Grow your own organic food course 14th June 2022

Growing your own organic food has never been more important and urgent. This step-by-step organic food growing course is the roadmap to get your vegetable garden from started to thriving. Anyone and everyone can grow their own nutrient-dense, organic food; a great first step towards self-sufficient living.

With Leonie’s fun and easy-going guidance, you will learn:

Soil – All health starts in the soil
Garden beds: How, what, and why.
– where to put a garden plot
– no dig method
– raised garden beds
– tank gardens
– pots / bathtubs

Bookings through Yandina Community Gardens website.

ORGANIC FOOD GROWING MADE EASY Be prepared: Grow your own food security Tuesday 14 June 2022 11:00am to 2:30pm

Edible Garden Tour Sunday 19th June 2022

Survive and thrive edibles. Walk through the garden identifying and tasting edible plants, herbs, and weeds that are food.

You will be surprised at the facts you will learn about the plants, both familiar and unfamiliar, that you discover on the walk. Bring your camera and notepad. Enjoy a variety of herb teas from the garden. Empower yourself with knowledge.

Limited numbers. Bookings essential – through Yandina Community Gardens website.

Edible garden tour and tastings event including herb teas Sunday 19th June 10:30:am -12:30.00pm

School Gardens

A permaculture legend in school gardens – the incredibly talented, committed and knowledgeable teacher Jon Gemmel, a friend and member of Permaculture Noosa has done a thesis on school gardens.

If you want to take a look at Jon’s thesis he has kindly provided a link below. This is a hefty document some 97 pages long and produced by Jon as required research for a Masters of Applied Science. For those who aspire to an Honours Degree, Masters Degree or Doctorate at the Queensland University of Technology – or institution of similar reputation – I highly recommend it as an exemplar of how this kind of lofty aim can be achieved. These in-depth research papers typically take one to two years to complete and this study focuses less on gardening and more on the advantages inherent in outdoor education and the huge benefits natural learning holds for the children involved and the world at large.
It also demonstrates the level of Jon’s commitment to this purpose, with its added bonus of creating edible/kitchen gardens in our local schools. No small feat in and of itself!

Permaculture Noosa wishes to acknowledge all he has achieved (always quietly with Jon). He deserves a medal, no kidding. His school garden and kitchen at Eumundi State School is a leader in the field and a brilliant example of what such heart-felt commitment can achieve.

Congratulations Jon!