Each fortnight we’ll provide a wrap up of some of the fabulous activities our PA members are involved with – noting there are many, many more!.
We’ll include a selection of media articles, new book releases, blog posts, videos and events to name a few.
Got some great items to share? Send them to email@example.com so we can include next fortnight.
Dr Ross Mars has released a new book called Life in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom. This practical handbook guides teachers through the basics of garden design and maintenance, while providing opportunities for students to explore and contribute to a thriving ecosystem.
With many PDC’s postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions until further notice, Meg McGowan, Permacoach has generously released a free Play along Permaculture Design 4 part blogpost with bonus client interview template. Find out more about Meg and read the blog posts here.
In the news
Hannah Maloney from Good Life Permaculture is interviewed here on Crisis gardening: the Australians creating sustainable veggie gardens during Covid-19. You’ll also see Hannah back on Gardening Australia again on 8th May 2020, can’t wait!
Limestone Permaculture in NSW were featured on the cover and article of The Land: Smart Farmer (see above) talking big rewards from permaculture farming and in the new Happen Films Permaculture stories here
Not one, but *two* fabulous books by PA member were featured in the Guardian Newspaper article Tree Change Manuals Five Books to make you a better gardener, cook and recycler! Retrosuburbia by David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator and Milkwood, by Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar both topped the list of fantastic books to read this winter to equip you with new skills to make positive lifestyle change.
If you’re looking for reasons to be hopeful, this conversation with Brenna Quinlan on the Futuresteading podcast will provide a lifetime’s worth here
Formidable Vegetable have teemed up with Spoonbill to release a brand new track, Climate Movement here. In their own words, “its has a serious vibe, but with a message of hope and goes hand in hand David Holmgren’s book, RetroSuburbia”. You can also register for a *free* online tiny house online gig this week with Formidable Vegetable here – see you there!
Join Morag Gamble from Our Permaculture Life everyday in her garden for another Live at 5. Each day she explores a different plant, including shifting the way we see a plant and the different edible components.
Brogo Permaculture Gardens is now a 25 year journey on 11 acres on the Far South Coast of NSW. It’s where we created a home to nurture and raise 5 wonderful children as well as the base for our permaculture business. Every year we have Open Days so 1000s of people have come through with most for the first time, seeing what this ‘permaculture thingo’ is all about……a starting point to hopefully explore more. The past 18 months have been challenging with severe drought and then firestorms impacting the Bega Valley, and now a pandemic. Focusing on a positive note, we decided to pull together a virtual tour with a series of clips replicating an actual Open Day presentation as we walk viewers through the property. Here are the first two parts of the tour.
Disclaimer: Each fortnight we will feature different highlights from our professional and organisation Permaculture Australia members. This is not a definitive list and we know there are *lots* more great activities occurring too! If we’ve missed you or you hear of something great, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org