It begins at your Doorstep!
"At Limestone Permaculture we strive to educate for a regenerative & sustainable future by exampling what is possible
right now with Permaculture Principles.!
We feel there has been an ‘awakening’ across our beautiful country, self reliance is on the rise again, urban & rural homesteading
has people taking their food & energy supply back into their own hands.
You can live a more natural, healthy & happier life, regardless of your home location or job type.
As 'Permie-Homesteaders', we are striving towards self-reliance & self-sufficiency through our food, water, shelter,
energy resources, soil, animals etc. though like most, we are still chipping away at our mortgage.
The good news is, this is lifestyle is truly possible..!
It begins with an aspiration & drive for change!
This eventuates to education, upskilling and planning to make a difference!
With each passing day we are transitioning to a more wholesome life, creating a more fulfilling and positive future,
not just for ourselves but also for our family, friends, community and students..!
So please join us, as we continue our journey on Limestone Farm, sharing our experiences, skills, knowledge
and the ability to care for our families, each other and the environment."
Limestone Permaculture Farm
Every season on Limestone Permaculture Farm brings a brand new experience..! The forever changing landscape is all part of an initial permaculture design.
Our expansion of intensive permaculture farming & market gardening components continues into our seventh year with the vision to create a completely edible oasis with crazy abundance, sharing our experiences and knowledge with family, friends, community and YOU.
Its is our hope that our teachings & farm creates inspiration & enthusiasm to all that visit..!
Brett & Nici Cooper
Brett & Nici own and operate Limestone Farm complimenting each others skills with Brett as a new generation permaculture educator, consulting, demonstrating, constructing and growing.
Nici looks after animal management, catering and nutritional advice.
Brett is currently the Chief Steward of the 'Produce Pavilion' at the'Stroud Show' and in the past has been a manager for the Stroud Growers Market, a director on the Gloucester Food Hub and a coordinator for Mayfield Community Gardens.
The Country Pumpkin Farmgate
As a part of Limestone Permaculture, the Farmgate exists to provide the freshest, nutrient rich, organic produce, affordable to our customers & following the Permaculture ethos of 'Sustainability', the farmgate provides income towards the farm’s operational costs & inputs.
Our location offered an opportunity to bring our permaculture strategies full circle, providing a financial return that then would support the costs associated with regular farm inputs.
Benefiting our community & travellers from near & afar, our farmgate also operates as a small co-operative that provides other producers with an opportunity to sell their goods at a central location.
The old caravan (1962 Sunliner fibreglass caravan originally built in our Shire), came from a retired Stroud farmer Bernie Butler. After realising it’s potential as an eye catching farmgate, ‘Bernie’ the caravan was reborn to house our surplus produce.
In the early days Trae assisted with farm duties and construction.
Trae is now off-farm though remains our IT Guru, Graphic designer & Video editor whilst working for Fog Horn Brewery in Newcastle.
Bronte Rose Cooper
Bronte is our Goat & Poultry 'Mother hen', taking care of all our Goats, Chickens (Australorpe, Plymouth Rock & Barnavelder) & Ducks (Khaki Campbell & Muscovey) whilst chasing butterflies & picking herb flowers.