11 September 2010

Events and activities

Spring is in the air! The Flora Festival is on at Mt Penang until Sunday and a few Figgies are helping out at the Permaculture Central Coast stand (near the big green dome) during the four days there. Tomorrow FIG is off to the winery when the kiwi fruit we chopped up a couple of months ago is due to be moved to stainless steel vats where it will sit for quite some time and "become wine". Next Monday, 13th September, we are holding a FIG management meeting, after pack up of the co-op (somewhere between 5.30 and 6pm). All members are very welcome.

Whilst none of the following events are FIG organised, many of our members are interested in such activities and express disappointment if they only get to hear about them AFTER they'd been held. There's a lot happening so we've decided to list a few of them for you:  ***Edited to add a couple more events.

Sustainable House Day - 12th September
A few FIG members have opened up their homes to the public in previous years and are giving it a break or are away this time, but there are plenty of homes to visit between northern Sydney, the Lake Macquarie district and Newcastle if you would like to visit some and see exactly how they have set their homes and gardens up, and chat to the owners. Have a look here for details.

Living Smart Festival, Lake Macquarie - 12th September
The Living Smart Festival is an inspirational and educational celebration of sustainable living in Lake Macquarie. The first of it's kind in Lake Macquarie, there will be music, art, fashion, food, market stalls, free workshops, kids entertainment and plenty of interesting displays to keep you amused.
What:         Living Smart Festival
Where:       Speers Point Park, Speers Point
When:        12th September 2010, 9.30-5pm
Further information here.

Gosford Climate Change Forum - Saturday 18th September
Time: 1:30pm to 4pm
Where: Gosford Senior Citizens Centre, 217 Albany Street North, Gosford
Dr Richard Corkish, Head of School Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, NSW University
Dr Adam Lucas, Lecturer Science and Technology Studies, Wollongong University.

Booking are essential for the forum and the forum is free.
To register or for more information – phone 4349 4756 or email: coolit@cen.org.au

Permaculture Central Coast meeting - Tuesday 21st September
7pm at the Tuggerah Hall, Anzac Road, Tuggerah. This evening, several members will be giving a talk about their backyards and other Permaculture related topics! See the PCC website for details and a map.

Don Tolman - in Sydney Wednesday, 22nd September
If you haven't heard of Don Tolman before and are interested in looking for more effective ways to increase your energy, heal your body and start feeling healthy and truly alive, this is the guy to see! He will be speaking in Sydney at the Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland St, The Rocks, from 7 until 9.30pm... it‘s two-and-a-half hours of down-to-earth wisdom that could just change your life. Tickets must be booked as soon as possible at Don Tolman Events (quote the privilege code FORTUNE for free tickets).

Green Living Fair, Gosford - Saturday 25th September
Green Living Fair in Kibble Park, Gosford on Saturday 25 September from 9am - 4pm. The FIG co-op will be there... contact us if you can help out on the stand for a while during the day.

Spring Equinox Festival - 25th September
Purple Pear Organics are hosting a festival with music, free workshops and demonstrations on their farm in Anambah, via Maitland. Email them for further information at info@purplepear.net.au.

Permaculture Design Course - October
Purple Pear Organics will be running a two week intensive Permaculture Design Course starting on 25th October. Contact Mark for details at info@purplepear.net.au

More events will be listed as we have the details...