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Permacroft plantings and working bees - all welcome

Permacroft is a cooperative with a beautiful 79 acre block on the Sugarloaf Creek west of Tallarook with a small rocky escarpment with views from Mt Piper to the Tallarook Ranges, extensive river frontage, open grassland, mature trees, flourishing new plantings, two dams ripe for regeneration, an ephemeral creek that would benefit from leaky weirs, and a site on which we’d love to build a shared homestead. At the moment we have a kitchen hub, composting toilet, shower, campground, machinery shed, lots of bits and pieces and big aspirations.


The group aspires to:

  • Healthy, productive land and water

  • Facilities that make staying on and contributing to the site easy – particularly for members.

  • Resilience – ability to sustain the land, community and governance over time as the climate changes and people’s needs and interests change.

We have a working bee on site on the third Sunday of each month to progress planting and maintenance of plants, cleaning up the site and other priorities. We welcome visitors and prospective members. If you’d like to join us on the third Sunday of any month - or another time - contact Ruth on ruth.giles@mail.com or 0427 881 828 (preferably starting with SMS) and we’ll line something up.

March 2023 BEAM visit

BEAM has been integral to Permacroft’s renewal in the last few years, with Peter Lockyer and Peter Mitchell being our most frequent visitors, and other BEAM members visiting and contributing to plant identification and planting.

On Sunday 26 March we had a BEAM/Permacroft day exploring the site and checking on the progress of plants established by BEAM in 2020.


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