Permaculture Tour at Melliodora

Organizer

Holmgren Design
Phone
(03) 5348 3636
Email
[email protected]

Location

Melliodora – Hepburn Permaculture Gardens
16 Fourteenth St Hepburn, Victoria 3461 Australia
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Date

Mar 17 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Cost

$50 – $80

Permaculture Tour at Melliodora – March 17

There is no better way to learn how the household economy works than to take part in the whole day guided tour at Melliodora. Situated in the Victorian central highlands, Melliodora is one of the best examples of working cool-temperate climate permaculture in the country. At Melliodora you can see how permaculture can produce an abundance of food and other yields from a beautiful living environment.

The one hectare property has been transformed from the blackberry covered wasteland in 1985 into a model of small scale intensive permaculture. David Holmgren and his partner Su Dennett will show you how their passive solar house, mixed food gardens, orchards, dams and livestock, as well as creek revegetation, have been developed and maintained. The Melliodora garden farming model is most relevant to large town blocks and small rural allotments, but you don’t have to have a large block to gain a huge amount from the tour. All people will discover ways that they can apply the underlying principles and strategies to their own situation.

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