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Sunday May 5th 2013 is International Permaculture Day

North facing deck at Abdallah House

BEAM members Peter Lockyer, Richard Telford and Kunie Yoshimoto are inviting interested people to visit Abdallah House in Seymour between 1 and 4pm to see an example of how permaculture thinking can applied.  Peter is the builder / architect that Richard and Kunie worked with to build the house, and will be on site to answer questions about the process. Both Peter and Richard completed their PDC’s many years ago and have taught on numerous permaculture courses.

Entry is by gold coin, all proceed donated to Permafund – supporting permaculture projects internationally. ‘Abdallah House’ is located at 1a Abdallah Road, Seymour and will be open from 1 till 4pm on Sunday the 5th of May.

For more information about the event see the blog post on their website

Interested in completing a Permaculture Design Course?

BEAM member and Mitchell Shire Council Sustainability Officer Annemaree Docking recently attended an “Introduction to Permaculture” day, which was organised by the Wallan Transition Towns group. She has been inspired to take things further and complete a full Permaculture Design Course, (PDC) and is interested in hearing from other locals who might also be interested in doing the course locally. It can be completed in two ways- as either a two week block or over single days/weekends for 4-6 months. Annemaree has started investigating options for hosting the course locally, as well as costs- probably in the range of $1500- $1700. If you’re interested, please contact Annemaree and let her know your preference for attendance. Phone 5734 6371, Email

For more information about permaculture, check out the recently updated Permaculture Principles website.

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