Green Home Project

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Green Home Project

PNB was awarded a grant form the Northern Beaches Council for 18 months for Greening Your Home. We launched this initiative in September 2017 and it will run till the end of 2018. Over the course of 18 months we have undertaken - repair cafes and DIY furniture repairs, home Eco Product making workshops, zero waste workshop, seaside foraging, and cob oven building. We held meetings on sustainable house design, wise use of water, living a low tox life, wild foods, Aboriginal foods, sustainable energy, and building with bamboo. We have also supported the annual sustainable house day in September.

In October 2018, we held a 400 person sold out meeting at the Dee Why RSL with permaculture founder David Holmgren speaking on his new book Retrofitting the Suburbs and with Costa Georgidias of Gardening Australia + local sustainable architect Joanne Gilles. Elle Sheather spoke on behalf of PNB green home project and Uncle Neil Evers opened the meeting with welcome to country. Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan also lended his support and spoke on the night. We also lauched a great new 4 page fact sheets on Greening Your Home.

We hope through our work on organic living, sustainable building, clean sustainable energy and technologies, and cutting down on toxic chemicals that we have inspired you to implement some of these changes in your lives!

GREENING YOUR HOME

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Your opportunity to shape permaculture on the Northern Beaches

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Your opportunity to shape permaculture on the Northern Beaches

Each year the team of volunteers that organise all of our PNB events are elected. This year our election date is Monday December 14th.  Anyone over 18 years can apply for one of the existing roles on the committee which can also be job shared. In addition to permaculture skills we need people who are adept in administration and organising skills. If you've been thinking about volunteering, now is a great time to contribute and help shape permaculture on the Northern Beaches.

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Guringai Festival

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Guringai Festival

About the Guringai Festival

Founded in 2001, the Guringai Festival raises awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region. The festival usually starts on Sorry Day, 26 May and goes through the end of NAIDOC Week, the second week in July each year. The festival involves Councils and numerous reconciliation and community groups. Events include workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films and talks.

To contribute to this initiative PNB are hosting a night on traditional Australian bush foods and medicines with Jess Sinnott of Koori Kinnections. This will be on Thursday May 31 at the Nelson Heather Centre, Banksia Room, 5 Jacksons Rd North Narrabeen at 7:15 pm.  PNB will also be organising  an Aboriginal weaving workshop with Karleen Green on July 21 at Narrabeen.  Bookings for this workshop are necessary - see our event listing on. 

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Guringai peoples on whose land we stand, we pay our respects to the Elders past and present.

 

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Member Survey

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Member Survey

Here's an opportunity to provide feedback on PNB events this year, and let the organising committee know what you'd like to see more of next year.

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