What a fantastic day!. We certainly celebrated International Permaculture Day in style:
This beautiful clear morning, people kept rolling in at Graeme and Barbara's place with a slight delay. What a fantastic example of a sustainable house design. The native garden shows how a block of grass can be turned in such a wildlife habitat paradise in just 6 years and all of that without using any water!
On we went to Selena and Chris' where Amelie was busy selling home made soaps and cup cakes (it was hard to tell which ones were looking more delicious!). The garden was a magnet for visitors and left many leaving inspired and energised. I don't need to tell you what a permaculture paradise Selena's place is with everything useful and/or edible on her steep block. The new aquaponic system is a great example how to beautifully integrate sustainability into ones home.
What a crowd at New Leaf! Our very own Dan gave the talk of the day with his 1 hour presentation on native bees. The audience got bigger and bigger and many went up to Dan afterwards to have a one-on-one chat. Dan is leading out native bee project, so if you want to get involved, just let me or anyone from the committee know.
We finished the day at The Loft and Lounge at Cromer. Distant sons rocked the venue and Costa Georgiadis from ABC gardening Australia helped the kids to cut the official IPD cake. We had a great time mingling and meeting old friends and making new ones and it was a hard gig to get everyone out the door because no one wanted to leave :)
Wow, what a day!
A huge THANKS to all the great PNB members who tirelessly helped to make this day happen. We reached hundreds of people from near and far today and PNB can be proud of that achievement.
- IPD Committee
Find out more about International Permaculture Day including national and international events on http://www.permacultureday.org