This month’s guest speaker is Luke Halling. Luke joined us at Club Night as well and gave us an insight into the very tiny world of BUGS! From Thrips and Flies to Beetles and Mealybugs we learned that not all bugs are bad and what to do if they are. At Club Day, Luke will be taking us on a tour of the gardens and answering any questions you may have. Bring along any bugs you catch from your garden for a bit of ‘show and tell’. Luke will try to identify the bug and give you some tips!
9am: Seed Savers – If you have never joined in before, this is a wonderful chance to learn how to save seeds, process and store them. An ancient practice in a modern world!
10.00am:Garden Bug Tour – Luke is an Entomologist with 20 years of experience in agricultural, forest and environmental pest surveillance, insect identification, training and advice on behalf of the Federal Government. Luke travelled extensively for this work across northern Australia and our External Territories, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Solomon Islands and East Timor. He has taught entomology in Laos, studied honeybee behaviour in Thailand and discovered new species of insects in Australia. He now resides on the Sunshine Coast. Lukes email is [email protected]
11.30am: Harvest Swap – Bring along any excess home grown produce, or even some homemade or home baked goodies, to swap for something else! If you don’t feel you have anything to contribute, your presence is enough. There is always an abundance of produce for everyone to share.
Tea And Coffee: – Available throughout the day for a gold coin donation to Permaculture Noosa.
If you’re new to permaculture, and have questions about the ethics and principles, members will be available to wander through the gardens with you and answer all your permaculture questions!
Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there!
October Club Day Recap
October Club Day was also our AGM, and we had a few surprises. Our speaker for the day Cr Tom Wegener from Noosa Council, spoke about Food Security, Climate Change, The AgriHub project and rallying the troops to get involved. He then nominated himself for President and it was a resounding YES from the crowd. Welcome Tom! We then had a few people (inspired by Tom’s speech I suspect) nominate also. So, we now have a full committee of committed volunteers all excited about the Garden, the Club and the New Year. Welcome all!
Here is an image of the Committee for 2022
From left: Liz Webb – Secretary, Sandra Guy – Vice President, Deborah Quinn – Treasurer, Cr Tom Wegener – President