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Mark Brown
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Maitland, NSW, Australia
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Warm Temperate
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Purple Pear Farm

Purple Pear Farm

Maitland, AU


(projects i'm following)

Permaculture Noosa Milkwood No longer at Eco Centro Soneva Fushi Columbia Basin Permaculture Internatinal permaculture research centre Quinta dos Melros Katamatite Garlic Tree Frog Permaculture No Small Dreams Southern Beaches Community Garden The Seed Savers' Network Local Seed Networks Bayan Ulgii Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Learning Kendall Permaculture Farm SF Permaculture Demonstration Site Living Systems Institute Gardening Team PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute)
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About Mark Brown

After growing food in a rented market garden for some years, my partner and I started the Purple Pear Biodynamic farm and installed the mandala market garden to supply the CSA which we are both passionate about.

Great food for children is a principle driver for what we do here.

I have been passionate about permaculture since completing my PDC with Bill at Tylgum in the mid nineties.

I have build two community gardens - one through a TAFE ourtreach and one through work for the dole. (neither exist today.)

I have taught Permaculture for ten years now and have in the past run a business "designing, constructing and maintaining edible landscapes"

I love what I do with the farm as an organism including the garden and the animals and the course participants and the wwoofers and the CSA customers - all contributing to a community, a sustainable community?


Internship - Purple Pear Farm

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)

Future updates

Taking a cue from Tom Kendall - future updates will be under the Purple Pear or TT Maitland

Posted almost 13 years ago (1 comments)

Cheese Challenge

Today at Purple Pear I attempted to workshop the production of three Cheeses in a three hour learning session as part of our sustainable living skills.

Posted over 13 years ago (0 comments)

Killers lurk.

A workshop conducted for a local council on pest control and companion planting, today, bought most interest on sprays for the back yard.

Posted over 13 years ago (0 comments)

Mandala Market Garden

The Mandala Market Garden concept was introduced to me in the Linda Woodrow book "the Permaculture Home Garden" The interaction to the elements in the system make it special to me.

Posted over 13 years ago (9 comments)

Purple Pear People

It is people that make Purple Pear special. We are building a community around the farm concept and look to continue to build.

Posted over 13 years ago (1 comments)
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