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hellow everyone, i am brisbane australia, but have a 40 acre property way out in the sticks. i am not one to beat around the bush so to speak and tell it like it is. i would like someone here that is either from Queensland australia or knows of someone, to get in contact with me concerning doing such a premacuture community on my property. i would prefer either a single bloke at first or a married couple with no young kids, mainly because the place IS NOT FENCED and it has too DEEP DAMS. i need help in FINISHING what i have already started, and those that help will be bale to live there in their own built dwelling. my vision is one of SURVIVAL for what is soon coming upon this world whether one likes to believe in it or not is a mute point. i desire the place to become self sufficent, it is not connected to the power grid and so a generator is what i have with a small battery bank. 12 volt shower is also in place etc in a shed. i am wanting someone with the same vision as mine and that is to CREATE A COMMUNITY OF SURVIVALISTS and eco friendly dwellers that have skills that will compliment my own in bringing such a dream to task. thanks 4 your time in reading this post. regards steve
 
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Hi Steve, welcome to permies
Have you checked out the Australian Permaculture Research Institute's forum? http://forums.permaculture.org.au/
 
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Leila Rich wrote:Hi Steve, welcome to permies
Have you checked out the Australian Permaculture Research Institute's forum? http://forums.permaculture.org.au/



hey there and thanks for your reply, i have tried to join there, but i dont know the answer to the question asked there. but if you know any QUEENSLAND bloke interested in living the whole SURVIVAL lifestyle then please pass along my info or email. thanks. regards steve
 
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Nah mate, I don't know anyone in Queensland. If you just joined PRI and your post isn't showing up, you may still be in some sort of moderation queue.
I'd say you're much more likely to find people there, since the majority of permies members are North American, with a healthy sprinkling of the rest of us of course!
While you'll be more likely to find Aus-specific stuff on PRI, permies is a great place to hang out. I mean, the ONLY rule is 'be nice'
 
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How'd you go with this? Did you get any further?

Where in QLD is the acreage property? That might make a difference as to who is interested or not.
 
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Mat Smith wrote:How'd you go with this? Did you get any further?

Where in QLD is the acreage property? That might make a difference as to who is interested or not.

hey and thanks 4 ya reply, the property is out past Kingaroy about one hour.
 
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Leila Rich wrote:Nah mate, I don't know anyone in Queensland. If you just joined PRI and your post isn't showing up, you may still be in some sort of moderation queue.
I'd say you're much more likely to find people there, since the majority of permies members are North American, with a healthy sprinkling of the rest of us of course!
While you'll be more likely to find Aus-specific stuff on PRI, permies is a great place to hang out. I mean, the ONLY rule is 'be nice'

thanks 4 ya reply, yes i agree!! like trying 2 find a needle in a hay stack.
 
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hey guys, Im down south here in the deep south of Tassie, moved here about a year and a half ago, doing a PDC and have 10 ac. that I am making a sustainable paradise

nice to meet you all.

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D

The Satyr and The Nymph Sustainable Homestead
 
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Hello Steve.

I have land in Grafton - close to town, no power (huh 50,000 to connect - solar suits. I run cattle managed by a bloke who has a few of his cattle in with mine.

I actually live in Thailand and have a real estate biz here - in planning stages for a large mushrooming enterprise.

I dig your direction, and basically offer the same on my block, I'll go further and pay for the home as I understand people don't like to shell out for anything they can;t play keepers with.

best of luck and happy to share interests with you.

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@Damien How far south do you consider Deep South

We are in Geevo
 
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Greetings from the Southwest of Western Australia. Have a farm there as well as do FIFO work. Have been a reader for years of the forum, but havent joined or posted until now due to being involved with other forums and not enough hours in the day
 
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Hi from Perth, WA ... Member of the freo permie crew, doing my Bachelor of Sustainability, slowly learning to live off the land and just about to do the PDC course. Have set up a food forest on my property here but ideally want to head back down south to get away from the city and live more sustainably. Love hearing what others are up to.

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hi from SA
i am just on a normal house block
best wishes
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Hi Steve,
Thank you for starting this forum.  We are in Stubbo central NSW and after 40 years, just starting to get serious about permaculture.
25 acres of which we are actively managing 2.  The rest is doing its own thing and getting better on its own.  Was overworked wheat paddocks with a very hard till pan.
 
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Hi All,

I am from the hunter valley,
Pleased to meet you!

 
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Welcome Alex, to Permies down under.  Pleasure to have you on board for the journey
Cheers
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Hey All,

I am from Newcastle and have deep roots.
I first became interested in permaculture after working on my grandfathers small farm on the hunter river fixing and cleaning it up, while he was dying.
I started my learning about plants in 2019, to try and make a nice backyard for my Dad and have birds and nice flowers in the yard, because it was something my grandfather loved.
I then used my skills I developed to transform the backyard with just a few hundred dollars of money I forced to take from helping people, In doing so Native birds that have been gone for decades returned, The soil was transformed, I propagated 1000s of dollars worth of plants, I became hooked!

Later I joined sustainability groups in churches and universities, and did volunteer work making charities more economically and environmentally sustainable.
Additionally I have been able to research and find ways that people can be more environmentally sustainable, by creating systems and methods that are indisputably better.

I work as a land surveyor, I have studied engineering, I also benefit from working as a land surveyor by being able to observe so much and be exposed to such a wide variety of people and environments.

My company also has ecologist and works setting out very large solar farms,

Our company is becoming more sustainable in its operation.  

