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Meetings: 7pm on the third Thursday of the month at the Cooroy Memorial Hall. Don't know Cooroy? here's a map
22nd July 2002

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 Permaculture Noosa is a vibrant & dynamic group of people living on small acreage and/or an urban environment in sub-tropical Queensland at Cooroy and surrounding areas on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
This issue:
Introduction to Permaculture Principles and Practice
3. Permaculture Garden Tour

Regular features:
1. PC Noosa Committee
2. We respect Privacy & stuff
3. Objectives of PC Noosa.
4. Searchable database of edible PERMACULTURE PLANTS
5. Where is Cooroy?
6. Free online 1 hour course in fund raising for non profit organisations & NGOs
7. Permaculture Links
8. PC email Lists

The Community Board is recovering from a dot com crash ~ but I saved the thousands of entries for its reopening soon.
22nd July 2002

"The Permaculture Home Garden"

Introduction to Permaculture Principles and Practice,
Sunday 29th September 2002 , 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This 4 hour workshop introduces novices to the basics of Permaculture design, with many helpful hints to get you started.
Cost is $20, or $15 for members.
Spaces will be limited, so book your place early.
Steve 54477643

Permaculture Garden Tour
Don and Christine Hope, 11 Solitaire St, DOONAN
Sunday 28th July 2002 from 10 - 11 am
Gold coin donation

Don and Christine's garden was planted about four years ago by the PET team, and is a good example of Permaculture at work in a small acreage situation. Christine and Don are long time members and hard workers for Permaculture Noosa. Visit them in their garden. Hear their story. You'll be made most welcome.
Directions: 1. From Eumundi - Noosa Rd, driving towards Noosa, turn left after the Sunshine Motorway roundabout into Lenehan's Lane, right into Livistona, and right into Solitaire.
2. From Sunrise Rd, continue into Wust Rd, and turn left into Beddington, then left into Livistona, and right into Solitaire St. Number 11 is the last house on the left.

Meeting Dates 2002
Thursday 15 August
Thursday 19 September
Thursday 17 October
Thursday 21 November
Thursday 19 December

PET of the Month
(that's Permaculture Energy Transfer) is hosted by a member whose property benefits from the many willing workers who attend - who in turn benefit from the experience and the wisdom of their co-workers.

P.E.T. of the MONTH

Saturday 20 th June at 2pm, all welcome to Sita Tschannen’s little bit of paradise! Come earlier and enjoy a cuppa on the verandah.

Jobs include: paper & mulching a shady area at the bottom of the garden; we could plant Yakon there if anyone has any to spare; I’d like a couple more trellises to be constructed, a blueberry bush moved, comfrey to be split & planted, some chopping & dropping etc.

Bring a plate of yummy food to share for dinner (this is the best part). Its always a great help to bring cutlery & crockery. Sita’s place is at 26 Hollygreen Cres, Palmwoods. Just a bit south of Woombye on the Nambour Connection Road, take the Palmwoods turnoff & continue for about 3 klms. Hollygreen Cres is on your right side, last house in the street on right again. P.E.T. signs will be displayed to guide you. Phone Sita on 54459740 if unsure of weather. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Future P.E.T. days: Saturday 17 August will be at Cheryl McElligott's place in Blackall Range Road, Woombye. There we will tidy up up Zone 1 (the vege garden) weeding, mulching, planting etc. If you need more information you can ring our PET co-ordinator, Rosina on 54491228.

Sita’s P.E.T. day will be followed by a fundraiser for Children of the Golden Triangle. She travelled to Thailand recently to this refuge to work for 2 months on a voluntary basis. It will be held at Dana’s house which is located at 3 Bellwood Crt, Keil Mtn, only a 10 min drive from Palmwoods. Starting time is around 6pm and everyone is asked to bring a plate of finger food to share & byo drinks. Plenty of music will be provided, so it should be a pleasant evening. A $5 plus entry donation is asked. This is a great cause as it is saving Akha hilltribe children from sex slavery. The refuge has now grown recently from 45 children to 110. David & Asa will be present to talk & answer any questions. Come & join in the fun! 

 July 2002 Events


Our highly successful PERMAVISION COURSE will run again in September 2002. It is a 2 day program which is designed to teach you how to manage and improve your eyesight.

You will learn:
-how to read the newspaper without straining and without glasses,
-how to build your tolerance to glare,
-how to see clearly in the distance, 
-what vitamins and minerals are important for healthy eyes, 
-plus lots more.

All the money raised goes to Permaculture Noosa, and at $50 each per day, it's really great value for us and for the club. Those who have done the course previously and wish to refresh their skills are welcome, too. Phone Phil to book your place and discuss what you really want to learn. Ph 5474 9999.

22nd July 2002


Library News

Our library is growing steadily.  At every meeting, more of our members are taking advantage of the opportunity to take home a great book for a month.

We are buying and ordering new books, and members are kindly donating their own books to the club.   We now have two publications by our own Jade Woodhouse, the one you already know about, "Organic, Happy, Healthy CHOOKS", and another that hasn't been promoted, "Food Forests, Gorgeous Fruit all Year", both definitely worth a read.  With the increasing popularity of the library, we may have to start waiting lists for some of the books.  

Is there anyone out there with a love of books and secret ambition to be more actively involved, adding their energy to the success of Permaculture Noosa?  We need help with the library at pre-meeting or during the break. ~ Charles


Permaculture Noosa Committee 2001-2002

President Mark Fry 

Vice President Steve Pead (Education)
Treasurer Sue Jolliffe 
Secretary Robyn Ford (Membership)

Committee Members:
Ali ORuairc (Permanews) 
Elisabeth Fekonia (PermaCook)
Gizelle Lovasz (Ethics)
Chris Carroll (P.A. reserve & Plant Profiles)
Peter Agnew 
Leigh Anderson
Delcia Sorensen
Charles Wallis
Janet Millington

Other happenings on this website - 
* have turned a corner with the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction website - the health site is filling up with the latest news and research from the some of the best CFIDS medical specialists.
* Here's a free 1 hour online course in fund raising for non profit organisations and community groups.
We're adding a grant writing section next.
* The activists in our office are concentrating on Alternative Economics based on ethical standards, human rights, sustainable development and capitalism with a social conscious. 

Community groups involved in community gardens and city farms:
- Northey Street City Farm
  -  Beelarong Community Farm
  -  Manly Village Public School

* Perma - Kids Come meet Gaia in her garden
* Research Index Shows our stuff
* News & Weather
* Green Links Coming soon - Just editing out the dot com crash - if you are a webmaster wanting link exchange please click.
* Books by Bill Mollison
* Contact Permaculture Noosa, call  54425029

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