About LUSCIOUS landscapes
Luscious Landscapes started operating on the far south coast of NSW in June 2006.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture has been formed from the words permanent agriculture. It is a practical system of ecological design employing powerful natural patterns. You can design & build profitable, sustainable, productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability & resilience of natural ecosystems.
2015 Diploma in Permaculture, Riverina Tafe
2005 Accredited Permaculture Training Cert 4 (Robyn Francis, Nimbin)
2005 Course Orientation Workshop (Nimbin)
2004 Permaculture Design Course (David Holmgren, John Champagne, Phil Gall, Hugh Gravestein)
2003 Workplace Training and Assessment (Illawarra Institute of Tafe Bega)
25 years gardening experience
15 years experience delivering workshops, from no-dig gardening to building chicken coops
Design commissions including murals, mosaics in the ACT and Bega
Kathleen's story ....
My eclectic career began in 1980, leaving the south coast of NSW to become a Jillaroo in the Mudgee region (instead of the secretary my mother wanted, but at least I learnt to type). In 1984 I enrolled at the Canberra School of Art and majored in painting. During the late 80's I was a freelance graphic artist, working mainly for the ACT community and welfare sector. Moved to the far south coast of NSW in 1997 and studied Ceramics for 3 years at Bega Tafe. Joined Spiral Gallery, an artists cooperative in Bega, for 5 years.
Did an introduction to permaculture course, with John Champagne in 2004 and the die was cast. A PDC later in 2004 with John Champagne, David Holgrem and other wonderful permie teachers. 2005 saw me at Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin where I completed Cert 4 with Robyn Francis. In 2015 I completed a Diploma in Permaculture with Riverina Tafe. I regularly deliver workshops and training courses throughout south east NSW and in the Monaro region.
And no matter where I lived, I've just had to have a garden.