Optimal harvesting and retaining of water is a key element of Permaculture
design. Danial will explain how water can be effectively managed through design
of swales and level sill spillways.
About the presenter:
Danial Lawton permaculture consultant, a second-generation permaculturalist in his work as a permaculture consultant, educator, entrepreneur and permaculture philanthropist.
Set in motion with a permaculture design course at the tender age of thirteen in Tena, Ecuador, Danial followed up with a Permaculture Diploma in site development, site design, and research.
At university Danial crammed in a Bachelor of Environmental science with double majors in ecology; conservation biology and Land; water management, a Masters in Environmental management and most recently a Masters in Environmental engineering.
With 20 years experience in the Permaculture field, Danial has worked for international permaculture projects in Central and South America, as water systems manager for Tagari farm (PRI Australia) and later as farm manager for
Zaytuna farm (PRI Australia).
Within this time Danial has taught and facilitated a variety of Permaculture design and hands on courses through Griffith University, PRI Australia, Northey Street City Farm, Noosa Forest Retreat and many others.
Danial Lawton permaculture consultant draws on environmental science and permaculture principles to design sustainable systems worldwide and for local Australian clients and government organisations.
Gayle will share with you how to create Christmas Decorations from magazines, toilet roll cardboard and many other household items. We will create wreaths with different shapes other than circles. Hanging decorations to use instead of balloons that create so much damage to our environment & wildlife.
What to bring: magazines/brochures with thicker paper (eg Salt Magazine), scissors, long nose pliers, tweezers, craft glue, paint brush, pencil, hot glue gun & glue, wire coat hangers for wreath, cardboard for wreath base, thick brown paper, clean used paper coffee cups, any thicker paper 200gsm, used books, wrappers,
Adults & older children
Meet at the Teepee at 9:30am, in case of bad weather all activities will be moved to the Blue House
December workshop – Kids Craft & Fun day
This day is devoted to Christmas decorations mostly made from nature & recycled magazines, plastic bottles, cardboard & lots of painting. We will make things to hang in the tree.
Please bring along:
Hat, Water bottle & old clothes that don’t mind getting dirty
Hot glue gun (if you have one)
Seed pods, cones and anything you’ve found in nature,some washed, clean & dry empty drink bottles, We will also have some to share with everyone.
There is a delightful park next door for everyone to picnic and play in afterwards
The Kids workshops will be hosted by our beautiful volunteers Gayle & Kelli
All children to be accompanied by an adult
With extreme heat comes the potential for many extreme events – bush fires blazing out of control as the Peregian-Coolum area experienced this year, heat stress, and heat stroke affecting particularly the young and old.
– how to treat heat stress using conventional and holistic methods
– what you can do to prevent heat stress in domestic pets, captive pets such as birds and reptiles, and wildlife.