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Living Sustainably in Glen Eira: An Introduction to Urban Permaculture

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by Michellina van Loder (subscribe)
Michellina van Loder is a freelance writer living on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia. She’s passionate about wildlife, native bonsais, reading and writing. You can visit her LinkedIn page here:
Learn about sustainable living practices
Do you have an interest in gardening? Would you like to grow your own vegetables or learn to keep your own bees? Well, why not try out the Permaculture way?

People who practice Permaculture are interested in reducing their ecological footprint and developing a varied healthy lifestyle, which includes creating healthy soil, and an abundance of produce.

Grow your own sweet potato

If you are interested in trying this, or would like to find out more about the practice of permaculture, come along to 'Living Sustainably in Glen Eira: An Introduction to Urban Permaculture' day!

On May 10, the local council, permaculture groups and businesses including Glen Eira City Council, South East Suburbs Permaculture Group (SESPG), Between Father Sky and Mother Earth, and Permaculture Victoria will be making a day of it at Caulfield Primary School.

Make your own honey

Peninsula Animal Farm will be there; along with activities—with a permaculture flavour—for children, including the opportunity to make something for that special someone for Mother's Day.

Grow your own pumpkin

Other activities include:

Films will be shown non-stop, there will be free public workshops, a plant stall, and food and drinks for sale.
Adrian the Bee Man. Adrian has kept bees since he was fourteen-years-old; he's now a local backyard beekeeper and beekeeping teacher. You can find out more about Adrian over at this Facebook page, here.
Vasili, from Vasili's Garden and Café. Also features on the TV show of the same name on channel 31.
Urban chicken keeping.

Bruce Pascoe, the award-winning writer, editor and anthologist, will also be there. He's an indigenous fiction and non-fiction author who will be talking about indigenous agricultural history.

Pascoe's book, Dark Emu Seeds: agriculture or accident, was shortlisted for the 2014 Queensland and WA Literary awards, and the 2014 Victorian Premier's Indigenous Writer's Award.

."Pascoe puts forward a compelling argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gather label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing- behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag."

When: 10 May 2015
Where: Caulfield Primary School, Glenhuntly Rd, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, 3162
Time: 11.30 - 4.00 pm

For more information, email, or visit the South East Melbourne Permaculture website.

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Why? To learn about permaculture and sustainable living
When: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Where: Caulfield Primary School
Cost: Free!
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