But I have also worked surveying bushland to be turned into 1000s of houses.
So I believe that one of the best ways to make a difference help change the construction industry just a little bit here and there and encourage others through my actions.

I have over 3000 hours of study and research and practical application to studying permaculture and agronomy.

I currently have 15 journals filled with my designs, inventions, modifications, variations.
and I have come to accept that 1/5 of my designs will have been already made by someone who has spent 20 years plus working on them.

additionally one of my favourite interests is looking in to scholarly article and research information, to look into any and all innovation.

I also am not as good as everyone else is at structuring the sentences, body, conclusions, etc. So I understand that I need to improve in this area!

Please may I hear about everyone else?




 
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Alex Moffitt wrote:Later I joined sustainability groups in churches and universities, and did volunteer work making charities more economically and environmentally sustainable.
Additionally I have been able to research and find ways that people can be more environmentally sustainable, by creating systems and methods that are indisputably better.

I work as a land surveyor, I have studied engineering, I also benefit from working as a land surveyor by being able to observe so much and be exposed to such a wide variety of people and environments.
My company also has ecologist and works setting out very large solar farms,
I currently have 15 journals filled with my designs, inventions, modifications, variations.
and I have come to accept that 1/5 of my designs will have been already made by someone who has spent 20 years plus working on them.
I also am not as good as everyone else is at structuring the sentences, body, conclusions, etc. So I understand that I need to improve in this area!


Like your style Alex.  First and foremost never ever compare yourself to anyone else!  The fact that you cannot structure a sentence so you say = so what?  Your post looks OK to me and I get the jist of what you are saying. And that is what counts.
Permies is not a site where English is a first language for a lot of people.  It is an international group of like minded people based on the Permies Ideal.

I am Paul, and am married to Fran, no kids.  We live just out of Gulgong NSW in a rural community.  In former lives, I was a registered nurse and in the Army for 43 years, retiring in 2020.  We have 10.8 Ha (25 Acres) and have never been on the grid.
Our house is compressed earth brick designed by Sun Earth.  I am installing a ground air heat transfer system (GAHTS). In terms of Permies, I joined Permies.com in 2015 but did not actually get into it or fully understand what is going on mid 2019.  Since then, I have discovered that I have a number of great reference books written by leaders in permaculture.  These were purchased when I did not actually get it.  We are starting to build a hugel and get the gardens more productive.

To get more involved in Permies, I suggest that you look at completing your profile and getting your first scavenger hunt completed.  Along the way you might look at completing a couple of badge bits (BB).
Cheers
 
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G’day everyone.
I live on ten acres near Taree NSW. At 70 I’m slowing down and now focus most of my effort into a large veg garden approx 450 sm. It’s too dark just now to pace it out.
I try any new veg I can at least once for a growing and taste test. I probably have 100 plants or varieties in the patch which I service each day. Right now Spring 2021 I have too many plants seeding and am antsy to harvest the seeds so I have more space. I allow multiples of each plant to seed to encourage genetic biodiversity. I’m trying a lot of new things this year including staples from other cultures.
Looking forward to getting to know you all.
Max
 
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Reddog Farm wrote:G’day everyone.
I live on ten acres near Taree NSW. At 70 I’m slowing down and now focus most of my effort into a large veg garden approx 450 sm. It’s too dark just now to pace it out.
I try any new veg I can at least once for a growing and taste test. I probably have 100 plants or varieties in the patch which I service each day. Right now Spring 2021 I have too many plants seeding and am antsy to harvest the seeds so I have more space. I allow multiples of each plant to seed to encourage genetic biodiversity. I’m trying a lot of new things this year including staples from other cultures.
Looking forward to getting to know you all.
Max



G' day Max,
Welcome to the Aussie forum.  I love your style.  It sounds like you have a fabulous garden. Looking forward to hearing more about your garden and down the track seeing some photos.
As a quick side to this post, I notice you sign off as "Max" but your listed name is "Reddog Farm".  Permies requires that the user name is real sounding and not a property or company name.
I would suggest that you apply for a name change and use "Max" plus a surname that is real-sounding (doesn't have to be your real name).  Happy to help, just send me a purple mooseage via the envelope at the top of the page if you need a hand.

Anyway welcome to the Aussie page.  Looking forward to hearing and seeing more.
Cheers
 
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Hi Paul
I tried to change my name. Not sure if it’s worked yet.
First large tomatoes with basil today, simple pleasure. Marmande is my first tomato most years. It’s a parthenocarpic tomato: that is it doesn’t need to be fertilised to produce fruit. So it can produce tomatoes when it’s too cold for pollen disbursal. Often the first few tomatoes are seedless for this reason. Not this year though as I started later.
Smiles Max
 
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Max Farmer wrote:Hi Paul
I tried to change my name. Not sure if it’s worked yet.
First large tomatoes with basil today, simple pleasure. Marmande is my first tomato most years. It’s a parthenocarpic tomato: that is it doesn’t need to be fertilised to produce fruit. So it can produce tomatoes when it’s too cold for pollen disbursal. Often the first few tomatoes are seedless for this reason. Not this year though as I started later.
Smiles Max


Hi Max,
The name change has worked very well.  You are way ahead of us.  We have had a week of high wind and it got to 12 today.  Tomato plants are still in the hot house.  We put some Russian green in a few years ago which grow through winter and they were going very well but alas the drought.   Great to see your are doing well with your garden.  Looking forward to seeing you contributing on other forums.
Cheers
 
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