Permaculture Tour at Melliodora

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Date(s) - 07/05/17
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 Mellidora 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.


This event is fully booked.

10 Responses to Permaculture Tour at Melliodora

  1. Rosalind Maksay April 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

    Oh dear! The May 7th tour is already fully booked. Is there a waiting list on case someone drops out?
    If so, how can I add my name to the list?

    • megu April 20, 2017 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Rosalind, I have added your name to the waiting list and will let you know as soon as someone cancels. Warm regards, Meg

      • Farah K April 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

        Hi Meg!

        Any chance I can be added to the wait list for this date too in case there is another cancellation?

        I’d be very eager to come along.

        Thank you! Farah

        • megu April 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

          Sure thing, Farah. x

  2. Morgan April 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

    Can I go on waiting list too meg? Ta Morgan 🙂 x

    • megu April 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

      Absolutely MW. x

  3. Shawn April 21, 2017 at 6:16 am #

    Could my wife and i also be added to waiting list please in case a couple drop out.

    • megu April 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

      Sure thing, Shawn.

  4. Gabrielle Jansen May 1, 2017 at 8:07 am #

    Hi Megu.
    I appreciate that it seems unlikely there will be that much extra space, but would love for my partner and I to be on the wait list too… He is from overseas and we happen to be in Victoria this week!
    Are there any other permaculture events -including volunteer work happening around Melliodora in May?

    With thanks,

    • megu May 2, 2017 at 10:24 am #

      Hi Gabrielle,
      I have added you both to the waiting list. Perhaps you could put a post on the permaculture Victoria + permaculture Australia FB pages to see if there are any volunteering opportunities that would suit your time frame. We are not currently taking on any volunteers. All the very best for your journey, Meg

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