Michael and Lindy Alba are taking students in the PDC on a tour of their productive landscape known as Villa Alba, which is a 2.5 acre property on the Barron River, near the heart of Mareeba. They have a large variety of plants grown for self-sufficiency, plus natives, ornamentals, and succulents.
They have a nursery and extensive food forest with interesting features around their property, such as green ant highways and hand built ponds.
Michael is reforesting the river and adjoining park and will be sharing his 40 years of experience of organic growing, permaculture design planning and biodynamic practices.
They will be sharing their journey of building their house, and some insight of how they overcame numerous health problems both physical and emotional at a young age using natural methods which has led to a life of self-discovery and self-empowerment.
Retired landscapers and stone masons, they now facilitate monthly workshops and tours of their property and sell fresh produce, seedlings and fruit trees at markets, as well as host seed saver meetings.