Hi Folks, I do like the idea of this sub-forum but I reckon it would be much more betterer if we could put stacks of photos in. I guess this is sort of a primitive version of the proposed Permaculture Network thingy Craig is working on.
So I'll have a go at it...
We are calling our place Green Temple, based on the idea that it is a fusion of Permaculture principles and spiritual practices aimed at caring for ourselves through caring for the Earth to bring about peace and wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Or, Just as my body is my temple so too is my Earth.
We bought this 3 acre property with an existing weatherboard 3 bedroom house in a small rural Victorian town. The area is mostly irrigated dairy and cropping land, with little indication of anything other than conventional farming and the thought that GM cropping is an idea worth exploring.
The house has a basic East-West orientation, albeit with a few too windows on the North and too many on the south
We inherited a fine (although mistreated) Lemon tree and a heavy-bearing Apricot.