Listed below are events we will be holding in the future that have been listed from our Facebook site. We hope you can join us and make these events memorable and successful.
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|Nov 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM – Dec 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM||Mount Burrell NSW||5 Day Agroforestry Intensive with Bunya Halasz|
|Oct 10, 2020 and Oct 11, |
|Kunghur NSW||Weekend of Foraging “Foraging for Useful Plants” is a weekend foraging adventure.|
|Sept 10, 2020 9:00am To Sept 11, 2020 4:00pm||Alstoneville NSW||Spring camp out at Namabundah- plant + build + sing|
|June 15, 2020 AT 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM||Online Event||Rainbows and unicorns: the joys and challenges of cohousing|
|May 2, 2020 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM||Nimbin||Nimbin Seed Exchange|
|Apr 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 11 AM||Online Event||Harvest Exchange|
|Mar 28, 2020 at 10 AM – Mar 29, 2020 at 4 PM||Nimbin||Natural Dyes|
|March 27, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM||Online Using Zoom||Online Crisis Gathering of Food Growers & Permaculturalists|
|March 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM||Nimbin||Crochet Shoe making|
5 Day Agroforestry Intensive with Bunya Halasz
Nov 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM – Dec 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Mount Burrell, New South Wales, Australia
Hosted by Sam Parker-Davies
5 day submersive Agroforestry course with Agroforestry legend Bunya Halasz. Bunya is a well known figure in the Northern Rivers for his incredible work promoting and demonstrating replicable agro-ecologies. Through this course we will follow Bunya as he turns a dilapidated macadamia orchard into a thriving, highly productive food forest. 5 days of devoted hands on work will take us from a monoculture to a thriving, diverse and productive agroforestry system. There will be 2 short sessions of theory everyday with one led tour of a local forest, local plant ID and observation, enriching shared understanding of ecological function and principles of evolution. Come ready to rise early and work for the establishment of a regenerative system. Bring work clothes, water and a community spirit.Schedule: The starting time will be agreed upon as we arrive. The earlier the better in my opinion, as the days get hotter and the light gets longer it would pay to work on either side of the midday with opportunities for resting, swimming and walking through forests at the hottest point. We will try to make our theory sessions closer to this hot point to save on valuable outside times but if this doesn’t work for people’s intake of the theory we’ll simply adjust. No point having melting brains stopping learning. There’ll be opportunities to work through the whole day until dark for those ready and willing to push themselves. There’ll of course be many other things to do in the ephemeral micro community that will be created in this course. If at some stage you would rather chop wood, cook, garden, light fires, play music or rest that is of course for you to decide.Accommodation: For this course there will be opportunities for camping onsite, with very limited vehicle access, and limited spots. If you would like to camp onsite, email me – firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll let you know details. Whether you’re camping on or off site, please come fully self-sufficient in food and water with plenty to share. Those camping onsite will need to carpool. If you are sleeping in a van make sure to have stow aways upon arrival. We’ll make an email thread so that you can organise who you’ll be smuggling. If you want to camp off site there is plenty of accommodation options in Mount Burrell, but we recommend these 2: http://www.findacamp.com.au/camp-site.php?
The silk Pavillion is not far too, and sounds very comfortable.Cost/Booking: $500. To reserve your spot email email@example.com and further booking details will be forwarded. The admission cost can be paid in installments, and is part-payable in bulk tree seed or tree stock. Booking for this course and the prior permaculture design course at the same location, with Sam Parker-Davies and Ground Up Australia, valued at $800 is available at a $1000 deal. If you want to attend but there’s something stopping you, get in touch and let’s see what else we can figure out.
Link to Permaculture Design Course: https://www.facebook.com/events/3757894530887261/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22create_dialog%22%7D]%7D
Covid Details: We will be navigating restrictions and legal requirements for the greatest comfort of all those that attend. If you have specific requirements of how that looks for you send us an email so that we we can make sure we’re all on the same page. As the course unfolds we’ll find a common culture of respect for each other’s boundaries and expectations so that we can create a good space for all.We look forward to working with you,
Weekend of Foraging
Oct 10 at 9 AM To Oct 11 at 4 PM
Tickets · Free – $275.39
Tickets from Eventbrite through the facebook page for this event
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/2647318395596771
“Foraging for Useful Plants” is a weekend foraging adventure.
