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Hugh Hunkin
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

My Projects

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Andrew Yip David Contreras Grifen Hope Rebekah Copas Tabatha Brackstone's Moon Worshipper's Garden. Tessa Sare
Darren J.  Doherty Geoff Lawton Grifen Hope Kim Hill Warren Brush
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About Hugh Hunkin

I've lived almost all of my life here in Adelaide, Australia and think it is a great part of the world.

I became interested in permaculture while undertaking my science degree at Flinders University. My eyes were opened by the many crises the world seems to be simultaneously facing, and the inadequacy of the techno-fix solutions. Critically, permaculture adds the ethical side to science, by encouraging us to ask why we are doing something, and when is enough. It also asks us to consider the whole system, and not just immediate effects on our own patch.

These interests have led me to begin developing my own urban forest garden on a 700 square metre block. I am very interested in the use of perennial crops - particularly trees and shrubs - to design food forest systems that maximise biodiversity, water use, nutrient recycling, beauty, food, and other useful products. I hope to develop this as a demonstration site to show the abundance that can be generated on a small scale, and bring new value to the suburban back yard. I am also interested in exploring how production on this scale can make positive social change within communities.


Golden orb-weaving spiders in the courtyard

Watch out fellas. These things are literally man-eaters, that is to say that they typically eat the male after mating.

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My Permaculture Qualifications
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: graham brookman
Location: The Food Forest, Gawler, South Australia
Date: Jan 2009

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