Life as a human book
A human library works just like a book library – except that it’s humans providing the knowledge through the chance for one-on-one loans.
The concept is simple: instead of checking out a book, visitors to the human library ‘borrow’ a person who has stories to tell or unique expertise. As part of the sustainable living festival, visitors to the Library at the Dock could borrow ‘green heroes’ to interrogate them about topics that matter: Worm farming, Electric cars, sustainable housing, green laneways, food waste and thanks to our Permablitz’s own Hermann also about permaculture.
Regrettably, the morning of the 27th February was cloudy and rainy in the Docklands. Some of the heroes brought their electric cars, a converted MX-5 and a Nissan Leaf to showcase at the event. Hermann was borrowed a few times to tell stories and promote Permaculture but most of all the event created great connections not only between visitors and the experts but also between the experts themselves. We would like to see this event happen more often!
Photo credit: Patricia