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8 August 2017: Living Sustainably in the Suburbs- Guest speaker Nevin Sweeney

August 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Nevin and his family have been growing their own organic fruit and vegetables and living more sustainably on their 600m2 block in the suburb of St Clair for the past 35 years. These methods have been aided by Nevin’s completion of a Farm Technology Certificate at TAFE, Permaculture Design Course and Masters in OHS and environmental management. Their website “under the choko tree”, http://www.underthechokotree.com/ documents their permaculture life. They open for Sustainable House day (formerly Solar House Day) and International Permaculture Day.

Nevin teaches Permaculture Design Course. Through Permaculture Sydney West he runs the Grow Our Own Food (GOOF) course and other sustainability/permaculture related workshops for Penrith, Blacktown, Cumberland and Parramatta councils. He has appeared on Gardening Australia and have been the subject of a number of newspaper and magazine articles and will appear as a case study in David Holmgren’s upcoming new book, RetroSuburbia.

Nevin will be talking about –

  •          Food growing in the back & front yard including wicking beds, the herb wedding cake, his system of 14 veggie beds and chook tractor, fruit tree circle
  •          Energy including our semi-off grid system, solar hot water, biomass cooker, solar cookers, stored heat cooker and rocket stove;
  •          Water including tanks and high efficiency irrigation;
  •          Waste including composting, worm bath and tower, constructed wetland and banana circle; and
  •          The street library.

Entry cost:  This presentation is provided free to members.  Non-members $10.00. Collection at door

Sign up or renew via our website http://www.permaculturesydneysouth.org.au/
Renewal of annual membership (calendar year)- $25
New annual membership (calendar year)- $30

Presentation 7 – 8 pm, networking 8 – 9 pm Tuesday 8 August 2017

New venue! 61 Oatley Avenue Oatley (corner of Oatley Avenue and Neville Street) NSW.

RSVP to permaculturestgeorge@gmail.com


August 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Oatley Community Hall
61 Oatley Avenue, OATLEY,
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