Our world is slowly opening up and the Committee is reviewing our plans for 2020. We were disappointed to have to stop our activities during the Covid lockdown, but things are now starting up in a gradual and safe manner. Not all events are within our control so there is still a degree of uncertainty as to when some things will resume, but if you’d like to join us at any time, below is a rundown of what is available:
Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens (CCPG)
26 Emerald Street, Cooroy
The gardens look amazing thanks to individuals and small working groups who have continued throughout the pandemic. As we come out of lockdown, spending a couple of hours working in the gardens is wonderful therapy.
Our working bees are held on Sunday mornings from 9.00 am to 11.30 am during winter. We are now permitted up to 20 people. To manage this, please contact [email protected] by Friday afternoon to advise your attendance. You are welcome to just come along on the day, but please don’t be offended if we have to turn you away. Bring your own water, gardening gloves and a snack for morning tea.
Over the coming weeks we will recommence our Harvest Swap on Sunday mornings, as well as the opportunity to come along and purchase seeds or seedlings for your garden. Details, when available, will be published on our Facebook page and on our website.
A small group of dedicated members has been steadily building our seed stocks and there will be plenty available in time for Spring plantings.
The Seed Savers group meet on the third Sunday of every month at CCPG, from 9.00 am to 11.30 am during winter. The meetings provide a wonderful opportunity to help Permaculture Noosa, while learning how to harvest, prep and store seeds from your own garden. During Covid restrictions, please bring your own water and a snack for morning tea.
If you would like further information, please contact [email protected]
Monthly Club Nights
We are all keen to start our Club Nights again, but we are dependent on the lifting of government restrictions, and the date on which the Memorial Hall is prepared to reopen. So we will wait patiently, as the safety of our members and visitors is very important to us. Once we have the green light, we have some really interesting guest speakers planned. And of course that will also mean the return of our members’ library lending service, our members’ buying club and our market place which provides the opportunity to buy seeds, books and other merchandise at below retail prices.
We don’t believe it’s appropriate to recommence our open gardens at this time, but we have some fabulous gardens lined up for later in the year, including another special garden event at the home of Sean Morrow. Sean’s stunning Permaculture garden is sure to inspire your own Permaculture activities. If you missed it last year you will definitely want to come along this time, and if you were fortunate enough to attend last year, you will no doubt be keen to return.
Workshops, demonstrations and networking with experts will be rolled out slowly as permitted. As soon as practical we will be running the Budding and Grafting workshop which regrettably had to be cancelled earlier this year. In the meantime we are also planning some other workshops that will be more conducive to social distancing. Stay tuned for details as they become available.
Permaculture Noosa Festival 2020
Following on from the great success of our inaugural Festival last year, we were planning an even bigger and better event for August 2020. In March, amid all the uncertainty, we made the agonising decision to cancel the Festival for this year. All being well, we will be able to hold this event in August 2021.