Permaculture Hastings


Announcing Permaculture Hastings!

Filed under: Uncategorized — gbell12 @ 12:10 pm

Permaculture Hastings has launched! We’re bringing together people interested in sustainability from Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Comboyne, and Lake Cathie.

The first project is an extensive Permaculture Library that is available to you if you are in the Hastings region and join Permaculture Hastings.

Permaculture is a contraction of Permanent-Culture … in other words sustainability.  Permaculture is a design system and philosophy, working with and within Nature.  I firmly believe the long-term sustain of society should be the single most important issue at all levels of government and culture.  Environmental problems are huge and daunting, but Permaculture provides many of the answers.

My hope for starting Permaculture Hastings is to bring together people interested in all things sustainable.  Permaculture concerns itself with food, energy, water, shelter, and social structures.  We will create food forests, make organic vegie gardens, implement renewable energy systems, learn and network.

I also hope to be a networking hub for any and all activities related to sustainability in the area. For example: seed exchange groups, renewable energy mobs, local organic farmers, etc. See what I’ve found so far here.

If you’d like to contact me, I’m at (02) 6585 6516.  I can also be reached at permaculturehastings at gmail dot com.  You may also post a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you and start things rolling!



  1. Hello Permaculture Hastings! Excited to be coming north to live in Rosewood with my family next year, especially when there may be active ‘permies’ in the area already. I have just completed my PDC near Melbourne in the Dandenong Mountains.

    The post I am replying to is from early 2009 so lets hope to reinvigorate this thread and topic in the Hastings area as there has never been a more needed time than now to show our communities that there are more efficient sustainable ways to live in harmony with ourselves and our supportive natural ecosystems.

    Hope to meet many of you sooner than later! Gav

    Comment by Gavin Hughes — 08/08/2010 @ 11:04 pm

    • Hi Gavin,

      Yes, still around! Cashflow needs and projects on our property have meant I haven’t had any time to put into Permaculture Hastings as a group… the site is mostly a ‘honeypot’ to attract contact from people like you!

      Rosewood is right around the corner from us – we’re in Brombin. Have you found a property?

      Did you like your PDC? Amazing stuff?

      Comment by gbell12 — 08/08/2010 @ 11:27 pm

  2. I am currently a member of Permaculture Northern Beaches in Sydney – a very vibrant group. I may be relocating to Port Macquarie next year (2014) and was pleased to see that seeds have been sown for a group up there. Are you still operating? Where do you meet? Cheers Jillian

    Comment by Jillian Peck — 29/05/2013 @ 10:29 am

    • Hi Jillian,

      You’ve been caught in what’s called a “honeypot” – my trap to find like-minded people in the area. I hope you don’t mind. “Permaculture Hastings” is by name only – while there might be enough interest in the area to get a proper group going, I haven’t had the time to do it.

      I was a member of “Permaculture North” back through 2009 when we moved up there, so I know you’re bringing with you a tonne of ideas and some great examples of community working together.

      Feel free to get in touch whenever you’re planning on coming up and we’ll meet and show you around what we’re doing on our property here.

      Greg Bell

      Comment by gbell12 — 29/05/2013 @ 6:04 pm

      • Thanks Greg – I appreciate your prompt reply. Permaculture Northern Beaches started the same way – one fellow trying to find the time and then it just snowballed into a self-sustaining group no longer reliant upon him. Good luck with it all and thank you for the invitation.

        Comment by Jillian Peck — 29/05/2013 @ 10:15 pm

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