.
Find out about Aaron’s wonderful permaculture YouTube video blog.
Bob Cameron, Rockcote. To listen to his talk click HERE.
What happens when you base a business organisation on permaculture principles?
Helen Andrew – Spare Harvest : Social Permaculture. To listen to her talk click HERE.
Kelvin Nielson – Creating a Butterfly Garden and Habitat. To listen to his talk click HERE.
For more information about Kelvin & Amelia Neilsen and Cooloola Nature click HERE. Many thanks to the Cooloola Nature group for supplying this information.
Mel Hobbins – Preparing the garden for Cool Season Veggies.
To listen to his talk click HERE. You can view his presentation HERE.
Morag Gamble – Permaculture in East Africa. To listen to her talk click HERE.
Svenning Prytz – Keeping Native Bees.
To listen to his talk click HERE.
You can view his visual presentation HERE.
Elisabeth Fekonia – Community Gardens. To listen to her talk click HERE.
In 2020, our committee aims to focus on positive solutions that we can all try, to better look after ourselves and our planet. We have invited guest presenters to write a short article in this spirit, and we will publish one each month. We hope you find them inspiring. [...]
In 2020, our committee aims to focus on the positive - positive solutions that we can all try, to better look after ourselves and our planet. We have invited guest presenters to write a short article in this spirit, and we will publish one each month. We hope you [...]
When permaculture meets the health system! – Graham Wilkinson & Christine Garsden This upcoming club night we will be treated to an inspiring talk from Graham Wilkinson and Christine Garsden about their mission to integrate gardening and the ever-important connection to earth at the Nambour General Hospital and across [...]
We are looking forward to an exciting club night in February and this month our guest speaker is Dan Deighton. Gardening has opened many pathways for Dan from planning & design, environmental restoration, community development and education and training. Dan has a degree in landscape architecture, a diploma in [...]
Nina is our second speaker for the September 2019 Club Night. Nina has had a rich and varied career spanning medical research, environmental research and presently, regenerative farming. At the farm, she manages the land alongside her partner Steve and together they raise beef cattle, a small flock of [...]
Our Guest Speaker for the July 2019 Permaculture Noosa Club Night will be Stuart Andrews of Forage Farms. Stuart is a farmer who has dedicated over 30 years of his life to understanding, practicing and teaching land rehabilitation techniques. Stuart was raised on the 1500 acre property “Tarwyn Park”, [...]
Our Guest Speaker for the 20th June 2019 Permaculture Noosa Club Night will be Sandra Tuszynska. Her presentation is titled "Fungi - the Superheroes of Our Future". Sandra Tuszynska is Woodfordia's Environmental Projects Officer and a soil microbiologist with a special interest in fungi and their wondrous mycelium. For [...]