In 2007 I tried to do something positive and grow my own food. I failed dismally! Rather than giving up I decided to "create a classroom and wait for the teachers to turn up". I founded a community garden called Veggie Village on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. I was bitten by the permaculture bug. www.veggievillage.org.au
After completing my PDC in 2007, I decided to create a business called Edible Landscapes. After gathering a group of experienced permaculture, horticulture and garden experts together, we developed a number of programs to empower communities to start to grow their own food.
Our services include:
• Edible Schoolyards Program. Incorporating Professional Development workshops, curriculum links, design, constructions, sponsorship programs, garden manuals, weekly visits by Garden Gurus and Veggie Doctor maintenance support.
• Veggie Doctor maintenance programs for residents, retirement villages and schools.
• Permaculture consultancy including design and construction of residential and rural gardens.
• Workshops for community groups and at individual households.
• Veggie Village Community Garden Offshoots - taking the successful model of VV Peregian Beach and replicating it throughout Australia.
• Edible Garden Parties - home garden workshops and tastings.
Our intentions are to form a Social Enterprise and expand into different regions throughout Australia and possibly overseas.
If you're a permaculture designer and want to join our little plight, contact us via our website.
Here is the story of how my permaculture journey began, it's a short, tongue-in-cheek film about how Veggie Village Community Garden was started:
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Janet Millington|
|Location: Sunshine Coast|
|Date: Oct 2007|
|Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning|
|Type: Teacher Training|
|Teacher: Robin Clayfield|
|Location: Crystal Waters|
|Date: Oct 2011|
|Urban Permaculture Landscape Design Course|
|Teacher: Nick Huggins|
|Location: Permaculture Research Institute|
|Date: Oct 2011|
|Advanced Permaculture Principles & Planning Tools|
|Teacher: David Holmgren|
|Location: Janet Millington's Property - Eumundi|
|Date: Jun 2010|
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