Melbourne based permaculture designers Jo & Dylan

The Desert Echo

The Desert Echo dreams of a greener world

The Desert Echo team is a partnership between Joanne Nataprawira and Dylan Newell. We met whilst working at a sustainable building design firm in Melbourne. Together we developed a passion for permaculture and after obtaining our PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate), dreamed of greening the world one permaculture garden and sustainable building at a time.

It all started with our own backyard, which was featured on Better Homes & Gardens community gardening episode. Now we want to help you create your own permaculture paradise, because nothing beats eating food you have grown yourself!

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for PERMACULTURE DESIGN – CONSULTATION – WORKSHOPS – GARDEN MAINTENANCE – GARDEN CONSTRUCTION – TIMBER FURNITURE – SPOON CARVING – WATERCOLOUR PLANS FOR BEGINNERS TUTORING

We believe in responsive designs that constantly evolve to suit changing desires and to complement the eccentricities of the site. Our most successful designs have been those that were staged, leaving room for adjustment and adaption.

We are passionate about creating something more than simply water efficient, high yielding vegetable gardens; every design is a haven that is a delight to inhabit and excites the senses; a pleasure to entertain, relax and play in. The days of the lonely vegetable garden hidden out the back are over!

Reconnecting with nature and community in the inner city.