Sustainability and Permaculture


This course will look broadly at the debates around sustainability, locating it within the broader discourse of environmental politics, and then exploring a number of different types of sustainability. The sessions will be complemented by at least one practical permaculture workshop, which will be run by Permablitz Melbourne, and will explore the basics of permaculture while 'permablitzing' a residential garden.

 

TAGS: politics, environment, energy, climate change, development

Starts: Aug. 5, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Railway Station Neighbourhood House 20 Solly Ave, North Carlton
Format: Presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

What is sustainability?

Aug. 5, 2010 Lecturer: (Ruby Murray, Independent Researcher)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Food and production sustainability

Aug. 12, 2010 Lecturer: (Andrew Foran, ECO-Buy)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Urban sustainability

Aug. 19, 2010 Lecturer: (Christian Monahan, The Produce Garden)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Permablitz day

Aug. 22, 2010

Permablitz day (practical permaculture workshop, 'permablitzing' a residential garden). This will take place on Sunday 22 August from 10am-4pm in Sunshine West (address given upon RSVP). The session is run by Permablitz Melbourne. The blitz will feature: Removal and reuse of paving to transform an under-utilised space into a productive garden and a neighbour's brick wall into a warm micro-climate. The front yard will be re-shaped with swales and minor earth works to become a self-watering edible landscape. A seperate doggy-doo compost system will be installed.

Energy sustainability and climate change

Aug. 26, 2010 Lecturer: (Susannah Powell, Melbourne Energy Institute)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Development and sustainability

Sept. 2, 2010 Lecturer: (Catherine Johnston, World Vision)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Environmental sustainability

Sept. 9, 2010 Lecturer: (Jodi Newcombe, The Climate Group)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes