Working Together, With Nature
Making a better future for us all
For every climate. For every landscape. For every culture. For future growth. For the earth. For health. For regenerative, resilient, abundant lives. For our legacy. For future generations. For all of us.
We believe that sustainability isn’t enough. We don’t want to sustain things the way they are, but improve upon them and create a more regenerative and robust ecosystem that lasts for generations. We need to make a change, for a better future for everyone and everything.
Find out how we can help you make it real.
We need to create a vision.
Hi! I’m Michael, your conversation facilitator, designer and educator with permaculture ethics at my core. I give you and your community the tools and experience you need to create practical, achievable projects to enhance ecosystem health and build more resilient, regenerative and abundant lives.
Hello, my name is Michael, and I am the Principle and Director of Savour Soil Permaculture. I began my permaculture journey about 25 years ago when I picked up a copy of Permaculture One and the Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison, and did my first PDC with Milkwood and have since done 13 PDCs as a student, 4 teacher trainers and 8 more ‘advanced’ permaculture courses and have also studied horticulture at TAFE.
I am also the former Adult Education Coordinator at NSCF and am the community gardens coordinator at the University of Queensland. I now apply permaculture’s design principles and ethics to my workplace and community, professional and personal life.
I have also been fortunate enough to apply the design process on over 300 sites over the last 10 years. I have applied the design principles and ethics of permaculture to my personal life and I am now enjoying the wonderful opportunities of being able to apply them to my workplace and my community.
I enjoy learning about the many different facets of permaculture and design and through my learning, I have also come to love teaching and sharing my knowledge.
My teachers include Rosemary Morrow, Nick Ritar, David Holmgren, Dan Palmer ,Dave Jacke, Darren Doherty, Robin Clayfield plus many more. I aspire to be as inspirational and practical as my teachers.
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Work with Savour Soil Permaculture
We work with landowners and renters throughout South East Queensland to cultivate abundant and thriving ecosystems in their own backyard. We teach, train and inspire the next generation of sustainable gardeners through in-person and online permaculture design courses, and encourage everyone to take action today, not just for the present but for the future.
One-on-One Permaculture Consultations
Bring Permaculture to your home
Savour Soil works with you, one-on-one, to bring you further along the permaculture journey, with practical advice for transforming your land into an abundant and resilient ecosystem for generations to come.
In-person visits across South East Queensland and online consultations are available.
Custom Garden Design
Design a Garden You'll Love
ExNihilo Gardens will help create something from nothing in your own backyard, by combining food-producing plants alongside ornamental plants for aesthetically pleasing designs. Enjoy the freshness and flavour of home-grown fruits and veggies no matter the size or style of your garden.
Hands-on Permaculture Courses & Garden Workshops
Create a Permaculture Vision
Savour Soil aims to create a diverse, interactive, hands-on and exciting learning environment through our fun permaculture courses and garden workshops held throughout the year.
Our courses are based on dynamic processes and activities, immersing participants in their own permaculture journey, helping you make your permaculture dreams real.
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