Come and share the experience of a fine example of a fully functioning Permaculture environment. Gain insights into how to create your own space to share with others.
Explore the design ecosystem
— The vision for their garden.
— The principles and experience underpinning the project.
— Engage with the community which supports the centre.
— Consider the connection to Country!
The Permaculture principles embodied in this experience.
—- Observe and Interact – “Beauty is in the mind of the beholder”
— How we Catch and Store Energy – “Make hay while the sun shines”
—- How we obtain a yield – “You can’t work on an empty stomach”!
—- We use and Value Renewable Resources and Services – “Let nature take its course”
—- We produce No Waste – “Waste not, want not”
—- How we design from Patterns
—- We Integrate rather than Segregate –
—- We use Small and Slow Solutions – “Slow and steady wins the race”
—- We use and Value Diversity – “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”
—- We use Edges and Value the Marginal – “Don’t think you are on the right track just because it’s a well-beaten path”
—- Creatively Use and Respond to Change – “Vision is not seeing things as they are but as they will be”
Our vision is to keep the planet liveable.
Hawkesbury Earthcare Centre
Western Sydney University, Building D13, Cnr Beef Cattle Road and Campus Drive, Richmond NSW 2753
About the Organisers
The Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre serves as a focus and gathering place for people learning and working together for responsible stewardship of the Earth.
The EarthCare philosophy is based on the principle that the needs of current generations should be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
From it's beginning as an experimental organic growing project the centre has developed into a broad based sustainable living organisation. It promotes environmentally responsible land use, appropriate technologies, for industry and human settlement, and the development of healthy and self-reliant communities.
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