The Centre for Sustainability Leadership is running a free sustainability leadership course in the Illawarra in late 2014.
I’m super excited – I’ll be going to Joel Salatin’s “You Can Farm” workshop in Kiama on Sunday (Feb 17). Only three sleeps to go!
Lots of photos from the Kiama Sustainability Expo and Kiama Community Garden Open Day, held on Sunday. There were lots of local organisations and businesses present, as well as celebrity gardener Costa from SBS. What a top day!
I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the launch of Kiama Council’s new Kiamasphere web site on Thursday. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that our sustainability journey really got going when my family joined the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge. It gave us the impetus to … [Read more…]
A few weeks ago I attended another Sustainable Illawarra workshop – “Starting a Backyard Veggie Patch” at Jamberoo Primary School. Megan then attended the repeat of the workshop a week later. It was great that we were both able to do effectively the same workshop without need to organise child care! The workshop was delivered … [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of US farmer Joel Salatin. He’s the man behind Polyface Farm, “a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley”. You might recognise him from the recent films Food, Inc and Fresh, and from Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. One of my favourite articles … [Read more…]
Kiama Council has been putting on a series of focus group workshops this week, on topics such as health, community, waste, and environment. Last night I participated in the Food workshop. What an awesome experience! The room at the Harbourside Brighton was packed with people passionate about all aspects of food – there was a … [Read more…]
This is another workshop I’d have loved to attend, but unfortunately I can’t make it. It would be really useful, given our current efforts to reduce our high electricity consumption! Date: Saturday 22 November 2008 Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm Venue: Girl Guide Cottage, Hindmarsh Park, Kiama (map) Learn which parts of your house consume the … [Read more…]
This is one workshop I would really like to attend, but unfortunately we’ve got something else on that day! If you go, I’d love it if you could leave a comment below and let us know how it went. Date: Saturday 22 November 2008 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Learn how you can keep happy, healthy … [Read more…]
The Sustainable Illawarra event calendar for November 2008 is now available. There are some very cool sounding workshops, including cheesemaking, gardening, backyard chook-keeping and water wise gardening. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to a few!