Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14 (APC14)

Beck Lowe

Beck Lowe


Beck Lowe Beck did a Permaculture Design Course in 1994 – it was a life-changing experience and she has been practicing permaculture ever since!

She has been designing, implementing, managing and maintaining her 40 acre permaculture farm near Heathcote in central Victoria for almost 20 years. This provides for most of her food needs including fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs and milk. It also provides abundant firewood and building materials as well as wildlife habitat and some very beautiful old river red gums.

She has also worked in permaculture in urban and community spaces, most notably as the project manager for Gravel Hill Gardens, a permaculture city farm in Bendigo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

She loves teaching permaculture – especially PDCs, which she has been doing since 2003. She has been involved with Nationally Accredited permaculture training for over a decade including teaching and assessment of Certificates III to Diploma, course development and administration. She has also taught other accredited courses, short courses and workshops on a range of topics related to permaculture and sustainability.

In the last 18 months, Beck has taken time out from writing her own book on animals and permaculture to work on David Holmgren’s new book, RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future. She also is also a regular contributor to Pip Permaculture Magazine.

Her formal qualifications are:  

·      Masters of Sustainable Agriculture

·      Diploma of Permaculture

·      Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

·      Bachelor of Science (Zoology major)

and she has also completed a wide range of other short courses and workshops to satisfy her curiosity and develop new skills.

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