• 18 Jul 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Lindfield Community Hall, 259 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
What are the real-life challenges in moving from an urban permaculture property to a rural one? What have Les Mulder & Annette Owen-Mulder learned on their permaculture journey from a property in the city to a much larger property in the country?

Les Mulder & Annette Owen-Mulder left Sydney for their rural permaculture dream in October 2011, after many years of planning. They now live on 140 acres in the beautiful Manning Valley, 3 hours north of Sydney. They raise pigs and cattle for market and have involved themselves in several local food initiatives, while still learning their trade as permies, farmers and regenerative agrarians.

As many long-term PSN members might be aware, Les & Annette have been members of PSN for about 8 years. They first became involved in setting up the Community Garden in Lane Cove, which was followed by an Introduction to Permaculture class conducted by Penny Pyett for all people involved in the garden. Later that year they did their PDC with Penny, Darren Doherty and John Champagne. They loved this and it really inspired them to seriously think about where they were going with their lives.

In 2010-11, Annette headed up the PSN Living Skills team and Les headed up the Garden team. But they still dreamed of moving to a bigger property away from the city ... 

For a sneak preview of their permaculture journey, go to

Free for members free, $5 for guests. 

Doors open at 6:30pm - a good time to check out our members library, the swap table, and buy plants and produce from other members. 

Please join us for supper after the main speaker. Supper will be provided by the Willoughby group.

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