Belated 'hello' from Brisbane

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  1. rowan

    rowan Junior Member

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    Hi, I realised that I don't think I've introduced myself.

    I did a PDC with Jude and Michel from Seedsavers in 1990. They learnt from Bill Mollison, and part of our course was at his place. I had just bought a share in a land-share co-op in northern NSW and wanted to understand what to do with it. I suppose I'd always had a dream of being able to subsist on the land somehow and permaculture was inspirational. However, the car dependence wasn't and I came to the conclusion that living in a remote location wasn't for me. I've since had a go at doing urban cohousing, but that is terribly expensive in Australian cities. It doesn't really seem possible to grow much food and not have a car unless you're a millionaire. I've also had a go at living in developing countries where it's more viable to get around without a car and it isn't so expensive, most recently in Costa Rica, but even there is seems like the permaculture communities are remote and car dependent. Any ideas? I'd really rather do this as a community than by myself.

    So now I'm back in Brisbane studying landscape ecology, looking at the implications of peak oil for biodiversity, particularly through its role in agriculture. I'm meant to be finished by the end of 2016 and it would be nice to have somewhere to go.
     
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    hi Rowan, I'm in NNSW . love the space to grow food, access to clean air & water. It outways the cons of car dependence for me. Also my car runs on used vegetable oil. Keep us updated on your urban pursuits!! We need groovy people everywhere :)
     
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    Greetings Rowan and a belated welcome!
    Just posted on the PRI home page, Geoff Lawton presentation on urban Permaculture!

    https://permaculturenews.org/2015/03/28/geoff-lawton-on-urban-agriculture/
     

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