When permaculture meets the health system! – Graham Wilkinson & Christine Garsden

This upcoming club night we will be treated to an inspiring talk from Graham Wilkinson and Christine Garsden about their mission to integrate gardening and the ever-important connection to earth at the Nambour General Hospital and across many other medical facilities. Graham, the Director of Nursing and the Facility Manager of Nambour General Hospital and Christine the coordinator of the
Environmental Sustainability Committee are passionate leaders, exploring the strong link between connecting with nature & mental health. Christine started studying permaculture through the Permaculture Institute last year and continued to ride that wave, starting an Environmental Sustainability Committee which has led to the birth of the Nambour General Hospital Wellness Garden.
Graham and Christine will explain what they are doing and how you can also make a positive impact within your workplace, home or wider community!

Landcare General Manager – Phil Moran

Our second speaker for the night will be Phillip Moran, General Manager of Noosa and District Landcare. He will give us a brief background about Noosa Landcare and how it has evolved. He will also share with us details of the Keeping it in Kin Kin project using LIDAR technology.

Noosa & District Landcare is a dynamic and proactive organisation committed to achieving long term environmental outcomes. With over 20 years’ experience in vegetation management and horticulture, they provide a diverse range of services including carbon offsets, ecosystem restoration, native forest establishment and environmental property consultancy.

Noosa Landcare provides vocational and technical training and community awareness raising programs. They work directly with landholders, local, state and federal government, private investors, schools, universities and catchment care groups in the Burnett, Mary and Sunshine Coast regions, and deliver presentations and workshops both locally and interstate.

Whilst operating primarily at a grass roots level, Noosa & District Landcare also contributes at a strategic planning level on matters of state and national significance. Since its inception in 1991, Noosa & District Landcare has been operating as a not for profit organisation. Surpluses from commercial activities are used to fund community education programs. For more information click here

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!