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July Connect and Learn
26 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connect and Learn Evening + Share Table
Presented by Mark Tranter
Monday 26 July 2021 – 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Level 3 Community Rooms, Toowoomba City Library, Corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba
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.
6.15 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 7.45 pm after the LEARN session.
6.30 pm – Learn – Electric Vehicles
Presented by Mark Tranter
In this presentation, Mark will present a practical guide to EVs (Electric Vehicles) including:
- Why buy an electric vehicle?
- What electric vehicles are available?
- Driving Range of EVs
- Charging of EVs
Mark is the convenor of the Toowoomba Branch of Renew (the Alternative Energy Association). Renew publish the ReNew Magazine and also Sanctuary Magazine.
The Toowoomba Branch of Renew is also holding its second EV/E-bike Expo on Sunday 29 August at the Cobb & Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba.
There will be dozens of electric vehicles of all makes and models as well as the opportunity to try out a variety of E-bikes. You’ll learn about the benefits of electric vehicles, renewable energy and sustainable living. Discover the benefits of electric vehicles now available in the Toowoomba Region. Learn from owners about using EVs and E-Bikes and the latest innovations and what to expect in the future.
See https://renew.org.au/events/branches/ev-and-e-bike-expo/ for more information.
7.45 pm – Connect – Light Supper and Share Table
A light supper will be served (Gluten Free and Vegan options).
Sharing of produce opens after the presentation 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.
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!
- 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 due for renewal in December each year. If you join now, membership fees are pro rata (1/2 price for 1/2 year), so it’s now only $20 per person or $15 for a second or subsequent adult living in the same home.
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.
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/.
There’s also an option to join and pay via checkout for this event.
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.