Join my conversation with friends, Meg Ulman and Patrick Jones – 2/5ths of Artist as Family, on Episode 47 of Sense-Making in a Changing World podcast. Meg and Patrick are living close to the land in a rural Victorian town and share wonderful insights to the many dimensions of their way of life. You can listen in here or watch on Sense-Making in a Changing World youtube below. I am so happy to share this conversation with you. I have been a long admirer of their creative and radical approach to permaculture.
ABOUT ARTIST AS FAMILY
Artist as Family are Meg, Patrick, Blackwood (Woody), and back in the day, Zephyr and of course Zero (their dog).
Before covid, my family had the great pleasure of visiting their home in Daylesford, Australia in Djaara Mother Country. They live on a quarter-acre permaculture plot which is home to their School of Applied Neopeasantry at Tree Elbow University. Artist as Family is a practice – a unique form of performance art, comprising how they live, get their food and medicine, and move around; performing modes of life making they call permacultural neopeasantry.
Meg and Patrick teach a unique skill set of radical homemaking, community economy making and other accountable living skills to volunteers and online through various videos, talks and blog posts.
They are bloggers, unschoolers, fermentors, writers, public speakers, goat-herders, gardeners and video makers who also make music, but mostly are a family who belong to a fabulous community and a beautiful small patch of sacred forest, and therefore describe being much more than the sum of their parts.
ARTIST AS FAMILY LINKS
You can follow Artist as Family as they head off on their new cycling adventures around Australia here, watch their wonderful series of practical videos on Youtube, and feel great inspiration from their Instagram sharings.