Permaculture Chat – April 2014

By Shirley James, PCC Secretary

Judging by the amount of animated questions and discussion at the last Information Night when Michael Neville spoke about waste management I guess Kerrie hit the jackpot with a speaker who was of interest to all.  At the next Information Night we are going to hear John Asquith speak on Environmental Concerns facing the Central Coast.  John has a long history of involvement with environmental matters so it will be interesting to see what he has to say.


Michael Neville

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Call to volunteers – Gosford Show

By Robyn Crosland, PCC Shows Team leader

We will have a stand at Gosford Regional Show 3rd and 4th May again this year!

Our theme is on “small space gardens”. We thought with lots of people having bigger houses and less land on their blocks as the houseblocks are getting smaller then some creative ways to grow food in smaller areas may be useful to visitors to the Show.

PCC members: if you can help on either Saturday 3rd or Sunday 4th May, let us know or if you can help- with setup on Friday from 12 noon or pack up Sunday after the show closes let us know.

For more information, contact Robyn :

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Waste management and sustainability

Guest speaker: Michael Neville

Michael has been involved in community education for over 25 years. He has worked with a diverse range of urban and rural communities. He was a teacher for 10 years in the government sector specialising in environmental education. Michael has worked in local government since 1997 focussing on waste management and sustainability. Now living in sunny Springfield adjoining Rumbalara Reserve, he is passionate about local food, biodiversity, recycled organics and more…. Continue reading

One Passionfruit Project

Guest speaker: Paula Paananen, 18th Feb

The Paananen family have traveled to Uganda several times over the past two years to work with the fishing communities on the shores and islands of Lake Victoria. The fishing communities face massive food insecurity, dwindling fish populations, a 40% HIV/Aid incidence rate and a rapidly depleting natural environment. Come along and hear the family share some of their experiences of teaching permaculture in African learn about the latest project developments of the One Passionfruit Project.


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Happy New Year !

The Permaculture Central Coast Committee wishes you, your family and your friends a Happy New Year !

We propose you here a brand new website that should be more interactive. At the moment, it just looks like a blog but we’ll add more features later this year.

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