Things are abuzz around here … it’s as if all our pent up energy from Covid restrictions has been channelled into new projects. And we are very excited about the future, and the possibilities!

Our new ‘Club Day’

Don’t miss our first official Club Day at Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens this Sunday morning, 16 August from 9 am to 12 noon. We hope this will become a popular event on our calendar, and help us all to reconnect after the ‘covid winter’. So please join us during this glorious winter weather, and come along for as long or as little as you’d like—26 Emerald Street, Cooroy from 9 am.

New Shelter at our Community Gardens

Everyday there are new developments with our shelter planning. You can read a lot more about it by clicking here but I want to take this opportunity to thank a few people who have already stepped up and offered their time so generously. Firstly, Sandra Guy from our CCPG Leadership Group has driven this project from the beginning. She is now acting as our Project Director for the project, and already has the rest of us so well organised. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and I know we will reap the benefits of her fundraising expertise. Brett Grimley from Ecolibrium Designs has been working with us to come up with just the right design solution for our shelter, and he’s been incredibly generous with his time. Plans are still being finalised, but we’ll keep everyone up to date via our website. Noosa Council has been very supportive of our vision, and we hope to achieve some success with our grant application. Finally we’ve had some excellent prizes donated to us for our major raffle. Thank you to all the business owners who have been so generous—we know people will be clamouring for tickets!

Are you interested in serving on the next committee for Permaculture Noosa?

It is only two months until our 2020 Annual General Meeting, and we are turning our thoughts to the next committee. Permaculture Noosa has a very exciting future ahead with plans for the new shelter at our community gardens, as well as other inspiring collaborations in the works. There has been increased interest in membership and we’ve received more and more enquiries about gaining knowledge to grow healthier food at home. The next two years are filled with opportunities, so if you think you’d like to help shape the direction of our organisation by sitting on the committee for 2020/21, please let us know. Next month we will be calling for nominations, but in the meantime, if you are interested in more information, please email me at [email protected]. Serving on the committee is an excellent way to meet new people who are filled with enthusiasm
and want to help make a difference.

And congratulations are in order …

I cannot finish without extending my congratulations to one of our sister organizations, Yandina Community Gardens. YCG has been successful in obtaining two grants that will enable them to pilot a new organic waste management program for the township of Yandina. The research and experience they will glean from this program will be inspiring to us all.

Remember, Permaculture Noosa is your organisation, and we always welcome your feedback.

Send your suggestions to [email protected].

Please stay safe.
Latha Matters