Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Permaculture and a trip to South Australia

Several years ago we went on a tour of the Food Forest, near Gawler in South Australia.  Owned by Annemarie and Graham Brookman, the Food Forest is a permaculture farm and learning centre that demonstrates how an ordinary family, with a typical Australian income can grow its own food and create a productive and diverse landscape.

Our visit inspired us to want to return to this fantastic permaculture property to do the 10 day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course run by Graham and Annemarie, and featuring lecturer David Holmgren, one of the co-founders of the Permaculture concept.

This year everything aligned to enable us to enrol in the Food Forest's PDC so we grabbed the opportunity. We headed off to South Australia for a bit of a holiday and to do the first part of the course. 

Here's a few photos from our journey....

Feeding the long nosed potaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park

Visiting some wineries in the Barossa Valley (where a bit of sampling was undertaken!)

Chateau Tanunda

Admiring the view at Grant Burge Wines

Walking in the Flinders Ranges National Park

Aboriginal cave paintings, Akaroo Rock

Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges NP

There was plenty of native wildlife spotting along the way

Last stop: the Food Forest

More about Permaculture and the Food Forest in later posts.....

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