As you are likely aware, the Covid-19 Pandemic has restricted our ability to operate events, especially those with inter-state guests, over the past few years. Because of this, the Permaculture Tasmania committee has decided that we need to re-focus the efforts of the organisation towards local groups going forward, to provide the best support for our members.
If you’re interested in understanding more, or helping shape the future of Permaculture Tasmania, please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 4th September 2022. This will be held online and will start at 1pm. More details, including how to attend will be provided closer to the date.
Most of the Permaculture Tasmania committee has been refreshed during 2022 and we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new committee members and invite anyone interested to join the committee. Importantly, we are seeking a President and Membership Officer to join the committee.
The President will be responsible for leading the committee through this period of transition, including chairing committee meetings. The Membership Officer is responsible for managing our membership base, including working with partners that provide membership benefits.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Alexia Thomson, our outgoing Membership Officer, for her outstanding contribution to the committee over the past 2½ years. Her experience and thoughtful approach will be sorely missed, and we wish her well in her endeavors going forward.
Permaculture Tasmania is both proud and excited to announce we are a major production partner for the upcoming documentary, Reading Landscape with David Holmgren. You can find out more about the project at its dedicated website.
As a result of this partnership, members of Permaculture Tasmania will have access to
– Many hours of extended footage, including full interviews and site tours. – Stills and other production material. – The full version of the film itself, once it is complete.
We also have the honour of hosting the first public screening of the film here in Tasmania. Hobart location and date TBA (the film is still in post-production) but will be in the 2021/22 summer: Some time from November to January. We will, of course, keep you updated when we get precise details.
And coming up next month, we will have a live Q&A with David Holmgren and the filmmakers on Saturday July 10th at 7pm, delivers via Zoom. You can find the link to join at the Reading Landscapes page in the members area. (You need to be logged in to see it.) The replay will be made available after the event. And if you can’t make it but would like to ask a question, simply email PT and we will ask it for you on the call.
Thanks to everyone who helped pull this together. And a special thanks to Dan Palmer from Making Permaculture Stronger!
This year’s AGM will be graciously hosted by The Village at Triabunna. Find out more about this amazing facility at their website:
The date for the meeting will be Saturday, September 11th, beginning at 10:30am. Due to ongoing capacity restrictions, in-person numbers will be limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance at the AGM page in the members area of the website. (You need to be logged in.)
Tickets are $10 and include a locally catered lunch.
As always, there will be additional activities, tours and discussions included on the day, the details of which will follow shortly. But we wanted to get this message out to members as a ‘Save The Date’ because the 11th falls during the Great Eastern Wine Week so there are plenty of other activities to help you make a full weekend of it! (There will be PT members participating in some events on the Friday evening and the Sunday and we will stay in touch on this, too.
On the Saturday afternoon, Marcus Ragnus has offered to give Permaculture Tasmania attendees a private tour of the amazing, nearby Spring Bay Mill project.
This will be a horticultural tour of the market gardens, bee hive, commercial worm farm, nursery and native rehabilitation areas of the 43 hectare site. (It was once the world’ largest wood chip mill!) This event will carry an additional cost, but if you are interested, you can specify when buying your AGM ticket.