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Where does your food come from? A quick survey by Permaculture.

Link to the survey


Why I want to know....


I recently trialled this survey at a workshop with some happy Australian volunteers to understand where their money went on food purchases and maybe start to challenge themselves how they could do it differently.


It was an interesting activity and I though it worthy of more input from a larger group. The survey doesn't collect identifying information. Most of the trial group were buying fresh fruit and vegetables from supermarkets and most people went for the convenience (guess they are not called 'convenience stores' for nothing.)

How can I support Permaculture.?

Become a:

  • Patron - Decide what you want to gift to sponsor our effort. If you like, we can acknowledge your support and business on the Permaculture. web page and within the application.
  • Partner - We are happy to work with partners to enhance members’ experiences or on Permaculture related projects.
  • Promotee - We can promote your services or products within the application for an agreed period and fee. Contact us with your proposal. As long as it aligns with the Permaculture ethics, it’s good to go.
  • Promoter - Of course, you are very welcome to promote our app. on your platform.
  • More information in our prospectus here.

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Permaculture. 



Want to have an efficient and productive market garden business, urban homestead or home garden and enjoy a sustainable lifestyle? 

Available for consultancies in the Canberra Region and NSW:
  • Advice on building communities for well-being and positivity.
  • Health and well-being talks, advice and audits
  • Risk management for farmers
  • Small scale farm production design, efficient systems and workflows
  • Urban permaculture design
What is Permaculture?
A design system and philosophy. 
Permaculture is based on systems thinking and informed by the ethics of earth care, fair share and people care and design principles.  
Permaculture is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs ideally in a closed-loop and sustainable way. Some great resources are in the Permaculture app.

Want to have an efficient and productive market garden business, urban homestead or home garden and enjoy a sustainable lifestyle?

Available for consultancies in the Canberra Region and NSW:


  • Advice on building communities for well-being and positivity.
  • Health and well-being talks, advice and audits
  • Risk management for farmers
  • Small scale farm production design, efficient systems and workflows
  • Urban permaculture design

WorkSmith Permaculture project portfolio



I work with where my clients are at and how they want to progress. Here I share the concept plans I have developed with the clients (with their permission) and what they achieved. I am very grateful to my clients for their trust and curiousity. All are works in progress….


Urban 1 - cold temperate climate, shaley soil, north facing slope, family of 4. 17 years in the making (2019) More…
Urban 2 - cold temperate climate, large garden, family of 2 (this was one of my firsts and I forgot to keep a copy!)
Urban 3 cold temperate climate, edible garden in need of reorganising, large garden, family of 2+ (this was one of my firsts and I forgot to keep a copy!)
Urban 4 - cold temperate climate small garden, home business, spiritual needs, family of 2-4 More…
Urban 5 - cold temperate climate, sloping block, clay soils family of 3 current project
Urban 6 - cold temperate climate, small garden, family of 2-3. More…
Urban 7 - cold temperate climate, small garden areas, family of 2-8 More…
Urban 8 - Climate zone 2 - Warm humid summer, mild winter -  sloping block, family of 4 - dreaming…
Urban 9 - Cool temperate - family of 1 plus cat. More…
Rural 1 - cold temperate climate, coastal acreage, family of 2, dreaming…
Rural 2 -  cold temperate climate, horse agistment business, share housing, human occupants 2-4 More…
Commercial 1 - historic exhibition and entertainment venue - current project


Australia's climate zones

  • Climate zone 1 - High humidity summer, warm winter
  • Climate zone 2 - Warm humid summer, mild winter
  • Climate zone 3 - Hot dry summer, warm winter
  • Climate zone 4 - Hot dry summer, cool winter
  • Climate zone 5 - Warm temperate
  • Climate zone 6 - Mild temperate
  • Climate zone 7 - Cool temperate
  • Climate zone 8 - Alpine

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