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May Connect and Learn
31 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connect and Learn Evening + Share Table
Presented by Vincent Parisi
Monday 31 May 2021
6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Level 3, Toowoomba City Library, Corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba
Join us from 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Bookings are Essential
To ensure COVID-safe physical distancing can be maintained, there will be a maximum of 36 people able to attend this event. Please book your place at Eventbrite.
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 – Aquaponics
Presented by Vincent Parisi
In this workshop, Vincent will discuss small-scale aquaponic systems for standalone production and as part of larger permaculture systems.
A range of aspects will be covered. These include:
- Biological components of aquaponics – fish, worms, plants, and microbes
- Nutrient cycling – an (almost) closed-loop system in action
- Construction and build types
- Notes on sourcing materials
- Maintenance needs
- Personal context – pros and cons and synthesising aquaponics into a larger system
- Digital resources provided for those interested
Aquaponic systems have some fantastic benefits for home food production, although they also have some limitations. Vincent will talk honestly about different features these systems have and how they can fit into your backyard.
Vincent has been creating with and learning from permaculture for seven years. Mostly in rental suburbia, he enjoys developing productive low input systems through experiment and experience.
A qualified horticulturalist and current environmental science student, Vincent has a deep interest in permaculture thinking and practice and its ability to teach and connect. He is constantly inspired by the potential of agroecological systems to become a sum of their parts.
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.
- 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
Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent family member. If you pay now your annual membership will be valid for all of 2021. http://www.permaculturetoowoomba.com.au/membership/
During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re taking careful steps to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe. This includes:
- Maximum of 36 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.
Free off-street parking is available under the library (enter from Victoria Street).
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!
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.