Jacqui giving a lecture with her 2 little daughters

Hall Gathering – Seed Saving and Establishing a Seed Library

Guest speaker: Jacqui Purcell

June’s speaker was drawn to Permaculture by her deep and passionate desire to reduce waste. Jacqui was taught permaculture by the impressive community here on the central coast. She is in the throes of transforming her 8 acre property in Seaham to be aligned with the Permaculture ethics and principles. She has completed her APDC. Another topic that interests her is seed saving. The Slow Food Hunter Valley group, together in conjunction with the Maitland City Council libraries have started a seed sharing library. Jacqui is a member of both groups and a very active participant in the movement, having starred in the ABC news story about the libraries’ inception, saving seed for donation and running workshops for its members about the importance and ‘how to’ of saving seed. This is the knowledge she will be sharing with the PCC.

When

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

Where

Tuggerah Hall, Anzac Road, Tuggerah, directly opposite Hungry Jacks – within easy walking distance of Tuggerah Railway Station.

Parking is  across the road in the council carpark next to Hungry Jacks . Please do not park in the Pizza Inn carpark on the left-hand side and  do not park in the Real Estate carpark on the right-hand side. Both venues need space for their customers in the evening.

Cost

Members: free

Visitors: gold coin donation

For Sale

Members frequently bring in items for sale, so don’t forget to bring some cash with you.

Raffle

Don’t forget to buy a ticket and contribute to our raffle. Last month we had so many that we have some carried over into this month including some goodies from Steve Smallbone, who has donated items from THE DIG that is closing down out the back of the hall. (Some great treats in there). However, the more the merrier to help keep items out of landfill. Someone’s unwanted items are another person’s treasure. (See list down in raffle section).

  • 1 raffle ticket: $1
  • 3 raffle tickets: $2
  • 10 raffle tickets: $5

Seed Bank

Pauline and Frank have some green manure crop seeds for those that haven’t got anything planted at the moment. Seeds include mizuna and mustard seeds.

Supper

If you’re planning to stay for supper after the talk, please bring a plate of food to share. Please aim to get on board with our no plastic goal for PCC wherever possible.

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