This workshop will cover different ways to set up your home and garden to be resilient in the face of climate change. One hailstorm can erase all your good work in the garden. The sun has changed colour from yellow to white and plants are changing their behaviour. There are so many aspects to climate change, but we can use clever systems and thrive where others may barely survive. Come along and learn what Steve has learned working in some of the world’s most challenging places.
- Home food security, no matter what
- Maximise home food production and storage
- Emergency foods all year round
- Water strategies
- Vertical food production
Steve started in Permaculture in 1990 after seeing some of the insane damage from clear-felled forests in British Colombia Canada while on a holiday there. Having lived in BC for a few years as a kid, he was shocked to see the murder of such a pristine area where he’d hike and hunt as a teenager. Steve made the decision to direct his energies into helping the Earth somehow.
Steve completed his PDC, being inspired by Bill Mollison talking about using permaculture to save the planet. He started a permaculture landscape business in Brisbane. This was the beginning of his adventures as a Green Warrior.
With the help of Bill Mollison, he was given his first community development project in Wilcannia NSW where he worked for just over 2 years. Wilcannia was an Aboriginal town with the highest crime rate in Australia for its size. Using permaculture as the theme, the crime rate dropped by 90%. Since Wilcannia Steve has spent 5 years in East Timor training Timorese in Permaculture, working in Aceh directly after the tsunami of 2004 setting up a Permaculture Field School. There have been similar projects in Uganda, Philippines, Hong Kong, Ethiopia, Bali. These projects have trained people on how to grow their way out of poverty. Disaster zones, war zones and poverty zones all benefit from clever permaculture practices. Steve has learned many innovative techniques from many of the people he worked for.
Booking is essential, places are limited. To book click here
This project has been proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program.