Put September 1st (Fathersâ€™ Day) in your diary for a trip to the Food Forest Open Day!
If you want answers to questions like â€˜How do I grow organic fruit, nuts and vegies?â€™, â€˜Why design a solar-efficient home?â€™, â€˜Can I capture and use rainwater?â€™, â€˜How do I look after chooks?â€™ and â€˜How can I do my bit for the environment?â€™, you should think about attending the Open Day at The Food Forest this Sunday 1st September.
The morning session focuses on sustainable building and there will be an architect, a builder, and an engineer who specialise in strawbale construction to lead visitors around the energy efficient display buildings.
In the afternoon, permaculture design will be explained and visitors will learn about drought-hardy orchards, organic gardening, compost making and food self sufficiency. Catching roof water for use in the home and utilising waste water from the house for irrigating the orchard will also be covered.
The tours will also view the tremendous work done by the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and the community group Gawler River Riparian Restoration (GRRR) in removing boxthorn and prickly pear and re-establishing locally indigenous plants along the river banks.
Our full length movie (Design for Life) about Permaculture design and the way The Food Forest has been created, will be showing during the afternoon.
The Strawbale Building Information session is from 10am sharp - 1pm (cost $15) and Permaculture talks and inspections from 2pm sharp - 5pm (cost $10).
Visitors can also attend for the whole day and bring a picnic lunch (cost $20).
There is no charge for children.
Organic produce, wine and specialised types of nut crackers will be for sale as well as fig trees and copies of the acclaimed educational DVD â€˜Design for Lifeâ€™.