End of Year Celebration
12 December @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
We’ll celebrate 2021 with a practical propagation workshop, plants to take home, and potatoes baked in a rocket oven.
Please join us!
Mega Christmas Share Table plus
End of Year Celebration
Propagation Workshop, Plants to take Home, and Shared Meal
Sunday 12 December 2021 – 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm
in Debbie and Brodie Bassingthwaighte’s Garden
88 Richards Road, Postmans Ridge, Q 4352
Bookings are Essential
This is a COVID-safe event and we’ll ensure physical distancing guidelines are maintained. It’s essential that you book so that we have contact details and know how many will be attending.
If this event is fully booked we’ll 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.
What We’ll Do
We’ll start at 3.00 pm with a welcome and introduction.
Please place donations on the Mega Christmas Share Table and then enjoy a Light Afternoon Tea of dips, crudités and fruit + fermented drinks.
Practical Workshop – Plant Propagation presented by Sam Rogers and Adam Gould
Sam and Adam will take us through the basics of propagation in a practical hands-on workshop. We’ll learn tips for propagation success and the steps to grow new plants from cuttings, rhizomes, divisions, and runners. We’ll also be introduced to some wonderful plants to grow in our own gardens – some not easy to buy.
Everyone will have the opportunity to propagate several different plants to take home. This will be a great opportunity to increase your stock of plants for your own patch with a selection of productive permaculture plants that grow well in our bio-region.
We’ll end the afternoon with a shared meal of baked potatoes in foil cooked in the bespoke Wood-Fired Rocket Oven and served with a choice of fresh toppings. We’ll have both sweet Potatoes and White Potatoes plus Gluten Free and Vegan topping options will be available.
Please BYO Drinks and Chairs.
You’ll be able to select produce from the Mega Christmas Share Table before you go home (see below for details).
Parking and Access
Parking is available on site. The garden is flat and mostly suitable for strollers, wheelchairs and walking frames if needed.
The property is approximately a 10-minute drive from the top of the Toowoomba Range. Head east down the highway through Withcott. Turn left into Connoles Road (the first road past the exit to Murphys Creek), and then immediately right into Richards Road. Number 88 is the last property off the cul-de-sac at the end of Richards Road. Drive in along the gravel driveway and park as indicated.
- Financial Members of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. – Free (but you might like to pay your annual membership fee for 2022 at check out).
- Non-Members – $10 per person (or pay your membership now for 2022 and attend for free as a member. All events and workshops are free for members throughout the year.)
- Children attending with an Adult – Free (but please book so we know total numbers)
Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is now due for renewal for all members. It’s only $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent adult living in the same home.
If you renew or join now, membership will be valid right through until the end of 2022 and members can attend all events and workshops during the year at no cost. Membership forms will be available at the event for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download.
Mega Christmas Share Table
Do you have surplus? If so, we’re planning an extra special Share Table just in time for Christmas.
We encourage you to bring your surplus produce, plants, seeds, books, craft supplies and resources to share with others.
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.
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.