This Sunday the 18th of April we will be rolling into Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens with more activities than you can poke a stick at (love that expression). From 9am we have a jam-packed morning that will flow as follows:

9amKathryn Roberts from the team at Subpod will share how below ground composting can help divert waste from landfill to feed the soil. Subpod is a worm farm that is buried directly into the garden helping worms and microbes do the work of converting food waste into nutrient rich compost.  Being underground, Subpod creates a natural environment for the compost worms and microbes. It is an aerobic system designed to eliminate smells, pests, and hard work of other composting solutions. In this 30-minute talk learn about Subpod’s design, its features and how it works to turn food waste into food for your plants! We will also be raffling a subpod worm farm at the end of the talk! Tickets will be available, $3 each or 2 for $5.

9.30amKumu Pa’a Kawika Foster is a traditional cultural practitioner of Hawaiian ancestry from the valley of Halawa on the island of Molokai. He now lives in Australia and shares the traditional teachings of his ancestors combining ancient wisdom with a modern approach and how traditional Hawaiian practices apply in our world today. In this 30-minute talk he will share how Hawaiians see their relationship to the natural world and the significance of Kalo – taro as an important ancestor in their culture.

10am(ish) A tour of the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens will begin! This has been advertised by our friends at Noosa Library and it will be a free tour (donations are always welcome). We will meander through the lush gardens, hear of the plans to come, the changes that have occurred and what we love about this space.

11am(ish)To wrap up the day we will be harvest swapping so please do bring anything you have in excess from your gardens, or homemade goodies to share! Anything that is left over at the end is free to be taken by anyone in attendance. Let’s think of it more as an abundance table!

We welcome everyone joining us from the Australasian Permaculture Convergence! Come and see our wonderful gardens, lovingly cared for by our volunteers, and hear about our future plans. New volunteers are always welcome in the garden. Come along to Club Day to learn more!