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August Garden Insights
22 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Garden Insights Visit + Share Table
Walk and Talk with Kemp Killerby
Dry Rainforest Bushfoods and Medicinal Plants
Sunday 22 August 2021 – 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
at Peacehaven Botanical Park, 56 Kuhls Road, Highfields, Q 4352
Many thank you to Kemp Killerby from Flora 4 Fauna – Australia for leading this Walk and Talk
Bookings are Essential
This is a COVID-safe event so it’s essential that you book so that we have contact details and know how many will be attending. Our aim is to keep everyone safe.
What We’ll Do
Kemp Killerby from Flora 4 Fauna – Australia will be our guide for this walk and talk at Peacehaven Botanical Park. https://www.facebook.com/Flora4FaunaQLD
Kemp will show us the many native Dry Rainforest and Open Woodland plants that have been planted in the area and discuss their traditional and contemporary uses.
There are over 200 different Dry Rainforest species that traditionally grew in SEQ and Northern NSW, many of which are valuable bushfoods, medicinal plants, fauna attractors and utility trees.
There is also a range of incredibly ancient plants found in the park that were in existence at the time of the dinosaurs and being nibbled on by megafauna tens of thousands of years ago!.
You will learn how to clearly identify the plants discussed, know how to implement them into your own life, and the role they play in the environment around you.
Plants for Sale
Kemp will bring a selection of native Australian bushfoods, medicinal plants, fauna attractors and utility trees for those who may want to purchase plants for your own garden. These will be available for saleafter the walk and talk.
The plants will range from $5 – $10 each and all sales are cash only.
There will be dozens of different native and endemic species available, including some rare and hard-to-find bushfoods, medicinal plants, fauna attractors and utility trees. We will see and learn about many of these plants on the walk and talk.
What to bring
- Water Bottle
- Hat and sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses)
- Closed in Shoes
- Clothes suitable for the outdoor weather conditions
- Cash if you’d like to purchase some plants
Light Afternoon Tea
A light afternoon tea will be served (with Gluten Free and Vegan options).
Parking and Access
Parking is available onsite. https://www.peacehavenpark.org.au/welcome
We’ll meet on the lawn opposite the front carpark near the entrance.
This garden has access for wheel chairs, walking frames and strollers if needed. Everyone is welcome including children with close parent supervision for their safety.
- Financial Members of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. – Free
- First-time Visitors to a Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. Event – Free
- Non-Members – Free
- Children attending with an Adult – Free (but please book so we know total numbers)
Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is due by 31 December each year. It’s only $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent adult living in the same home, but if you join after 30 June it will be pro-rata (1/2 price for 1/2 year until December).
If you join now, membership will be valid right through until the end of 2021 and members can attend all events and workshops during the year at no cost. You can pay to join at checkout when you book to attend this event.
Membership forms will be available at the event for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download at 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:
- Physical distancing will be maintained.
- Please don’t attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell, self-isolating because they are at risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19, or you’ve recently travelled overseas or to hot spot area.
Please help us to manage the risks and keep everyone healthy and well.
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.