April 23, 2014

International Permaculture Day at the Hub — Sunday 4 May

For this year's International Permaculture Day, the Randwick Sustainability Hub is the place to be.

The retrofitted community centre, with its photovoltaic panel array, wind turbine, interior improvements for energy and water efficiency, a range of rainwater harvesting and storage examples and its PIG (Permaculture Interpretive Garden) offers a plenty of take-home ideas that you can adapt to your own home and garden. There is also a new reedbed toilet and drinking water filter station, where you can fill your water bottles for free.

In the PIG you will find easy-to-copy examples of home landscaping, garden water management and food production to stimulate your own efforts in creative living. The PIG is a fine example of the principle of multiple-use in permaculture design, combining a public park and an edible, educational landscape. That makes it an excellent venue for many of the activities on International Permaculture Day 2014.

WHEN: Sunday 4 May 2014
TIME: 3:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick.

For details on workshops, kids activities, music and tours of the Permaculture Interpretive garden and the energy and water retrofits go to our events page.

 

A buzzing film and DIY food at International Permaculture Day at the Hub

Join us at the Randwick Sustainability Hub for a screening of  'Queen of the Sun, What are the Bees Telling Us?', a documentary film by award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel, director of Real Dirt on Farmer John. 

Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Before the screening of the film, join us for an organic BBQ in the Permaculture Interpretive Garden, it will be a collaborative activity where we contribute to the preparing and to cleaning up, giving us a chance to chat, socialise and meet new friends.

There will be a facilitated discussion to follow the film.

WHEN: Sunday 4 May 2013
TIME: 5:30pm-8:45pm
WHERE: Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick.

 

For details on workshops, kids activities, music and tours of the Permaculture Interpretive garden and the energy and water retrofits go to our events page.

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