Permaculture Fundamentals – Skills Intensive

Live It Up For A Day On June 17th we are running a full day of practicals about Permaculture Fundamentals. A big part of the day’s fun is about what you can do in your kitchen (or an outdoor kitchen). Winter is a great time to sit and think, especially in front of a fire. This is a great time to evaluate ways to save money and tread a gentle footprint. Let us show you how to get extra perks such as reducing the toxins in your home, building community and connecting your family with nature. Sunday the 17th June …

Practice Your Design Skills

Last month was the great Permaculture Convergence in Canberra with Costa and many other happy folk. A lot of permaculture design thinkers got together to explore new tracks to pioneer. There were a number of people wanting help to hone their design skills. Design is the core feature of Permaculture. Design is what makes permaculture different from any other gardening or lifestyle practice. We are really keen to help others think about design. Thinking before doing or buying can save a lot of tears and energy. The late Bill Mollison used to argue that a second rate permaculture design is …

Grand Tour Tickets Now Closed

We are looking forward to documenting the varied responses of permaculture elders to a ‘personal energy descent’ (as Janet Millington calls it) and their ideas for adaptions to climate change. Our hosts of this amazing range of sites are keen and and our tour is powering – full steam ahead. We will enjoy our rare glimpse into the private permaculture gardens of artists and activists. We will also enjoy the hearty and political conversations from our hosts and other tour members. Grabbing Chances We knew that this tour may be the last chance to meet key permaculture elders on their …

Cool Climate – Warm People

Temperate Permaculture Sometimes it’s good to step into another climate and see what foods love that bio-region. Last week a young man said to me that he would love to see permaculture theory put into practice. Now we have great opportunity to see what 40 years of permaculture in practice can do. The Southern Highlands NSW has mature sites showcasing many key permaculture strategies such as water and frost management, solar windows, greenhouses, specialist plants, community gardens, raised wicking beds, animal husbandry and more. The Southern Highland permaculture elders who will greet us are David and Anne Johnson, Peter Lach-Newinsky, …

Bush Tucker Adventure Filling Fast

Digging Native Tucker Thank you for everyone supporting our first Bush Tucker workshop. We will explore native food plants, especially those belonging to our bio-region. This class is nearly full! This class has been very popular.  We hope Narelle will run another one for us one day. Lucky for the folk coming this Saturday because they will get to see the last fruits hanging on our native walking-stick palms. We look forward to seeing you all and having fun with native tucker.