Wow what a blitz at Navigators today!! A big thank you to all those who attended and worked amazingly hard all day to help transform the garden. A big thanks to all those who shared their skills during the day.
Please join us on Sunday 27 November for a day of connection with other like-minded people. We have a great range of tasks on offer and new skills to learn such as sheet mulching, natural fencing, chicken tractor creation, wicking bed creation and plant guilds. This is an opportunity to be involved at the beginning, in what it very much a work in progress.
Our hosts Barry and Melissa and their three children Charlotte, Emily and Freddy live on a small farm that has a range of animals and plants for both produce and lifestyle purposes including bees, sheep, horses and chickens. They are slowly restoring an old orchard and developing an overgrown berry run into a food garden. They are attempting to introduce permaculture and regenerative farming techniques in order to leave their small farm and surrounding community in a better place socially and ecologically than it was when they moved there.
Children are welcome to participate and interact with the farm animals. However please be aware that there are two large dams and other general farm hazards on the property, and children will need to be supervised across the day.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the hosts, so registration is essential for catering purposes. Please register a FREE ticket for each attendee (including children) and advise any dietary requirements.
Tickets are available at:
What to bring:
sun gear (hat, sunscreen, long sleeved shirt etc)
Want to know more about Permablitz?
Permablitz is about people helping people, learning skills and seeing permaculture designs in action. Don't know what a Permablitz is and if it is for you? Watch this video from Gardening Australia with the awesome Hannah running one in Tasmania.
What a great evening with our AGM and a chance to catch up with many of our Permaculture friends.
Congratulations to our newly elected Committee
President: James Hosking
Vice President: Fiona Williamson
Secretary: Rhea Thorn
Treasurer: Stephen Taylor
René de Jong
A big thank you to our outgoing Committee member and Treasurer Jean Watson
Following the committee meeting we were delighted to announce our inaugural life-time members Karen Fitzpatrick and Mick and Jackie O'Meara.
Thank you to all those that helped with the organisation and Sara Kittelty for the amazing catering, Michael Unwin Wines for a great selection of local wine, and Ellen and Michael for the punch and glassware.
Join the Ballarat Permaculture Guild for their Annual General Meeting and social night!
We are meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday 15 Nov 2022 at the Uniting building on the corner of Queen St and Dyte Parade, opposite the central Ballarat Community Garden.
After some drinks, food and music, the BPG committee and financial members will go into a meeting room to conduct the official AGM proceedings.
This will include the annual reports, election of office bearers, and presentation of life membership - a brand new initiative!
Non-members are able to stick around socialising while the AGM is completed.
The AGM should be complete by around 7pm, after which time we can continue socialising together.There's no better time to get to know our members and see what we've been up to this year.
We hope to see you there!
- to confirm the minutes of the previous annual general meeting and of any special general meeting held since then;
- to receive and consider -
- the annual report of the Committee on the activities of the Association during the preceding financial year; and
- the financial statements of the Association for the preceding financial year submitted by the Committee in accordance with Part 7 of the Act;
- to elect the members of the Committee;
- to confirm or vary the amounts (if any) of the annual subscription and joining fee.
Thank you to everyone who helped with our first permablitz for 2022.
Such an amazing day with new raised veggie beds and compost bays, weeding, removal of the agapanthas and rubbish, cleaned up the courtyard, renewal of an old vegetable garden, planted donated strawberry plants, lots of camaraderie and sharing of knowledge, new friends, old friends with a yummy lunch and a perfect day of sunny weather.
We are so excited to have permablitzes back after a break and such a good project. Uniting and BPG have started a fabulous collaborative relationship over recent months, with Uniting very generously sharing facilities with us. It was great to be able to give back!