Living Learning Australia is proud to have Jacqui Van Heerden as lead permaculture consultant and living landscape designer. Jacqui has delivered permaculture design and training in Melbourne over the past five years, ensuring that people are connected to the land in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
Here are some of the initiatives that we have been involved with.
Jacqui Van Heerden
COMMUNITY GARDENS IN MELBOURNE
KENSINGTON FOOD FOREST PROJECT, ARDEN STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN
DAVIS STREET SUSTAINABLE GARDEN, TRANSITION TOWN KENSINGTON
Jacqui Van Heerden has delivered Permaculture design training in Melbourne for the past 4 years. Sometimes working in partnership with Community Organisations these projects empower young people transferring knowledge that equips them for a life-long relationship with learning. This learning allows students to connect to land in an environmentally friendly, consciously aware and sustainable manner.
Above: The Davis Street sustainable garden
Above: before the Kensington Food Forest project started; Below: in progress; Right and Below Right: the finished productive garden
Jacki was invited by a Senegalese village representative to come to Senegal and teach people how to grow food using the principals of permaculture. This resulted in 2 visits, the first in 2013 to build a well. The second in 2016 to conduct training sessions. Both missions were very successful with the well being of huge benefit to the local area. In 2016 at the beginning of the training week 70 local people attended, by the end of the week over 150 people were learning about the principals and applications of permaculture. The village has gone on to implement much of the design and practices of taught.
Below: The finished well, completed in 2013; Right: The Village; Below Right: Breaking ground on the project
Above and Below: The instruction group grows