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North West Permablitz – Smithton!

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North West folks – this one is for you! We have our first Blitz for the North West to be held at Bron’s place in Smithton – huzzah! What a great way to celebrate the end of Autumn before the long winter months, get involved with community, meet some fabulous folks and learn about Permaculture.

Designer and Facilitator: Cabe MacKenzie
Host: Bron
Permculture Tas support: Kym D Blech

Date: Saturday 20th May
Time: 10am – 4pm

The event is FREE with a fabulous design by Cabe including a mandala design with a herb spiral in the centre, using Toby Hemingway’s ‘bomb proof’ sheet mulching techniques to build the mandala garden beds! See you there!

Please let us know if you are keen to be involved and share the event with your NW networks. You can find the event listed on Facebook. 

Contact: kym.blechynden@utas.edu.au for location and for more information.

See you there!

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Annual General Meeting news

(Note: this post was first uploaded to the previous Permaculture Tasmania website on 9th Oct 2015)

G’day folks! It’s Oberon here, I was elected president at Permaculture Tasmania’s Annual General Meeting held on 26th September 2015. Firstly, I would like to offer a sincere thanks to outgoing committee members James DaCosta (outgoing president) and Blake Harder (outgoing public officer) for their sterling efforts. The new committee arrangements are Kym Blechynden (vice-president), Penny Milburn (treasurer), Celia Leverton (public officer), Claire Burnet (secretary) and Kerri Gill (ordinary committee member) – congratulations to all new committee members and I look forward to working with you!

Just a bit of background about me, for those of you who I am yet to meet – I have worked for state governments in Victoria and Tassie in a range of biodiversity conservation related jobs for the last 14 years, and nature conservation remains one of my passions. I’ve completed a PDC with Good Life Permaculture and permaculture teacher training with Rowe Morrow (via Good Life). I run an ethically-based online retail store called Spiral Garden with my wife Lauren, and through that business we also offer an online permaculture-for-families e-course called Seedlings. My wife and I also home educate our three daughters from our somewhat-wild suburban block near Hobart.

I’m looking forward to committing efforts towards Permaculture Tasmania – I am particularly focussed towards connecting our members with each other and with permaculture resources and services they need, whether that be through social media or in-real-life connections, training workshops and/or permablitzes. If you are interested in assisting more with us then please do not hesitate to drop me a line via the contact form on this website. Cheers, Oberon Carter.