Sustainable living

Jnana Australia starts researching and developing a minimalist, environmentally-friendly, economical, quality and enjoyable farm.


The aim is to establish a farm that is fully financially and environmentally sustainable, and enjoyable. It includes using minimal, if any, inputs that don’t come directly from the farm.

Work started in Spring 2018. An initial agriculture research building and shed is under construction. It includes off-grid water and electricity supply systems, with a wind turbine and solar, waste and communication systems.

The research hut was used for a bush fire mitigation workshop for the valley in August 2019. Planting of the first experimental fruit and vegetables has slowly commenced during building.



Karel has a Certificate in Nutrition Farming, Bee-Keeping, Snake Handling and Wilderness First Aid.