New East Coast/Break O’Day locals group focal point: Lyn Keynes


We are *thrilled* to introduce our wonderful East Coast/Break O’Day locals: Permaculture Tasmania group coordinator, Lyn Keyes.

“I’ve recently moved to Tassie from Southern Victoria and have been involved in creating a Permaculture life for myself and my two daughters since the nineties. I loved sharing seeds, seedlings and home grown goodies and good ideas with my neighbours and friends. Being resourceful was bred into me by my dutch migrant parents who were economic refugees in the mid 1950’s. I intuitively create a frugal paradise wherever I go and it always brings me much pleasure and joy.
I re-visited a property I sold in 2003 and met the new owners who felt privileged to be harvesting macadamias, almonds, numerous varieties of stonefruit, apples and citrus that I had planted in the late 90s. Their property was now screened off from the road by a dense hedge of bee-food natives which were thriving and lush and only needed one summer of irrigation with a 15cm layer of straw mulch that the girls had helped me lay out.
Our new locals group members are learning to share ideas, knowledge and successes, ask advice and engage with each other socially. Connecting with other likeminded souls is joyful and inspiring. We recently had a Meet and Greet in St Helens so that we could put faces to the names we were connecting with on social media (fb) and are planning our first Permablitz in the not too distant future.
We look forward to welcoming more new members and learning to apply all of the Permaculture principles to our daily lives in this lovely paradise in Tasmania.
If you are based in the East Coast/Break O’Day area and want to get involved you can join the Facebook group here: or email: and we’ll link you up.