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WAS IST JERRAPARK?
WAS IST JERRAPARK?  
Jerrapark is a 16 hectare (40 acre) demonstration farm, that started in 1991 with a concept of developing a sustainable living system. Utilising Bill Mollison and David Holmgren's permaculture design principals and incorporating Rudolf Steiners approach to bio-dynamic farming. The aim is renewing the connection with nature and cosmic energy in a holistic approach.

The climate is subtropical, at an altitude of 300 m, with spectacular views to Mt. Warning and the surrounding caldera. 4 hectares (10 acres) are designated to food production, these include vegetable gardens, fruit forests and bush foods. This yields a rich diversity of Australian native and Asian-Pacific foods and products. Balanced biodiversity is the main aim for this part of the property and is accompanied by continuous research and record keeping.
 
We are in the process of replanting sections of the property with native subtropical rainforest to act as a wild life corridor. This project is a small part of a greater plan for the whole region linking the Border Ranges National Park, with Mt. Warning National Park and Nightcap National Park, creating a larger biosphere to re-establish the lost subtropical rainforest and enable increased bio diversity of native flora and fauna.

This project attracts support from Willing Workers on Organic Farms, international and local students and practitioners studying forestry, agriculture, horticulture, landscape design, architecture, permaculture and bio-dynamic farming.
 
Small studios, built with natural materials and solar passive design are available for accommodation for those seeking to reconnect with nature in peaceful retreat or who wish to take a more active part in our ongoing projects. Two restored rattlers from the early 30?s purchased from the Queensland Railway provide four rooms, with two beds each. Futher Caravans and a Bedfordbus from the late fifty's. A bushrock building with covered veranda accommodates the kitchen, showers, toilets and shared living area as a meeting place for communication and information exchange.

Solar, photovoltaic and renewable energy is utilised. Jerrapark water is collected from both rain water and natural springs, waste water is recycled through a system of grease traps and reed beds.
You can find us nestled in the foothills of the Caldera (the top end of the Maclean-Macpherson overlap) in the Rainbow Region of New South Wales, about 1.15 hour drive from Byron Bay (Nimbin Shuttle Bus Connection), 45 min drive from Lismore or 50 min from Murwillumbah.
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