Welcome to Of The Earth

Of The Earth: Building Permaculture Landscapes offer natural building, permaculture design and landscape construction services using ecological principles and sustainable materials.

 

Our Earth-centered services include:

 

  • Construction and consultation with owner-builders on natural building projects that includes straw bale walls, rammed earth tyre walls and lime/earth renders.

  • Start-to-finish-to-maintenance landscape, horticulture and building projects

  • Permaculture design, consultation and implementation

  • Educational workshops

  • Garden design, consultation, implementation and maintenance

What's on

About me

Qualifications & Experience

Building

 

- Building & Construction (Site Management, Certificate IV)

- Small Business Management (Certificate IV)

- House Of Bales (Labourer)
- Straw bale wall construction

- Straw bale house, Braidwood, NSW (project manager & lead builder)

- Straw bale house, Gherang, Victoria (straw bale and rendering sub-contractor)

- Straw bale house, Adelaide Hills, Adelaide (straw bale builder and workshop facilitator) 

- Flinders community garden straw bale project (site & project manager)
- Rendering (cement, lime & clay)

- Earthship Biotecture Academy

- Earthship Ironbank (volunteer)

- Earthship Marulan (foreman)

Permaculture

 

- Permaculture Design Certificate (Food Forest, Gawler)

- Permaculture Teacher Training and Facilitation (Permaculture College Australia, Nimbin)

- Flinders Community Permaculture Garden (President)
- Volunteer coordinator 
- Workshop facilitator
- Project coordinator and site manager

- Adelaide Hills Harvest fruit & veg swap (organising committe)

- Westside Fruit and Veg swap (co-originator)

- Commuity activist and organiser

- Permaculutre Association of South Australia

- Rare Fruits Society

 

Landscapes


- Horticulture (Certificate III)

- Landscape Constructions Services (Team Leader)

- Everyday Sustainable Living (employee)

- Experienced in wide variety of horticultural services, including plant establishment, weed control, irrigation, garden establishment and soil health

- Large-scale landscape design and construction

 


 

 

 

Disillusioned with the limitations of environmental activism, Kegan became passionate about combining grassroots direct action and the down-to-earth ethic of natural building. In the next few years he studied and practised in a number of complementary fields, including permaculture design, horticulture, natural building (straw bale and Earthships), environmental philosophy and the sociology of nature. In 8 years of practise, Kegan has developed alternative skills to become an accomplished natural building and permaculture tradesperson. His lifes goal is to learn the art and science of natural building and permaculture so he can work with others to achieve their sustainability goals.