Zaytuna Farm | Zaytuna Farm
Zaytuna farm home of the Permaculture Research Institute
Permaculture, Geoff Lawton, Nadia Lawton, Farm,
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Welcome to Zaytuna Farm

World renowned permaculture demonstration & education site.
We educate, inspire and design for a world of abundance for everyone.


‘Under mothers wing’ So lovely to see these baby chicks being cared for by their mother.    ...

Our carrots have done well. In fact, some of them are even bigger than this. I think these are All Seasons variety. Good non-compacted soil, appropriate thinning out of the seedlings after germination (after some initial growing of course – that’s where baby carrots come......

Here we have Josh preparing banana circles with Martin one of our volunteers in an area we just cleared of grass, technically bananas are a herb but a delicious one....

Zavere Weeks milking the new mum, her calf can be seen in the background. Zavere carried up the new born so she wasn’t left alone. If we don’t start taking all the milk her capacity will drop, done worry the mums hold back enough to......

Wing clipping and marking of top breeders, We did let the person out of the coop when we were finished. Great job Sara Sevinc showing the new guy whats up....

The crew warming up their hands after pulling out cold wet snow peas. The microbial activity produces heat just like in a compost. Grass is around 1:30 carbon to nitrogen ratio which is pretty spot on....

Today’s harvest…fresh farm grown goodness. The green papaya will be made into a salad. My particular favourite in there are the cumquats from Geoff’s personal food forest next to his house. I’ve never tasted cumquats as good as these before. You eat them skin and......



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Zaytuna Farm is a highly active Permaculture demonstration site.

It is at the forefront of Permaculture Design, displays many permaculture principles and produces an abundance of food and various yields from within its living environment. Zaytuna Farm is situated on a sixty-six acre (27 hectares) property that fronts Terania Creek opposite the village of The Channon, Northern NSW. The property contains 800m of creek frontage, numerous swimming holes and abundant wildlife. The landscape is diverse, covering high frost-free hilltops, ridges and valleys containing both cleared paddock and forested areas. Zaytuna Farm really is Permaculture at its best.


We document everything that we produce to demonstrate the full potential of
permaculture designed systems that produce high nutrient rich food which is free from harmful chemicals.


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Meats & Fish