Permaculture Tour at Melliodora

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Date(s) - 01/10/17
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Melliodora - Hepburn Permaculture Gardens



There is no better way to learn how the household economy works than to take part in the whole day guided tour at Melliodora. Situated in the Victorian central highlands, Melliodora is one of the best examples of working cool-temperate climate permaculture in the country. At Melliodora you can see how permaculture can produce an abundance of food and other yields from a beautiful living environment.

The one hectare property has been transformed from the blackberry covered wasteland in 1985 into a model of small scale intensive permaculture. David Holmgren and his partner Su Dennett will show you how their passive solar house, mixed food gardens, orchards, dams and livestock, as well as creek revegetation, have been developed and maintained. The Melliodora garden farming model is most relevant to large town blocks and small rural allotments, but you don’t have to have a large block to gain a huge amount from the tour. All people will discover ways that they can apply the underlying principles and strategies to their own situation.



Bookings are closed for this event.

5 Responses to Permaculture Tour at Melliodora

  1. Kerri Swain September 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

    I’ve booked six tickets and put in the comments if it would be ok for my 7 & 6 yrs to enter for free. I didn’t receive a reply. I can pay for them if that is the requirement but I see that the tour is now fully booked. Please let me know if they can still come. Thanks

    • megu September 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      Hi Kerri, yes please feel free to bring your kids along. They will have a ball playing in the tree house in the 100 year old pear tree.

      • Kerri Swain September 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

        Thank you so much. I’m sure they will.

  2. Damara Ryder September 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    If you get any cancellations for this tour, I would love to come. Thankyou

    • megu September 26, 2017 at 11:31 am #

      I will put your name on the waiting list, Damara.
      Cheers, Meg

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