|100 Lambert Street , Ararat, Victoria, AU
Mudlark Permaculture is an Urban Permaculture Demonstration site on half an acre. Our intention is to live, teach and demonstrate Permaculture ethics and principles in action, and to empower our community into a future of low energy living.
The Mudlark Permaculture Urban Demonstration site is situated in the western Victorian town of Ararat, population 10 000 people.
Follow us as we transform our small 100 year old cottage on a half acre into an active teaching centre for Permaculture.
Our plans include the following:
We will retrofit the house with an open living and dining area on the north side to make the most of the passive solar potential.
Installation of wood heating and cooking as we have an abundant source of wood locally.
A 30x 33 mt (1000sq mts) mini food forest, planted to around 150 fruit and nut trees. Underplanted with support trees and food shrubs. Including a cover crop of nitrogen fixing groundcovers, as well as herbs and annual vegetables.
A 15x 20 mt (300 sq mts) kitchen/ maincrop garden of annual vegetables.
A 4x 8 mt hothouse and growout area for a small plant nursery enterprise.
A 8x 12 mt shed as a studio for a home based business.
We plan to teach all aspects of Permaculture from Intro courses to full PDCs. All manner of short courses and workshops; pruning, preserving, propagation, seed saving, poultry keeping, the list could be endless.
We will be supporting the creation of a local Permaculture group and offering help to other permaculture groups in the region.
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