Weekend reading

1 November 2013
You guessed it. If I have time this weekend, I'll be clicking away on the needles. I hope you can do something you love on the weekend too.

Please check below for details of a Permaculture Course in the Lockyer Valley.

Off the grid - Dutch documentary 2011 in English with Dutch subtitles - youtube
Meet the farmer - Joe Salatin - you tube
Living pay cheque to pay cheque
Make your own wine
Libraries and books
Matchstick Lake - Beautiful images of the Canadian bush
Baby knits
Mia asks the question: What makes a house a home?
Eating well on a budget.
Pickled green tomatoes
How not to get tricked: Your favorite online safety tips

From comments here during the week
The quiet country house
Less noise, more green
Girls wear blue too

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INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
Stockyard Creek Community Hall, Lockyer Valley
Sunday 1st and Sunday 8th December 2013
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Presented by Tom Kendall 


BOOKINGS: 
cp.stephens@skymesh.com.au or phone 4697 5306
This course will be free of charge, being fully subsidised by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council through their Community Environmental Grants scheme. The only cost to participants will be $20 per day to cover facility hire and catering.

Course outcome: participants will become more aware of methods to become resilient and efficient in their farming operations and will be inspired to become more self reliant.

Course outline:
Day 1

9 – 10.30 am
Introduction to the ethics and philosophy behind permaculture and definitions for terms commonly used in Permaculture.
11 – 12.30 pm
Relative location. How each element performs many functions and each important function is supported by many elements.
12.30 - 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 – 3.00 pm
Efficient energy planning. How to effectively use biological resources in a permaculture system.
3.30 – 5.00 pm
Question time

Day 2
9 – 10.30am
Energy cycling to achieve closed cycle systems. Small scale intensive systems for urban and suburban permaculture applications.
11 – 12.30 pm
Accelerating succession and evolution. Diversity, edge effect and attitudinal principles in permaculture
1.30 – 2.30 pm
Resources and yield. Composting and effective soil management
3.30 – 5.00 pm
Question time.