Introduction to George Jonkers to run a workshop on Permaculture.
George introduced Permaculture as a farming system adapted to a garden. He outlined his workshop plan which was to divide the audience into 10 groups with different scenarios. These were explained in the information on the tables. Also to be found was the Principles of Permaculture, and paper to design the garden outlined in the scenario.
The main focus on the evening was the group session and George walked around advising groups. The room had a working buzz of noise.
To finish George hoped we had enjoyed the exercise and regretted he did not have sufficient time to go through the Principles more closely as there was a wide range of experience amongst the group. He collected the designs from the groups and it is hoped he might feedback what he thought of these at a future date. Each participant was given a certificate of attendance.
I’m sorry for the delay in uploading these photos but we just haven’t been in the right location to do so. I hope i don’t get ‘canned’ for my pathetic excuse, but I’m sure you will enjoy the photos courtesy of James McEwan.
Our speakers for the meeting next Monday at the Warburton Golf Club, will be speaking on weed identification and control of weeds in this area. You are invited to bring along any weed samples that you may want help in identifying. Especially if you can combine this with a photo of the weed in situ. This identification process could be the most valuable part of the presentation.
So get out in the garden and dig up you most vexing weeds (if they are surviving the drought) and bring them along.
PS Bring a neighbour that has made positive comments about your garden. They just may like to be a part of our club.
The Yarra Valley ECOSS events team would like to officially invite the members of the Upper Yarra Garden Club to our very special event:
The Official Opening Celebration & Soirée
Of The ECOSS Coop
From 5pm-7pm on Friday 12th May 2017 At Yarra Valley ECOSS
Followed by an Autumn Harvest Family Bush Dance with Bushwahzee
($10ea/ $20 family)
We are extremely grateful for the garden club’s ongoing support of ECOSS, and would be delighted at your attendance!
Please see attached your Official Invitation, and below Program of Events. We hope that you will bring along your friends and family to enjoy the Opening Ceremony and join in ourAutumn Harvest Family Bush Dance!
Coop Official Opening Celebration
Friday 12th May 2017
At Yarra Valley ECOSS 711 Old Warburton Road Wesburn
5pm – Official Opening Ceremony & Soirée (And Guided Tour of ECOSS)