Guest Speakers

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 president@permaculturenoosa.com.au and share your ideas.

Coming up this year:

August 2019

  • Luke Huntley, Noosa Snake Catcher
    Preparing for Snake Season

September 2019

Herb Extravaganza!

  • Heidi Merika
    Leave the weeds! wild herbs in your garden
  • Lisa Delanoue
    Herbs & chickens, how they benefit each other in a permaculture garden
  • Nina Saxton
    Commercial herb growing from a permaculture perspective

We will finish the evening with a Q+A session with each of our presenters on the panel

October 2019

  • For our AGM, special guest speaker Geoff Lawton, who founded Permaculture Noosa in 1994

November 2019

  • Cath Manuel, Soil to Supper
    (to be confirmed)

Previous Guest Speakers

August 2019

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 main guest speaker was Kylie Carr and her husband who gave a great talk about their organic farm ‘Bunya Grove’.
You can listen to their talk HERE.
You can view their presentation HERE.

July 2019

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.

June 2019

Sandra Tuszynska gave an amazing talk about “Fungi – the Superheroes of Our Future”. You can view her slideshow HERE.
You can listen to her talk, click HERE.

May 2019

Graeme Sait, Nutri-Tech Solutions, gave a great talk about “The Secrets of Growing Super Food”.    You can view his slideshow HERE.

April 2019

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?

March 2019
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.

February 2019
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.

January 2019

Wayne Oldham – Herb Robert. 
To listen to his talk click HERE. You can view his visual presentation HERE.
Tom Kendall – Permaculture in Action.  To listen to his talk click HERE.

November 2018
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.

Nina Saxton from Banyan View Farm

September 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Heidi Merika

September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Our Guest Speaker for the September 2019 Club Night will be Heidi Merika. Heidi's topic will be 'Leave the Weeds! Wild herbs in your garden. ' Heidi has been teaching workshops on wild plants for the last 5 years. She has recently completed a book on this topic due for [...]

Stuart Andrews

July 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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”, [...]

Sandra Tuszynska

June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]