My private residence is my project. And possibly a life-long one at that... Actually, I doubt that'll be the case (I hope!). But seriously, my aim is to grow the best organic food I can to continue healing my digestive system, use smart design to leave a lighter footprint on the earth and connect with fantastic, positive, like-minded folks along the way. You may know of my project through the "City Kids Move to the Country" series on the Permaculture Research Institute's blog/site. I invite you to follow my journey!
I completed the Permaculture Design Certificate with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in September 2010 and since then I've been implementing, observing, modifying, and getting down-right muddy on my one and a half acre block in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia.
With the wettest season I can recall since living in Queensland (think of those terrible floods at the beginning of the year) I've had no need to install irrigation in my new garden. Instead there have been swales popping up under the orchard, in the veggie patch and behind the house. Herb spirals, no-dig gardens, compost bays, frog ponds, shade-houses, trellises and grey-water systems have all filtered through my dreams and into reality.
I regularly write about the journey's ups and downs on the Permaculture Research Institute's blog and I'll also be posting those updates here.
Please, follow along!
Connect on Permaculture Global and also:
Tweet me here ---> www.twitter.com/nicolachatham
Read my articles here ---> www.permaculture.org.au/author/Nicola%20Chatham
Check out my other life here ---> www.nicolachatham.com
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