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Tucker for Travellers

Posted by Gordon Williams over 8 years ago

The Arts Factory backpackers resort in Byron Bay, New South Wales, has just been blitzed by an efficient team of Permaculturalists taking part in a five day course focusing on bringing permaculture designs from the page into the landscape.

Before the installation

The Arts Factory backpackers resort sees travellers from all over the globe come to relax and soak up the  sun and surf. During their stays they chomp their way through countless meals consisting of food that could have travelled just as far as they did. In an initiative to reduce the impact of the food consuming hordes of travellers the Permaculture Research Institute has provided a helping hand to set up a kitchen garden.

Raised Beds

Previously an empty lawn the new garden consists mainly of raised beds constructed from hardwood sleepers to keep the vegies from getting wet feet as the site is adjacent to a melaleuca swamp where the ground easily becomes  waterlogged. A food forest consisting of a variety of sub tropical fruits, legume tree, herbaceous and ground cover species was also planted.

newly planted food forest

What Permaculture design would be complete without a herb spiral. How could you resist if you had a stack of recycled pavers, some herbs and a big pile of sandy loam soil?

Herb spiral

And of course no garden should be without somewhere to sit and rest a while in the shade.

seat in the shade

 All students taking part in the course all put in a sterling effort to install such a large garden in two and a half days. Nice work guys.

Raised Beds

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Permaculture Earthworks
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: The Channon, NSW
Date: Jan 2011
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Keyline Design
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Darren J. Doherty
Location: Richmond, NSW
Date: Jan 2010
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PDC Teacher Training Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Rowe Morrow
Location: The Channon, NSW
Date: Feb 2011
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Compost and Soil Biology
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Paul Taylor
Location: The Channon, NSW
Date: Mar 2011
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Permaculture Project Aid Worker course
Type: Aid Worker
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: The Channon, NSW
Date: Mar 2011
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10 week internship
Type: Internship
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton
Location: The Channon, NSW
Date: Jan 2011
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PDC Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Darren J. Doherty
Other Teachers: Penny Pyett, John Champagne, Peter Brecknock
Location: Ryde, NSW
Date: Jan 2009
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Holistic Management
Type: Other
Teacher: George Gundry
Location: Tarago, NSW
Date: Aug 2011
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