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Rhonda Ayliffe
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Joined:
11/03/2011
Last Updated:
11/03/2011
Location:
Cobargo, NSW, Australia
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
Web site:
www.rhondaayliffe.c





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ecoart farm Happy Earth Milkwood Gaia University Northeast Permaculture College Australia The Seed Savers' Network Purple Pear Farm Brogo Permaculture Gardens
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Dennis Argall Grifen Hope John Champagne Kathleen McCann Michael Kobier Nick Huggins Nicole Vosper Rebekah Copas Tom Nelson
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Cecilia Macaulay Darren J.  Doherty Ethan Roland Evan Young Geoff Lawton Graham Burnett John Champagne Jude Fanton Kathleen McCann Kirsten Bradley Maddy Harland Mark Brown Robin Clayfield Robyn Francis Tom Nelson X X
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About Rhonda Ayliffe

artist, teacher, student, mother, gardener, farmer....
that's me in six words.

I first became enthralled by permaculture as a disenchanted teenager in the 1980s (the 'greed is good' era did not look good on me - and neither did the big hair... I decided to give both a wide berth).

I finally (FINALLY!) completed my PDC at 'the Crossing' in Bermagui - 2010 (yay!) and felt a great homecoming. We - that's my farming partner, myself, our 2 young kidlins and assorted animals - live on my family's 360 acre farm at Sams Creek on the far south coast of NSW.

My short-term permy goals are to establish our home base (zones one and two) - so my to-do list includes:
*growing more vege (and move the main garden closer to the house)
*covering our semi-established deciduous orchard and incorporating chooks and geese
*establishing a food forest and grey water system

My middle and longer term goal is the large-scale implementation of a permy plan for our entire farm operations - and that includes my partner's farm (800 acres that borders my family's 360acres) ... oh and to complete my postgrad studies with Monash Uni (my HDR project combines art and books and land and permaculture...)

you can read/see/find more here: http://rhondaayliffe.blogspot.com

Updates

the calves...

grappling with all the set-up hassles of the new dairy has not been without reward - look at all the lovely calves on the farm...

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

bega valley floods..... change our plans slightly...

rescheduling the opening of the sams creek studio/ garden/farm

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)

open day at sams creek

launching sams creek bookworks and more!

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

meet one of the locals...

swamp wallaby at Sams Creek

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My Permaculture Qualifications
Verified
permaculture design certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: John Champagne
Other Teachers: Hugh Gravestein, Phil Gall, Kathleen McCann, Aaron Sorensen, Julie Davies, Daniel Deighton
Location: Bermagui
Date: Oct 2010

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