First a big hello to all the Permi people across the globe, sharing and helping each other to create a sustainable planet. You all keep me going and keep me positive that we can make a difference and rectify the problems we have inherited. I've been hugely interested in Horticulture all my life as a hobby, and more recently a profession. I've always been really into Organic Gardening and Self Sufficiency, growing up on a small hobby farm. I discovered Permaculture about 10 years ago and have researched exhaustively online everything I can on the subject, and implementing what ever I can where ever I can during this time. I love the fact that learning about this broad subject seems to have a never ending wealth of knowledge, and I love to learn. Anyway, to the point... I've spent the last 5 years working in the tropics of Darwin and have now returned to my home pastures where I grew up in NW Tasmania, where I have the chance to develop our small 10 acre property which has so much potential, but is totally under utilised. My parents have gotten old and lazy and just aren't as interested as they once were, which happens to most people I realise. I'm currently preparing my annual vegetable garden which has been left fallow for 2 years now. So the I've put the chickens to work cleaning up the site while I plan the swales, beds, plantings etc. I'm also planning a small perennial food forest on an unused area of the garden to show my parents what can be done, and hopefully convince them to surrender more of the property to more food forest with the huge variety of Perennials and fruit and nut trees we can grow here. I was really keen to include Sea Buckthorn in the mix but have had no luck locating these plants in Tas. I found that there is an Italian Buckthorn which has become an invasive weed in southern Tasmania with the Hobart city council putting plans in place to eradicate the plant. And with our strict quarantine laws I doubt they would let the Sea Buckthorn into the state. But if anyone in Tasmania does have some of these plants please hook me up! Fortunately though I've found there are quite a few great native Tasmanian edible and useful plants suitable for a food forest, with a similar plant to Seaberries: Coprosma quadrifida, commonly called Prickly Currant. I am still doing a lot of research on the various native plants and other perennials to include and trying to source some useful nitrogen fixers. If anyone has some good ideas on useful plants I could use (and more importantly source) here in Tasmania, including edibles, nitrogen fixers and bird loving plants, or knows of some good links for info on food forest plants available in Tasmania I would be most appreciative. I'll put up a list of the plants I have in mind along with some plans soon. Thanks all and keep up the great work!