Our guest speakers this month are Guy and Toad from PermaQueer.
Right now, the issues of social cohesion, community wellbeing and resource distribution are more important than ever. With global pandemics, climate change and looming economic crisis we need to be critical of the underlying social patterns that led us to this place to begin with. How can we repair damaging systems? We understand how Permaculture works in the garden but how can we use it as a design tool for community organising, development, innovation, and care? We all benefit from better understanding and valuing the margins and edges in our communities. Inclusivity makes society more resilient.
Guy and Toad, co-founders of PermaQueer, take us through the applications of permaculture as a cutting-edge social design methodology, drawing particularly from queer theory, biomimicry and systems thinking, “Queering Permaculture” to build stronger communities. As we understand patterns of nature, how can we apply these to social ecosystems? PermaQueer takes us through the very ‘culture’ of permaculture.
In addition to our guest speakers, we have member Melissa Roberts demonstrating a “how-to” recipe with our Plant of the Month in her Thermomix!
Proudly hosted by Permaculture Noosa and the Noosa Library Service
March Club Night Recap
A full house turned out to hear the miraculous Terri Waller and her team present the multi-faceted face of SevGen’s 3E model: Enterprise, Education and Entrepreneurship. There could have easily been a fourth E – for EATING, as chef Chris Jordan and his protégé Ottis from Three Little Birds Café astounded one and all with an indigenous array of epicurean delights.
With ingredients sourced from Galeru farm, with its extensive and unique bush tucker orchard, the crowd feasted on pepper wattleseed brownies with coconut yoghurt, infused with fermented QLD Davidson plum and candied wax apple.
Terri and her mighty crew at SevGen are hoping to run open days to showcase the food forest and they are looking forward to seeing Noosa Permaculture members out there to share their passions and products.
Markets: Plants, Seeds, Produce and more! You are welcome to share surplus home grown produce and plants by giving, exchanging, or selling
At 6:30 pm our presentation begins.
Raffle: Our community raffle is a community effort. Please bring anything you wish to donate to the raffle, whether it be excess produce, homemade goodies or little crafty bits and bobs!
Shared Supper: We welcome you all to join us for a “bring a plate” or “gold coin” shared supper after the meeting and of course for a chat! This helps us out greatly with hall hire and other expenses on the night.
Entry is a $5 donation for non-members. There is no charge for members.
Do consider bringing friends or neighbours to our meetings. It’s how we grow the group and may be inspiring to them as well. As always, you will leave the meeting better informed!