- Commenced: 01/01/2012
- Submitted: 27/01/2012
- Last updated: 02/09/2013
- Location: Cnr Slaughterhouse Lane and Camp Hill Road , Beaufort, Victoria, Australia
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Project TypeRural, Educational
Mudlark Permaculture is a small scale demonstration farm with a focus on water harvesting, soil building, enhanced pioneer regeneration, food forest development and education.
Mudlark Permaculture is set on 34 acres of formerly abandoned farmland.
It features an extensive dam and wetland complex with abundant birdlife.
Poor to non existant soils with alluvial quarts and abandoned gold mine shafts.
Remnant native vegetation, native regrowth and native plantation.
Ongoing development and projects will include;
Water harvesting systems involving swales, dams, chinampa and ponds.
Alley/ cell grazing of livestock, horses, cows and poultry, with shelter belt/fodder ranging system.
Multi species food forest with cabinet timber overstory.
Planned development of a C.S.A
Planned development of a U-Pick berry garden as a tourist attraction.
Development of a community garden featuring large commercial scale allotments.