About me? Uh….I’m a 60-something who found out about Peak Oil and realised something better be done about this energy decline thing before life descended into reality. Hence the attempt to become self-sufficient in food, water and fuelwood, before the crisis hits.
We (the Better Half & me) have a one hectare property in a south-eastern Melbourne suburb. About three-quarters of it is covered in remnant natural bushland—Heathy Woodland & Grassy Woodland plant communities. The remainder is being planted out as a food forest along permaculture lines.
Some additions to the above entry, August 2012:
About two and a half years ago, the Better Half left me to go to that Great Permaculture Garden in the Sky, so now I’m doing this thing on my own. Luckily I have good neighbours who are there when I need help with the bigger jobs.
Since doing my Permaculture Design Certificate course in 2009, I’ve realised that permaculture is all about design and I hadn’t previously put any design thought into food production, so now I’m trying to retrofit the entire thing and make a better job of it. Things are improving slowly and I’m pleased that a lot of my food is now much closer than the local supermarket. And more healthy.