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Melliodora meanderings

We woke to the possibilities of a brand new day.

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We repaired the small jetty to inspire the rain gods.

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We shared food with loved ones.

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We cleaned windows.

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We harvested amaranth.

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We marvelled at the colour and tenacity of self-sown seeds.

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We welcomed three new MIAOWs (Melliodora Interns and Other Workers). This is James. James completed a permaculture course at Ceres in Melbourne and says he is passionate about nature, organic/bio-dynamic agriculture and working in harmony with the land.

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This is Thierry. Thierry is a Canadian WWOOFing around Australia. He did his PDC at the Noosa Forest Retreat with Geoff Lawton. ‘Lately,’ he says, ‘I have been very interested in landscape designing, like the keyline system. This has brought an increased interest on my part in permaculture and the practices and methods used in this type of agriculture.’

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And this is Michele. Michele is from Italy and did his PDC with Saviana Parodi in a lovely Italian eco-village.

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We admired the abundance of life and death and how they cohabitate so beautifully this time of year.

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We had a PDC teacher training get together with Dave Jacke.

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We finished rebuilding the little jetty.

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And we cleared our schedule for this Thursday to make room for an exciting day of events:

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Visitors to Melliodora

1303-melliodora-02Recently we had Nick Ritar from Milkwood near Mudgee visiting Melliodora along with Dave and Emily Jacke from the US.

We had a fabulous time having them here, and judging from what Nick has to say, the feeling is mutual.

For people around Sydney, Nick is organising a two day advanced principles course with David Holmgren in July in Sydney.

More details can be found here.

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Dave Jacke in Daylesford

A renowned permaculture pioneer from the US is to give a talk in Daylesford.

Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens, has taken the Forest Garden concept beyond its tropical origins and shown it can be adapted to temperate climates.

This talk is a unique opportunity for everyone interested in ecological solutions and especially permaculture practitioners.

When: 7pm, Wednesday March 13
Where: Senior Citizens Room (behind Town Hall) in Daylesford
Cost: $10 per person
Contact: hrn@internode.on.net or 5348 3636
Bookings essential and can be made on line here

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