Sustainability and Permaculture


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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