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Permaculture at Illabunda

“Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally   productive eco-systems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.  It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.  Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order.”  Bill Mollison 

Link to wikipedia for more information about permaculture.

Permaculture plan currently being updated (Click to view larger version, 1Mb.)
Click on map to see full size image of the site layout

Over the next few months we will be filling out this page with information about how the principles of permaculture are being implemented at Illabunda to move the Illabunda community toward sustainability.

Over time we will be endeavouring to set some tangible targets for:

  • Producing our own food on site
  • Reducing our waste
  • Reducing our mains energy and water usage 
  • Reducing the energy used in our transport

As well, we will be considering the application of permaculture principles to the social and economic aspects of life at the Illabunda Village.

Some ideas of how the spaces at Illabunda may be used for food production and recreation are shown on the concept plan above. (click on plan for the larger 1Mb PDF version)

Caring for people, caring for the environment