Today Bob and I went to visit Melliodora, the passive solar house and permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn. David, the owner builder of the property took us for a tour round the house and gardens and showed us what a 25 year time span can achieve.
Today, I went out to some local businesses - nurseries, garden centres and shops to deliver this invitation to a gathering of gardeners who live in the City of Casey and who may be interested in permaculture. On Monday I will be delivering invites to the local libraries and letter box dropping to spread the word. There is a Facebook group for Permaculture Casey and if you know anyone who lives in Casey in Victoria, Australia (Narre Warren, Hampton Park, Berwick, Endeavour Hills, Doveton, Narre Warren North etc, please let them know about this. Thanks.
This flowering gum was alive with bees today. I focussed on one bee 'head down, bum up' seeking out precious nectar. I know of one bee keeper who weighs his hives daily and who said that a hive could gain as much as 3 kg in 24 hours.
It was wonderful to meet Kim Cofino and Alex Guenther when they came o Healesville with Jess McCulloch and daughter Zoe. It was fabulous to see Kim's first reaction to Australian wildlife up close and also to be present when Zoe was learning about the platypus.