Hi all, I thought I'd start a thread to share my experiences/thoughts/dreams/successes/failures related to permaculture, hoping that others may be interested or able to learn from my mistakes, and also in the hope that I can harness some of the HUGE amount of accumulated knowledge of the members of this forum. I am 24 years old and live with my parents and brother in Bulli, NSW. Its a great place to live, lovely warm temperate/subtropical coastal climate, beaches and forest not too far from my place. I did a PDC with Milkwood in Sydney in early 2012 without knowing anything before that, and have been hooked ever since. I work as a tennis coach at the local courts, and devote most of the rest of my time to some form or other of permaculture (though I sometimes still feel like I'm getting nowhere!) 'My permaculture life' which these posts will focus on now involves: - my place: 3 chooks, a honeybee hive, native bee hive, and young food forest - marina's place: a lady up the road from me who, when I was talking to her and lamenting the fact that at the local food co-op the closest place we get produce from is 35km away, 'gave' me her backyard to try to grow produce for the co-op. - thirroul community garden: a 1-year old garden with about 10-15 consistent members. It has annual vege beds, a few fruit trees and a hell of a lot of potential. - corrimal community garden: a 4-ish year old garden that has really got some momentum going with some committed new members. It has some annual beds and a few fruit trees and berry bushes. - flame tree food co-op: a 3 year old co-op that is growing by the day. I'm very lucky that its walking distance from my house. I spend at least a few hours a week on each of these pursuits, and feel like I am slowly learning, but still have such a long way to go - though thats a great thing about permaculture and living systems - it doesn't matter how much you've seen, theres always something more to see and learn, and more people to learn from. I'll aim to cover all of these aspects in detail, with my experiences, questions and of course photos about each as I go. Hope you enjoy!