Living Learning Australia initiates and directs projects that rejuvenate the planet, increase food security, reduce waste and provide opportunities for greater self-sufficiency. We focus on positive development and building resilience in local communities.
Our approach is to understand the local landscape, collaborate with community organisations, residents and governments to tap into funds, and networks to move strategically and creatively in a nature centred way.
We learn from thought leaders and put into practice ways of working with environments and communities that enhances local wellbeing, fair share and earth care.
We are versatile and play the roles of initiator, co-ordinator, project manager, convenor, director, collaborator, partner, disruptor and volunteer.
Garden consultations, design and construction
Our gardens are designed and built using the principles and ethics of Permaculture, organic and Ayurvedic science. Each garden is unique and evolves over time shaped by the seasons and those who inhabit them. Our design philosophy is about creating sanctuary and abundance.
In the Urban Communal space we have initiated a number of food garden projects to deliver food security, regenerate the earth, build biodiversity and soil fertility and create places of sanctuary and habitat.
- Garden consultations
- Schedule of fees
Food security and waste minimisation
We work collaboratively with community organisations, residents, business owners and government on local food gardens and waste solutions. Our approach is to transfer skills and empower communities by providing practical and long-term solutions.
The way we grow our food and dispose of it either impacts positively or negatively on the planet and our subsequent health. By growing locally and without chemicals reduces the carbon footprint significantly and provides more nutritious food and greater soil fertility.
By processing our organic food waste locally we save food miles, reduce fossil fuel usage to process it, relying on natural organisms and breakdown processes. Keeping goods and services circling longer through repairs and following waste hierarchy we reduce waste that leaves our home and local community.
Understanding our impact and providing local solutions encourages self empowerment, responsibility and care, connecting us to our food source and waste. Collectively we then address climate destruction impacts, facilitate social connections, skills transfer and sharing of knowledge and resources within the community.
- Start-up leadership, vision and strategic planning
- Permaculture advice and consultation
- Community and stakeholder engagement
- Event management and promotions
Trying to change peoples’ behaviour requires a number of approaches.
Fear and crisis are one approach and sometimes this works. We prefer to inspire and create a sense of wonder about the earth and share knowledge about simple slow and small steps which make a great difference, where we recognise we are all connected.
Living Learning offers workshops, talks and practical demonstrations in permaculture, garden design, waste minimisation, and local sustainability. We are available to share our knowledge with communities, governments, schools, individuals and groups.
- Accredited trainer and Permaculture trainer
- Workshop/ Curriculum planning
- Practical training
- Executive Producer