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Hill Top Farm - working with nature
Hill Top Farm - working with nature
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2120 Endeavour Valley Road, Cooktown, Qld, AU
07 40695058
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

Mardhiyyah Stoleriu
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Hill Top Farm - working with nature

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

At Hill Top Farm we use a unique and innovative design and decision-making framework in the Permaculture courses and learning resources we provide. Nature has had millions of years to fine tune designing sustainable and self-maintaining systems. At Hill Top Farm we tap into this wisdom by translating the functions and processes of healthy natural ecosystems into a toolkit, our Key Ecology Practices, to support families, business owners and communities, as well as food growers to create more sustainable systems. Healthy natural ecosystems are our models of best practice sustainability.

Project Description

We run small group participatory courses and courses designed specifically to challenge our thinking. Course participants are part of a learning community, translating ecology and exploring Permaculture design and other innovative tools to create resilient futures.


You will get lots of opportunities during your course to explore this exceptional Permaculture demonstration property. Dr. Wendy Seabrook practices what she preaches. From the overall arrangement of the property, to the detail in the designs and techniques used, working with nature is the primary decision-making tool.

You will see evidence of good design in the relative placement of plant species based on their ecological niches, through Wendy’s focus on building biological activity in soil and replacing mulching with perennial ground covers to reduce her workload. Wendy is using her expertise in Ecology, together with her experience in applying this knowledge in different contexts and environments, to regenerate this agricultural landscape.

Our courses also allow time for you to explore Cooktown and its spectacular landscape. Rich in amazing European and Indigenous history, Cooktown has a unique friendly atmosphere not spoilt by tourism.


'Getting to the Heart of Permaculture Design'

Early bird and group booking discounts available for bookings before 21st August

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