We have had a great response to our last month’s work on spotlighting bees. The native bee workshop is nearly booked out for November 8th. Our primary school art competition in Warringah is well underway and this is the month you will need to encourage primary schools you are involved in to join!! It is a unique opportunity for the kids to learn about native stingless bees as a key species of our biodiversity on the Northern Beaches.
We have a special guest speaker to round off our year in the incredible Rosemary Morrow. Our final permabee as well as a microgreens workshop will be at Kimbriki Eco Garden on November 29.
Look forward to seeing many of you at some of the events below.
Elle Sheather for the PNB Committee
NOVEMBER 27 ROSEMARY MORROW - SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Rosemary is one of the pioneering women in permaculture. For almost 40 years she has extensively worked with farmers and villagers in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe especially in war torn nations such as Afghanistan, Bosnia and Cambodia. She has also developed her own rural properties in Australia as models of sustainable living. Rosemary teaches permaculture to permaculture teachers in an interactive and thought provoking way. She is the author of the Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture and the Earth user’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture.
Doors open 7:15pm for 7:30pm start Thursday November 27
Lakeview Room. Narrabeen Tramshed Arts and Community Centre, 1395 Pittwater Rd. Narrabeen
NOVEMBER 29 PERMABEE AT KIMBRIKI ECO GARDEN AND MICROGREENS WORKSHOP
Learn more about this unique permaculture garden in a practical way with a permabee (working bee). The garden also features aquaculture, compost toilets, straw bale building, worm farming and composting, and native bee hive. Followed by a FREE microgreens workshop with Ali Rutherford. Learn how to easily grow these nutritious, flavoursome super foods. Delicious light lunch included.
2014 PRIMARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION TO DESIGN A NATIVE STINGLESS BEE HIVE
Design a home (hive) for attracting and keeping native stingless bees that is suited to your particular school environment, taking into account the health, well being and longevity of the bees. The design plan can be on paper, board or digital. Entries need to be submitted by December 5th to Permaculture Northern Beaches PO Box 1145 Chatswood NSW 2067. Judging will take place on December 9th with PNB, community and Warringah Council representatives. To ensure any grade/level has the chance of winning consideration will be given to the age/grade level of each submission. Individual applications on behalf of your school will also be considered.
WIN A NATIVE STINGLESS BEE HIVE FOR YOUR SCHOOL!
To register your school’s involvement please contact our school art comp coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org Supported by Warringah Council Community Grant Program.
NOVEMBER 8 NATIVE BEE WORKSHOP
2:00-4:30pm Allyson Apt Native Bee workshop and hive splitting.
Places limited - nearly booked out. Learn in a workshop format about native bees and
Kimbriki Eco House and Garden, Kimbriki Rd. Terrey Hills 2-4:30pm
NOVEMBER 2 OPEN GARDEN MONA VALE
Super productive garden, home grown food and gourmet coffee. $5 all proceeds go to Fred Hollows Foundation. 2 Samuel Street Mona Vale.
Save the date
PNB End of year and Christmas Party december 18, 7:30pm
Feast and Quiz night, Lakeview Room, Tramshed Centre, Narrabeen.