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Summer Permaculture Design Course wrap-up

January 26, 2013 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 6 comments | Author:

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Wow what a January. Thank you to all the amazing Permaculture Design Course students that joined us at Milkwood Farm for two weeks of Permaculture design training, and the hottest January in Australia on record. It was all happening at Milkwood Farm!

Yes the heat was intense. But because of our elevation, we never saw the 40+ degree temperatures suffered by the rest of the country. Many watermelons were devoured, many swims were had. Much designing was done and concepts learned, resulting in some beautiful work.

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What more is there to say. Thanks to the fabulous Milkwood crew Nick, Floyd, Rose, Gigi, Trev and Michael who made this PDC such a nourishing experience for everyone, and to interns Lawrence and Karen and to wwoofers Big Andy, Little Andy and Rob.

Biggest thanks goes, as always, to our students. It’s an intensive and transformative two weeks, and a world apart from how most of us live our daily lives these days. Thanks for all your knowledge, your generosity, your humor, your dedication and your intentions.

We hope this experience helped stoke the fire in your belly, and that your futures are regenerative and righteous. Go well!

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  • Creative Resources, Bangladesh January 26, 2013 at 10:01 am | Reply

    Reblogged this on Creative Resources, Bangladesh.


  • Mike January 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Reply

    Nice one guys, inspiring stuff!


  • Bryan Ludwick February 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Reply

    Hi Kristen – I was the RFS group captain in charge of containing the fire at Hargraves (just over the ridge to the west) and then a week later I organised the Riverlea/Lue (to your East). January was a busy month fire wise – cast back to the Green Gully fire 3 years ago – be careful and make sure you are fire wise.

    Group 3
    Cudgegong


    1. milkwoodkirsten February 2, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Reply

      Hi Brian, yes we were! Fire plans here are all in place and no open flames on total fire ban days, of course… Including angle grinders :) thanks for everything you guys do… We were thankful that Hargreaves grass fire ran its course with no major dramas :)


      1. bryan February 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Reply

        Good too hear that Kirsten – yes understood the dreaded angle grinder has a lot to answer for — Hargreaves was controlled with 19 units Tuesday night – (60 crew -volunteers on a 12 hour shift) we were still combating trees crowning at 0300 hrs and fire runs across grasslands at daylight – what a sod of a night. stay safe – – Bryan


  • GreenHearted May 2, 2014 at 2:54 am | Reply

    Glad I read this. I’ve never really considered the fire sector to be anything more than something to check off in the design consideration phase … but there are real life applications! It’s got me wondering whether we should also be thinking in terms of which way a fire started on our property might go.



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