Spoon Jam, our third annual festival of hand carved wooden spoons and happy slowness, returns in November for two days of spoon carving bliss on the beautiful Far South Coast of NSW.Perfect for complete beginners and experienced spoonies.Learn from some of the world’s best spoon carvers, including Alex Yerks and the legendary Peter Follansbee flying from the US to impart their spoon carving wisdom and techniques.Connect with other carvers, share stories around the campfire, build your own spoon carving collectives, and bliss out at the beach just a two minute walk from the site. You’ll walk away with a head full of knowledge and hands’ full of spoons made in a range of workshops over two days, and a big smile.Maximum 60 people. Five teachers. Camp on site or stay locally.Spoon Jam Two days for $250.3 – 4 November 2018, Pambula NSWTickets & info: www.spoonsmith.com.au
Permaculture Teacher Training
Rowe Morrow & Hannah Moloney will lead a permaculture teacher training in Ballarat Victoria, from Saturday evening Nov 17 to Friday November 23, 2018. Rowe will also then be attending the Yandoit Shindig and PEG gathering on the 24th & 25th November.
Most of the regular permaculture teacher training events on the permaculture calendar are in NSW so we’re very pleased to create this event in VICTORIA.
Permaculture Australia will receive the majority of funds raised from the event, which is being run by Ballarat Permaculture Guild Inc.
To apply, email email@example.com for an application form. There will be 20 spaces in this teacher training course. More information available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773087592818337/
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Opportunity for a permaculture couple to live in Quilpie, SW Qld. Fab opportunity to grow vegetables on double block for yourself and local community for income. Overlooking a community furniture and building materials exchange. Unlimited free water and manures. Rent 3brm older house $120pw. Text enquires to Maureen 0439871537
Joe’s Connected Garden is not just about growing food, but creating community & fostering respect for the earth & each other. With over 400 varieties of fruit trees, heaps of veggies, herbs, mushrooms, chickens & ducks + more – there’s something for everyone! Come and see a community garden of a different kind where neighbours have joined together to link their gardens & share the harvests! Each day there will be activities/talks for adults & children including edible weed walks, fruit tree planting/pruning, propagation for kids + more, as well as a variety of stalls and cheap plant sales. 6 Argent street, Elizabeth Grove, SA. Come & be inspired to grow your own food & community!
Hunter Organic Growers Society Spreading the organic word in the Hunter Valley NSW. Join us for monthly field days and meet other gardeners & growers. All welcome!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sydney Compost Exchange Visit facebook page for more details.
Bacchus Marsh Produce Swap, 1st Saturday every month 1:00-2:00pm.
Hosted by Darley Community Art Garden. Holts Lane, Darley, VIC.
Melbourne Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap, 1st Saturday – Glen Park Oaks Community Garden, 30 Glen Park Rd, Bayswater North from 10 – 11.30am. All are welcome, even if you only have a small excess to share, or are just getting started and want to come along to chat about edible gardening and permaculture.
2nd Saturday – Red Earth Community Park, Brice Ave, Mooroolbark.
3rd Sunday – Warranwood Primary School, I Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood.
4th Saturday – Heathmont Baptist Church, 78 Cuthbert Street, Heathmont.
Please check the website https://permacultureswap.wordpress.com/ for latest dates.
Trentham Produce Swap – 3rd Saturday of each month at the Trentham Farmers Market. Swap starts at 10 am on the corner of High Street and Greendale Trentham Forest Road, Trentham. Coordinated by our friendly volunteers from the Trentham Food Hub. One gardener’s glut is another gardener’s lunch!
Crystal Waters Market – Location: Crystal Waters, QLD (near Maleny) First Saturday every month, 8am-2pm. Featuring organic seedlings, local produce, breakfast and lunch options, coffee and chai, Les’s Sourdough Bakery, acupuncture and massage, local craftsmanship and artisan work, vintage clothing, face painting, and much more. Camping and cabin accommodation available. Visit “Crystal Waters Market” on Facebook or crystalwaters.org.au for more information
Inverleigh Food Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9.30am till 10.30am in front of Sonny Cafe, main street. We are a small, but growing group of community gardeners and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods. Inverleigh Vic. Contact Peter email@example.com
Bannockburn Vic Food Swap on the 4th Saturday of every month from 9.30am till 10.30am at Station Cafe carpark, near railway line. We are a small, but growing group of community gardeners and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods. Contact Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to place a FREE buy, swap, sell classified? – send your ad to email@example.com
Volunteers needed for the Seedwell Garden Project
Are you passionate about gardening &/or permaculture? Are you available 1 or 2 days per week on a Tuesday &/or Thursday?
The Marist180 Skills Development Centre is looking for volunteers to support young people and the local community in the Seedwell Garden Project. Your tasks will include providing hands-on assistance of all facets of the garden project from the creation of the garden beds through to the sales of the produce at markets.
Your help will ensure the ongoing maintenance of the garden and will make a valuable contribution to the development of a space that is nurturing and therapeutic. You will be provided with volunteer training and also have the day to day support of other passionate Permaculturists in this hands-on role.
In supporting this program, Marist 180 expects that the volunteer will demonstrate a high standard of professional and ethical behaviour and a commitment to M180’s philosophy, mission and values.
For more information and to express your interest in this volunteer position please call Angela on 03 9380 2065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come learn, work and live “yoga ecology/organic farming/” with us.
Established organic farm at Mangrove Mountain looking for a couple, friends or partners for farm help, for 2-3 months with a view to extending. Start ASAP.
Requirements: Must have own vehicle-Essential.
Must be adaptable, enthusiastic, hard-working, learn on the job with ‘can do’ attitude. No kids, pets or drugs/alcohol. Will be covered by our volunteers’ insurance. Please contact email@example.com for more information or go to www.mangroveyoga.org/farm or volunteers
The Yoga of Farming-Integrating yogic principles with organic farming; sharing stories, knowledge, experience and inviting you to do the same.
A community development project in a gorgeous part of Cambodia has developed a social enterprise plan based on growing organic produce and setting up a fish farm and we need people to run it. This is an amazing opportunity for the Right People. Ideally, we’re looking for a couple but it could be 3 or 4 and children are welcome.
We’ve put all of the information about the project and the application process on https://comeandliveinkep.wordpress.com/project-details/
If you’re interested in totally changing your life, doing something really challenging, being part of a social enterprise with enormous potential and living just down the road from a tropical beach, this could be for you.
Hedgerow Farm If you’re interested in farming a small patch of land from 1 acre to 100 acres North West of Melbourne, with small startup costs and want to dive in as soon as possible, please get in touch! Tell us what you need by filling out this survey. You can also keep in touch with us by signing up to our mailing list.
Sugarloaf Permaculture 2 1/2 hours SW of Brisbane is offering free internships to citizens interested in all things permaculture, see website for more details and info: http://www.sugarloafpermaculture.net/internship
We are currently seeking keen & committed volunteers to do weekly shifts at the Food Is Free Laneway Ballarat. Successful candidates will be required to have the ability to commit to a 15 min shift once a week. Full training session provided, then left to work solo every following week. Shift involves general tidying up and removing spent fruit/herbs/veggies to ensure the safety of all our visitors and watering of plants during the warmer months. Some basic gardening too if you are keen (optional).