Our goal is to protect and regenerate ecosystems for the sustainability of people and all life form, one project at a time.
We work with Nature to design and shape landscapes that yield beauty and abundance, and we work with people to inspire and empower them to care for themselves, their land and the other species they share it with.
The values that define the content, products and services of Permaculture Journeys are:
- Ecology – We believe in the inter-connectedness of the biosphere and in the intrinsic value of all species
- Ethics – We are governed by personal and professional ethics that guide our project work and conduct
- Growth – We set out to remain humble and continuously improve our knowlege, skills and qualities
- Openness – We share our ideas and methods and welcome yours
Hi There and Welcome to Permaculture Journeys.
I’m Melanie, a Sustainability professional and digital eco-nomad based all around Australia and sometimes elsewehere. I transitionned-out of the Corporate world where I used to work, in order to start a regenerative business and offer solutions to the ecological crisis.
Permaculture Journeys is an online platform where you can follow my travels and transition towards a permaculture lifestyle, ask for help, work with me, learn, get involved, shop and share all things related to permaculture and sustainable living.
How it all started
As Permaculture Journeys’ founder and owner, Melanie explains:
“I heard about Permaculture for the first time in my former corporate job as I studied for a certification in sustainability. I was already thinking about transitioning career to put my time and skills in service of the planet, for I believe in David W. Orr’s quote: “[…] the planet does not need more successful people, but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind […]” – Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World, 2005.
I researched Permaculture more and took a first Permaculture Design Course (PDC) online. Convinced it was the most sensible turn I could take in my life and career, I left my corporate job and took another Permaculture Design Course, residential this time, followed by an internship to gain a first practical experience.
Shortly afterwards, I left Sydney with my partner and started touring around Australia to continue learning and practice permaculture and a sustainable way of living.
The idea of Permaculture Journeys emerged later during our travels. This is yet another journey and who knows where it’s going to lead… So welcome and enjoy the voyage!”
On a more personal touch
Melanie is in her mid-thirties. She’s from France and lived in Belgium before coming to Australia in 2012.
Her background is in pharmaceutical & biological sciences as well as Project Management in corporate environments. As a result, she’s very organised and task-oriented with strong work ethics.
This background and a life-long appreciation for natural ecosystems have given her the drive to use her time and skills in service of our planet and all living things. She’s also passionate about Nutrition, using the power of plant-based food to ensure optimal health.
Melanie likes practicing yoga, meditating, hiking and camping; she also enjoys running, which took her to the finish line of the 2015 Queenstown, NZ Marathon.