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A history of achievements

It’s hard to believe but twenty-one years ago Permaculture Noosa Inc. had its humble beginnings at its first public meeting held at the Nippers’ Club in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Geoff Lawton started us off and has been an enthusiastic supporter ever since. He is now our patron.


The group has many fine achievements. Our strong points include regular monthly activities, the well-attended evening meeting held in Cooroy on each third Thursday, a permablitz at a member’s property and our PDF newsletter, the Permanews.

We have also helped other groups and community gardens get started, providing design advice , helpful workshops and often volunteers. We’ve run and been involved in many environment festivals plus garden and sustainability expos including the very successful Future Ready Expo.

Many people involved with Permaculture Noosa have come and gone over the 21 years, with some of the original members still with us.

Gala dinner planned

On the 15th of August we are celebrating our 21st anniversary by having a grand dinner with special guests, Geoff and Nadia Lawton and many members from the past. All of our former presidents and office bearers are invited to come long to meet and reminisce over old times.

An enjoyable evening of fine food, music, comedy and guest speakers is planned.

Qld-Home-Garden-Expo-display-PAEntry to the event, sponsored by Permaculture Noosa, will be $10.00. Entrance for those traveling  a long distance to the event will be free. Billets with members will be arranged if accommodation is  required.

A DVD on the history and characters of Permaculture Noosa is being compiled to show on the  night.

People are invited to submit any photographs and written material they may have about their  involvement with Permaculture Noosa, its members and events, whether it’s a set of property  ‘before and after’ photos or a short video.  Photos and documents in digital format would be  preferred.

Contact info

For more information and to submit archival materials please contact Mark Fry:

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