Foraging wild food

  Guest speaker: Diego Bonetto Building on the knowledge acquired while growing up on a farm in Italy, Diego introduces people to the ever-present food and medicine plants that surround us. To some plantain, dandelion, chickweed and sow-thistle are a nuisance, to others they are a delicious salad and a seasonal treat. Learn about the most common species growing in[…]

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Permaculture and Climate Change

Guest speaker: Jill Finnane Jill Finnane is the Eco Justice Coordinator for the Edmund Rice Centre, which includes. coordinating the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP), an initiative of the Centre, which aims build networks to work in partnership with Pacific Island countries impacted by the effects of climate change.  PCP raises awareness in community and schools about the impact of climate[…]

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Biodynamics

Guest speaker: Sandra Norman We live on a property at Dooralong where we have our own small mixed orchard, vegetable garden, chickens, ducks, horses and some cattle. I have been interested in organics for over 30 years, applying organic practices in our garden  and had an interest in biodynamics but did not begin using biodynamic principles on our property until[…]

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Hemp

Guest Speaker: Darius Dunn from Made in Hemp Darius Dunn is the Owner/Manager of the Hemp Store at Long Jetty The talk will focus on the history of hemp, why it is such a valuable sustainable product, the multiple uses of hemp and the  current status of growing hemp in Australia.  Darius will bring a number of hemp products to show[…]

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