The South Melbourne Commons will run a sequence of permaculture gardening courses. Each gardening series will build on the knowledge of the previous and run over several weekends. This allows participants to better understand and try the gardening principles in their own garden. There will have a variety of other specialised gardening workshops at the same time. Discounts are available for members.
How can we meet our future energy needs, maintain living standards, safeguard our economy and combat climate change?
Award-winning research group, Beyond Zero Emissions, shows how the latest commercially available technology can move us towards a zero carbon Australia. For those new to BZE’s work, this talk will present important information for all Australians. For those familiar with BZE’s work, it will update you on its latest findings and activities.
WHAT: Be part of a new way of communicating and creating healthy communities sustainably with Robin Clayfield. This 6 day workshop on creative facilitation, interactive learning methods, personal empowerment and skill development is offered in conjunction with ELTHAM College. Designed for people involved in Permaculture, Community Gardens, City Farms and Transition Towns initiatives.
VENUE: ELTHAM College Seminar Room ELTHAM College 1660 Main Road, Research Melbourne, Victoria 3095
Climamania explores the emotional terrain of climate change through theatre and music. The project also has a special focus on highlighting climate justice issues – the way climate change has greater impacts on those who have least capacity to adapt and respond, including developing nations, Indigenous communities, asylum seekers and refugees, future generations and rural communities.
Launching the Climamania Project 6-10pm Sunday 18 March The Athol Gill Centre 100 Hodgkinson Street, Clifton Hill $25 full | $15 concession
The Yinnar & District Community Garden group is hosting a tour of Brushtail Bushfoods in Boolarra South (Gippsland) on 18 March 2012. Brushtail Bushfoods is a family owned company that sustainably cultivates, harvests and promotes native Australian bush spices - please see their website at http://www.brushtailbushfoods.com.au/.
This tour will build on our free March workshop on bush tucker, facilitated by local elder Doris Paton. The cost for the tour is $20 per head, which covers a walk round the property, tea, coffee, juice and a light snack of bush foods.
For further info please contact Rosemary Abetz-Rouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 5169 1621.
The next annual Autumn Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday 31 March 2012 at CERES Community Environment Park. Across our ten acre site there will be a range of activities and events that celebrate our community, our environment and our sustainable food systems.
CERES will also host a Harvest Festival Market, proving local people and businesses with an affordable, ethical and friendly way of promoting their produce and products within the village atmosphere of CERES. Would you like to take part?
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne,Victoria. Retrofitting the ... Or is there a way to make the suburbs sustainable? David ... He will show how household and community resilience can be stimulated in the face of these pressures.
The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary film program dedicated to showcasing ground-breaking documentaries about our global culture in transition towards a sustainable future. Melboune 11th - 19th Feb 2012
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world
WHERE: CERES Cafe at CERES Community Environment Park Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets Brunswick East VIC 3057 WHEN: 8pm Friday 27 January 2012
The Australian Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) interactive Consumption Atlas provides data about consumption by postcode and the environmental impact of that consumption. It calculates how much water and land is used, and how much greenhouse pollution is created, to support our lifestyles.
WHAT: Robin Clayfield's Creative Community Governance and Decision Making Workshop is designed to assist existing and newly-established groups to develop good governance and decision making processes essential to the growth of healthy group culture for long-term survifval of community projects.
VENUE: Van Raay Centre CERES Environmental Park Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets Brunswick East, Victoria 3057
Regular meetings: 1st Monday of each month 7 - 8.30. 28 Farnham St Flemington
February - a reminder that there are a couple of spaces left in the mindfulness course commencing Feb 10th - see soulkitchen flyer attached.
Sunday, February 12th - Check out how much food can be grown in a small back yard!! Drop in between 10 and 12 noon, meet Judi and see how she's transformed a small space into a productive food garden and restful relaxation area. Please rsvp via return email or phone Pat: 9372 1161.
Saturday, March 24 - Food Preserving Workshop with Farnham St Community Garden
Monday April 2nd - Similarities between Permaculture and Beyond Zero Emissions with Dan Harris from RMIT & BZE
Permaculture is a process for designing sustainable communities and is derived from permanent agriculture and permanent culture. Permaculture is a combination of traditional wisdom, modern science and technology and a detailed understanding of natural processes.
Permaculture provides practical solutions to current unsustainable living standards, generating life styles which minimise our impact on the environment.
Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and principles which can be used to establish, design, manage and improve all efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.
Our first 2012 course has already sold out, but we are now taking enrolments for an extra course, which will commence on Tuesday 7 February 2012
We are looking for volunteers to grow and supply produce for the first Home Harvest Regional Feast. The feast will be held in Eltham (Victoria), so anyone who can get there is welcome to take part. Sign up as a grower and receive a free seasonal meal created using Grower’s produce at the feast. All registered growers will receive a small gift of vegetable seeds.
Maribyrnong City Council has committed funding to expand the Braybrook Community Garden. The garden will be a safe and inclusive place to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, learn new skills and meet people. The garden will be designed and built over the next six months. You are invited to attend community meetings to discuss how the garden should be designed and developed.
There are three dates, and all will be held at Braybrook Community Centre.
Place: Braybrook Community Centre 107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook
This three day Earthship Biotecture Seminar will be led by Earthship creator Michael Reynolds and cover a wide range of Earthship topics both pragmatic and philosophical. Guest appearance and presentation by Martin Freney, PhD Candidate School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design University of Adelaide. Martin Freney will present scientific data to substantiate Earthship performance. Attendees achieve credit toward the Australian Earthship Biotecture Academy.
February 17th, 18, 19th, – 2012 Village Roadshow Theatrette @ State Library of Victoria
A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product. It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Australasia for the first time on Saturday, January 14th, 2012.
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