Dear all,

Please find below our activities for February 2015 ranging from a start-up permabee to a long awaited aquaponics presentation.  This year we are including beverages and light snacks during and after our monthly presentations, giving you a chance to mix informally with our guest speakers, one another, and chat with PNB committee members to hear more about our work.  Next month and to introduce the Living Skills component of our work, we will also supply what the Chinese have termed ‘the immortal elixir’, Kombucha and the Tibetan equivalent Jun.  These are healthy probiotic drinks that we will teach you how to make in a workshop in March.

Coming up in the year we will be having a bush tucker month in April and a Fair Share Forum in May.  Stay tuned for more details.

Finally we do appreciate your membership and special thanks to those of you who are both old and new members.  Your donation helps us put on the monthly events through expenses, hall hire and other fees. To join please go to our website or sign in desk at our meetings.

Please spread the word by distributing the flyer attached though your networks.

We look forward to seeing you on February 26th and at some of the events below.

With best wishes,

Elle Sheather
For the PNB Committee
PNB Coordinator

PERMABEE -  SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8, 10am  Brookvale


The first permabee (garden working bee) of 2015 involves transforming a backyard lawn into a shared permaculture garden with raised beds and permaculture zone features. Help new members get their first permaculture garden started. Donations of vegetable seedlings are particularly appreciated. To lend a hand and for further details please contact:



Floyd is an experienced permaculture designer and teacher who has worked in many parts of Australia with indigenous and local communities to design and operate resilient food systems. Floyd also worked as a permaculturalist-in-residence at Soneva Kiri in Thailand, establishing tropical market gardens and extensive aquaponics systems. For many years he has worked and studied in the field of Conservation and Land Management, Natural Area Restoration and Horticulture. He has also worked as Milkwood Permaculture’s Farm Manager. We are happy to bring Floyd to the Northern Beaches.

Lakeview Room, Narrabeen Tramshed Community Centre, 1395 Pittwater Rd. Narrabeen


Wanting to know more about permaculture in a two day crash course over a weekend on the Northern Beaches?

If you are interested in sustainable ways of living, a healthy lifestyle, growing your own food and organics this interactive course covers the core principles of Permaculture design. You will learn how you can use them in the creation of practical, functional and enriching living spaces. You will leave looking at the landscape in a completely different way!

Kimbriki Eco House and Garden, Kimbriki Rd. Ingelside. Places are limited for bookings and  Tel: 0417241371

Cost: $290 for members and $335 for non-members, pensioners and concessions available.


Our summer photo competition is in full swing. This is an opportunity to contribute some beautiful images that capture permaculture principles from your home, balcony, garden, neighbourhood or nature.  You can vote for your favourite photos by clicking like and/or leaving a comment. Your photo could be included in the 2016 Permaculture calendar.  In addition, first prize is a permabee at your home, second prize is a tiered herb garden and herbs courtesy of New Leaf Nursery plus a bee hotel, third prize is a PNB gift pack including our t-shirt, canvas shopping bag and a 2015 calendar.


The North West Environment Centre and the RESEED Centre are hosting the 2015 Australasian Permaculture Convergence on Tasmania’s NW Coast.  “ Honouring the past, Transforming the Future” permaculture is going back to Tasmania to mark its 40th anniversary. For further information:


- Permaculture Northern Beaches


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