|Image from Salt Magazine (Spring 2015)|
My name is Morag Gamble. I grew up with the ethics and practice of healthy and sustainable living. My childhood was spent in the a leafy green suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne on an island in the Gippsland Lakes area.
I discovered permaculture in my teens and it felt like a natural fit - a way to care for the earth and care for people - a way to make a positive contribution and create ripples of positivity in the world.
My work and life are totally interwoven through the connecting fabric of permaculture. I love community gardens, food coops, ecovillage living, permaculture education, school gardens, earning through a permaculture livelihood, and natural parenting and homeschooling.
I share this permaculture life with my husband, Evan, and three children, Maia (9), Hugh (7) and Monty (2).
We live in a permaculture village near Maleny in the subtropical part of southeast Queensland, Australia. We designed and built our modular eco-home - with much appreciated help from my family.
We are mortgage-free and live simply. Our income is derived from permaculture-related activities.
We grow a lot of our own vegetables, herbs and fruit in the polycultural garden-playground surrounding our home. We collect all our own water, deal with our wastewater on site. We produce most of our own power.
We love our life here. The kids love the space, the freedom, the wildlife and the friendships. They value the environmental responsible way of life. They get it!
There always more we can do, and we are always looking for ways to reduce our ecological impact and improve the educational impact we can have. We'll keep learning and sharing!