INVITE 6 June The Planting, Woodford

Transition The GrovePO Box 471

Ferny Hills DC  QLD  4055


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Dear {usertag:name},

 Transition The Grove members are invited to spend a day at The Planting at Woodford on Saturday 6th June.  Entry fees for members will be covered by Transition
The Grove, but you need to let us know promptly so we can pre-book to get the best price.  Then we'll aim to carpool to go up there.

 To put your name down to come, text or ring Anne on 0439 480 918 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Hope you can come. Let's go and celebrate and be inspired together.


Why "The Planting"? 

  • Guaranteed a great day out together. Woodford festivals are fun & empowering.
  • For those too busy to go for the 3 days (Friday to Sunday) this is a chance to enjoy some of the highlights
  • Some of the speakers are Transition and Permaculture global leaders (David Holmgren, Nicole Foss for starters).
  • David Holmgren will be giving a talk that is spot on to the Transition theme.  He calls is "Aussie Street". "Through the microcosm of four adjacent houses in Aussie Street, David demonstrates how suburbs can and will respond to converging economic, energy and climate crises. Discover how you can stimulate positive household and community resilience in the face of these pressures." 12:30pm Bunya Stage. Best known as the co-originator of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One, David is respected for his commitment to presenting ideas thrugh practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a permaculture lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependant consumerism. He has authored a number of books and has been a major influence ont he Transition Towns movement. 
  • Nicole Foss is co-editor of "The Automatic Earth" where she writes under the name Stoneleigh. Prior to the establishment of TAE, she was editor of "The Oil Drum Canada", where she wrote on peak oil and finance. Foss runs the AGri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, where she has focused on farm-based biogas projects and grid connections for renewable energy. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level.  She will be participating in the Forum on the Bunya Stage, Saturday 3:00pm, and giving a talk at 11:15am called "Bubbles and Bursts". "Economic depression is nothing new to our society, although we seem to hold it in short memory. Nicole demonstrates where we've been in the past 200 years so we can make more informed choices as to how to identify and navigate the cycles of our economy and society." Bunya Stage 11:15am.
  • There is a smorgesbord of workshops, music events, talks and entertainment, plus a community tree planting event (9am-11am) for those who want to enhance the Woodford site. 
  • There'll be great food and drink stalls (Woodford food is usually yummy and well-priced).
  • Going as a Transition group, we can stay together or go off to follow our own interests as we choose, but it will mean having friends to be with when we want.
  • Our local Transition movement is greatly enriched by the great ideas and energy that this will provide.
  • We can talk about it afterwards together and decide how to action the ideas locally.
  • The day at Woodford starts at 8am and the final session finishes around 11:30pm! Those of us who decide to go can decide when to arrive and when to leave between us.



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