IT’S INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE DAY again at Randwick Sustainability Hub and this year we’re crafting with children, buzzing with native and honey bees, fermenting and pickling and taking a look at the energy, water and materials retrofit of the community centre. And, when darkness falls, we have the Regrarians new film, Polyfaces.
CHILDREN are in for an afternoon of creating with craft when they join community artist Karen Weiss to make clay medallions to decorate the entry to the Permaculture Interpretive Garden.
COOKS and HOME FOOD PRESERVERS can upgrade their skills with demonstrations by professional food preservers. There’s no need to miss either the pickling demo by the Cornersmith crew nor the fermenting demonstration by Cultured Artisans as both preserving demonstrations will be run twice through the afternoon.
BEES will be the focus of workshops by landscape architect and native bee expert, Elke Haege, and honey bees will be the buzz with Doug Purdie from The Urban Beehive. The Sydney Bee Club has installed honey and native bee hives at the Sustainability Hub and these will be on view.
RENOVATORS will find a lot to learn by joining the tour of the community centre’s energy and water retrofit with permaculture architect, Terry Bail. There’s ideas on materials selection, water harvesting and storage and energy management to take home. And there’s the recently-completed classroom-on-the-green that makes extensive use of recycled building materials to check out.
HOME FOOD GARDENERS, TEACHERS and COMMUNITY EDUCATORS will gain inspiration on the tour of the Permaculture Interpretive Garden and its balcony-scale aquaponic and vertical garden system with landscape architect and permaculture educator Steve Batley from Sydney Organic Gardens. Steve will also include in his tour the new habitat trail to be used as part of the Hub’s pre-and-primary schools science education program.
So… there’e lots to do and see at International Permaculture Day 2016 at Randwick Sustainability Hub, the name given to the community resiliency education program at Randwick Community Centre.
Why not join us there to celebrate International Permaculture Day and the International Year of the Pulses.
Randwick City Council
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