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francine chanover


  • Joined: 17/10/2011
  • Last Updated: 17/10/2011
  • Location: gatton, qld, Australia
  • Climate Zone: Warm Temperate
  • Gender: Female
  • Web site: www.echoesinthevalley.com

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About francine chanover

I ve been involved in permaculture since my 20s in some expression or another. Ive always been organic and planted companion planting. Ive also always wanted my own 100 plus acres which Ive now been privileged enough to be living on the property by 2012..Presently Ive managed to go there a few times and set up a sea container comfy place with solar and wind power. so um a tenth of the way there lol. lots still to do.

I speak french, am trying to learn thai and have built out of mudbrick, rammed earh, stone, sea containers, glass bottles too.
Ive learnt everything through trial and error not through courses.Mainly learning from others and practice.. as they say practice and knowledge handed down , can make a big difference,

We are WWoofing hosts also .

I have no qualms in setting the farm up as a community , one with likeminded people who all help each other and work together equally.


Had an amazing time doing earthworks

earthworks with a 31 tonner and a great excavator man

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

we now have a website

called echoesinthevalley.com

Posted almost 3 years ago (1 comments)

DURING the cyclone in january that devastated queensland

and the Lockyer valley area

Posted almost 3 years ago (0 comments)

Amazing swales do their work

after 404 mill of rain the swales worked a dream

Posted about 3 years ago (1 comments)

so here s a look at the swales now

after a few weeks of hard physical work and much planning

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

We have now started the first earthworks

the beginnings of the gatton demonstration farm

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

looking for someone to assist in setting up permaculture gatton

income projects, setting up a local community group

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

Setting up solar panels on sea containers

Since we decided to build the first place with sea containers

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Looking to set up a food forest

for myself, bees and koalas too

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

The floods and torrential rains recently damaged and washed away the main access road

As it is the only road access to the top of the hill I have devised a plan

Posted over 4 years ago (1 comments)

Putting up wind generator number 1

The aim is to use only wind, solar and other alternative power to generate the whole farm and everything used on it

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

So we half got the teepee up

A place for visitors to stay when they come visit

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)