This weekend workshop is an in-depth look at local plants and their many uses.During this hands-on workshop you will learn how to identify edible and useful plants, how to sustainably harvest, prepare and use them in a range of ways.You can attend one day or both. (Either Saturday or Sunday can stand alone)The workshops run from 9am until 4pm Saturday and Sunday.On this journey you will discover over 100 wonderful plants for edible, medicinal and other uses.Day 1- Saturday [Wild Edibles]The focus of our first day is Edible plants.
Includes Native bushtucker found right here on site in a bushland environment
Common garden and pasture weeds
Introduced/ naturalised shrubs.
We begin by taking a foraging walk through the bush and back along the Tweed river. We will be out walking and talking for about 2 hours so make sure you bring drinking water and a pack. (The walking component is only about 2km…there is lots of stopping and learning along the way.)
You will receive plant-id handouts to help you forage at home
Learn about deadly/ harmful plants and the dangers of incorrect identification
Learn to identify and correctly prepare plant material.
Sustainable harvesting practise, how to collect plant material from native bushland without having an adverse effect on the environment.
After morning tea we talk about edible weeds of the garden and pasture and harvest some to bring back for a delicious wild-harvest afternoon tea.
In the afternoon session we cover a huge range of coastal edible plants and end with an informal info sharing session and talk about great books and other resources to extend your knowledge about foraging.Day 2- Sunday [Foraging for plants for Cordage, Fire and Other Uses]The focus on Day 2 is Foraging for plants for uses other than food.
Plants for cordage, plants used for tinder and for making fire drills, resins, fish poisons, weaving, dying and more.
Learn how to process and store them
Make cordage (string) from locally harvested plants
Hand craft a primitive fire lighting kit
Learn to create fire by friction utilising the tools you make
Make a pitch stick from local plant resins, this is basically a old form of a hot glue gun. This resin mix can be used for countless applications many of which will be demonstrated on the dayCostWeekend of Foraging $260 +booking fee
Foraging for Wild Food (Saturday only) $ 150 + booking fee
Foraging for Useful Plants (Sunday only) $150 +booking feeCourse includes
all tuition and course materials
tea and coffee
free camping for those attending both daysBookings essential, Limited positions available.
***Camping available, meal Saturday night available for campers. (Please indicate when booking if you will be camping or want to order a meal)
Spring camp out at Namabundah- plant + build + sing
Sep 19 at 9 AM – Sep 20 at 4 PM
Alstonville NSW 2477,
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/781352879265483
Here comes the sun! Join us to celebrate Spring Equinox under the stars in Bundjalung country. We will be planting, building, camping and having a merry ol’ time.Saturday will be a day of building. On Sunday the Growing Roots peeps will also be there planting in the regenerative agroforestry plot on site.When: Saturday 9am- Sunday 4pm (come for just a day if you like).REGISTER FOR DETAILS AND SO WE KNOW WHO’S COMINGCOST: Free. Lunch provided. BYO breakfast and a plate to share for Saturday night. We’ll crank up the BBQ too.
A $10 donation towards food would be greatly appreciated. Bring some snacks to share if you can.Max 20 people. Register here:https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdAp8BKgBk…/viewform…
Details: We will be at the Farm at the invitation of the Bundjalung Tribal Society, who we are delighted to be building with.The Namabundah Farm is an agroforestry project where bush foods meet regenerative agriculture . It is the lush creation of the Bundjalung Tribal Society, Growing Roots Permaculture, Ethos Global Foundation and Hungry Earth Ecology. The toilets we’re building will be at the site of a future camp kitchen. This will be used in future to host young Indigenous rangers participating in planting weekends and community wanting to learn about growing native bush foods.Thanks BTS for inviting us onto your beautiful country.NOTE: we can only take a maximum of 20 volunteers for this weekend.What to bring: Safety shoes. Yes really. Ok fine well don’t say we didn’t tell you. Sun protection. Tools if you have them (charged up and ready to go, yo!)
