Woori Yallock, VIC (Q2 2022)
The purpose of this design is to setup a regenerative goat management system for domestic purpose. The first stage of the project has focused on a few initial paddocks and includes the development of a silvopasture as well as the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices and time-controlled rotational grazing. Additional paddocks are progressively added to the scope of work as we get ready to initiate subsequent project stages.
Boronia, VIC (Q1 2022)
The purpose of this design is to develop some low-maintenance permaculture systems to enable a family of 7 to reduce their environmental footprint. It will focus on the backyard and entail improvement of access to the lower garden, wildlife habitat, some food production, possibly a few chickens, as well as water tanks for greywater and garden irrigation. Some house-retrofits managed by the client may progress in parallel.
Healesville, VIC (Q4 2021)
The purpose of the design is to to develop part of a new vacant lot on river frontage including access to housing site, food, water, solar energy and medicinal plants to provide for a family of 4 for retirement, in a predominantly off-grid setting and in accordance with applying planning schemes from Yarra Ranges Council and Melbourne Water.
Mansfield, VIC (Q3 2021)
The purpose of the design is to present a concept map suggesting ways to develop a lifestyle property to provide for the needs of a couple for retirement days. It will focus on aesthetics, ecological improvements and increasing food production as well as resilience against extreme weather events while being low maintenance.
Kilsyth, VIC (Q2 2021)
The purpose of the design is to further develop a suburban garden that shall provide the bulk of foods for a family of 4 while being low maintenance, refining existing systems implemented by a Permablitz work undertaken in 2016. It will focus on optimisation of space usage, improvement of soil and plant health, development of vegetable production and of chicken and bee friendly habitat.
Three Bridges, VIC (Q1 2021)
The purpose of the design is to rehydrate the landscape and improve the grazing capacity of a paddock within the property. It entails a series of soil conditioning practices prior to the establishment of a perennial silvopasture with possible swales on contour, the creation of a wildlife corridor in collaboration with the Ribbons of Green program (Yarra Ranges Council), and the establishment of rotational grazing practices.
Westburn, VIC (Q2 2020)
The purpose of the design is to create a Food Forest that constitutes a demonstration of edible landscapes and education site for the public. Several goals were expressed by the committee team and are met in the design.
This is an ongoing project as part of an advanced permaculture course on food forest design and progressing in collaboration with other students.
Campagne, France (Q2 2019)
The purpose of the design was to create an aesthetic space on a rented property while respecting the permaculture ethics as well as the owner’s expectations, and making sure the design would be humble enough to fit within tight budget, timeline and manpower restrictions.
I documented the project and work done, including the establishment of a food forest, on my blog.
Design Implementation & Field Work
My experience includes:
- Preparing, planting and maintaining garden beds
- Setting-up nurseries and preparing seedlings
- Small construction works
- Soil amendments & regeneration
- Setting-up compost, compost tea and worm farming systems
- Establishing food forests or forest gardens
- Pruning, trimming, hedging and other landcaping
- Caring for farm and domesticated animals
- Various other works for environmental NGO’s including pest control, tree planting, bush regeneration, etc.