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Posted by Mark Garrett over 11 years ago
Permaculture South to North
Since my last Blog which has been some time I have been back Down under and as far North as
In that time I have now been promoted to Regional Permaculturist –
the Laamu Atoll. I have previously assessed these resorts as shown in earlier blog’s. Now I am to visit monthly to push forward Permaculture systems for waste management and sustainable food production. For both I have developed strategies including the design of Eco Centro’s “Waste To wealth” which we are looking forward to building in the near future.
Being a Permaculturist you are never not observing nature or making contact with other Permies. I Melbourne I went to a great friends Birthday party … Happy 40 Nic !!! where there were several people in the progress of doing there Permaculture Design Course (including Nic) at Ceres an award winning, not-for-profit, environment and education centre and urban farm located by the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne and Bill Mollison was a founding member
All were envious of my job and wanting to come and do the same. I don’t blame them as it was FU-King cold!!
On a second occasion we had breakfast in the Rocks and saw amazing vertical gardens and continued to discuss Permaculture as a solution the family violence and how if I could turn it into a Spa therapy I would have more visitors at the Eco Centro. www.ceciliamacaulay.com.au
I then headed home to
All was great the swales had harvested all the rain the subtropical food forest was growing, my girls the chickens were all alive and tending the orchard with care and providing organic eggs. All proof that once a system is set up you can travel and spread the word and all you will come back to is abundance.
Feeling secure all was in the hands of nature I then flew back to the
As it took longer to do than first thought I was unable to see the results, we were up till 1am then I flew to London the next morning for work, on my way to Ireland to speak on Permaculture at 3rd Grow It Yourself Ireland Conference http://giyireland.com/group/162
I was invited by a visiting Chef Darina Allen from
Darina and her husband Tim were brilliant hosts and have the most amazing 100ac organic farm and cookery school (the only one like it in the world) they recently have been awarded a José Navarro Foundation award which will be presented at the Premios Verdes Awards 2011 (The Green Awards) in
Last but not least I also spent time with Tony Turner [email protected]
The owner and designer of award wining shredder and mulching machines ideal for the tropical biomass we encounter daily here which is essential for soil rehabilitation via compost and mulching.
So as you can see there are people from the north to the south of the world focused on living cleaner and healthier lives incorporating Permaculture into their daily lives which gives me great confidence in the
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