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Connect and Learn + Share Table

Making Money with Permaculture – presented by Adam Gould

Monday 15 July 2024

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Attend in person or via Zoom

Join us at Level 3 Meeting Rooms, Toowoomba City Library, Corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, or attend online.  We’ll send you the Zoom link once you book.

This is the monthly Connect and Learn evening for Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.

Bookings are Essential

Bookings are essential so we have contact details and know how many will be attending. Book Here

What We’ll Do

6.30 pm – Learn – Making Money with Permaculture

Presented by Adam Gould

Making money might not be your goal, but this presentation will expand your understanding of how we perceive the value of something and its real value.

Have you ever thought about:

  • How much land area or space, or how little, is required?
  • Growing vegetables vs saving heirloom seeds?
  • Breeding regular chickens vs rare heritage breeds?
  • Breeding cattle vs rare breeds?
  • Growing plantation timber vs timber for firewood?
  • Restoring tools?
  • Restoring furniture?

Here’s one example. A pumpkin you grow may have $5-$10 worth of flesh to cook and eat. The same pumpkin might have $10-$25 worth of seeds if the seed is saved correctly.  This seed is usually thrown away, fed to chooks or added to the compost. Seed-saving businesses can sell the same seed for $100-$250 from one single pumpkin.

About Adam

Adam is a civil engineer at local government and a permaculture hobby farmer.  His farm is on the southern side of Toowoomba and he’s trying to establish a more sustainable lifestyle where most fresh food is grown on the farm.  Adam’s passions involve many peculiar interests that include breeding quail and poultry, growing rare seeds to sell, making biochar, growing unusual vegetables, and much more.

Making Money with Permaculture 1
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7.45 pm – Connect – Light Supper (provided) and Share Table

A light supper will be served (including Gluten Free and Vegan options).

Sharing of produce on the Share Table opens after the presentation to allow plenty of time for everyone to place their donations, and then allow you to browse, connect and make your selections during supper

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, mealworms, 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

Membership

2024 Membership

  • 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.
  • It’s pro rata 1/2 price for 1/2 year after 30 June.
  • Financial Members can attend events and workshops during the year at no cost.
  • You can pay your membership for 2024 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/

Parking

Free off-street parking is available under the library (enter from Victoria Street).

Access

The venue has access for wheelchairs, walking frames, and strollers as needed. Everyone is welcome (including children with parental supervision).

We hope we see you there!

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 an Adult – Free (but please book so we know the total numbers)