When: Thursday 26 September 2013
Time: 7:15pm for 7:30pm start
Where: Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor (underneath the Albion Overpass, near Blackmore St; UBD 140 Ref. C14)
Map: Click here for a map.
Cost: $3, to help cover venue hire costs
Our guest speaker for September is one of our branch members, Jody Wall. Jody has been a member of the Brisbane Branch for some time and is in the process of setting up a sustainable farm. He has a vision of becoming sustainable and would like to achieve this with the environment and sustainable technologies in mind. Although the ATA’s wealth of experience has been helpful to Jody, his main hurdles have been with bureaucracy.
Jody will speak to the pros and cons of setting up a sustainable farm. Some of the do’s and don’ts, and some the things to watch out for. Jody will be looking for feedback from the ATA members and would like to take this opportunity to invite people with a similar experience to come along and share their knowledge regarding similar issues. Also, anyone who works for the government who might be able to shed some light on the correct procedures when it comes to dealing with a government department. All too often it is more about how to circumvent an issue rather than dealing with it head on and being able to offer alternatives.
This talk should be extremely informative, and beneficial, to anyone considering venturing into sustainable farming. Where the pitfalls are. What you can and can’t do. All this direct from a person who strives for a better and sustainable lifestyle. Come along and hear Jody speak and hopefully you can have some valued input to this great endeavour.
ATA Members are encouraged to bring along guests to our monthly meetings and any suggestions regarding future speaker subjects, or ATA direction, to our committee meeting. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting where further discussion and general mingling take place over a cup of tea or coffee and a few nibblies.
Committee meeting from 6.30pm – all welcome. Kind regards,
John Clark ATA Brisbane Branch Convenor