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September 2018

Connect and Learn: Fermenting

24 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grantham Butter Factory, 6 Victor Street
Grantham, Queensland 4347 Australia
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Connect and Learn every second Monday evening at the historical Grantham Butter Factory 6 Victor Street, Grantham Monday 24 September 2018 Fermenting presented by Elspeth Haswell-Smith, http://www.foodforlifecoach.com.au/ Elspeth will talk about: Gut Brain Axis Gut Health Importance of Fermentation How to Ferment (Wild and Controlled) Benefits of Permaculture and Natural Health Elspeth completed her psychology thesis on the gut brain connection and its impact on mental health, and is a qualified GAPS, MINDD, EFT and SmartDNA Practitioner.  Through her practice, Food…

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October 2018

Connect and Learn: Minimising Waste

8 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grantham Butter Factory, 6 Victor Street
Grantham, Queensland 4347 Australia
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Connect and Learn every second Monday evening at the historical Grantham Butter Factory 6 Victor Street, Grantham Monday 8 October 2018 Minimising Waste presented by Katrina Swan - Firefly Living Inspired by those who live waste free Katrina will chat about: Strategies to minimize waste in our lives Ways to avoid single use plastic Things to use instead of plastic Sourcing food and minimizing food waste How easy it is to make dips to avoid the plastic containers Waste free cleaning products…

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Connect and Learn: Seed Saving

22 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grantham Butter Factory, 6 Victor Street
Grantham, Queensland 4347 Australia
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Connect and Learn every second Monday evening at the historical Grantham Butter Factory 6 Victor Street, Grantham Monday 22 October 2018 Seed Saving presented by Kirsten Bradley Kirsten will talk about: the importance of saving seed plant biology basics for seed savers how to recognise which plants are best for seed saving which crops any gardener can save seed from easily how to save seeds from some trickier crops why saving some types of seed is a bad idea how…

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Valley Visit: Megan Robins’ Place, Helidon Spa

28 October @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Permaculture Lockyer Valley Inc. organises "Valley Visits" on 4th Sunday of each month where we explore properties in the region. Many thanks to members who invite us to their places. Megan Robins' Place 23 Ashlands Drive, Helidon Spa Sunday 28 October 2018 The story behind the property This month we’ve been invited to explore the property of PLV Treasurer and long-time member Megan Robins.  Megan and her family have been living on this 5-acre block at Helidon Spa since 2010.…

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November 2018

Connect and Learn: Livestock in Permaculture

5 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grantham Butter Factory, 6 Victor Street
Grantham, Queensland 4347 Australia
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Connect and Learn every second Monday evening at the historical Grantham Butter Factory 6 Victor Street, Grantham Monday 5 November 2018 Livestock in Permaculture presented by Peter Scott Pete will discuss: Where do livestock fit in your permaculture design? The multiple functions of livestock Why have livestock? Legal considerations including PIC, NLIS, biosecurity, local government compliance, buying and selling, and human consumption Overview of the requirements for livestock – selection, grazing, feeding, health, fencing and shelter A focus on sheep,…

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Connect and Learn: Financial Resilience

19 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grantham Butter Factory, 6 Victor Street
Grantham, Queensland 4347 Australia
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Connect and Learn every second Monday evening at the historical Grantham Butter Factory 6 Victor Street, Grantham Monday 19 November 2018 Financial Resilience A group discussion facilitated by Megan Robins and Debbie Bassingthwaighte Megan and Debbie will lead a group discussion to share ideas that will empower our financial resilience. Topics will include: RetroSuburbia-inspired downshifting out of debt Ethical investment, saving and spending Reducing and re-skilling for self-reliance and resilience Sharing, trading, co-operatives, local currencies and building community resilience Every…

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Rustic Basket Making Workshop

25 November @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grantham Butter Factory, 6 Victor Street
Grantham, Queensland 4347 Australia
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Instead of our usual Valley Visit, we'll be holding a special End of Year Event on the 4th Sunday of November. Rustic Basket Making Workshop 3 Hour Creative Workshop presented by Desi Achilleos Sunday 25 November 2018 1.00pm to 4.00pm Bookings are essential.  Please book here. At this Rustic Basket Weaving Workshop you’ll create your own unique basket made from a range of natural fibres including cat’s claw, palm, raffia, banana coils and cane. All materials will be supplied for…

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December 2018

Connect and Learn: Sustainable Housing

3 December @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grantham Butter Factory, 6 Victor Street
Grantham, Queensland 4347 Australia
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Connect and Learn every second Monday evening at the historical Grantham Butter Factory 6 Victor Street, Grantham Monday 3 December 2018 Sustainable Housing presented by Megan Robins Megan will talk about: Low energy heating and cooling Sustainable sources of energy including solar power and wood-fired heating and cooking Water harvesting and storage, greywater and human nutrient recycling Facilities for food storage and preserving, root cellars, kitchens and pantries. Share Table We encourage you to bring surplus produce, plants, seeds, books…

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