Flinders Permaculture Committee

Our projects

Mission Statement:

The Committee will ensure that Flinders University sets a strong example of regenerative action and community building. It will strive to achieve a community that is capable of living a healthy and equitable life in harmony with nature and to share this with the local region.

 

Vision Statement:

Climate change means that our world is undergoing a huge transformation and Flinders University has the opportunity to take an instrumental role in steering our staff and students as well as the local community to a future of abundance and peace. Using the regenerative design principles of Permaculture, Flinders can become unique in this regard by taking on a leadership role in sustainability and community building in Australia and around the world. With the support of the committee, the campus will be transformed piece by piece into a productive landscape that serves to increase biodiversity and resource abundance with students and staff working together for a productive future.    

 

Purposes:

  • To provide a forum and support for transforming the campus into a permaculture landscape one section at a time, at a minimum of one section (no defined size) per year.
  • To promote responsible land care management and support rehabilitation projects on the campus and in the local region
  • To promote the development of an environmentally and culturally safe space on campus.
  • To promote the development of a health focused, herbal tea garden within the current community garden on campus.
  • To promote the development of a not-for-profit Market Garden on campus.
  • To support the development of a community garden in the biology department.
  • To work with Yungorrendi to increase the presence of native bush foods and to develop ‘food trails’ on the campus.
  • To enable the systems running Flinders University to become sustainable and regenerative.
  • To support activity and campaigns in the community that contribute to a positive and sustainable future for future generations
  • To support the development of a teaching garden on campus that will be able to teach the differences between sustainable and unsustainable agriculture.
  • To have the mental, physical and spiritual health benefits of gardening recognised by the University.
  • To establish a regular eco-centric, local producers market on campus.