Events for visitors

Pacific Edge Permaculture + Media pacedge at magna.com.au
Sat Sep 8 01:05:46 EDT 2001


For visitors to Australia......

EVENTS CALENDAR...
from Permaculture International Limited and Pacific Edge Permaculture +
Media.
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SEPTEMBER
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EVENT: Ethical investment - EIA's annual conference
DATE: 3-4 September
VENUE: Melbourne
COST: Enquire
INFORMATION: www.eia.org.au/eia/events_frame.html
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EVENT: National environmental conference "Achieving Sustainability in a
globalised world: What are the roles of environmentalists?"
DATE: Friday 7 September
VENUE:  Melbourne
COST: Enquire
INFORMATION: (03) 9416 1166  http://www.enviroconf.com
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EVENT: Building with mudbricks
DATE: 8-9 September and ongoing dates
VENUE: Earthways, NSW  - 150km north of Sydney in the Wollombi Valley

COST: $160 or $300/couple; deposit $30 each non-returnable required to
secure place. Cheques payable to B Woodward
INFORMATION: brianwoodward at bigpond.com Phone: 0249983284
Limit 12 participants; registration - Friday 6pm; course concludes-Sunday
3pm

Content  - 
Reasons for using earth - environmental, economic, thermal, aesthetic.
Techniques- adobe, pise, pressed earth blocks.
Why mudbricks - advantages over other techniques.
Performance and testing - strengths, serviceability &council requirements.
Practical sessions - making and laying mudbricks, finishing walls
Viewing of mudbrick building under construction.

Accommodation - limited shared dormitory facilities available (mattress and
pillow provided-please bring other bedding) - extra $30; otherwise bring own
tent/van etc. 

Vegetarian food is included in the fee and will be provided from Friday
evening to Sunday afternoon tea.

Brian Woodward trained as an architect at Oxford and has 25 years research
and practical experience in mudbrick. He directed the Earth Construction
Research Unit at N.S.W. University for 4 years. Now engaged full time in
design and teaching in earth.
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EVENT: Keeping Chooks in the Suburbs
DATE:  Sunday 9 September;  12-4:30pm
VENUE: Ecoliving Centre/ UNSW community garden at the rear of 12 Arthur St,
Randwick, Sydney.
DETAILS: Breeds, their characteristics, where to get them, what to feed them

and where to get it, natural chicken health, design issues for chook houses
and runs, Council regulations. A full selection of books and other materials
will be available for inpection and borrowing. Finish by helping to
construct a chook tunnel into a new orchard chicken run. Orders for chooks
of many varieties will be taken.  Lunch and afternoon tea provided.  Small
fee - Bookings required.  Organised by the Ecoliving Animal Systems Team.
INFORMATION: Cameron Little 02 9398 8838 or cameron.little at unsw.edu.au
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EVENT: Sustainability in-depth
DATE: 16-21 September
VENUE: Schumacher College, UK
COST: Enquire
DETAILS: The success of recent business-oriented courses at Schumacher
College has highlighted the desire of individuals and companies to explore
sustainability in greater depth than is possible in a typical one or two-day
seminar.
INFORMATION: www.schumachercollege.org
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EVENT: Frog pond workshop
DATE: enquire

VENUE:  Cook Community Garden, Waterloo Estate, end of Raglan Street,
Waterloo.
DETAILS: Part of bio- diversity month in the community gadrens,you will
learn how to make a frog-attracting pond and join us in a BBQ as well.
INFORMATION: Cathy Nandini Ray, Project Coordinator, Waterloo/Redfern
Community Development Project, UNSW School of Social Work;
Phone 61 2 93194561 Fax: 61 2 93197615.
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EVENT: Gardening Australia Live
DATE: 20-23 September
VENUE: Sydney Showground, Homebush.
COST: $15 adults/ concession $11/ $35 family (2 children) + children's
prices. 
DETAILS: Expo + workshops, seminars. Seed savers Network and UNSW EcoLiving
Centre/ permaculture exhibitions.
INFORMATION: 02 9417 7981.
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EVENT: Rare Fruit trees Talk by Michael White
DATE:  Sunday 23 September;  2-3pm
VENUE: Ecoliving Centre, UNSW community garden at the rear of 12 Arthur St,
Randwick, Sydney's eastern suburbs.
DETAILS: 'By their fruits ye shall know them' Rare Fruit Trees in Sydney:
how to get them, how to grow them.
INFORMATION: Michael White phone (02) 4625-6553 (ah)
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EVENT: Spring time Poetry & Song (and of course Cake!)
DATE:  Sunday 23 September; 3-5pm
VENUE: Ecoliving Centre, garden at the rear of 12 Arthur St, Randwick 2031
DETAILS: BYO poetry, song, instrument and afternoon tea cakes to share.
INFORMATION: Mary O'Connell    m.oconnell at unsw.edu.au
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EVENT: Birds and the Bees
DATE:  Sunday 30 September; 12-4:30pm
VENUE: Ecoliving Centre, UNSW community garden at the rear of 12 Arthur St,
Randwick - eastern sydney
DETAILS: Introductory Backyard Bee Keeping plus Birdscaping your Garden.
Birds and bees carry out essential functions in the garden.  Their basic
biology plus their role in your garden ecology will be covered, as will
plants and other features that you can introduce to encourage them in.
Native stingless bees and the more common Honey Bees will be looked at.  A
hive, bees  and bee keeping equipment will be available for demonstration.
Where to get them, what it takes to be successful, support groups. What is
involvd in gathering your own honey plus tasting of local honey.  Lunch and
afternoon tea provided.  Small fee - Bookings required.  Organised by the
Ecoliving Animal Systems Team.
INFORMATION: Cameron Little 02 9398 8838 or cameron.little at unsw.edu.au
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OCTOBER
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EVENT: Birds & Bees workshop
DATE: Sunday, 7 October
VENUE: UNSW EcoLiving Centre, 14 Arthur Street, Randwick, Sydney.
COST:
DETAILS: Birdscaping your garden and setting up a bee hive for home grown
honey.
INFORMATION: tania_rose at hotmail.com
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EVENT: Hunter Organic Field Day
DATE: 13 October
VENUE: Hunter Valley, NSW.
COST:
DETAILS:  Biodynamic gardening and seed saving.
INFORMATION: hmccall at onaustralia.com.au   Phone/ fax 02 49385308.
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EVENT: Permaculture Designers Gathering 2001
DATE: 19-21st October
VENUE:Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, Northern NSW
COST: To be determined
DETAILS: The Designer's Gathering is a forum for permaculture teachers to
share teaching techniques and materials, discuss matters relating to
education, the Permaculture Institute/s, teacher registration and course
accreditation. Open forum, presentations, workshops & discussion groups.

