Bonus March Field Day - Permaculture Paradise
Time & Location
About the Event
Yvonne has lived on her half acre block in Belmont North for about 30 years but it was just lawn and a few trees until her son Dean caught the permaculture bug.
In his late teens Dean began travelling the world, living and working on farms from Nicaragua to Sri Lanka, gaining qualifications in permaculture (PDC), composting and soil biology as he went.
When he periodically came back to Australia, Dean began transforming the backyard, starting with swales to capture water for banana trees, creating a food forest and finding ways to close the loop on household waste (fingers crossed he'll share his formula for having a continuous supply of compost).
About 6 years ago, Dean returned from his travels with kombucha and as Yvonne began drinking it, she realised she'd been bloated for years and her gut health could do with some work.
In 2016, Yvonne and Dean began Pura Vida Organics selling kombucha at markets around Newcastle. During our visit, they'll take us behind the scenes of their fermentation process and how they use ingredients from their garden to flavour the kombucha.
Last year while at Conscious Ground in Byron Bay, Dean met Honey who has a wealth of experience in fermenting food from both study and hands on work on permaculture farms and their associated kitchens.
Join us on Saturday 13 March for a tour and educational experience with Dean, Honey and Yvonne!
12.30pm Lunch BYO (optional)
1.15pm "Spotlight on..." our new mini educational series
1.30pm Tour commences 4.00pm Estimated end of activities (feel free to leave at any time)