We hear lots of disheartening stories about the state of the world and the climate crisis we are facing. So we are taking a different focus. PA, as the national member association for permaculture, has a key role in informing society about the value of permaculture as a win-win solution at this critical time. It’s […]
Morning views from the annual PA Board of Directors face to face meeting, held in Research, Victoria, home of Virginia (Chair of the Board of Directors) and Stephen. This beautiful property is home to three households, bees, chickens, dogs, veggies and two cellars stocked with home produce and preserves. It is also now featured as […]
What is your background with permaculture and how did it lead to the creation of Permaculture Haven? Both of us (Sebastian and Ewa) while growing up in Europe, were helping our parents and grand-parents in the gardens, sewing, planting, harvesting and processing food, using composting toilet, re-using, re-purposing and repairing anything and everything. We were […]
“Don’t wait for that country block to start practicing permaculture”: Ben Habib on applying permaculture principles to daily life.
Supporting capacity building and the establishment of permaculture food gardens to improve nutrition and a place to demonstrate and learn. Introduction: Thank you to Permafund and all those who contribute to it, for supporting programs that help vulnerable women and children in East Africa with a $1,000 grant. In December 2018, I was invited to […]
In September 2019, the members of Permaculture Australia’s Permafund team gathered at Brogo Permaculture Gardens, the home of John & Sharon Champagne, near Bega, southern New South Wales. The team members, who’d travelled from Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, enjoyed a tour of the permaculture-designed property before settling in for […]
The Permafund team has received a positive mid-term progress report from the Kiini Sustainable Initiative based in Nyeri, Kenya. Following their receipt of an AU$2,000 micro grant in 2018, they’ve reported that the overall project is progressing well in terms of accomplishing their objectives and adhering to their February to November 2019 timeline. In a […]
My permaculture journey started way back before my consciousness of what permaculture is – began. At my Nana’s knee in fact. My grandmother was a classic Depression gardener. Everything left over, spare and not needed went into her garden. As a child, I delighted at the treasure trove of goodies to be found whilst digging […]
PA member George Gilmour describes his experience with permaculture succinctly: “it has changed the way I look at everything”. Since his PDC in 2017, he has been working on his site, One Tree Reach, in Gunderman NSW, overlooking the Hawksbury River, and applying permaculture principles to its challenging 16-22˚ slope.
Two of our PA members, Hannah Moloney and Brenna Quinlan have just finished teaching an intensive Permaculture Teacher training in Hobart in October 2019. Thirteen newly trained and inspired participants spent six days receiving a game-changing toolkit to use in the classroom (and life in general). This included tools on how to communicate clearly and […]