Welcome to the September edition of Permanews!

This month has been an incredibly sad time for the club, as we said goodbye to our friend Sue Anderson. Sue passed away after a very short illness and leaves a huge legacy that we will all work hard to continue and strengthen. Sue’s contribution to the club cannot be overstated. She was a fundamental part of the Seed Savers group and coordinating the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens. She was a kind and extremely generous person, much loved, and she will be missed. Vale Sue. Thank you for everything you taught us.

Also, in this month’s edition of Permanews you will see our AGM is coming up in October. We are looking for active, enthusiastic members to join us on the management committee! Our committee in the past 12 months has shrunk from 14 to 9 people, with members moving out of the area, taking on other work and project, and having babies! The positions of President, Vice President and Secretary are also seeking nominations. I will stay on the committee but hope to move out of the President’s role to help Maria with the Seed Savers group.

The Permaculture Noosa committee is responsible for organising Club Night, Club Day and other events, and caring for the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens (CCPG). We are also fundraising to build a community pavilion at CCPG – with construction to begin soon! We would welcome anyone who is interested in taking on a specific role – whether it be helping to organise permaculture education with guest speakers and workshops, or helping with promotion, marketing and social media, or spending time at CCPG, or welcoming new members, or keeping the tea and coffee box stocked and setting it up at our events. No experience or formal permaculture qualification necessary. Please get in touch and email [email protected] if you have any questions or would like more information, or download your nomination form here.

We need a strong, diverse committee (all ages, backgrounds, genders, cultures, and experience levels welcome!) to create resilience, continue to provide our community with Permaculture education, and champion the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.

Johanna Scanlan

Acting President