We’re marking Boorloo Perth Heritage month by showcasing skills of the past that are secretly very cool and overdue for a comeback. Join us to hear from four Perthians passionate about a special skill they’ve developed, sharing how they came to it, demonstrating it, why they love it and why you should too.
Our speakers will share their passions for: Noongar Bush Medicine, Re-Wilding, Scything, and Foraging and Fermenting.
They’ll be plenty of time for connecting with like-minded folks in our candlelit courtyard, a seasonal curry by Chef Sophie Budd and a bar featuring City Farm’s own produce. Yum!
Taste and learn to make creative and delicious pro-biotic non-alcoholic soft drinks using wild-captured yeast and local/foraged botanicals in this talk and demonstration. Wild starter cultures can come from things like pine needle tips and ginger, and we’ll explore flavours including Lemon-scented gum and ginger, Fig Leaf & Cinnamon Myrtle and Java Plum & Geraldton Wax.
You’ll get to taste a few wild-crafted sodas and bring a small jar to take home a bit of wild starter to get you going. Tickets to this extra session are $20.
This event is part of the ‘Learn Connect Grow’ series by Perth City Farm, forum style events showcasing local sustainability or community initiatives and providing space for people to connect. All part of City Farm’s purpose of building connected communities living sustainably.
This event series is sponsored by the City of Perth.
This course is taking place on 10 consecutive Wednesdays in Term 2, starting on 26th April. The course will open your eyes to a range of topics and show you the connections between ecology, landscape design, agriculture and our lifestyles .
In our PDC, you will learn about
- the ethics and principles of permaculture and how to use them in decision-making
- how to design gardens and farms that work with nature, rather than against
- management of water, soil and nutrients on your property
-designing integrated plant and animal systems
- community building and social permaculture
- the interconnectedness of all life on earth.