Permaculture Saskatchewan May Gathering – Saturday May 28, 2016

Perma Potuck Goes Wild!

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When: Saturday May 28  4:00 – 7:00 pm

Where: RSVP to say you are coming and we will send you the address.

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As part of the Wild About Saskatoon NatureCity Festival (http://www.wildaboutsaskatoon.org/), we are hosting our monthly gathering in the back yard of one of our 2015 permablitz hosts. We will share some food and conversation, see how a permaculture design has evolved over the course of a year, identify some native plants and plant some more native plant seeds.

PermaSask will provide beef and lentil burgers and buns. Please bring your own side dish to share and BYOB.

Permaculture Saskatchewan members will also share their thoughts on what permaculture is and how permaculture design endeavours to reconcile and change our relationship [for the better] with the land.

If you have plants and seeds that you’d like to share, bring them along for a plant and seed swap.

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(and indicate beef or lentil burgers) 

by May 25, 

and we will send you the address.

Email: aleciaiwanchuk@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Seeking a Volunteer Coordinator and Permablitz Coordinators!

PrilogoPermaculture Saskatchewan looking for volunteers: a person to help with volunteer coordination, and one or more persons to help coordinate permablitzes.

The volunteer coordinator is a volunteer position, with an approximate commitment of 5 hours a week from April – September. This position will help catalogue the interests of the Permaculture Saskatchewan members in order to strategically provide volunteer opportunities both on permablitz days and throughout the year. The inventory would include skills, learning interests and ways members would like to be involved. The volunteer coordinator would help link people according to their interests to Guild members who can train/orient/work with them.

The permablitz coordinator is a person who would help organize one or more permablitzes during the year. The time requirements will vary and will be busiest as we near a permablitz date. The person will work with the design team for the permablitz to get things ready for the day it happens.

Who is the Permablitz Guild of Permaculture Saskatchewan?

The Permablitz Guild is the organizing committee for permablitzes, through Permaculture Saskatchewan. A permablitz is an organized gathering of community members with the intention of transforming space (usually an urban backyard) into a productive ecosystem through permaculture design. The host and permaculture designer plan the design in advance and on the permablitz day everyone pitches in to help make this vision a reality. Many hands make light work!

Find out more about permablitzes with Permaculture Saskatchewan HERE.

Please review the positions below. If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to pursue, please send an email to permablitz@permasask.ca.


Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator, Permaculture Saskatchewan

Reports to: The Permaculture Saskatchewan Permablitz Guild. The Volunteer Coordinator will attend Permablitz Guild meetings weekly.

Term: 1 year term (renewable)

Hours: Monthly guild meeting (2 hours) and other activities (minimum 6 hours per month)

Position Overview: The guild committee has identified that assistance with permablitz days would be very helpful. This position will help catalogue the interests of the Permaculture Saskatchewan membership so we can strategically provide volunteer opportunities both on permablitz days and throughout the year. The inventory would include skills, learning interests and ways members would like to be involved. The volunteer coordinator would help link people according to their interests to Guild members who can train/orient/work with them

Skills: First steps will include surveying the membership and cataloguing volunteer interests. Helpful skills include:

  • experience with computer applications for surveying
  • volunteer coordination
  • proficiency working with a diverse group of people

Start date: We hope to start this position as soon as possible so we can match members’ learning interests to learning opportunities for 2016 permablitzes.


Position title: Permablitz Coordinator, Permaculture Saskatchewan

Reports to: This position will work with an individual/team of designers to help coordinate blitz day.

Term: Coordinators will be assigned/pick which permablitz(es) they would like to help organize

Hours: Time requirements will vary. Coordination is generally busier closer to blitz day.

Position Overview: Work with the host, volunteer coordinator and the designer to plan the logistics of the permablitz. Help to match member interests to activities that will be occurring on blitz day.

Skills: Organizational skills and knowledge of permablitzes would be helpful.

Start date: We hope to start these position as soon as possible so we can match members’ learning interests to learning opportunities for 2016 permablitzes.

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Permaculture Saskatchewan March Potluck & Meeting – Wednesday March 16, 2016

Eat, Write and Be Merry

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Wednesday March 16

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre – upstairs

202 Avenue C South

Have you been meaning to write your City Councillor about an issue close to your heart but keep putting it off or don’t know quite how to get started? Well procrastinate no more. We’ve come up with a few templates for letters close to our hearts which you can use to get yourself started. The topics we’ve chosen are rainwater management in the city, active transportation in the city and a long-time favourite back yard chickens in the city.

So bring a food dish to share for the potluck and a pen and paper or your laptop to write with. If you are not sure who the councillor is for your ward, we can show you where to look that up, as well as where you can submit an email to him or her online.

We will meet upstairs at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.

Doors open at 6:00 pm.
We’ll eat around 6:30.
We’ll clean-up and should be ready to start letter writing by 7:30.

We will go through a few tips for letter writing, do an overview of the letters, and then set right down and write a letter or two.

While we have come up with three issues that we think are important, feel free to come with other ideas.

Everyone welcome