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Retrofitting Surburbia Living Smarties C…
Retrofitting Surburbia Living Smarties Conference - with David Holmgren
August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm City of Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
David Holmgren, permaculture visionary and storyteller, takes us back through the decades of our lived history in the streets where the quarter acre hosted the Aussie post war dream, through the decades of rising affluence and additions, aging and infill, permaculture inspired retrofit and on, through a gritty but inspiring and realistic transformation in the Great Depression of the 2020s.
Aussie St is a permaculture soap opera, made real by masterful storytelling that sounds a warning and clarion call for direct action on the home front. The presentation is also a window into the rich palette of design solutions and tips that Holmgren has explored in in his latest opus, Retrosuburbia; the downshifters guide to a resilient future.
Come and be entertained, inspired and challenged by one of Australia’s unsung heroes.
After David's talk the conference group will move into Open Space, where participants can decide on the conversations they can have that are most relevant to where they are.
We are asking all participants to bring something to share for lunch, plus their own mug, plate and cutlery. (Please don't bring anything that needs heating)
The Really Really Free Market in Guildford: Community Swap
August 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Guildford Public Library, 97 James St, Guildford WA 6055, Australia
This is an event for locals to come together and share items and skills with one another for FREE!
No cash exchanged. No bartering. No haggling.
The Really Really Free Market runs on the first Saturday of the month (1pm-2pm) outside the Guildford library.
How you can participate: You bring any items you wish to give away and you take what you want/need. Tables will be setup outside the library for you to place your items on.
Please note: if you are bringing items to give away, you’ll need to take them home if they are not taken. You can drop them off to the local op shop (People who Care), which is a short walk from the Guildford library, or post them on the Buy Nothing New group.
This is why we encourage you to hang around for the hour. You can pop into the library, read a magazine or a book, take out some books, have a chat, etc.
To recap: 1. From 1pm bring your items and add them to tables at the Guildford library. If you have a skill to share, let us know and we’ll create a sign/station for you! 2. Take any items you want or need, visit the library, have a chat, etc. 3. At 2pm, collect any of your items that are not taken.
EPA Greenhouse Gas Guidelines Submissions Workshop - Fremantle
August 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm The Meeting Place Community Centre, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162, Australia
The West Australian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting West Australians like you to provide a submission on their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guidelines. This is your chance to tell the EPA - and through them, the WA State Government - why you care about our climate & to tell them what you want done to protect our state from growing its emissions going forward.
This event will be co-hosted by the Fremantle Environmental Collective (FEC) and the Wilderness Society. FEC is a grassroots environment community group operating in the Fremantle area to build community networks and take action on a variety of environmental issues.
WA has the second highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions of all Australian states and territories and that's set to increase. We know the predicted effects of the changing climate will be significant in Western Australia, with a drying climate in the south-west, more frequent and severe storms in the north-west and a rising sea level along our entire coastline.
By adding a submission to this process, you can help end the polluting industry’s special treatment and protect Western Australia’s climate. Make a stand for reducing our impact on global warming - for now and for future generations. Join our submission writing workshop to and get the information you need to make your own submission to the EPA.
This event is supported by the Conservation Council of WA, Clean State, and the Environmental Defender's Office of WA.
Urban Farm Living- raising chickens in s…
Urban Farm Living- raising chickens in small backyards
August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia
In the workshop I will address: -Choosing the right chicken for your home -How to avoid some of the common mistakes made by first time chicken owners -Chicken hygiene and common illness
Workshop will come with detailed notes about feeding and housing which we won't have time to cover as well as links to other helpful resources.
Dr Darryl Hardie (‘Dr Bugalugs’ from ABC Local Radio) presenting Fruit Fly...
August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am City of Bayswater Civic Centre, 61 Broun Ave, Morley WA 6943, Australia
Join WA Pest Control expert Darryl Hardie for a fascinating insight into the insects that are in our gardens and enjoy our fruit and vegetables as much as we do. Dr Hardie has been the expert on pest control at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) in Perth for many years. Pest control is as much a process of citizen science and taking action based on what you observe, as much as it is about control. This talk provides an insight into our relationship with insects in our gardens in WA over the last 100 years and what we have learnt about controlling the insects we call pests. Don't miss this one!