Joel Salatin Workshop
- Joel Salatin Workshop
- Aug.05.2011 09.00 h - 17.00 h
- Beerwah District & Community Hall - Beerwah
- Local Farms + Community
- PolyFace Farms in FRESH (video)
- Joel Salatin interview on ABC Canberra with Genevieve Jacobs – mp3
- Joel Salatin public talk on ABC Big Ideas – video
About this workshop:
This workshop will be held at the Beerwah and District Community Hall, located in the beautiful township of Beerwah, at the foot of Mount Beerwah, one of 13 volcanic peaks along the Glass House Mountain range.
Registration for this workshop includes lunch and morning tea, lovingly prepared by Amy and the Food Connect team. Food Connect utilises local, in-season and organic produce sourced from farms in the region. RegenAG® is proud of its association with Food Connect in providing healthy, nutritious, local food for our events in South East Queensland.
The Food Connect Foundation's vision is to grow healthy communities by catalysing local food systems through the design, development and deployment of replicable, scalable and sustainable systems. We aim to improve consumer and producer access to ethical food distribution, increase demand for ethical food, reward farmers for production of ethical food, improve farmers’ access to peri-urban farmland, address skills shortage in new farmers, and contribute meaningfully to the growing global concerns for food security.
The Beerwah and Sunshine Coast regions have a wide range of accommodation options available for those coming from afar. See below in the venue details for more information on accommodation options during the workshop.
This workshop will be a jam-packed day of essential knowledge, and a chance to meet other like-minded folks from across QLD who are passionate about local, clean food and creating on-farm livelihoods.
About the Teacher:
Joel Salatin of PolyFace Farms is a world-leading example of how a small family farm can become an extremely diverse and profitable Local Food producer, and how the benefits of Local Food Systems can create resilience, stability and abundance for both local farmers and the wider community. Featured in Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and in the films FRESH and FOOD, Inc., Joel and his family at Polyface Farms exemplify successful small-scale farming and the growing relocalization movement. Joel's website.
A note to attending producers:
As QLD conveners of RegenAG®, FreeRange Permaculture works closely with regional Natural Resource Management groups and Regional Councils in providing; opportunities for farmers to access world-class experts in regenerative agriculture and ongoing support in putting knowledge into practice, post course. We are proud of our association with Sunshine Coast Council and South East Queensland (SEQ) Cathments in bringing you this one -day Local Farms & Communty workshop with Joel.
Sunshine Coast Council's vision is to be Australia's most sustainable region. A region that is vibrant, green and diverse. Supporting RegenAG Local Farms & Community workshop with Joel Salatin provides an opportunity to work with the community across all three dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental.
SEQ Catchments is helping to develop a sustainable community that cares for and values its natural resources and biodiversity, and that also recognises the impact of personal and collective actions on the environment. Mobilising and involving the community is an essential part of our work, helping us to set local and regional priorities that address environmental issues and guiding us in the identification of projects and partnerships to deliver tangible, on-ground solutions.
We encourage government and business investment in these community-driven programs and coordinate implementation to achieve successful completion. We also provide technical advice in the areas of data collection, mapping, vegetation management, soil conservation, water quality and Property Management Planning, project management and community engagement.
SEQ Catchments works closely with the Queensland Government to promote a balanced resource management approach to agriculture, land development, infrastructure planning and economic growth via the award winning SEQ NRM Plan, a key implementation document for the SEQ Regional Plan.
Book into this workshop:
Door Sales - $150 (Cash Only)
Registraion from 8am
- Beerwah District & Community Hall - Website
- Peachester Road
The Beerwah and District Community Hall is located in the beautiful township of Beerwah, at the foot of Mount Beerwah, one of 13 volcanic peaks along the Glass House Mountain range.
Peachester Road, Beerwah, QLD 4560 - Ph: 07 5441 9368
- Coochin Lodge - Overlooking Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island is this renovated 100 year old Queenslander located 30 minutes from the event venue. visit www.coochinlodge.com.au or call (07) 5494 6529
- The Beerwah Motel is set in two Tropical acres and only 5 minutes down the road. 10 units available visit www.beerwahmotel.com.au
- The Beerwah Motor Lodge is located along the road from Australia Zoo, only 10 minutes drive. A range of room options visit www.beerwahmotorlodge.com.au
- The Beerwah Hideaway, also only 5 minutes drive has a range of suites available. Visit www.beerwahhideaway.com for information
- The nearby Sunshine Coast also has a wide range of accommodation options available for those coming from afar. The Tourism Sunshine Coast website has a great overview of attractions, events, national parks, markets and shopping, food and wine and accommodation options. Click here for more information.
Directions by Road:
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Beerwah District & Community Hall is 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport, which has daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne. See the airport website at www.sunshinecoastairport.com.au for more information.
Beerwah District & Community Hall is 75 minutes from Brisbane International Airport. See their website here for available flight details from anywhere throughout Australia
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