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Monday, April 22, 2013

International Permaculture Day 2013

Principle 8: Integrate rather than segregate


Well, it's come around to that time of year again. Sunday May 5th is International Permaculture Day and we'll open the property up and happily show people around from 1pm till 4pm. You can see the details for our event here. If Seymour in Victoria (Australia) is too far out of your way, then check the above website for something closer.

I've asked Peter Lockyer, the builder / architect that I worked with on the construction, to join me - so if you've got any technical questions or are looking to build yourself then Pete's your man.

Our north facing deck with recently constructed trellis

I'm going to ask for a gold coin donation this year, all proceeds being donated to Permafund - supporting permaculture projects internationally. We'll have permaculture publications on offer on the day with net proceeds from sales tithed to Permafund. This is part of my new business venture, publishing, selling and distributing permaculture publications - mainly through my recently updated website Permaculture Principles.

We are right on the change of the seasons now with lots of summer veg on their last legs and winter veg seedlings on their way up. The place is looking pretty good, and I'll be working hard over the next week or so cleaning up to make the place look spic and span - well as good as it can be at least. I hope you can join us!

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