Upcoming Presentations and Courses

As I mentioned at the start of the year when I set my personal goals for 2013, I will be getting out from behind the computer monitor more often and presenting or educating more people in person.

I really enjoy meeting readers and the interested members of public, and have a few presentations and courses over the next few months.  Unfortunately there are not TV appearances scheduled, but I am always willing to be interviewed if the subject matter relates to sustainable/simple living.  If anyone owns a TV station, send me an email. 😉

So, here they are.  If anyone is interested and lives locally, please ensure that you book ahead.  Appearances are listed in chronological order.

Vasili and I after shooting his TV show “Vasili’s Garden in November 2010.

Energy Efficiency in the Home

Ivanhoe Library, IVANHOE
Cost: Free Entry
Bookings: Must Book

During Victoria’s Sustainable Living Festival, learn how you can make simple and practical changes around your home to save money and contribute to a greener planet.

Michael O’Connell, ATA technical expert, will share practical knowledge on energy efficiency, sustainable building and water conservation at home.
Ivanhoe Library
255 Upper Heidelberg RdIvanhoe, VIC 3079

The Sustainable Living Festival website mentions that my friend Michael O’Connell is presenting, but he asked me to fill in for him as he is volunteering in East Timor with the ATA and will not be available.  This presentation should be great fun, and thanks to Mick for asking me to sub.

Mozzarella and Ricotta

Make your own Mozzarella to take home and see a demonstration of Ricotta being made. Breadsticks provided for tasting. See requirement list.

Date: Saturday 2 March 2013

From 1.30pm – 4.30pm (1 session)

Cost: $55.00 or $50.00 concession

Contact: Melton South Community Centre for bookings T 9747 8576

Soap Making

Learn to make your own soap with the right balance of bubbles, creaminess & moisturiser, which is free from harmful ingredients. Choose your fragrance and take home 1kg (12 bars) of soap as well as a reusable wooden log mould (valued at $30.00) See requirement list.

Date: Sunday 3 March 2013

From 1.00pm – 3.30pm (1 session)

Cost: $80.00 or $75.00 concession

Contact: Melton South Community Centre for bookings T 9747 8576

An Introduction to Sustainable Living

Ever wondered how to start living a more sustainable lifestyle? Come along and hear Gavin Webber (award winning writer), talk about his journey over the last 6 years, and how he transformed his suburban home, gardens, and family into an energy efficient, money saving, food providing, and thriving household.

Sponsored by Melton Sustainable Living Group Inc.

Venue: Arnolds Creek Community Centre

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2013

From 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Cost: $5.00 Entry – Tea / Coffee Provided

MSLG Members Free

Contact: Kim Webber Secretary for bookings T 9747 3616

So there you have it.  Lots of presentations and courses to enjoy.  Can I ask that if you do attend any of these events, don’t forget to say gid’day as Kim and I would love to meet you.  
It goes without saying that if you attend one of the courses that you will learn a valuable skill and have some fun at the same time!
What do you think?  Am I on the way to achieving my first two goals?  :-)
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  1. says

    You’re out of the blocks and racing…

    There are some great events happening there.

    And thanks again for filling in for me at the Ivanhoe Library event. I know you’ll do a fabulous job.

    The only thing I’m worried about is that you’ll be so good they won’t want me back again :)


    PS it’s still hot and wet here in East Timor but the work is going great.

    • says

      Indeed Paul. As for the email address, all booking are via a third party, so I don’t have much influence over the ad and do not take the bookings myself.


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