Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Simple Abundance: Permaculture Life Workshops with Morag Gamble

In my new Permaculture Life series of one day workshops I look forward to sharing practical skills for simple and abundant living.  I'll be opening my permaculture garden at Crystal Waters ecovillage and hope you can join me.  Please do share this with anyone you think might enjoy these hands-on sessions....


For over 20 years I've been setting up permaculture and community gardens, and have travelled the world teaching about and researching permaculture in 20 countries. For the past 18 years, I've been based here at the United Nations award-winning Crystal Waters Permaculture Village and have developed my own permaculture teaching garden for which I received a Glossies Edible Landscaping Award.  I often host groups here - from young children, high school students, university groups and adult workshops. A constant stream of WWOOFers come to learn here too.

Permaculture Life is an Ethos Foundation program. Ethos is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity dedicated to education for sustainability.

Here is the information about the sessions on offer until the end of the year - the first one in Maleny, and the others at my place. I look forward to welcoming some of you here - perhaps even to bring your friends or family, and enjoy the whole weekend. 

Making & Using Biochar

DATE: 20 August 2016, 10am - 4pm

VENUE: Maleny and Crystal Waters

DESCRIPTION:
Biochar may represent the single most important initiative for humanity’s environmental future. The biochar approach provides a uniquely powerful solution, for it allows us to address food security, the fuel crisis, and the climate problem, and all in an immensely practical manner. ”  Prof. Tim Flannery, Australian of the Year

In Making and Using Biochar you will practically explore:
- what is biochar
- the benefits of biochar
- ways to use biochar in the garden
- how can you use the energy created during biochar production
- how do you make biochar while cooking
- how do you make biochar on a small and medium scale

TEACHER: Hans Erken - a local biochar enthusiast & innovator . See Han’s 2 minute workshop introduction here: https://youtu.be/WVfyt5Y6zlg

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The DIY Permaculture Home

DATE: 17 September 2016, 10am - 3pm

VENUE: Morag Gamble’s Award Winning Permaculture Place, Crystal Waters

WORKSHOP LEADER: Morag Gamble

DESCRIPTION: 
The DIY Permaculture Home will explore the many practical ways you can make your home more sustainable; from making your own reusable beeswax cloths (goodbye clingwrap!) to natural cleaning products. As permaculture aims to work with nature and what is available to us, we seek to replicate that approach in the home by using scraps of material and other on-hand materials to create cost-effective, reusable eco-home products.  This workshop will cover making beeswax cloths and making natural cleaning products using basic home ingredients and things from the garden.

COST: $85 - All materials are included in the ticket price as is a delicious lunch prepared with local organic produce. 

MORE INFORMATION: morag@ethosfoundation.org, 07 5494 4833




DIY Natural Healing & Beauty Products

DATE: 1 October 2016, 10am - 3pm

VENUE: Morag Gamble’s Award Winning Permaculture Place, Crystal Waters

WORKSHOP LEADER: Morag Gamble

DESCRIPTION: 
The DIY Natural Healing and Beauty Products workshop will introduce you to the abundant herbs and plants available in the garden and their medicinal and healing properties. The workshop will give you the hands-on skills to turn these botanics into your own home remedies and beauty products. From learning how to make your own balms and salves to medicinal brews – this workshop will inspire you to get creative with making your own natural products!

COST: $85 per person. Materials are included in the ticket price as is a delicious lunch prepared with local organic produce. 

MORE INFORMATION: morag@ethosfoundation.org, 07 5494 4833



The Simple & Abundant Garden

DATE:  29 October 2016, 10am - 3pm

VENUE: Morag Gamble’s Award Winning Permaculture Place, Crystal Waters

WORKSHOP LEADER: Morag Gamble 

DESCRIPTION:  The Simple & Abundant Garden will give you the practical skills needed to create your own abundant home garden that requires minimal maintenance. Whether a fledgling gardener or a seasoned grower this workshop will provide you with plenty of tips, ideas and inspiration for designing and building a simple but productive home (or work/school/community) garden. The workshop will also introduce you to the basic principals of permaculture and equip you with the know-how to implement these in your own garden. 

COST: $85 per person. Materials are included in the ticket price as is a delicious lunch prepared with local organic produce. 

MORE INFORMATION: morag@ethosfoundation.org, 07 5494 4833



Harvest to Table

DATE:  12 November 2016, 10am - 3pm

VENUE: Morag Gamble’s Award Winning Permaculture Place, Crystal Waters

WORKSHOP LEADER: Morag Gamble

DESCRIPTION:   Harvest to Table workshop will give you the confidence to create nourishing meals for family and friends with your abundant garden harvest. The workshop will also explore the different storing, preserving and drying techniques so you can maximise the benefits of your seasonal produce. The day will be a hands-on experience starting in the garden, learning about when and how to harvest, then moving into the kitchen to get creative and cook a meal with the collected produce. 

COST: $85 per person. Materials are included in the ticket price as is a delicious lunch prepared with local organic produce. 

MORE INFORMATION: morag@ethosfoundation.org, 07 5494 4833



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