Courses/Workshops, DVDs/Books, Social Gatherings — by Leah Galvin October 18, 2011
Come along to our garden for our first showing of the Urban Permaculture DVD by Geoff Lawton, the director and educator of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia!
The movie will be shown in the 5 year old Permaculture Organic garden called Urban Eden along with a talk and questions and answers by Geoff Lawton. Urban Eden was built by volunteers with materials kindly donated from local businesses! Gold Coast City Council Organic gardening workshops and events have been held in the garden.
When: Friday, November 4th at 6pm
Where: Mandala Organic Arts Cafe and Organic Permaculture Garden, 2558 Gold Coast Highway , Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Cost: $12 each at the door
All Welcome, including kids!
This event is brought to you by Gold Coast Permablitz and Mandala Arts and supported by Life Changing Doco’s.
There is an organic dinner, drinks and delicious desserts available on the night. Mandala Organic Arts Cafe is run by Vlady and his family who support local farmers where possible….
Contact: Leah 0406 897 195 or leg30 (at) hotmail.com or www.facebook.com/groups/98790327155Comments (1)
Community Projects, Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Leah Galvin April 8, 2011
Coinciding with Australia’s National Permaculture Day, the Gold Coast Permaculture Group will host a Permaculture Skill Fair Day on May 1st, 2011. This event will incorporate fun, interactive and educational talks, workshops and stalls relating to permaculture, organic vegetable gardening and self-reliance. The goal for the day is to inspire, create connections and increase awareness for the people of the Gold Coast community.
Where: Three Worlds Community Garden
When: 10am-3pm, May 1st, 2011
The Gold Coast Permaculture Group is a non profit association, focused on building community capacity, education and sustainability. We have worked with the community garden groups, schools, workplaces and general public for the past 4 years. Our focus this year is to develop supportive partnerships with the schools of the Gold Coast.
Everyone is welcome!
We are also looking for people who would be interested in doing a talk, workshop or have a stall on the day…. Just let us know!
Gold Coast Permaculture Group
Phone: 0406 897 195
Email: leg30 (at) hotmaill.com
Community Projects, Education Centres, Land, Social Gatherings, Urban Projects, Village Development — by Leah Galvin June 4, 2010
photograph © copyright Craig Mackintosh
This Sunday, on June 6, 2010, Permablitz Gold Coast and Burleigh Heads State School are joining together to hold a working bee day full of vegetable gardening activities and odd jobs around the school. Come along for a great opportunity to learn skills in growing food yourself while making connections with your school and wider community.
On the day we will be putting in a 10 metre long mullet fish shaped vegetable garden from scratch. It will be a no-dig style garden straight on top of the existing lawn beside the school’s admin building. This will be the beginning of more vegetable gardens going in at the school.
Learn about where to start your vegetable garden using Permaculture principles with the support of friendly people from your local community. There will be free workshops on the day including worm farming and chemical free gardening. Lets show the kids how to make the connections between fresh, organic food and health! There will also be kids activities and BBQ on the day.Comments (1)
Community Projects, Demonstration Sites, Developments — by Leah Galvin December 30, 2009
Recently, The Panya Permaculture Project here in Thailand collaborated with Pun-Pun (an organic farm, seed-saving operation, and sustainable living and learning centre) to launch The Living Seeds Festival; an annual festival to celebrate biodiversity, sustainable living and community in northern Thailand.
The Festival included local organic food, organic seed exchange, massage and natural healing, and demonstrations such as natural building, earthen ovens, organic gardening techniques, appropriate technology and more…. The main aim of the Festival was to raise awareness on our present food crisis. The loss of food varieties (both in the markets and our diets), damage to land and soil (caused by conventional farming techniques), and the fragility of food security were just some of the many issues presented.Comments (2)
Community Projects, Developments, News, Social Gatherings, Urban Projects — by Leah Galvin November 17, 2009
We are having a Permablitz this weekend here on the Gold Coast, below are the details.
Event: Permablitz Gold Coast
Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: 9am onwards
Venue: Ingleside State School, 893 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera Valley QLD (15 minutes drive from Burleigh Heads Beach).
Details: Come along for a morning of gardening. We will be revamping the school’s existing garden beds and replanting. The school is super keen to get their veggie garden going! If you have any manure, compost, tools, and a plate of food to share… bring them along! There will be morning tea provided!
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Community Projects, Urban Projects — by Leah Galvin September 5, 2009
Hello fellow Permablitzers! This weekend we have another amazing Permablitz – this time at Stale and Caroline’s place in Parkwood! Come along… all welcome. Let’s have some fun in the garden!
We will be building four backyard garden beds for veggies. Come along to help and out and learn at the same time. The gardens will be the no dig style straight on to the existing grass backyard.
There are going to be paints and materials to get creative with in the garden, as well as music and sharing food together and a laugh afterwards…. Below is a list of materials that are still needed for the day. Bring along what you would like to share for the day or donate. Also, brng a plate of food or fruit to share! Lets aim for organic and local!
Please feel free to bring other materials you think will be useful.
Where: 7 Crampton Court, Parkwood (Just off Parkwood Blvd.), Gold Coast
When: 3-5pm, Sunday, September 6.
Contact details: here (PDF)
- Mulch…eg. woodchips, lawn clippings
- Tools – just to use on the day… rake, hoe, shovel, pick, hand trowels etc
It’ll be wonderful to see you there!