Who We Are
The simple answer to are we is we are people, very much like everyone else, but with a strong tinge of green about us. Hubby love video, all aspects of it editing, transferring it from one form to another and photo restoration. The video will come in very handy when I want to start making some to put up on this sight, but we shall not tell him that just yet shhh our secret.
As for me, my back ground reflects my interests. I started and finished my career as a nurse from the age of 16 until a few years ago. However in-between I was also a chef, business owner. Since finishing a salaried job I have completed a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), helped establish 3 Community Gardens, initiated a Permaculture group in Melbourne, given workshops on a variety of subjects, was and still are the secretary for the Permaculture Guild of Australia, grown and sold medicinal and culinary herbs and completed a Diploma of Permaculture. To be honest, besides my two beautiful children, these latter years have brought me the most happiness for I have been doing what I love the most.
Now I feel the knowledge I have I wish to share so these pages will be crammed with that knowledge and I hope as I share it ignites in others the passion I feel for Permaculture, which is not just about growing vegetables. These words to describe it were put together in a workshop at Grailville,
"Permaculture is a way of bringing together in a sensible system: ourselves and our communities, with whatever bit of land/space we are tending. It can be as small as a window with sprouts or as large as a farm or a bio-region. It can be in the city, the suburbs or in the country.
Permaculture addresses the way we live on this planet in a graceful and healthy way, respecting the plants and animals around us, and leaving the biosphere in a more productive and healthy state than we found it."
That to me is a simple, but almost precise definition and I use it often.