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That Mulberry Tree
November 3, 2020
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September 24, 2020
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November 6, 2018
The Melbourne Model
April 23, 2018
Feeding RetroSuburbia
September 24, 2017
Vale Rod May
May 30, 2017
Vale Toby Hemenway
December 23, 2016
A History from the Future
September 2, 2016
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October 30, 2014
Vale Errol Mutch
October 16, 2013
A chance meeting
January 22, 2012
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January 15, 2012

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Vale Vries Gravestein

As I have been working alone in the garden over these last few days I have been thinking about Vries Gravestein as an elder of the Australian permaculture movement at the same time that the nation is reflecting on the passing of another big man, Gough Whitlam. While comparisons between the two might be trite, in my garden solitude the emotions about the passing of influential elders did blend.

Beyond the family I have met and worked with so many of Vries’ students, most notably John Champagne who has played such a critical role in embedding permaculture in this bio-regional community and in maintaining the bonds of the national permaculture family.

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