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January Connect and Learn

23 January @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Connect and Learn Evening + Share Table

Bushfoods of the Toowoomba Region

Presented by Kemp Killerby from Flora 4 Fauna Australia

Saturday 23 January 2021

6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Mercy Community Lucia Room, 104 South Street, Toowoomba

Join us from 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start

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Bookings are Essential

To ensure COVID-safe physical distancing can be maintained, there will be a maximum of 40 people able to attend this event.  Please book your place at Eventbrite.

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We will offer a wait list, so if you book and are then unable to attend, please let us know immediately so we can offer your place to someone else.

6.30 pm – Connect – Doors Open

Please bring your surplus produce, plants, seeds, books, craft supplies, tools etc. to share with others on the Share Table.  Place your donations on the table when you arrive, and then sharing will open at 8.00pm after the LEARN session.  Browse, ask questions and chat together.

6.45 pm – Learn – Bushfoods of the Toowoomba Region

Presented by Kemp Killerby from Flora 4 Fauna Australia

Kemp will talk to us about Native Australian Bushfoods that are endemic to the Toowoomba Region and can be successfully grown in our own backyards.  Many of these plants are also host plants to a range of native Australian fauna including birds, bees and butterflies, so Kemp will talk about the symbiotic relationships between host plants and their sometimes rare and endangered wildlife companions.

 

He will also bring a range of plants including bushfoods, bush medicines and fauna attracting host plants for anyone interested in purchasing plants for their own backyard. Plants will be $5 – $10 each and all sales are cash only.

Kemp has a love of nature inspired by his father and grandfather, and extensive experience studying and working in sustainable food production and native Australian bushfoods. Through Flora 4 Fauna, his community-based educational service, Kemp now spends his time encouraging people to use native food sources by hosting eco tours, presenting talks and workshops, native plant sales and sustainable bushfood and biodiversity projects.

Flora 4 Fauna Australia: https://www.facebook.com/Flora4FaunaQLD/

 

8.00 pm – Connect – Light Supper and Share Table

A light supper will be served (including Gluten Free and Vegan options).  Sharing of produce opens at 8.00pm to allow plenty of time for everyone to place their donations on the Share Table, and then give you the opportunity to browse, connect and make your selections during supper.

Cost

  • Financial Members of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. – Free
  • First-time Visitors to a Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. Event – Free
  • Non-Members – $10 per person
  • Children attending with parents – Free

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Membership

Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent family member.  If you pay now your membership will be for all of 2021http://www.permaculturetoowoomba.com.au/membership/

COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re taking careful steps to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe.  This includes:

  • Maximum of 40 people at this event.  Bookings are essential.  Book here.
  • Surfaces will be sanitised regularly.
  • Physical distancing will be maintained.
  • Please don’t attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell, self-isolating because you are at risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19, or you’ve recently been overseas or in a hot spot area.

Please help us to manage the risks and keep everyone healthy and well.

Location and Parking

Mercy Community Lucia Room is located at 104 South Street, Toowoomba not far from the round-about at the corner of Mackenzie and South Streets near East Creek and Garnett Lehmann Parks.

Off-street parking is available in the main car park.  Enter via the main driveway to park your vehicle.  We’ll meet in the Lucia Room, a short walk down the driveway on your right.

Access

The venue has access for wheel chairs, walking frames and strollers as needed.

Everyone is welcome (including children with parent supervision).

We hope we see you there!

Share Table

Do you have surplus?

We encourage you to bring your surplus produce, plants, seeds, books, craft supplies and resources to share with others at our monthly Connect and Learn evenings.

Some ideas of what you could bring include – fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey, milk, jams, pickles, preserves, jars, ferments, starters, SCOBYs, seeds, plants, seedlings, cuttings, tubers, pots, tools, gardening magazines, permaculture books, recipes, patterns, manure, coffee grounds, compost additives, worms, meal worms, wool, fabric, craft supplies, soap, natural cleaning products, plastic alternatives, produce bags – the list is extensive.

Please bring whatever you can and then take home whatever you need within our culture of generosity and free sharing.

Organiser

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

Venue

Mercy Community Lucia Room
104 South Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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