The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast will be closed from Wednesday 19 December until Thursday 3 January. Please email us on info [at] permaculture sunshinecoast.org for enquiries or bookings during this time.
Our New Year’s resolution for 2013 is to share our Permaculture Demonstration site with as many people who want to learn as possible. To share our knowledge and to provide people with solutions rather than problems. To embrace and respect people’s differences, and to work with them to find their talents and passions. To grow more food and to cook and prepare more food from the garden for the students on the property. To enjoy and be thankful for every minute of life given to us. To surround ourselves with music, joy and happiness.
We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic 2013!
Northey Street City Farm….. a place for learning about living sustainably in the city
Position: Farming Manager
Hours: 24 hours per week
Pay rate: NSCF Award Agreement Manager Level, $24.80 per hour excluding entitlements
Contract Position: Permanent part time
Responsible to: Management Committee
The Farming Manager should have a proven strong background in practical Permaculture and organic fruit and vegetable farming (sub tropics), preferably having previously managed a team of people to develop a commercial market garden or orchards. They should have demonstrable experience in both managing day-to-day farm operations as well as driving medium-term strategic and commercial directions. Continue reading →
Permaculture Research Institute Australia has put together a question and answer forum and video, in which experts answer questions put to them by forum members. Find out more here: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/11/28/put-your-questions-to-the-experts-round-1-geoff-lawton/ for round 1 and here: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/12/05/put-your-questions-to-the-experts-round-2-geoff-lawton/ for round 2. Geoff Lawton from PRI Australia will be answering the questions for these rounds. There are links to the forums where you can ask your own questions for round 3!
Tom and I were absolutely stumped when we saw an ad on tv (we were away, we do not have television at home, so we are a bit out of touch in regards to commercial tv…). The ad was promoting a little gadget you put in a power point, which then regularly sprays “smell free” pesticide into your house. We were gobsmacked! Continue reading →
Permaculture Noosa is sponsoring an Introduction to Permaculture Course. This offer is open to the public; you don’t have to be a member of Permaculture Noosa. The course is taught by Tom Kendall, and is a great way to find out more about Permaculture. Whether you have just discovered Permaculture and would like to know more, or have been practising Permaculture but have never had any Permaculture education, this course is for you! Continue reading →