Welcome to the School of Applied Neopeasantry
at Tree Elbow University.

Hello! We are Artist as Family – Zero, Meg, Patrick, Blackwood (Woody), and back in the day, Zephyr.

We live in Daylesford, Australia in Djaara Mother Country on a quarter-acre permaculture plot, home to our School of Applied Neopeasantry at Tree Elbow University. We practice a unique form of performance art, comprising how we live, get our food and medicine, and move around; performing modes of life making we call permacultural neopeasantry.

We teach a unique skill set of radical homemaking, community economy making and other accountable living skills to volunteers called SWAPs (Social Warming Artists and Permaculturists) and online through our various videos, talks and blog posts.

We are bloggers, fermentors, writers, public speakers, goatherders, gardeners and video makers who also make music, but mostly we’re a family who belong to a bloody great community and a beautiful small patch of sacred forest, and therefore we’re much more than the sum of our parts.

Understanding the importance of relationships throughout our transition has been essential. Relationships with soil communities, with individual trees, with messenger birds, with clouds, with dog kin, goats, bees, microbes, with one another and with ourselves.

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Highlights from the blog.

We are here together (Assange, freedom and the longest night)

This winter solstice we have been communing with mother country, father fire and community kin. Writing songs and singing in the forest, sharing food and story. All the while Julian Assange is in a maximum security prison outside London, facing extradition to the US for publishing factual documents that expose the sickness and immorality of the Industrial Military Complex and the US empire more specifically. Feeling compelled, we wrote a song addressing the power of revealing truth.
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Australia was sold “95% safe & effective” Covid vaccines, so where are we now?

Using Oxford University’s Our World in Data for Covid Deaths in Australia, we see a very grim picture today. The 84% of Australians who were either threatened with their livelihoods or thought they were doing the right thing and lined up for novel Covid injections (approved by the Australian Government’s TGA), may feel a mix […]
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Vaccine injury – a pathway to enquiry (with filmmaker Dave Meagher)

It was the effects of Dave's second Pfizer shot that shook him to look further into the State-Pharma nexus, and notice that even as a double jabbed fella, vilification can occur just for raising questions, or offering an antithesis view.
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Sacked while in hospital recovering from her vaccine injury – Liz Mann’s story

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King Liz Mann, a sheep farmer and ag consultant for the organic dairy industry, was still in hospital recovering from her first Pfizer jab when her contract with her employer was terminated because she refused the second. Liz’s vaccine injury is still affecting her life, […]
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