1pm – 4:30 Sun. 11th Feb. Bloomfield’s Homestead Design Principles Tour


Bloomfield’s  Property Tour 29th of October 2023



During this workshop we will tour the 5 acre property and explain what design techniques have been used to achieve a highly productive, low cost and waterwise set up.
Elements covered:
🍀 wicking bed kitchen garden
🍀 wormfarm nursery set up
🍀 composting methods
🍀 no dig vegetable grow tunnel
🍀 food forests
🍀 syntropic grow system
🍀 fodder production for livestock
🍀 animal systems poultry, sheep, bees
🍀 small rotational grazing system
🍀 water harvesting techniques/earthworks – Hügelkultur, contour beds, swales, berms, diversion drains and so much more.
Bloomfield’s Homestead is a Land for Wildlife property in Jimboomba. The area, known to be in a “rain shadow”, receives a lot less average annual rainfall than the greater Brisbane region. Doreen and Jamie implementing a permaculture design whilst still working full-time jobs, with the aim to be off grid and more self-sufficient. Different regenerative planning and management techniques are applied.
There is an abundance of native trees and shrubs now compared to when they moved in, in March 2016. Different perennial growing systems, water harvesting earthworks, zero waste nursery/worm farm, a grey water garden, syntropics system, and wicking beds have been implemented. We also raise and harvest on-site our own ducks, geese, chickens and pigs, and utilise hot and cold smokers. On the property are several native and European honeybee hives.
Price $65
Light refreshments during the workshop.
1am to 4:30pm
Location: Heritage Rd Jimboomba
15 people maximum per workshop
Bookings essential
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Doreen Jachmann
Account Number:
1119 4824
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Your workshop facilitator will be Doreen Jachmann a Permaculture, Horticultural Consultant at Bloomfield’s Homestead and President at Permaculture Connect Inc.