The gathering consists of -
- Permaculture Teachers Forum; Friday 19 October
- Permaculture Practitioners Gathering; 20-21 October
A chance to catch up on the movement, follow up discussions and issues
raised at the last gathering and develop strategies to take permaculture
into the 21st century. Time will be allocated for PDC graduates to present
their work for endorsement for their Pc Diploma application.
INFORMATION: permed at nor.com.au   www.earthwise.org.au
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EVENT: Natural World Expo
DATE: 19-21 October
VENUE: Royal Hall of Industries (adjacent to Fox studios, Moore Park,
Sydney)
DETAILS: Healthy living, organic production and gardening, natural therapies
- exhibitions and seminars.
INFORMATION: www.naturalworld.com.au
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EVENT: Ecotourism  National Conference - The Choice of Sustainability
DATE:  22-26 October
VENUE: Perth  
INFORMATION: www.ecotourism.org.au
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EVENT: The Public Right to Know
VENUE: UTS, Sydney
[transport] Train to Central
DATE:  Friday 26 October; 6pm.
COST: Enquire
DETAILS:The Australian Centre for Independent Journalism is inaugurating
a series of annual conferences on the Public Right to Know.
INFORMATION: Chis Nash
chis.nash at uts.edu.au
http://www.amnesty.org.au
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NOVEMBER
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EVENT: National LETS conference
DATE: 2 - 5 November
VENUE: CERES Environmental Park, East Brunswick,Melbourne..
COST:
DETAILS: Bartering as a way of life + food coops + tours of organic
community garden and bushfood nursery.
INFORMATION: lets at Ceres.org.au
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EVENT: Hunter Organic Field Day
DATE: 10 November.
VENUE: Hunter Valley, NSW.
COST:
DETAILS:  Biodynamic gardening and seed saving.
INFORMATION: hmccall at onaustralia.com.au   Phone/ fax 02 49385308.
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EVENT: Frogs, Fish & Ponds
DATE: Sunday, 18 November
VENUE: UNSW EcoLiving Centre, 14 Arthur Street, Randwick, Sydney.
COST:
DETAILS: Learn about watergardens as habitat.
INFORMATION: tania_rose at hotmail.com
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EVENT: Permaculture at the Food Forest
DATE: 25 November
VENUE: Gawler, South Australia.
COST:
DETAILS:  Biodynamic gardening and seed saving.
INFORMATION: Phone 08 8522 6450  brookman at bigpond.com
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DECEMBER
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EVENT: Hunter Organic Field Day
DATE: 1 December.
VENUE: Hunter Valley, NSW.
COST:
DETAILS:  Biodynamic gardening and seed saving.
INFORMATION: hmccall at onaustralia.com.au   Phone/ fax 02 49385308.
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EVENT: Urban Wildlife
DATE: Sunday, 2nd December
VENUE: UNSW EcoLiving Centre, 14 Arthur Street, Randwick, Sydney.
COST:
DETAILS: Learn about life in the suburbs and how to encourage it.
INFORMATION: tania_rose at hotmail.com
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EXHIBITION
EcoLogic:  Creating a Sustainable Future
The Powerhouse Museum (Sydney) has a new permanent exhibition about the
future of life on earth ­ it will examine how the consumer choices we make
every day are pushing the ecosystems that support us to the brink of
collapse. But rather than dwelling on the problems, the exhibition will
illustrate solutions.
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