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Tamara Griffiths
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Upwey, Victoria, Australia
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Warm Temperate
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Dew Permaculture Heart Gardens Village Repair
Alana Bliss andy macey Carolyn Payne-Gemmell Danielle Marsden-Ballard david spicer Deborah Porter Delvin Solkinson Donna Takitimu emma schroeder Gerardo Gonzalez Garibay Harry Wykman Irene Kightley Jacob Aman Jo McLeay Jose Dib Kathleen McCann Lorraine Ciarallo Mark Brown Robyn Francis Sarah Gorman Tabatha Brackstone's Moon Worshipper's Garden. Theron Beaudreau Tim Moores Tom Kendall Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
Dave Jacke Delvin Solkinson Geoff Lawton Mark Brown
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About Tamara Griffiths

I see gardening as a political act of sedition, haha!

I love getting my hands dirty in the name of political action. I did my Permaculture design certificate in 2007 and I haven't looked back since.

This year I am launching a new Permaculture school - Moonrise School of Permaculture - in Melbourne. I'm pretty excited!!!

I do permaculture designs for paying and non-paying clients, but what I love most is helping people learn how to design their homes and even continents into food growing edens - and how to eat their way through that great garden! I'm into cooking with acorns at the moment, huge amounts of fun and experimentation have led to running some workshops and PDCs with my friend Taj AKA The Permapixie!

I'm also an Historian and Heritage consultant - with a masters degree - but let me tell ya, now that I'm a permie gardener and educator as a living it would take alot to get me back inside.

I've lived in lots of places around australia - I grew up in the desert - Whyalla SA, and I love every desert I've been to. Its my landscape. I lived in Halls Creek in the Kimberleys for a few years and loved that desert scape as well as some wonderful people. I've lived in Adelaide and Melbourne and was in rural Tasmania for 9 months while learning Permaculture with Bill and Lisa Mollison.

I like ducks. A lot. It has been suggested I'm obsessed with ducks but I don't think thats completely true... but I do come with a duck. He travels with me and meets all manner of people and animals and, sometimes, girl ducks :) He has lots of fans.

I don't do anything by halves; friendship, love, education, permaculture, books, ducks, animals, community, family, social justice, history, politics, sleeping in, Dr Who, caring for mother earth.

I always plant geraniums with citrus. And I like to grow tansy and oregano wherever I am. I love growing broad beans plants. They rarely get to grow beans - the stem and leaves are so delicious. They are nourishing for me and the soil.

I like scrumping - picking fruit from feral or overloaded trees - or acorns from below oaks on highways. Its all good. And I love wild and bush food. My parents are surprised I've lived this long with all the weird plant stuff I've put in my mouth.

I love teaching anything to do with food and permaculture. I'm so inspired that there are people that want to learn from me. Its just so awesome! Its what I want to spend the rest of my life doing, especially in places where permaculture is particularly needed - so people in all life situations have the freedom to feed themselves.


I've finished teaching my first PDC

I've been running a free weekly PDC class here in Upwey. We finished on Tuesday with presentations of designs! Here is our graduation pic! Ducky is in my arms - yep! he helped teach!!!

Posted about 12 years ago (7 comments)

All of Tamara's Planetary Permacuture Pilgrimage blogs!

The Planetary Permacuture Pilgrimage has ended for now - read my blogs over a months worth of teacher trainings with Geoff Lawton, Robin Clayfield, Rosemary Morrow and David Holmgren

Posted over 12 years ago (2 comments)

Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage

Tamara, Delvin, Ali Ma and Kathleen are rocking out the teacher trainings at Crystal Waters! There is still space in the two upcoming courses here!!!

Posted over 12 years ago (4 comments)

Edible acorns

Its autumn here in Melbourne and last week I collected a bag of acorns. I was pretty excited to get them home and experiment with ways of making them edible.

Posted over 13 years ago (2 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher I'm female, single, and looking for a permaculture partner
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course verified
Edible Forest Garden 9 day intensive
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Dave Jacke
Location: Milkwood Permaculture, Mudgee
Date: Mar 2013
Pri verified
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Bill Mollison
Location: Melbourne
Date: Jan 2007
Other course verified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: nadia lawton
Location: Permaculture Research Institute
Date: Oct 2011
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