Grey Cliffs Permaculture was established by Adrian Whitehead and Bryony Edwards to provide permaculture based research, education, training, and social change focused on temperate Australia.
What is Permaculture
Permaculture is about growing food (some people tend to forget this), using a system of permanent and sustainable agriculture based around perennial plants, ecological principles, energy efficiency and systems thinking. It was developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s, who brought together a range of new ideas and thinking, traditional sustainable agricultural practices, and combined them in a new and innovative way.
Its' practice is based in three core ethical principles.
A fourth principle, called "fair share" or "distribution of surplus" is introduced in the book An Introduction to Permaculture, however we prefer to use the term "equity" and its associated concepts to describe this fourth principle.
When these principles are combined with good design and some practical experience it is possible to develop highly productive, organically based, cultivated ecologies that help the environment, feed and care for the people who use them, use energy and materials efficiently and wisely.
Many of the ideas and concepts put forward in permaculture have now been adopted as part of main stream organic agriculture and sustainable design.
Today permaculture has grown beyond its agricultural roots and is used as a way of thinking that offers solutions and approaches to tackling the broad issues of sustainability and social justice on a global scale.
Friends of Grey Cliffs Permaculture
Thanks to all the wonderful people who have helped out by putting in the hours setting up the Otways property.
Phoung Le Moz Mozmoz Jon Turner Jeremy Whitehead Marty Fitzsimmons Steven McKinnon Lisa Edwards David and Audrey Whitehead Paul Cuttler Philip Sutton Bryan Isacs