round the bend co-op

 

It was a sheer fluke that Michael (also a resident of Christie Walk) and I bumped into Zainil and Michael but it was serendipitous that we did. Have a listen to their passion when talking about their home.”We aim to cooperatively live on and manage the land to protect, conserve and enjoy its indigenous nature.” But why “round the bend” We are part of the Bend of Islands community – hence “the Bend”. The phrase is also ironic. In the early 70s when the Co-op was formed, the idea that people would live in the bush to protect it, rather than exploit it, was seen as a bit crazy. We have proven the worth of our approach and the world has caught up with our ideals.

FASCINATING REFLECTIONS FROM A LIFE COACH

Carol Omer is an artist and certified Life Coach who specialises in women’s empowerment, change management and creating peace after domestic violence .She was a founding member of EarthSong Aboriginal Healing Pathways Foundation and former board member of Nunga Mi:Minars Aboriginal Women’s and Children’s Domestic Violence Shelter. Carol recognises the crucial role of the expertise, wisdom and authority of the First People of Australia as core to our capacity develop new solutions and move forward during these critical times.”. To get an understanding of this watch Two Brothers walking on NITV, available for a limited period

Sam Scammell on what it means to promote a future in which regeneration is the key

With over 30 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer and as a senior executive for major Australian companies, Sam now provides business mentoring and business development services to a number of organisations. Sam brings his diverse career experience and specialist expertise in the areas of law, governance and compliance to boards and community groups. His interests also include co-operative models and working toward a more circular economy promoting a regenerative, sustainable and inclusive future.

towards an alternative future

 

Nilmini and Steven have visited Adelaide on numerous occasions and they are always a source of inspiration. In this 2 part interview they talk about a whole range of possibilities towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Steven and Nilmini are mobile town planners who have lived and worked nomadically from their motorhome for more than 4 years. They are keen to change the current paradigm for land management and have a grand vision of creating a connected network of regenerative villages where your basic needs of food, water and energy are provided. They are keen for these places to also provide work opportunities and believe we must change how we live to be resilient to an uncertain future. They talk about the joys of being nomadic and why they are keen to advocate for changes to local government policy.

The Darwin to Adelaide Solar car race

Julie Conway, Kirsty Martinsen and I were admiring the view from my new Christie Walk apartment when Tom Wright Julie’s nephew called to say he was on his way up. Tom had just the day before arrived in Adelaide after a gruelling but exciting solar car race. Tom and his team got in 2nd place and received line honours for their category. He had so many stories to tell I thought I’d capture some of them. Ever wondered what it would be like in one of those cars of the future, well listen up.

 

 

Hearts with Angelena and Liam

Angelena Harridine Buckskin set up HEARTS (Health, Education, Arts, Resources and Training) some time ago and she has lately teamed up with Liam Clancy a Consultant in the Community Services Sector and NDIS Consultant and by working together through HEARTS they show what can be done. This is part 1 of an interview that is all about people working together.

Joseph Camilleri is coming to Adelaide

we have invited Prof Camilleri to Adelaide  He has committed to making “a presentation that has real teeth to it, . . . . against the backdrop of the current political landscape in Australia and internationally, and what a “Just Peace” agenda for Australia might look like as ominous clouds loom on the horizon.”  Prof Camiilleri will talk about the 3 triads needed for us to live a peaceful and sustainable life. His talk will answer a lot of your questions

Thursday July 18th, 7.15 p.m. for a 7.30 start

The Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide.