We’re excited to be hosting Rosemary Morrow in Melbourne in August.  Widely known and respected for her work as an international permaculture teacher, writer and consultant, Rowe will be sharing her conclusions from many decades of permaculture education in a four-day residential Permaculture Teacher Training Course over two weekends in Heathmont (note this course is now full) and a special evening at CERES (still seats left).  Rowe’s visit prompted us to reflect on some of the amazing experiences VEG’s Dan, Amanda & Will have had working with this intrepid permaculturalist during the last five years on projects in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Timor.  In the process we put together a few photos and videos (mostly with Rowe, some with VEG’s Dan, Amanda & Will):

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You’ll see from the last photo that when in Melbourne Rowe travels in style! 

Here are some video clips taken by Amanda of her and Rowe’s latest trip to Ethiopia (to be part of a longer upcoming documentary we are working on). 

Here Rowe comments on the Konso landscape and its relation to its people:

Here Rowe checks out a 100% locally initiated school community garden project contributed to by a student of an earlier PDC:

Here Rowe shares lunch with Amarich – a Konso local and past student of Rowe’s:

This one is a description of a community greywater system by two wonderful friends (Kambro & Aylatte) from the Konso region of Ethiopia where Dan helped Rowe teach Ethiopia’s first Permaculture Design Course in 2008:

This youtube is a tour of the Sabina Permaculture Project that Rosemary and Dan then Amanda helped kick-off back in 2008: