Upcoming Events

Permies at the Pub

Every 4th Thursday of the month from 6 pm. Most people have a meal, but that's not essential, you can just drop in for a drink and a chat. It's a great way to check us out without committing to anything ūüėČ  As we need to book a table, please let us know via the Facebook reminder for the event, or email to [email protected] if you'd like to attend.

Events, Food & Seasonal eating

February – Community Potluck

Come along to our first Potluck dinner in a long while. 

All are welcome, this will be a family friendly event where you bring a plate to share.

It will be an informal evening where you can meet like-minded people and families. There will be some games and basic activities for the kids (and any adults that want to join in)

What is a Potluck dinner?

A potluck dinner is a communal gathering where each guest or group contributes a different, often homemade, dish of food to be shared. Guests may bring in any form of food, ranging from the main course to desserts.

What to bring:

  • Yourselves
  • A dish to share (If you have particular dietary requirements e.g. celiac you may wish to bring your own meal) 

Tickets at:

February - Community Potluck (Bring Food to Share), Ballarat East, Sat 4th Feb 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT | Humanitix

We look forward to meeting you all there.

Events, Permablitz

Navigators Permablitz November 2022

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:

gardening gloves
sun gear (hat, sunscreen, long sleeved shirt etc)
covered shoes
water bottle

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.

Events, News

Thank you to all that attended our AGM and social night

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
Ordinary members:
Barry Gibson
Ellen Burns
Hoang Nguyen
Michael McKenna
René de Jong
Steve Burns

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.