Our first meeting

  • May 3, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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For our first meeting, let's get together on 3rd May so that Easter/Anzac day holidays are out of the way. 

We will be meeting at Spiga which is an Italian restaurant.  It is recommended by Matt Preston, so if we don't like it, we can blame him.  It's Gluten friendly and has had a lot of good reviews.

If you are doing Geoff Lawton's PDC then there will be lots to talk about and share with everyone.

Bring any books, dvds, pictures that you think others might like to know about (can be on any topic that support permaculture and sustainable living ideas) as the more interaction and discussion the better.

As this is the first meeting, I will be looking for some feedback and ideas on how this group can be enhanced so that we all get a lot out of each meeting.  We can also discuss other locations that would be more suitable for our meetups.

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  • vince

    I am glad that you like it, I had tried raw food and vegan food It's can be very tasty and very moresome, just to open minded.:)

    May 9

  • vince

    I like to make a friendly suggestion for everyone to bring their own National dishes/favorite dishes for the next meeting/picnic for us to enjoy and shared the feast, take time to smell the roses and stimulate the senses. That way i believed we would probably be fully energy with clearer thinking of discussion.
    I will keep in mind of the next meeting schedule and make an afford to recorded on my calender.
    gratitude
    vince

    May 7

    • Helen

      Hi Vince. Eating and talking about permaculture sounds like a lovely idea.

      May 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      What sort of mix of diets are people on in this group?

      May 9

  • Gavin A.

    Hi All,

    Thanks for a lovely afternoon discussion, here a number of links we discussed:

    http://www.greenrenters.org/­

    great for finding 2nd hand perculture books
    http://www.abebooks.com/­
    http://booko.com.au/­

    http://leafsnap.com/­ iphone app for identifying plants, amercian and no android support currently

    Regards
    Gavin

    May 3

  • Melinda

    Hi, I'm running late. I am bring my son forgot to add him as plus one. Regards Melinda

    May 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    Created a Facebook page (if you are a member) that will help connect you to local people to local events. https://www.facebook.com/groups/...­

    May 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know if this restaurant is vegan friendly? Thanks!

    April 28

    • Helen

      Hi Erin, Yes they have a few meals that are vegan friendly and some had feta/goats cheese so you could ask them to leave the cheese out. Here is there menu, if that helps. http://www.spiga.com....­

      April 30

  • foggy

    Hi Helen,sorry I will not be able to make it.I have a previous engagement -work.
    Perhaps we could have a space where we could post titles of our permaculture related books,vids,podcasts etc.Are we willing to share ? ebooks ,vids, podcasts,useful links, seeds or plants?

    April 15

    • Helen

      I'd really like to share the things we have. I'm going to try and set up the member's area in 'topics' so that we can collect a lot of ideas and information and have them collated and easy to find. If you can escape your work obligation for 3rd May, that would be really great as we can chat about how this group can be set up to help us all get the most out of it.

      April 15

    • foggy

      I am sorry it can not be changed ,Helen

      April 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies Helen - city meeting won't suit me. Maybe another time. I'm actually looking for a more local group. Traveling an hour on the train and city restaurant just has no appeal any more. Sorry.

    Now if you want to meet in Nunawading/Blackburn/Vermont/Fores­t Hill area ... then I'm more than happy to host and provide organic snacks and even an organic meal. It's far less stressful and if the sun is shining we can kick off our shoes and sit on the grass in the back yard. Ot there is a park with big pine trees and fresh air 5 doors up from our place :-)

    1 · April 22

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't mind me. I've suffered with fatigue / low energy all my life (making some progress now on a raw diet) so some outings seem daunting. If energy is good on the 3rd I'll see you there.

      April 23

    • Helen

      No problem, Robert. Hope you can make it, and I'm sure the conversation will be enlightening and energising... :-)

      April 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Helen,
    I live in epping which is far from the eastern suburbs and so I don't mind that we have a different group that meets in the north. What is the meeting location preferences of members so far? thanks.

    April 10

    • Helen

      Hi Solomon
      I sent a reply but not sure if you got it. The first meeting is in the city, mainly because most people can get their relatively easily. At that meeting, I'd really like to see what area/places everyone would like our regular meetings at. As expected, everyone is spread out but if there's enough people in the northern areas, I'm happy to have some meetings in that location. Hope you can make it on Saturday 3rd May so that we can workout something suitable.

      April 15

  • Gavin A.

    Hi, I am wondering if you are aware of the very popular Eastern Suburbs permaculture group, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/gro...­

    April 7

    • Helen

      Hi Gavin, I actually wasn't aware of it. I've often searched using the keyword Permaculture and nothing came up in Melbourne so that's why I started a group. I'll check out the Eastern Suburbs one. Thanks for your message.

      April 7

    • Wendy

      ESPG is a subgroup of Permaculture Victoria. http://permacultureme...­

      April 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Joining now! Thanks Gavin

    April 8

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