Living in 60-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest

This video tours a farm with fruit and nut trees. The hosts forage as they go, and then cook a pavlova and make tea, entirely from foraged ingredients. They chat about how grateful they are to be nurtured by the trees planted and the actions taken by their parents and grandparents.

60 years ago their grandparents immigrated to Australia and moved onto this land. It was an old banana, pineapple and passion fruit farm, and unsustainable farming practices meant that the land was degraded and the old growth rain forests were chopped down. Their grandparents then planted so many tropical fruit trees (avocados, mangoes, lychees, longans, macadamias, pecan nuts, passion fruit, black sapote, guava, jaboticapas, jackfruit, kiwi fruit, custard apple, malay apple, brazilian cherries, wax jambus, carambola, citrus, and bananas!)

Then their parents took over and continued this legacy of regenerating the land and planting and caring for this immense food forest. Now, it is the turn for these sisters, Julia and Anastasia, to work their way towards self sufficiency and off grid living in East Australia. They moved from the city  with a dream to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Join them as they learn to care for the land, the animals, and take steps every day to live self-sufficiently. They will share a weekly diary of their trials and joys as they learn to be gardeners, builders, farmers and carers for the land and animals.

You can watch the video at

3 thoughts on “Living in 60-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest”

  1. I enjoyed watching the video. There is something about taking time to gather all you need from your farm, and then prepare your own food. I’ve always wondered about, how we got tricked to believe that doing this was a waste of time and that it was better to go and work in an office to fulfill someone else project, in order to earn money so that we could buy frozen dinners. Thank you Kelly for sharing this inspiring stories. Abrazo y Feliz año nuevo.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.