Permaculture Northern Beaches explores interesting topics. This month’s meeting, next Thursday evening 26th April, from 7.15pm has a focus on wise water use covering greywater and rainwater in the urban environment.
There will be two speakers.
John Caley, environmental engineer and principal of the consultancy, Ecological Design, who provide independent sustainable building design advice. John will take you through working out which system is for you; the regulations on grey water; how much water your roof can collect and give you some inspiring tips to save water at your place.
With so many properties still off the sewerage system on the Northern Beaches; this project has some great ideas that could be scaled up or down.
Hear from Rodrigo Miranda, a young Brazilian architect, recently moved to Sydney, about the Caxixe Project, a pilot project for low cost alternative sanitation for the Community of Alto Caxixe, Espirito Santo, Brazil. The objective of this project was to treat the waste water contaminating the ground and local fresh water. Grey and sewerage water, are taken through a bio-digester, bio-filters, wetlands, water plants tanks, fish tanks, gardens, horticulture and bamboo farming, providing bio-gas, food and a source of income for the community.
7:15 PM at Nelson Heather Centre, Banksia room, 5 Jacksons Road, North Narrabeen. Entry is by donation, all welcome!!
We also have a swap table for any items from your garden or home or items to reuse for others. There are organic teas and coffees available, bring a plate of food to share.