May was an exceptional month for us all at Permaculture Northern Beaches (PNB). Last Thursday we held our Q&A forum on "What is Real Sustainability" in a world where this word has become diluted. In addition to a team of 4 panelists we had David Holgrem Skype in from rural Victoria to give his perspective on what having a "Fair Share" really means today, speaking as an original designer of the permaculture ethics and design principles. We launched our own Twitter feed @permacultureNBeaches on the night.
Earlier in May we held the EcoFestival with many hundreds of you attending on International Permaculture Day, May 3 at Ingelside. We have held a spotlight on indigenous food and medicine from April to late May.
This month, as the nights get colder, we are having a film and soup night on June 25 with the newly released eco-documentary "Inhabit". This will be our last session at the Narrabeen Tramshed for some months until refurbishment is completed mid-2016. We will be from July 23 just north up Pittwater Rd at the Nelson Heather Community Centre.
Come help us celebrate June 25 at the Tramshed at Narrabeen while watching the award winning documentary "Inhabit".
Wishing you all a happy Earth Day on June 5,
Elle Sheather for the PNB Committee
Permaculture Northern Beaches Coordinator
THURSDAY JULY 25 FILM & SOUP NIGHT
NEWLY RELEASED "INHABIT: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE"
The internationally acclaimed film "Inhabit" has been taking the US by storm and is newly released in Australia. Come along to the see film, discuss it with like minded people, and enjoy some soup on a winter's night.
"Inhabit" explores the many environmental issues which are facing us today and looks at the solutions that are being applied through permaculture design. Permaculture uses principles found in natural ecosystems to help shift our practices from destructive methods to regenerative. Filmed mainly in North America, Inhabit provides a close up look at permaculture practices and peoples from rural, urban and suburban landscapes.
Doors open at 7:15pm at Narrabeen Tramshed Community Centre, Lakeview Room, 1395 Pittwater Rd Narrabeen. $10 for guests, $7 for members. Supper and large swap/ fair share table on the evening. ALL WELCOME!
This will be our last night at the Narrabeen Tramshed before we move our monthly education nights to Warriewood so come and celebrate with us!
SUNDAY JUNE 21 AVALON SOLSTICE FROM 5:45AM TO 6:00PM
Join in the activities from yoga on the beach at 5:45am to food demonstrations, lantern making and parade, poetry, street performers, sustainability workshops and more. PNB will also have a stall there on the day in Wickham Lane. Drop by to say hello.
SATURDAY JUNE 6 EARTH DAY HORNSBY
If you wish to travel further afield Hornsby Council who helped us with equipment for our EcoFestival are having free workshops, live music and market to celebrate Earth day on June 6 form 10am-4pm at Hornsby Mall. Topics range from edible gardens in small spaces to eco cleaning products to Sydney Wildlife Society speaking on flying foxes. For further information: hornsby.nsw.gov.au/wed
INDIRA NARDOO GROWING FOOD IN SMALL SPACES "THE EDIBLE BALCONY"
PNB Education Night and Markets
at Nelson Heather Community Centre 5 Jacksons Rd. corner Pittwater Rd. Warriewood
Indira is an author, journalist and television presenter, passionate about small space gardening. Her first book "The Edible Balcony", an urban farming cookbook has been reprinted four times and is to be found on bookshelves around the world. Plus indoor market wirth sustainable living products for sale.
WE ARE MOVING!
The Tramshed Community Centre is being refurbished for around 9 months or more so we need to relocate for this period. From July 23rd onward we will still be holding our monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month at the same time, 7:15pm. We will be moving not too far away at the Nelson Heather Community Centre 5 Jacksons Rd. Warriewood (corner of Pittwater Rd at Warriewood Square turn off). We will keep reminding you of the move up Pittwater Road in July.
“THE GRAPEVINE” DISCUSSION FORUM
Join in on our online forum http://www.permaculturenorthernbeaches.org.au/forum/ You can start up your own topic for information or questions. We also have a new Living Skills section on our website.
PNB ON TWITTER
PNB is now also on Twitter @PermacultureNB See the tweets about last week's Fair Share panel and Skype with permaculture co-originator David Holmgren.