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April Garden Insights

5 April @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Garden Insights

Debbie and Brodie’s Garden-Farm – Part 1

Sunday 5 April 2020

2.00 pm

Online Zoom Video Conference

Many thanks to Debbie and Brodie Bassingthwaighte for inviting us to explore their garden this month.

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Register

To ensure we can all stay safe in our homes, our next Garden Insights will be via live Zoom Video Conferencing.  It’s free for any interested person to attend so please share details with family and friends too.

Please register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuc-6hqT8j8O5m2Y1c6x0p5urHD8tTQw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting which is easy using PC, Mac, Linus, iOS or Android (computer, laptop, iPad or mobile phone).

What We’ll Do

We’ll start at 2.00pm with a welcome and introduction.

This month in Part 1, Debbie will show us her ever-evolving Permaculture Design for their garden-farm, and will talk about things that have worked, not worked, and future plans.

We’ll hear about the steps in their design based on concepts discussed in the recent “Plan Your Plot” and “Prepare Your Patch” Connect and Learn sessions.

We’ll see their:

  • needs assessment
  • goal articulation
  • site characteristics
  • scale of permanence overlays with sector analysis
  • concept plan with zones and key elements

This will be an introduction to Debbie and Brodie’s property and will give you some insights into steps you can take to start thinking/planning/designing your own gardens.

Then next month in Part 2, we’ll go for a “virtual” tour of the gardens to see the real life implementation of the design.

Cost

  • Financial Members of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. – Free
  • First-time Visitors to a Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. Event – Free
  • Non-Members – Free
  • Children attending with parents – Free
  • All financial members will have access to a video-recorded session if you’re unable to join us for this live session time.

Membership

Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent family member.  Membership forms will be available on the day for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download.

Access

Please register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuc-6hqT8j8O5m2Y1c6x0p5urHD8tTQw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting which is easy using PC, Mac, Linus, iOS or Android (computer, laptop, iPad or mobile phone).

The Story Behind their Garden-Farm and What We’ll See

Debbie and Brodie live on a peaceful 5 acres at Postmans Ridge in the Lockyer Valley (about 10 minutes from Toowoomba), that experiences extremes in weather conditions including very dry, frosty winters, and very hot summers.  They’ve been there for 17 years; however, most of the external infrastructure and the productive food plantings have been re-established in the last few years.  The destructive January 2011 flood swept through their property, so almost everything has been repaired and replanted and the garden is immature and evolving.

Debbie works from home as a specialist literacy teacher, so many students visit for one-on-one sessions each week.  On some weekends she presents or hosts practical workshops to empower individual and community resilience, and enjoys rich connections within the local community.

Debbie is also the founding president of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.

Look around her website to read more about Optimise Learning and her Nurtured Life blog.

Details

Date:
5 April
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Online Zoom Video Conference
Australia

Organiser

Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.
Email:
info@permaculturetoowoomba.com.au