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Can permaculture help the global majority conserve rainforests?

Ceres-Presentation-flyer-September-2013-150-pixels-David Holmgren is to share the talk stage with John Seed in the fund raising evening for the Chikukwa project in Zimbabwe. The forum is entitled “Can permaculture help the global majority conserve rainforests?” and will be held at Melbourne’s CERES.

An evening to inform, inspire and to encourage discussion about the connection between the deforestation of the earth’s rainforests, unsustainable agriculture, and the global majority, and the part permaculture can play to protect our rainforests and ensure food security for the human population.  This is an evening benefit  for the Zimbabwe Chikukwa Project and includes a short film about how 22 years of permaculture has led  a community of 7000 Zimbabwe villagers from malnutrition and hunger to abundance.

Also appearing on the stage for the fundraiser presented by the Earthsoulscience Co-op Ltd. is John Seed, the veteran activist who has been working for the protection of the world’s forests since 1979. His presentation will be eye opening.
The fundraising evening for Chikukwa presented by the Earthsoulscience Co-op Ltd. kicks off at 7.30pm at CERES on September 25.

Enquiries: Anna Kumashov 0403995152.

 

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Novel times, novel ecosystems

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Annual Spring in the Bendigo Bush festival kicks off its 15th season on Aug 25. Over five weeks, the festival hosts workshops, walks, bike rides and events celebrating the region’s rich history and environment characterised by its ‘amazing’ box-ironbark forests.

As a part of a discussion of the state we are in,  David Holmgren will talk about the emergence of “novel ecosystems” in the bush, in our “novel times”, on the evening of September 10.

This evening follows on from events such as the Biophilia Blitz yesterday, Threatened Species and Environmental Change –our guided walk through the Whipstick with Terri Williams and Bendigo Tafe Conservation and Land Management students, our afternoon with landscape artist John Wolseley, and Sunday’s talk on the importance of observing and recording local species by Geoff Park .

All welcome, but registration essential.

More details about David’s talk is on our Events page.

The full program of “Spring in the Bendigo Bush” is found here. For further enquiry about this event, please contact [email protected]

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David to talk on Monet’s Garden, Aug 9

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Claude MONET
French 1840–1926
Waterlilies (Nymphéas) (1916–19)
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Gift of Michel Monet, 1966 (inv. 5164)
© Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, © Bridgeman-Giraudon / Presse

The National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition of the French impressionist Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny continues till September 8. The exhibition itself is quite extraordinary but what is outstanding is its “Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden” program. Every friday evening, the guests are treated with “pop-up” talks, great food, drinks and live music.

David Holmgren is invited to give a talk on permaculture, gardening and Monet on Aug 9. Have a date with Monet and David. The whole night’s program starts at 5.30pm.

 

6.30pm   
Pop-up Talk“The spell of Japan was upon them”: Japonisme, Impressionists and the Decorative Arts
Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator Decorative Arts
Exhibition Space, Ground Level

6.30–8.30pm  
DJ Set: Vince Peach 
The Great Hall, Ground Level

7pm 
NGV MembersThe making of Monet – In motion
Jemma Altmeier, Senior Coordinator, Media and Public Affairs
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level

7.30pm
Permaculture: Beyond Sustainability

David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept

8.30–9.30pm
Headline Music ActHalfway
The Great Hall, Ground Level

 

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Holmgren to open United Natures at CERES

un-logo-worldy-new-for-print-small-PNGDavid Holmgren will open the premier screening of Peter Charles Downey’s new full length, full strength documentary film, United Natures at Melbourne’s CERES on June 13.  Along with David, the film features great international cast such as Dr. Vandana Shiva, Starhawk, Father Bob Maguire, Polly Higgins, Dr. Helen Caldicott, John Seed, Cormac Cullinan, Michael Reynolds and many others.

Get down to CERES to see the film. David and Peter will be joined with John Seed for a Q&A session after the screening.

More info about the film here.

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Dave Jacke in Daylesford

A renowned permaculture pioneer from the US is to give a talk in Daylesford.

Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens, has taken the Forest Garden concept beyond its tropical origins and shown it can be adapted to temperate climates.

This talk is a unique opportunity for everyone interested in ecological solutions and especially permaculture practitioners.

When: 7pm, Wednesday March 13
Where: Senior Citizens Room (behind Town Hall) in Daylesford
Cost: $10 per person
Contact: [email protected] or 5348 3636
Bookings essential and can be made on line here

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