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PSN Monthly Meeting September 16 - Jill Finnane

  • 16 Sep 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Lindfield Community Centre, 259 Pacific Highway, Lindfield


  • Suggested donation

PSN Monthly Meeting: 16 Sept

JILL FINNANE: How thinking and doing Permaculture can change your life

Permaculture Sydney North is excited to host a night with Jill Finnane, Permaculture Pioneer and author of Lawns into lunch: Growing food in the city, at the Lindfield Community Centre, on 16th September at 7pm. All welcome!

Jill is a leader in the world of permaculture, sustainability and social justice and is described as a social pioneer: “Like tough, resilient pioneer plants with their ability to grow in barren and hostile ground, social pioneers work courageously at the edges of accepted norms, bringing new ideas and opportunities. They build knowledge, experience and new perspectives – fertile soil for those who follow.” [1]

Jill coordinates the Edmund Rice Centre’s EcoJustice Program and is convenor of the Pacific Calling Partnership, an initiative of the centre that she set up in response to calls from Pacific Islanders for support in getting their voices heard about the threats they face from climate change. She is an active member of the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes’ Social Justice Committee in NSW. Jill previously worked for Action for World Development, where she conducted community education in fair trade and sustainable development and ran permaculture courses and assisted with permaculture education in Sri Lanka and Vietnam. She was a foundation member of the World Development Tea Co‐op (the first fair trade importer in Australia) and continues to support its successor, Trade Winds Tea & Coffee.

Jill’s first book When You Grow Up was cowritten with Constance Nungulla McDonald, a Kimberley woman. Her second book, Lawns into lunch: Growing food in the city, an exploration of home garden food production in Sydney, was launched in March 2005. She has written chapters for Earth Garden magazine’s City Permaculture Vol 1 and the recently published City Permaculture Vol 2 and is featured in a chapter of Permaculture Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier.

Please join PSN and Jill on Monday 16 September, 7pm (supper at 8:30pm) at the Lindfield Community Centre, 259 Pacific Highway, Lindfield.

$5 non-members. Free for PSN members. Be early! Please join us for super afterwards and bring a mug for tea.


[1] Quote by John Seed, Australian environmentalist and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in his review of the book Permaculture Pioneers.

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