David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture, returns to the state where the movement began for series of presentations in Launceston (May 18th) and Hobart (May 25th).
Based in some of the history and research from his groundbreaking, recent book, Retrosuburbia: The Downshifters Guide To A Resilient Future, David will be presenting Aussie St: Our Shared Suburban History and Future, which tells the story of how Australians have lived their lives from the postwar era, through decades of rising affluence and lifestyle change up to today, and what we can do to flourish in the future.
Aussie St is a permaculture soap opera, made real by masterful storytelling that sounds a warning and clarion call for direct action on the home front. The presentation is also a window into the rich palette of design solutions and tips that Holmgren has explored throughout his celebrated career.
David’s work is rightly revered around the world, and has changed many thousands of lives.
Come and be inspired by his unique vision during this rare visit to permaculture’s home state of Tasmania.
Launceston event on May 18, 2019. Get tickets here.
Hobart event on May 25th, 2019. Get tickets here.
Katie returned to Tasmania in 2010 after living in Perth, WA, for ten years. She now can’t imagine calling anywhere else in the world ‘home’. Residing on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, Katie is especially interested in Permaculture in suburban properties. Hoping to someday own goats and chickens, she currently navigates (with varying success) the household and gardening challenges presented by an energetic and curious young canine family member.
Katie is responsible for our monthly newsletter, as well as liaison with our Permaculture Tasmania ‘locals groups’, including looking at setting up a locals group in the Hobart/Eastern shore area.
Our *wonderful* membership officer Amy has been working on additional membership benefits with different partners. We are *thrilled* to announce a new member partnership with Apiwraps Beeswax and Kitchen Wraps.
“Apiwraps Beeswax Wraps is a business built on a firm foundation of quality, ethics and care and they are committed to a sustainable and useful alternative to plastic food storage. Apiwraps Beeswax Wraps are a healthy, eco-friendly, sustainable replacement for plastic wrap. They are handcrafted in Australia from local beeswax and GOTS Certified Organic cotton along with natural pine resin and organic coconut oil and packaged in hygienic recycled paper envelopes.”
Permaculture Tasmania current financial members will receive a *generous* 15% discount on purchases from the online store including the multipack specials (and excluding subscriptions). To access your discount code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (with the subject line – membership officer).
Check out the website for more information: https://www.apiwraps.com.au/
Wrap up of previous events
It’s been a busy October with a range of *fabulous* activities in the North and South of the state. Permaculture Tasmania was an exhibitor at the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo in Launceston on October 13th speaking to thousands of folks during the day, including Costa from Gardening Australia.
We also partnered with Sustainable Living Tasmania and Milkwood Permaculture for a *fabulous* Author Q&A and book signing. We talked and tasted wild foods and seaweed, meeting current and new members and learning lots of new recipes for items growing wild in our backyard and community.
Events Coming up
- North East Coast Break O’Day Permies catch up, St Helens (PT)
- Natural Tomato and Garlic Organic Farm tour and social picnic, Selbourne (PT)
- Seed Freaks – Tomato Seedling Sale (Rare & Unusual Heirlooms) and farm tour, Surges Bay.
- Huon Locals farm tour and social gathering, Franklin (PT)
- Seed Freaks – Tomato Seedling Sale (Rare & Unusual Heirlooms) and farm tour, Surges Bay.
- Building with Bamboo workshop by Bamboo Van Diemen, New Norfolk
- Intro to Beekeeping, Glengary and Beaconsfield (PT) – bookings essential as numbers capped for safety.
- Introduction to Permaculture workshop, Beaconsfield – bookings essential as numbers capped for safety – email@example.com
- How to get the most out of Solar, Sustainable Living Tasmania, Hobart – RSVP essential.
- Real Skills 4 Growing Food, Glaziers Bay, Good Life Permaculture – Bookings essential.
- Cob building workshop, Glen Huon. – sold out
January 18th – Feb 1st 2019
- Permaculture Design Course, Good Life Permaculture, Dodges Ferry – Bookings essential.
