Using permaculture ethics & design principles to transform an old energy guzzling bungalow into a showcase of sustainable design. It's about energy cycling, building community, self-reliance,creatively using & reusing materials... all without spending heaps of money.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

International Permaculture Day 2017 Tour

http://permacultureday.org

We've had a number of private tours here recently, now it's time to open our place up to the wider community. Join us for tours running at 2:00 and 3:30, each tour runs for a bit over an hour - so bring a hat and comfortable shoes. Cost is $5, which includes a 2017 Permaculture Calendar - if you don't already have one!

Features include:

  • passive solar design, with raised living room slab
  • reuse of original building and 2nd hand materials
  • integrated cellar / tank stand / cool cupboard
  • low energy consumption home (around 3-4kw/h p/d)
  • 1.5kw solar array
  • rainwater capture in tanks and earthworks
  • chooks and small netted espaliered orchard
  • fossil-fuel free heating and hot water system
  • use of large Red Gum which was milled on-site
  • greenhouse with experimental aquaponics
  • vegetable gardens and multi-grafted fruit trees
  • composting system
A range of PERMACULTURE BOOKs will be available for sale on the day.

You can visit us at 1a Abdallah Road, Seymour, Victoria - from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

You can find out about this event and others at the event page on the permaculture day website.

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