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Autumn house, garden and farm tour

We are in our super busy time here at Murrnong right now, in late December, with Cecilia away visiting her family and leaving a big hole in the Murrnong team. We are working hard to keep up with the summer fruit ripening – mulberries, apricots, and Morello cherries just now – and the return of face to face farmers’ markets. We’ll be at the Lancefield farmer’s market this Saturday, 19th Dec, or call in to our farm shop during business hours (fresh fruit for your pavlova!).

We are also planning for the year ahead, with our 2021 PDC starting in January, and our autumn tour in May.

Tickets are now available for our Autumn 2021 tour. You can buy tickets here, and read more about what to expect from a tour, here.

2021 Permaculture Design Course

Our 2021 PDC, six weekends over five months, takes place every third weekend from January 23rd through to May, 2021.

Follow the booking link for more information about the PDC, or go to

Murrnong house, garden and farm tour

Oct 2017 garden

Come join us on Sunday 5th May, 2 – 4.30pm, for a tour of Murrnong, from the inside out.

This tour is a window into what permaculture design applied to a property, and to life, can look like after 22 years. Murrnong has been evolving since 1996 from what was a grass field. These days Murrnong is a self-reliant home and farm, with food gardens, tree crop agriculture, and shelter forestry of trees and shrubs.

The two and a half hour tour will progress from the house, to the gardens, to the garden farming, tree crops, and forestry. See how considered permaculture design and ongoing management can lead to an inspiringly regenerated and attractive landscape that sustains family, friends, visitors, and customers. Get a sense of what productive downshifter life can be like.

Meet the chickens, Alfred the very friendly rooster, the milking goats, and the core of the Murrnong family, David and Cecilia.

Tea, coffee and produce available at the beginning and end.

Tickets available online here, or from our stall on Saturday 4th May at the Off Grid Living Festival.

And if you are going to the Off Grid Living Festival, David will be speaking on the Short Talks stage at 10.30am about the Journey from Consumer to Home Producer.

2019 Talk 2 David Arnold - consumer to producer