Lived in Sydney (mostly) until early 1980s. Been in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area since then.
Canberra's main 'alternative' events organiser, I have conceived, planned and executed several events including seminars, workshops (spiritual & self development; alchemy, Emotional healing using EFT), psychic fairs, presentations and exhibitions since about 1997.
Did my PDC with James Travis and Dave Tooley in 1995.
After being out of the Permaculture loop for a while, in about 2007 in meditation, I got the message, "now is the time to work with people who are already aware, and to get stuff on the ground."
2008 - learned about the Resource Based Economy via the Zeitgeist documentaries (www.thezeitgeistmovement.com and www.thevenusproject.com). IMO, the RBE is simply a global Permaculture design.
2009 - started exploring ideas around how to establish low maintenance, high yield urban Permaculture food systems for people. A friend mentioned food forests.
2010 - with the view to establish a demonstration small food forest system, I worked with Jeff Knowles to help secure funding ($10,000) for a community garden extension as part of the Sustaining our Towns initiative.
2011 - up-skilled myself by watching (twice) the Melbourne PDC videos with Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison (among other self-study of various Permaculture training materials).
2012 - started working on an urban Permaculture business plan.
2013 - Currently doing up a business plan to implement urban Permaculture food systems for people in the Canberra area.