The YCG strategic garden team working with Morag Gamble to prepare for the 4 session PDC Intensive that will be focusing on redesigning and improving the YCG demonstration Gardens. The team talked about the future of the Gardens and all expressed their desire to make this space a living example of community engagement and interaction where young and old feel comfortable to learn about Permaculture and sustainable living.
Yandina Community Gardens is seeking a passionate and like-minded person to fill the role of the Association Secretary. You will be an integral part of the management committee and help guide and action the strategic direction of the organisation.
Your duties will include:
- keeping the register of members (online system used)
- taking nominations for the committee
- telling members about meetings by giving plenty of advance notices
- calling and convening meetings
- preparing meeting agendas
- gathering and presenting relevant documents
- taking and keeping minutes of meetings
- making the minutes available to members and other related tasks
The following tasks will be supported by the organisation administration person:
- sending and receiving letters, emails or other documents
- advising the president or treasurer about urgent matters that arise from letters or other documents
- Other legislative requirements & notifications
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your expression of interest
Who should attend this workshop
Anyone who would like a quality, quick, hands-on workshop on Permaculture design or who would like to brush-up on some of the aspects of Permaculture design.
About the Permaculture intensive workshop
Yandina Community Gardens are about to embark on an exciting journey of redesign and would love to invite you to participate. This hands-on Permaculture intensive will take place at the Gardens a thriving community hub and educational space, but we think it is time to review the design and rethink how we weave permaculture into all aspects of what we do.
This is a chance for you to be part of the evolution of the gardens. With the experienced codesign facilitation of Morag Gamble, together we will create a fabulous design for this community education space where the principles of permaculture can be clearly seen and excellent examples of permaculture design, holistic thinking and sustainable living function together as a cohesive whole and are visible throughout.
We are co-creating a world-class permaculture education demonstration garden and you are warmly welcome to join in. No experience is necessary – just an open willingness to:
• imagine a positive future
• listen to the land and others
• enjoy learning and sharing ideas together
• think and design creatively together
This is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge, understanding, and practice of permaculture thinking and design. You will feel more capable to be actively engaged in the ongoing development of the community gardens and have so many excellent ideas to apply to your own garden too.
This is a 4 part workshop led by Morag Gamble.
PART 1: SEEING THE GARDENS WITH FRESH EYES – 4 AUGUST, 9 am – 1 pm
Together we will observe, explore and reflect upon the purpose and design of the gardens. We will do a deep dive into the permaculture ethics and principles and take a look at some creative inspiration. By the end of this session, we will have undertaken a site assessment, needs analysis and created a permaculture wish list for the gardens.
PART 2: RESHAPING THE GARDEN DESIGN – 11 AUGUST, 9 am – 1 pm
In a collaborative design studio setting, participants will refine the permaculture element selection, map out zones, connections, and flows, and create a draft concept design for the gardens.
PART 3: DESIGNING THE DETAIL – 25 AUGUST, 9 am – 1 pm
With a clearer idea of the elements and broad patterns of the site, this workshop will be a collaborative design studio to develop detail design ideas and systems for the site.
PART 4: THE NEW DESIGN PLAN – 8 SEPTEMBER, 9 am – 11 am
The collection of design ideas, plans, and strategies that emerge through the first three sessions will be woven together and presented back to the group as a cohesive design.
Together we will walk the site, check the design, tweak it and reflect on our process and learnings.
We encourage you to participate in all four sessions. It will be like completing a practical mini-PDC intensive and change the way you interact with, understand and connect with this amazing community, community space and your spaces at home.
Booking is essential, numbers are limited.
About Morag Gamble
Morag Gamble is a permaculture and community garden pioneer. She co-founded Northey Street City Farm and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network. Morag has supported the collaborative design and development of many community gardens, schools, university and hospital garden projects both locally and in global cities such as Hong Kong, Havana, Barcelona, Seoul, L.A, Berkeley and more. She wrote the Urban Agriculture Report for Brisbane (2005) and helps people design their home food gardens.
Morag is a regular teacher at community gardens, permaculture centres, and libraries and lectured in Food Politics for many years at Griffith University. She is the founder of The Permaculture Education Institute (https://permacultureeducationinstitute.org), creator of Our Permaculture Life (Blog, YouTube Channel and ourpermaculturelife.com) and other programs such as The Good Life School (online education), Nature Kids, and Earth School camps for high schoolers.
Her goal is to actively engage as many people as possible in positive community action around growing food – for people and the planet.
Morag holds a Bachelor of Planning and Design and a Postgraduate Diploma of Landscape
Architecture from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Environmental Education (Hons) from Griffith University. She has taught permaculture for over 25 years in 20 countries.
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