Friday, December 31st, 2010
International permaculture expert Rowe Morrow, who has used permaculture in postwar reconstruction in Vietnam, Cambodia and Afghanistan, will speak on Saturday 10 January at 7.30pm at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Centre.

Ms Morrow is author of The Earth Users Guide to Permaculture. She features in an award-winning Australian documentary, The Garden at the End of the World, which follows her from her home in the Blue Mountains to Afghanistan, where she had been invited by Afghan-Australian Mahboba Rawi OAM to examine the potential for permaculture to restore communities and land.

That invitation stemmed from Ms Morrows’ experience over more than 30 years working with war-torn communities in South East Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Ms Morrow’s talk will be the 2011 Backhouse Lecture, which is open to the public.
The talk is part of the annual gathering of Australian Quakers, which will be at the University of Wollongong East Campus on 8-15 January.

The series of lectures on contemporary issues is named after James Backhouse, an early Quaker missionary in Australia who travelled in the Illawarra in the 1836. The Illawarra Historical Society in 1991 published a book on the travels of James Backhouse and George Walker in Illawarra and the Shoalhaven in 1836.

Rowe Morrow, Backhouse Lecture: “A Demanding & Uncertain Adventure,” Monday 10 January 2011, 7.30 pm, Innovations Centre adjoining Wollongong East Campus.


permaculture; earthcare; Wollongong; Quakers



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