The Cooroy Memorial Hall
Geoff was asked to speak at Permaculture Noosa‘s monthly meeting, so we went along on Thursday night. The Noosa group is one of the most active in the world, and has had a special place in Geoff’s heart since he founded it in the mid 1980s.
The meeting was held in the Cooroy Memorial Hall – and with over 200 people in attendance it was a great turnout.
Geoff obliged by directing his talk at Permie newbies. He opened with sharing the trailer for our upcoming DVD, then spoke for half an hour – closing with a video montage of PRI’s Zaytuna farm (soon to be released on this site) and a question and answer session.
After Geoff handed the mic back, several of the group’s members took turns to make short announcements on events and resource sharing. The ambience of the group was extremely warm and friendly. Communities like these really are the glue that will help secure and insure us against an uncertain future. They’re openly sharing seeds and knowledge, combining workshops and social events so that families have constructive ways to spend their free time.
Geoff also put out a call on my behalf, asking for people with good demonstration sites to mention them to me so I can check them out at a later date. I had several people come up after the meeting to share info about their particular endeavours. It was exciting to hear some of the descriptions – I’ve noted these and will check them out as soon as time permits so we can share these with you all.
On that note, if any of you are involved in, or know of, interesting sites that you feel the world should know about, then please feel free to contact me on editor (at) permaculturenews.org with details on the site’s strong and weak points and a brief history, and we may well put it on our list. Those that are of particular interest are those that evidence a good degree of self-sufficiency.
Thanks to the Permaculture Noosa group for making us feel so welcome. We look forward to visiting again soon!