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Celia Leverton
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Franklin, TAS, Australia
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate

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Alister Mackinnon Jarod Santana Jimmy  Corrigan Nes Abdu Penelope Kothe Stella Obrien
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About Celia Leverton

My background is in broadacre farming, having worked as jillaroo, stockman, woolclasser, farm secretary and rural journalist for several years before marrying a farmer. We ran an extended family property for 9 years, before our 4 children and myself moved to our current 15 acre property.

While we were progressive farmers continually extending our education, I felt there was still something missing within our farm management and our people care. It was participating in an Introduction to Permaculture course when my youngest child was a baby, that the light came on. What a relief! Permaculture was the answer to my years of questioning current farming practices.

Activities since that time have centred around developing our home property into a permaculture demonstration site, including a solar passive house, hazelnut and mixed orchards, a food forest, a market garden, and incorporating chooks, ducks, horses and milking cows. In recent years the farm has contributed to generating enough on-farm income to help support my family's simple lifestyle and to continue to home educate my children.

Sharing permaculture learning and experience is a priority and a passion for me. I am currently president of Permaculture Tasmania after several years of facilitating PDCs, organising workshops and exhibitions, consulting and teaching 'Introduction to Permaculture' courses.

As for the future, I look forward into being part of a Tassie team of teachers moving permaculture education forward in Tasmania...and of course playing on my farm!


My Badges
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Rick Coleman
Location: Ranelagh, Tasmania
Date: Nov 2005
Other course unverified
Organic Market Gardening
Type: Gardening
Verifying teacher: Joyce Wilkie
Other Teachers: Michael Plane
Location: Mudgee, NSW
Date: Sep 2011
Other course verified
Food Forest Establishment
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Dan Harris-Pascal
Location: Mudgee, NSW
Date: Oct 2011
Other course unverified
Intro to Permaculture
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Sandy Tiffin
Location: Meander, Tasmania
Date: Mar 2002

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