Practical skills for living, with Lucinda & Jules

Next date: Saturday, 20 November 2021 | 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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COVID showed many of us how vulnerable we are to breakdowns in the systems of modern society. For some people this was as minor as a temporary shortage of toilet paper, while for others it meant being out of work and unable to make ends meet.

Household resilience to events like COVID requires a range of skills, from cooking and gardening to DIY and maintenance; and from networking and collaboration to managing health, time, and money. These are the same skills required to live more sustainably and prevent future disasters that might already be in the making.

This workshop will help you:

  • identify simple ways your household can become more resilient to stress and shock
  • live a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle
  • pinpoint gaps in your family’s current skill set
  • identify existing strengths and skills you can capitalise on
  • learn which areas you can improve on to become more resilient in the future
  • learn about community resilience and how we’re all stronger as individuals when we work together.

Being resilient doesn’t mean you won’t experience tough times or distress, but it does mean you may recover more quickly from bad experiences. Like many, you may even come out the other side feeling healthier, happier, and more capable.

Proudly brought to you as part of Nillumbik Shire Council’s annual Spring Outdoors program in conjunction with Manningham and Banyule councils.

Lucinda Flynn

Lucinda is passionate about home energy efficiency, permaculture as a system for designing our lives, sustainable living and gardening. She loves to share practical information and inspire others to live in a more sustainable and energy efficient way. She is an accredited Scorecard home energy efficiency assessor, has a Permaculture Design Certificate and has completed the Retrosuburbia facilitators training.

Jules Jay

Jules is a writer, gardener, permaculturalist, and positive psychology practitioner. She lives on an 18 acre permaculture property, and runs a local community garden and sustainability initiative called the Edible Hub. She has postgraduate qualifications specialising in the impact of nature on human health and wellbeing.

What you will learn

  • Simple ways your household can become more resilient to stress and shock
  • Practical skills that will help you live more sustainably

What you will get

  • Resources

Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground


What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Inquiring and open mind

What to wear

  • Casual

Appropriate for

  • Home gardeners, permaculture, home makers, beginners

Please note, this event will be subject to current Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.

If cancelled a full refund will be issued.

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If you have accessibility requirements please contact edendale@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to discuss

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When

  • Saturday, 20 November 2021 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Location

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:
-Riding your bike
-Public Transport
-Walking
-Car pooling
Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

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