Good evening, I am your NERP convenor, and here is News at NERP
NERP Convenor’s have entered a Parsnip Beauty Pageant for Permie Queens.
This has proved popular amongst our NERPie community, which has led to a shortage of Parsnips. The UN has been notified and the situation is being monitored. ALL Food Swap stations are on Red Alert. No Parsnips have been hurt during this broadcast.
YAHOO DISCUSSION GROUP
News at NERP can reveal that the NERP community has been invited to join ESPG discussion group. NERP has issued a warning to all members that there maybe more than 3 members already on this site which could result in an actual discussion!!! To prepare the NERP community for this ordeal, the convenors have agreed to send all NERPies an email to tell you all about our invite to ESPG Discussion group. Support groups have been set up to support individual members of the NERP community through the signing up process and ease them into this golden opportunity.
ELTHAM PLANTER BOX
NERP NEWS can REPORT Undercover agent ‘Mary’ whose real name is Robyn has been stealing from a recently planted “PLANTER BOX” in the other wise crime free town of Eltham. WANTED POSTERS have been put up around the town. If spotted, pls do not approach MARY as she is highly dangerous when carrying asparagus and is happy to lob broccoli at passers by. Full report of the planting of the planter box in Eltham can be found on the Local Food Connect website.
Here are some pictures sent in by Mary (Robyn).
This concludes the NERP NEWS…..NEXT … Any other business of NERPS
NERP FREE FOOD FOREST DAY WORKSHOP 17th NOV 2013
HAVE YOU BOOKED? contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Some stuff we could be looking at!!!
- Forest Ecology and Forest mimicking
- Understanding forest dynamics and succession
- Resource sharing guilds
- Mutual support guilds
- Forest garden pattern language
- Site Analysis and Assessment
- Forest Garden design basics
- Garden design
Dear Members of Permaculture Melbourne,
You are invited to join us for the Annual General Meeting of Permaculture Melbourne on Sunday October 13 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Borderlands, the Augustine Centre, 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn. Victoria, 3122. If you cannot attend and would still like to vote of the motions that will be presented please note that you can appoint a proxy to vote for you. If you wish to appoint a proxy please note the following: Each member is entitled to appoint another member as a proxy by notice given to the Secretary no later than 24 hours before the time of the meeting in respect of which the proxy is appointed. The notice appointing the proxy must be in the form set out in Appendix 3.
This form is available from NERP (email@example.com)
Please bring a plate for afternoon tea if you can.
The AGM will have a “Permie swap” as a concurrent event: Everyone is invited to bring some of their surplus harvest, plants, seeds, seedlings and recipes.
Representatives of Local Groups and SIGs will have a brief time to show us some of the highlights of their year. Looking forward to seeing what Permaculture Melbourne through its local groups have done throughout the year.
See you all then. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming. If you cannot email, please feel free to come anyway. See you all on the 13th.
Secretary Permaculture Melbourne
NATURAL BEEKEEPING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS
Perm-apiculture Beekeeping Group, a part of Permaculture Melbourne (PcM), offers a beekeeping training course. The course targets beginners and aims to provide sufficient information to let the participants start natural beekeeping. Permaculture Melbourne promotes Natural Beekeeping, where the wellbeing of the bees is no less important than the honey yield. Natural Beekeeping is simple, low cost and low effort – perfectly suited for small scale backyard beekeeping. It is a style of beekeeping that is in tune with nature – beekeeping with happy bees and happy beekeepers.
The course will take place over two days, with four x one hour different information sessions each day. At the end of each day there will be a Q&A session. Hands-on sessions will give actual exposure to beekeeping equipment and the course will offer demonstrations of typical hive manipulations and some honey tasting.
Dates: 29 September and 6th October (both days are Sundays)
Times: 10AM – 4PM inc tea breaks (provided) and a lunch break (byo lunch).
Cost: $250 non PcM members, $200 PcM members, payable upfront.
Location: Mitcham. Actual address will be notified on confirmation of payment.
Octber (both days are Sundays)
Pls contact The Bee Group for payment details clairepareAThotmail.com
Hi All, a couple of months back there was a March against Monsanto, some of you may have gone. Marches were in many cities, Melbourne’s had something like 5000-8000 attended (my guesstimate), took up 2 city blocks when they marched but amazingly had zero coverage in mainstream media.
Before the event the organisers had asked for a speaker from the Permaculture movement and I sent a request out on the PcM list but no-one took up the request. In the end I spoke and it was most definitely an amazing experience. Now there’s another march being scheduled and they asking again for a permie speaker – I’d not wanting to do it again so please if you are involved with seeds and have passion to speak please contact Tanya at email@example.com
Anyone interested to talk about what happened last time is welcome to contact me.
thanking you, all the best
From NERPie BEN
October 20 NERP @ Practically Green Festival
Ben writes…. about the stall at the Practically Green Festival…… with the Fix-It! stand I am organising. It can be a NERP initiative. I will put up the NERP Banner so we OWN it. Then we can be seen as not just gardening. Can you put out to all NERPies that I will be the coordinator and if anybody wants to be involved then they are welcome.
There are three of us so far, a leather worker a blacksmith and a woodworker/ garden tool repair. I know a sewer wants to sit with us also. Steve with his plants I expect also. We have been given the shelter at the back of the meeting room, north east corner, so lots of space.
ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HELP BEN ON this STALL PLS CONTACT NERP nerpermacultureATgmail.com
The Chikukwa Project Documentary Film Premiere
with presentations by David Holmgren & John SeedWednesday 25th September
Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm
Van Raay Centre, Ceres, Brunswick
THE CHIKUKWA PROJECT
a documentary by Terry Leahy & Gillian Leahy
This fifty minute film tells the story of an amazing permaculture project which has been working in Zimbabwe for 22 years. Where once the 7000 people of the Chikukwa villages suffered hunger and malnutrition, this community has turned its fortunes around using permaculture farming techniques. Now they have an abundance of food and their degraded landscape has been turned into a lush paradise. Gillian Leahy and Terry Leahy (the film makers) will be present to answer questions about the film and the project.