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"Bissys Eco Retreat"
"Bissys Eco Retreat"
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712 McMurrays Lane, Cargo, NSW, Cargo, New South Wales, AU
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Lucy Carroll
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"Bissys Eco Retreat"

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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Intentional Communities, Community, School Projects, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz, Financial Economic, Legal

Project Summary

We have 97 acres and in Geoff Lawton's words a clean slate. No fences except for peripheral ones, one dam, an old train converted to accommodation and 4 dry creeks except for when raining. Undulating land, several tree forests a mini vegetable garden and food forest and some animals for now. Our goal is to provide a cool climate permaculture learning centre available to the public. We would like to become an educational centre that shares the journey, skills and opportunities of permaculture. Were committed to providing a better future for younger generations.

Project Description

We were fortunate enough to come across 97 acres of land at Cargo NSW. Having lived a life full of family, fostering, food gardens and adventure we have now decided to share what we know and learn more from others. We are keen to progress the development at our property so that it becomes a learning centre which is sustainable. We know from our contact with people that there is a need and want to learn more and we believe we can do it with some help. Additionally people want to put in place what they see and experience at our permaculture café garden in Orange. So providing an environment is our goal. Here we are now, after I (Fiona) completed Geoff Lawton's Permaculture Design certificate course and shared my knowledge with my husband Paul keen to move on. We are set up as a family trust and have obtained development permission from council to put in some dwellings for educational purposes and accommodation. First though we need to develop a permaculture design, learn more about straw bale house building, build dams and swales, set up composting tea units, plant out swales, set up feeding areas for animals, find appropriate composting toilet systems and so much more. If your interested in our project you can access the link pin below to have a closer look at our property. Keen to hear from like minded people who want to share this amazing experience.


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