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It’s a busy month coming up for the Permaculture Tasmania Committee and members with a *huge* variety of events coming up.
Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Satellite events: Community composting with Costa
There are a variety of community composting gatherings in Mayfield, Pioneer Park with Costa from Gardening Australia.
Thursday 11th October, Launceston
Friday 13th October, Launceston
Permaculture Tasmania will be an exhibitor at the Expo all day, and also running a free compost demonstration. Check out the variety of different workshops, displays and activities as part of the Expo here: https://www.facebook.com/TamarNRM15/ Come down and say hello!
Milkwood Book Q&A with author Kirsten Bradley, Milkwood Permaculture, Hobart
Permaculture Tasmania and Sustainable Living Tasmania are *thrilled* to bring you this event to be held at Sustainable Living Tasmania,Hobart on Thursday 18th October.
Solar panels – Sustainable Living Tasmania
A variety of talks on Solar panels in Hobart and Launceston are occurring during October with our member, Sustainable Living Tasmania. Check out details here: https://www.slt.org.au/events
Thursday 18th October, Hobart
Coordinated by Permaculture Tasmania and Sustainable Living Tasmania, this is a fabulous opportunity to meet Kirsten Bradley from Milkwood Permaculture and like-minded folks in Tassie for this *awesome* Q&A/meet the author event.
Kirsten Bradley + Nick Ritar left the city to start a small farm called Milkwood 10 years ago, with a dream of living simply and within their means. Since then, they’ve been growing food, cultivating community and sharing skills for down-to-earth living wherever they’ve lived or travelled. Kirsten and Nick are passionate about re-skilling households and communities to create resilient, low-impact and positive futures that are accessible to all. They currently live, grow, forage and keep bees on a small permaculture farm near Daylesford in Victoria… [Continue Reading Here for More Information…]
And it’s a wrap! The 2017/2018 Permaculture Tasmania AGM was held today (22nd Sept) combined with a social gathering and Permaculture property tour of *fabulous* Elvenhome Eco Farmstay in Weegena, NW Tassie.
A *huge* thank you to Graham for hosting us – you can check out more about his property here: http://elvenhomefarm.com.au/
Thank you to everyone who attended today and our *wonderful* outgoing Committee members Nick Towle, Celia Leverton, De Crompton and Heather Gaia Thorpe. A special mention to *superstar* Celia who is a founding member of Permaculture Tasmania and has been on the Committee since 2005!
Please welcome our new and ongoing Committee members for 2018/2019 (and thank you to the new Committee in advance for your work in advance!):
Kym Blechynden, President
Amy Buettel, Membership
Kim Sanders, Treasurer
Claudia Vinson, Public Officer
Lisa Vogt, Secretary.
Come and join Permaculture Tasmania Committee members Kym and De for this *free* compost demonstration workshop in partnership with Beaconsfield House.
Learn how to use food scraps, green waste and other items you have in your backyard/house and turn into low cost goodness for your garden! Fun, informal and practical activity to give you the skills to get started with your own home or workplace composting with plenty of time for Q&A.
Date: Sunday 16th September 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm (times are approximate only and will be confirmed closer to the date)
Location: Beaconsfield Neighbourhood House, Grubb Street, Beaconsfield
This is a satellite event as part of the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo.
For more details you can check out the event page and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/271118763706545/
Not on Facebook? Then please contact Beaconsfield Neighbourhood House or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries and to RSVP.
Date: Friday September 21st 2018
Time: 630 pm (meals available for purchase from 6pm)
Location: Gunners Arms Launceston
What: These days you can wear it, walk on it, sleep under it and even drink it! Join us for an evening of debunking myths and demystifying your concerns about growing Bamboo and learn about varieties suited to a Tassie climate and their benefits.
This workshop will be presented by Geoff from Bamboo Van Diemen, Tassie’s only dedicated bamboo nursery in partnership with Permaculture Tasmania.
Free for paid Permaculture Tasmania members
$5 for non members to be paid on the night.
To RSVP or for more information contact email@example.com so we can keep track of numbers.
We look forward to seeing you there!