Otways & Coast Permaculture Group
The Otways & Coast bioregion roughly follows the boundaries of the traditional owners of the land, the Gadabanud and Gulijan people.
The Katabanud country stretches east from the Gellibrand river at Princetown along the coast to Panicalac creek then inland to Birregurra and follows the Barwon river back to Barramunga and then over the ridge to the upper Gellibrand river and back down to Princetown.(*)
Energy expenditure and usage, as well as flora & fauna habitat, also play a part in defining a bioregion.
In a permaculture sense, as bioregions are life regions, people and human culture are a very important part of defining a bioregion. As Bill Mollison writes in ch.14.5 of Permaculture: A Designers Manual, “The acid test of a bioregion is that it is recognised as such by its inhabitants”.
OCPG meets regularly and holds activities such as farm visits, workshops, and invites guest speakers with a permaculture focus. New members are welcome.
Areas covered: Victoria’s Otways and south-west coast