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The Permaculture Mob
The Permaculture Mob
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46 Wollar Road, Budgee Budgee, NSW, AU
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

filipa leal Jeremy Yau Lucy Carroll
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Rural, Residential

Project Summary

This 10 hectare (25 acres) property will provide a self-reliant lifestyle for an urban couple retiring from city living. When purchased in 2006 it was part of a recent subdivision of 40 hectares, with a history of cattle grazing. The project is to establish a rural residential site, which can be used as an education and demonstration resource.

Project Description

Where and What: Our farm is 10 kms north of Mudgee NSW, in the locality of Budgee Budgee - the traditional home of the Wiradjuri clan. Climate is Mediterranean with 4 distinct seasons. Average annual rainfall is 630mm.

The land rises from about 500m elevation at the front boundary to a maximum 560m at the top of a rocky hill at the rear north east corner. There are approximately 2 hectares of trees on this rocky hill. There were two small dams on the property, a fence and entrance gate across the front, a fallen down fence at the rear and no fence on either of the sides!

The community: As we have met neighbours, attended local Field Days and conferences and worked with local tradespeople, our network of like-minded friends has been increasing. We have shared knowledge and experiences, learned how to scythe, and linked up with the local seed savers. This is an exciting and rewarding journey!

The plan: To develop a self-reliant lifestyle that demonstrates permaculture principles is an objective that requires commitment, time and planning. We understand that development of our farm site will be incremental (to match our observations) and slow (to match the time available). Flexibility and the ability to respond to pressures in the system are critical elements.

It has been helpful to discuss our objectives and site plans with others to get feedback. There is nothing like a challenge to your thinking, or confirmation of your ideas, to get the creative juices flowing!


Get Zesty with Citrus

The Permaculture Mob invites you to 'GET ZESTY WITH CITRUS' Saturday 12th October, 9.30 - 4.00 46 Wollar Rd, Budgee Budgee (10kms north of Mudgee)NSW This hands-on learning experience will inspire and empower you to grow and enjoy your own selected ci

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