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Joel Dunn
Forster, NSW, Australia
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Sub tropical
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Elysha Kramar Sheree Ogden
April Sampson-Kelly Darren J.  Doherty Elysha Kramar Geoff Lawton Megan Cooke Michel Fanton Shelley McClure Sheree Ogden Stephanie Smith
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About Joel Dunn

I grew up near Toowoomba, Qld, on a small bush block with adjisted cattle and a Permaculture inspired mixed orchard planted by my father. I began to take a true interest in Permaculture while studying Veterinary Science in Brisbane, spending spare time studying Mollison, turning my rented bit of lawn into a productive polyculture, and helping to establish a Permaculture garden at the uni.
I then spent 6 months as a part time intern at the Seedsavers Network centre at Byron Bay, where Michel and Jude Fanton deeply inspired me to play my part in taking responsibility for our collective future.
Most of the time since 2003 I've spent in Forster, supporting my family with vet work while contributing to my local community. I connected with local farmers and gardeners to establish Great Lakes Seedsavers, still a thriving group, worked on starting up Forster Community Garden, first on the steering committee and then managing the intial setup and plantings, and spent two and a half years as a Catchment Officer for Great Lakes Council, working on moving Council's rural extension work into an Agroecology inspired, Participatory Action Learning based Sustainable Farming Program. As chair of Great Lakes Community Resources, I supported, and developed garden concept plans for, a community gardening and sustainability project "The Green" at the Tuncurry Waste Management site.
I took a six month "break" in 2010/11 working at Finca La Donaira in Andalucia, helping this large and complex property move onto a more sustainable footing.
Back in Forster, I'm presently doctoring animals on a part time, casual basis while managing two urban intensive yard-scale Permaculture projects, and offering group workshops and consultation services, independently and in partnership with other local practitioners.


My Badges
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: April Sampson-Kelly
Location: Mount Kembla
Date: Mar 2007
Other course verified
Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Agriculture
Type: Other
Teacher: Kerry Cochrane
Location: Charles Sturt University
Date: Mar 2008
Other course verified
Seed Saving
Type: Internship
Teacher: Michel Fanton
Location: Byron Bay
Date: Apr 2002
Other course unverified
Certificate in Holistic Management
Type: Other
Teacher: Brian Wehlberg
Location: Wingham
Date: Mar 2012

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