Getting Hindsight

Are you wondering what advantage comes from a little bit of permaculture planning before you spend the rest of your life pottering about in your garden growing food? How does design increase the success of a garden?

Join us in our upcoming tour, March 4th afternoon tea and discussions at Earth Keepers in Buxton. Not only will you meet permaculture teachers Judith and Paul Collins but also be engaged in discussions about effective permaculture design with April Sampson-Kelly. The group will explore what makes this property unique, and witness how this wise couple face the challenges of being self-reliant in an age of rapid climate change.

If you are part of our hybrid permaculture learning program this afternoon will answer lots of your homework challenges relating to Cultivated Ecology. Do this chapter in just one afternoon and enjoy the company and chance to explore an established, functional food garden.

Bookings are essential.

Join Us

Tour Earth Keepers gardens in Buxton. Meet the couple who demonstrated many permaculture techniques in the founding years of Permaculture. Together with Permaculture teacher April Sampson-Kelly and Green-Tech Engineer, Paul Kelly you will find a wealth of experience and research.

After the tour, enjoy an afternoon tea and open discussion. Teas include home-grown herbs and delights from Permaculture gardens.

For Hybrid Permaculture Design Course Participants this session can count toward the topic on ‘Cultivated Ecology’ in the introductory module of the Permaculture Design Course. See here all the topics in a Permaculture Design Course.

You can elect to enrol in the introductory module first, read up on that chapter before the session and you can enjoy asking lots of questions of these very interesting elders.


You Can’t Google Hindsight

Learning from videos is not the same as standing in a space surrounded by experience and ideas. With the recent passing of Bill Mollison, we want to reach out to our elders to learn as much as possible from them and to recognise and celebrate their contribution. Much of the work of the permaculture elders of the 70s is now common knowledge.

Our elders were the brave trailblazers for strategies like mulching, seed-saving, rare-breed farming, transition towns, composting toilets, rain-water harvesting, restoration agriculture, micro-hydro systems, bare-foot banking, local exchange trading, the gift economy and much more.

Permaculture is only possible through observation. It is a dynamic design tool. In the same way we design a bicycle to be understood, and ridden with observation and adaption.