2014 Winter Solstice dinner

The BPG Winter Solstice dinner took place on Saturday June 21, 2014 and was a great social event, as usual!  We joined with our friends from Royal Park, Buninyong, to celebrate the shortest day and look forward to Spring - even if there is likely to be some wet & wild weather in the meantime!

2014 bonfire 1

After a very rainy morning, the afternoon cleared and the evening was magnificently still and clear; cold, to be sure, but making it the perfect night for a bonfire!




Election - BPG Committee





Have you ever considered that you might like to work behind the scenes, as a member of the Ballarat Permaculture Guild committee?  We are always looking for keen volunteers. 

The committee meets on the evening of the second Wednesday each month.  Nominations are now being called for the 2014 - 2015 committee. 

There are a variety of roles to be filled, Convenor, Secretary and Treasurer and up to 6 Ordinary Committe members. 

All financial BPG members are eligible to nominate or be nominated and will be sent a nomination form to their registered email address.  Letters will be posted to those without.

Nominations are required by the next committee meeting which will be held on Wednesday the 8th of October 20124 at 7.30 at the Kohinoor Centre Errard St Sth


BPG Committee members for 2015 will be published in the October minutes on the website

BPG FaceBook group hits 700

Ballarat Permaculture Guild celebrated another milestone in August 2013 when our FaceBook group membership passed 700.

To mark the event, a competition was held where members were invited to submit responses to the question: “What does permaculture mean to me?”

With a 25 word maximum, respondents had to cut to the chase and produce succinct reflections. The administrators of the FB group each picked their top three favourite responses and, after a complex set of calculations, the winners were:

Judi “sloshing ....means sloshing around in gumboots talking about chooks and vegies and sustainability with wonderfully interesting and caring people”

[First prize winner receives a copy of “Introduction to Permaculture” plus a 12 month membership of Ballarat Permaculture Guild/ Permaculture Melbourne]

Jodie “To me it is learning how to work alongside the earth rather than exploiting it, and stretching my perception of the impact one person can make.”

Yvette “Permaculture is a lifestyle, how we live, interact, care for the earth and people. Designing my yield, interacting, observing growth, self-regulating, recycling, accepting feedback.”

[second and third prize winners receive free admission to a BPG workshop of their choice]

Our Face Book membership was 50 at the start of 2011, 300 at the end of 2011, 500 at the end of 2012 and we wonder what it will hit by the end of 2013?


Permi Press - read all about it!

Members (please login), please see the links below for you copy of the latest Permi Press.

The Permablitz Trailer Refurbished

Steve has done a fantastic job with the trailer!  BPG members Robert & Althea have helped attach the printed panels and the result is magnificent.

Click here for all the photos...The Permablitz Trailer Refurbished


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