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August 2020

August Connect and Learn

31 August, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercy Community Lucia Room, 104 South Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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This month Jenni Perberton, a herbalist at Wren Herbal, will talk to us about the basic health benefits of fermenting to preserve produce.

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September 2020

September Connect and Learn

28 September, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercy Community Lucia Room, 104 South Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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This month Adam Gould will be sharing about the life of a quail, raising quail, his learnings and just how remarkable the quail is.

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October 2020

October Connect and Learn

26 October, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercy Community Lucia Room, 104 South Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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This month Debbie Bassingthwaighte will share ideas for growing your own Aromatic Apothecary Garden. Are you intrigued by the idea of growing a garden filled with beautiful scents and plants that heal and nurture?  Perhaps you’ve been motivated by the many new challenges of 2020 to see fresh possibilities for your garden to enhance wellbeing.  Would you like to grow a natural first aid kit?  But what plants can you grow and how do you use them?

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November 2020

November Connect and Learn

30 November, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercy Community Lucia Room, 104 South Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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As we head into summer it's the perfect time to craft your own fermented drinks to quench your thirst. Fermented drinks are rich in gut-friendly bacteria and can use seasonal gluts and potential waste such as pineapple and banana skins. What a great way to keep your family hydrated and marvel at the magic of creating drinks full of healthy goodness.

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January 2021

January Connect and Learn

23 January @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mercy Community Lucia Room, 104 South Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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This month we'll learn about Bushfoods of the Toowoomba Region presented by Kemp Killerby of Flora 4 Fauna Australia. Kemp will also bring a range of plants including bushfoods, bush medicines and fauna attracting host plants for anyone interested in purchasing plants for their own backyard.

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February 2021

February Connect and Learn

22 February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Level 3, Toowoomba City Library, 155 Herries and Victoria Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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This month Debbie Bassingthwaighte will Debbie will lead us to consider the 3 Permaculture Ethics (Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share) that form the foundations of the permaculture design system and guide our everyday actions and ethical decision-making. She will integrate practical activities, discussions, story-telling and case examples as we learn about David Holmgren's 12 Permaculture Design Principles and how these can be used to create individual and collective resilience in our lives.

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April 2021

April Connect and Learn

19 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Level 3, Toowoomba City Library, 155 Herries and Victoria Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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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 and Debbie like to grow.

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May 2021

May Connect and Learn

31 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Level 3, Toowoomba City Library, 155 Herries and Victoria Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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In this workshop, Vincent will discuss small-scale aquaponic systems for standalone production and as part of larger permaculture systems.

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