Sustainability and Permaculture
WHEN: Aug. 5, 2010
WHERE: Railway Station Neighbourhood House - 20 Solly Ave, North Carlton, VIC
FORMAT: 45 minute Q & A, 45 minute lecture
climate change

This course will look broadly at the debates around sustainability, locating it within the broader discourse of environmental politics, and then exploring a number of different types of sustainability. The sessions will be complemented by at least one practical permaculture workshop, which will be run by Permablitz Melbourne, and will explore the basics of permaculture while 'permablitzing' a residential garden.


What is sustainability?

Aug. 5, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Ruby Murray, Independent Researcher)

Food and production sustainability

Aug. 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Andrew Foran, ECO-Buy)

Urban sustainability

Aug. 19, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Christian Monahan, The Produce Garden)

Permablitz day

Aug. 22, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Permablitz day (practical permaculture workshop, 'permablitzing' a residential garden). This will take place on Sunday 22 August from 10am-4pm in Sunshine West (address given upon RSVP). The session is run by Permablitz Melbourne. The blitz will feature: Removal and reuse of paving to transform an under-utilised space into a productive garden and a neighbour's brick wall into a warm micro-climate. The front yard will be re-shaped with swales and minor earth works to become a self-watering edible landscape. A seperate doggy-doo compost system will be installed.

Energy sustainability and climate change

Aug. 26, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Susannah Powell, Melbourne Energy Institute)

Development and sustainability

Sept. 2, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Catherine Johnston, World Vision)

Environmental sustainability

Sept. 9, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Jodi Newcombe, The Climate Group)
WHERE: Railway Station Neighbourhood House