51 Clifford Rd
Hillier SA 5116
The media paints a picture of a world in crisis, and there’s certainly plenty of evidence for that on many levels. And yet, crises also give rise to innovation and creativity. In this Forum, we’ll share in the good news story of what’s happening in that world without glossing over the challenges that still lie ahead. Come along and listen to our panel of experts who are contributing to creating a new future for humanity in their chosen fields. Along the way you will discover new elements of what’s emerging to shape the future and their will be an opportunity to ask questions relevant to the topic. Come and join us for some social time before we enter into this important conversation as we enjoy live acoustic music, wine tasting and finger food on the lawn at Riverdell.
Our presenters will include –
David Karchere. David is an author, speaker, poet, workshop leader and foremost thought leader on Primal Spirituality worldwide. He is the spiritual director at Sunrise Ranch, a teaching and demonstration site for Primal Spirituality, and the leader of Emissaries of Divine Light, a global spiritual movement.
Graham Brookman. Graham is a permaculture designer, farmer and educator with a long career at the University of Adelaide. Along with wife Annemarie, Graham has created an organically certified permaculture farm and learning centre known as The Food Forest, near Gawler. They are known nationally as growers of organic pistachios and cultivate some 150 food varieties. Graham was inaugural chairman of the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market and has served in many community planning and environmental organisations. He sees the growing of food and building of local communities in urban areas and the protection of agricultural land as critical to the future of humanity.
David Rathman. David was born and raised in the city of Port Augusta, S.A. He worked in the South Australian Public Service for 38 years and held roles as a Chief Executive in Aboriginal Affairs, Director and Executive Director in Education and Head of School in TAFE SA. He has conducted workshops to raise awareness about the Aboriginal people of South Australia and cultural competency, served on Boards and committees over his career and is currently a South Australian Museum Board Member. On Australia Day, 26 January 2000, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for services to Aboriginal Affairs, particularly for the delivery of SA Government services in the areas of education and community welfare.
Rachel Brdanovic. Rachel has been self-employed as an energy and environmental consultant since 2009. She runs Down to Earth Sustainable Solutions along with her husband, Tom. Their business emphasises sustainability in all aspects – financially, environmentally and socially. She completed a Master of Sustainability in 2014 and enjoys working with businesses, schools and homes to assist them save energy and act more sustainably. Rachel is involved in local community group Transition Gawler, helping to create local sustainable community connections. She juggles a successful career, community involvement and five children while managing to remain almost sane.