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One of the absolute negatives about moving to regional Australia will be the increased reliance on motorised transport. Our target location around Margaret River seems to be _not_ cycle unfriendly, but still hazardous. There is a twice daily bus north to Perth, but only schoolbuses otherwise. Even if we are lucky enough to find a convenient location, in the longer term we will still be motor vehicle dependent in the greater scheme of things. Unless of course we or peak oil can totally change the dominant mode of Australian life?
Regardless, looking after what we’ve got is important and that means repairing Jaffa’s rust. Thanks to my brother for his old mining overalls. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2GaQV10

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50c in the library for sale pile! I’ve been referring to Illich’s Deschooling Society for years from a PDF. Finding my very own book copy is excellent as these ideas go to the heart of making an education suitable for a perma(nent)culture. #permacultureteachingmatters #revolutiondisguisedasgardening #producenowaste via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nJ5Vvb

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First evening to my social introvert self in weeks. It turns out that a colour theme is emerging what with my Fairphone 2, knitting bag and hardware store craft project. Things that I am loving right now are that the local library had Tao Orion‘s book, the audiobook of Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage and the strawbale place we are housesitting in the bush. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2GzF11F

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While I’m on the road and property hunting in the South West of Australia, I’m teaching permaculture modules online and “on-earth” @fair_harvest_permaculture. I’m contributing a video module on designing for catastrophe to an online PDC taught by dozens of experienced and up-and-coming permaculture teachers*. My final video has been filmed – “tripods” so far have included totem tennis poles with laundry line and here a power line and string. * did I mention that the teachers are all _women_ from around the world? So nice to show the power and knowledge with all of these permaculture sisters. #permaculturewomen #permacultureteaching #teleprompter via Instagram http://ift.tt/2FVAVjT