Rainbows and unicorns: the joys and challenges of cohousing
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by Cohousing Australia
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/282008049657333
Webinar Series 2020: JUNE
It’s not all rainbows and unicorns: the joys and challenges of cohousing.An online get together where three (TBC) cohousing communities share the challenges and joys of cohousing.Creating an intentional community can be hard work. What are some of the learnings from three groups that have built an intentional cohousing community. What has kept the group together? What is the glue? What are the unexpected things that have made communities come unstuck or caused tension? What are key ingredients to resolving conflict and restoring trust?Via Zoom: Register below
7:30pm (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney)
Monday 15th of JuneWe will create a poll in the discussion tab so you can add your questions.Thank you
See you soonTime to register!
Register for our next webinar.Cohousing Australia Webinar – 15 June 2020It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns – The Joys and Challenges of Cohousing CommunitiesRegister to attend this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZYof–srDkqHdGqI5UcpM2l…After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Nimbin Seed Exchange
May 2, 2020 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM
7 Sibley st, Nimbin’s Sustainable Living Hub
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/569533663676685
Bring along locally grown non-hybrid veg seeds and cuttings of useful plants to swap or share. Especially looking for medicinal and culinary herbs to add to our recently prepared ‘Tea Garden’ bed
Mar 28 at 10 AM – Mar 29 at 4 PM
Permacutlure College Australia – 74 Cecil Street Nimbin NSW
Hosted by Permaculture College Australia
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/601924583935777
This is an in-depth course. Skills will be shared on how to extract natural dyes from plants, and how to fix these dyes with natural mordants, plus making patterns with resists and woodblock printed mordants. Produce a range of vibrant colours: gold ,red and blue.
Online Crisis Gathering of Food Growers & Permaculturalists
March 27, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Zoom meeting (https://zoom.us/j/381136681)
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/287668412200540
Call-out to Naarm/Melbourne-based food growers, permaculture designers and community organisers…The crisis period we’re about to enter calls upon us to pull together as a community to offer mutual aid and support where we’re able to. The skills and knowledge of permaculture design, food production and community building we’ve been developing over the last 40 years put us in a unique position to offer help and affect positive social changes during crises.If there was ever a time to pull our organisations, community groups, small business’ and projects together into a coherent movement of mutual aid and permanent cultural change, that time is now!This crisis gathering is a preliminary attempt to bring together people from a variety of sectors within the local food movement and permaculture community to establish communication channels that can lead to the development of local and state strategy and coordinated community resilience to the COVID-19 crisis.The various projects and activities this group could help coordinate include:- crisis permaculture and gardening education.
– organising food gardening in streetscapes, public and private lands.
– ramping up volunteer participation in established local food production systems.
– supplying seeds and seedlings to individuals and communities.
– begin working with councils and government to open up more space for community gardens and food production once the crisis lessens.
– develop strategies and systems for land reclamation and redistribution.With crisis comes opportunity, but without strategic organisation and a coordinated effort amongst likeminded groups and individuals, our efforts could amount to little once the crisis ends and business-as-usual resumes. What our culture has been doing till now has been killing the planet. How we rise out of this crisis will affects all generations of life to come.If you’re not sure what you’ve got to contribute in this space, but you’d like to see what emerges from a conversation around all facets of regenerative culture, feel free to zoom in.The slogan, ‘permaculture is revolution disguised as gardening’ has never been more meaningful.We hope to meet you all on Friday at 6pm.Here are the details of the zoom link (https://zoom.us/j/381136681).Please let us know if you need help to download and use the zoom app.
crochet shoe making
March 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
7 Sibley St, Nimbin NSW 2480.
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/2533677383566924/
2 day workshop learning to create your own simple crochet shoes- your own design, materials provided. Bookings essential $35
January 18, 2020 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Hosted by Jo Nemeth
Go To Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/564177994425259
Come along and join us to talk retrofitting our homes (and lives) for greater resilience and emissions reduction, following the lead of permaculture cofounder, David Holmgren, and using his book, Retrosuburbia, as a source of ideas.