International Permaculture Day 2017


7th May 2017  10am to 12.30pm    Cost $10

Paul and Judith Collins who have more than forty years experience of sustainable living and in permaculture design, will  conduct a two hour walk and talk guided tour of their property The Keep.   The swaled food forest is designed in micro climate zones so as to allow for the growth of rain forest, tropical, subtropical, temperate, heritage and hot climate edible plants from around the world. The Berry house showcases both vines, bush and ground cover berries. A  twelve month harvest Vegie Patch with wicker beds, aquaponics and culinary herbs supplies the Kitchen daily. A medicinal herb garden provides treatments for health issues. A poly tunnel grows pineapples, ginger and frost tender vegetables and herbs.  You can learn about their eighteen day composting system, companion planting techniques, friendly weeds and natural pest management.  There are farm animals, such as pigs, chooks, ducks and fish.  Judith is the author of Companion Gardening in Australia. A book which has been in popular circulation for over 25 years. Fences, gates, garden beds, chook sheds, pig pens, and buildings are all constructed from recycled materials.

An event for International Permaculture Day.

Location: The Keep. 61 Balmoral Park Road, Buxton, New South Wales, Australia

To reserve a place in the tour, email your contact details plus number of attendees to

Numbers are limited. You will receive conformation by return email. Payment upon entry on day.



Last Sunday of each Month

A gathering of likeminded individuals whose aim is to tread lightly on the earth.

Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month at 10am – 12.30pm
Membership fee is $15.00 per annum. Gold coin donation at each meeting.
Tea and coffee provided.
Meetings are held at 61 Balmoral Park Rd. Buxton 2571 and then proceed to locations of general interest.