September Connect and Learn
27 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connect and Learn Evening + Share Table
Seasonal Heirloom Vegetables
Presented by Jill Heilbronn
Monday 27 September 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 – Seasonal Heirloom Vegetables
Presented by Jill Heilbronn
Heirloom vegetables bring much diversity, beauty, flavour and colour to our kitchen gardens and tables, so we’ll hear about all the unusual and delicious favourites that Jill likes to grow.
The beauty of heirlooms is that they’re not owned by large seed corporations so seeds can be easily saved, grown and shared by everyday gardeners in our own backyards. Plus these wonderful seeds can saved by many generations!
Jill will answer a few questions:
- Why grow heirloom vegetables in our home gardens?
- What heirloom vegetables grow well in our bio-region?
- What vegetable seeds and seedlings can we plant now in our gardens?
Jill will also bring a variety of heirloom seedlings to sell that are ready to go into our gardens now. She’ll plant these especially for us, so don’t forget to bring some cash. A great opportunity!
Jill lives at Hampton and has a wealth of experience growing and selling heirloom seedlings at the Veg Table. You can find her stall at the Toowoomba Farmers Market every Saturday from 7am to 12 noon.
Jill propagates and raises a huge range of interesting seedlings and adores the colours and variety of herbs, vegetable seedlings and bee attracting plants that she grows.
You can see Jill’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vegtablehampton/
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.