Guild Session #7 at CERES
We are happy to report that we hosted another successful Guild Session on Tuesday the 26th of July at CERES.
We were honored to have two great presenters on the evening. First off, Django Van Tholen (who works with the aquaponics at CERES) shared a presentation on aquaponic systems. He walked us through various types of systems, from what has worked on an industrial scale, to how we can apply that in our own backyard, and shared his own experience of watching his home system developing and gaining biodiversity.
How does an aquaponics system work, you ask? You can read about it in this nifty blog here.
And if you’d like to calculate how large of a system you might need, which was asked on the night, Django has passed on a calculator on the topic you can find here.
To balance the practical with the big-picture stuff, Taj (the Perma Pixie) was up next with a talk on our responsibility as designers to regenerate and establish ecologies. She walked us gracefully through the permaculture principles and what these mean in our design process. By designing with fair share in mind, for example, we are designing for surplus, and for creating communities. It was a great reminder that in permaculture design we should be designing not only for ourselves, but for future generations and future species!
We hope that the 30-35 attendees that came along left with some good info and got to meet at least a few other fellow designers! We were very impressed to see people come from as far as Geelong to join us. Keep a look out for the next guild session, which will be at the end of July in Richmond. As a reminder the sessions are hosted at rotating locations across the city and rotating nights of the week so a variety of people can attend!