C A L I F O R N I A ,   U S A

July 22 – 24 Presented poster: Permaculture: Linking Ecological & Human Well-Being at the 2010 American Horticultural Society’s Children & Youth Garden Symposium which sparked some great conversations about what permaculture is, and the role permaculture can play in public garden education.  I also presented a lecture entitled: How can public gardens best engage schools?, based on my graduate thesis research.

Permaculture: Linking Ecological & Human Well-Being poster

Aug 16 Depart Ithaca for LA

Aug 18 Visited “The Ranch”  at The Huntington in Pasadena, and met Scott Kleinrock who manages the food forest.  (See Aug 26 post)

Also met with Richard Schulhof, Executive Director at the L.A. County Arboretum to get his insights into the role the Permasphere is playing at the Arb, and where he sees it going in the future.  (See Aug 21 post)


Aug 18 Depart LA for Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Aug 23-27 Teacher Training Course at the Permaculture Research Institute at Zaytuna Farms, The Channon. COMPLETED (See Aug 25 post)

Aug 28 Site visit to Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin (See Aug 31 post)

Aug 30 Lodge at Nimbin Rox Backpackers

Aug 31 Bus to Brisbane

Sep 1 Meet with Margot Macmanus, Visitor Services Coordinator at Brisbane Botanic Gardens (See Sep 6 post); Meet with Giuliano Perez of Growing Communities, Brisbane (See Sep 5 post)

Sep 2 Site visit to Northey Street City Farm (see Sep 9 post)

Sep 2-4 Visit Crystal Waters permaculture community (see Sep 10 post), including Crystal Waters Market on Sep 4

Sep 4 Drive to Nimbin; Lodge at Nimbin Rox YHA

Sep 5 Hike Protestors Falls; Drive to Crescent Head

Sep 6-7 Wwoof at Crescent Head:  Permaculture rural landsharing community

Sep 10-11 Wwoof at Purple Pear Organics (see Sep 13 post)

Sep 12 Drive to Blue Mountains; Site visit to Fig Tree Community Garden (see Sep 14 post); Stay at The Flying Fox Backpackers

Sep 13 – 14 Permaculture Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains

Sep 14 Permaculture Blue Mountains Meeting, Library building, cnr San Jose Avenue and Badgery’s Cres, Lawson (see Sep 20 post)

Sep 15 Visit Mount Tomah Botanic Garden (see Sep 25 post); Drive to Mudgee, Stay at Bushland Tourist Park

Sep 16 Site visit & lunch at  Milkwood Permaculture central west NSW near Mudgee (see Oct 4 post)

Sep 19 Eco-living Fair, Randwick, Sydney

Sep 20 Permaculture Sydney North meeting, 7-9, 259 Pacific Highway Lindfield – Ku-ring-gai Centre for Seniors (see Oct 6 post)

Sep 23 – Oct 2 Tasmania;  Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, stay on Bruny Island (see Oct 13 post)

Oct 2 Flight from Hobart to Melbourne

Oct 3 Tour of Melliodora Farm (David Holmgren’s farm), Hepburn Springs, VIC (see Oct 14 post)

Oct 6 – 9 Wwoof at Rhianna Ridge, Beaconsfield (see Oct 26 post)

Oct 7 Ceres Community Environment Park (see Oct 20 post)

Oct 8 Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (see Oct 23 post)

Oct 9 Flight from Melbourne to Adelaide; Aldinga Arts Eco Village tour with Sue Eltahir (see Nov 2 post), Kookaburra Court Eco Village with Stewart Brand, Willunga Waldorf School (see Nov 4 post) with Jeff Simmons

Oct 10 Bike all over Adelaide with free city bike rentals.  Imagine!

Oct 11 Tour and meeting with Steve Meredith, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide (see Nov 9 post)

Oct 12 Flight from Adelaide to Sydney

Oct 14 Mount Annan Botanic Garden (including the Big Idea Garden, and World Garden) Meet with Caz McCallum, Daniel Bishop, Allen Powell, Helen Byfield-Fleming –Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) (see Nov 12 post)

Oct 18 Meet with Yolande Presland, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

N E W   Z E A L A N D

Oct 19 Depart Sydney for Auckland, New Zealand

Oct 20 Bus from Auckland to Hamilton

Oct 21 – Dec 17 Internship with Hamilton Permaculture Trust at Hamilton Gardens

Oct 29 – No Dig workshop at Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust

Oct 30 – Excursion to Waitomo (Natural Bridge, Maracopa Falls, Piripiri Caves. Glow worm bushwalk

Oct 31 – Potluck dinner/meeting with Permaculture Trustees

Nov 11 – Permaculture Trust meeting our house

Nov 12 Low cost living expo

Nov 15 – Visit to Raglan:  Xtreme Waste, Te Mauri Tau, Whaingaroa Environment Centre

Dec 7 – Talk at Hamilton Gardens: Perennial Lessons: Permaculture in Public Garden Education

Dec 21 Wellington Botanic Garden

Dec 22 – 26 Winter Holiday on South Island hiking Queen Charlotte Track

Jan 3 Dunedin Botanic Gardens

Jan 9 Christchurch Botanic Garden,

Jan 11 Depart Christchurch for Port of Spain, Trinidad


(Replaces original itinerary of South Africa)

Jan 11 Feb 10 Internships with Wa Samaki Ecosystems; Royal Botanic Gardens, Trinidad


Wa Samaki heliconia ready for market

Feb 14 – Return to ITHACA

Seminar for Cornell University, TBA

Mandala Garden

Mandala Garden, Wa Samaki

One response to “Itinerary

  1. Holy Down Under, Perm-Woman–this sounds like the adventure of a lifetime! I have always dreamed of going to New Zealand and it has been at the top of my travel list for 15 years. I am hoping to make it happen in the next few years and would love to hear what you love best there. I will be fascinating to hear your take on permaculture today in Australia compared with SOuth Africa, New Zealand and the U.S.


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