Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14 (APC14)

Millpost Farm Tour

DATES: Saturday the 14th of April, just before the Convergence!

Millpost is one of the oldest broadscale Permaculture farms in Australia.

David and Judith have been implementing Permaculture on Millpost since 1979. They were both students at the inaugural PDC in Stanley, Tasmania, in January 1980.

David Holmgren completed a Permaculture Design for the farm in 1994.

The main enterprise at Millpost is Merino wool production, some of which is now value-added by having it processed into superfine knitting yarn.

The highlights of the tour will be:

  • homegrown lunch
  • lots of shelterbelts and woodlots, both planted and direct-seeded
  • water harvesting systems
  • home vegetable gardens
  • poultry systems
  • milking cows

You will see (and use) a compost toilet. You’ll also see a meat-house, a smoke-house, a Ken Kern-inspired farm workshop and a solar passive mudbrick house.

You will visit an Aboriginal Stone Axe Quarry, a 700-meter-long swale and an Oak tree plantation.

COST: $120 per person per day [excludes accommodation and evening meal] includes minibus transportation to the farm and a homegrown lunch
CONTACT: David and Judith Watson 042 124 1846

YOUR GUIDES: David and Judith have been implementing Permaculture on Millpost since 1979. They were both students at the inaugural PDC in Stanley, Tasmania, in January 1980.

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