Passing-on traditional crafts & ‘rental permaculture’

The Urban Nanna specialises in teaching people about traditional skills, crafts and methods of living set in the framework of a modern-day world. As well as reviving traditional ways of cooking, preserving, and crafting, we focus heavily on permaculture and living a more sustainable lifestyle by gardening and adopting zero-waste principles in everyday life.

We’re heavily active on Instagram, where we host the tag #rentalpermaculture, and promote worldwide community engagement through our followers on a broad spectrum of topics. We believe that positive environmental and cultural change is ultimately possible, but that it will be infinitely more attainable if we work together as a supportive global neighbourhood.

‘Nanna’ Anna is a former primary teacher with a horticultural background, and founder of The Urban Nanna. Through articles, workshops, in-home consultations, 1-on-1 coaching sessions, and media avenues, she shares traditional knowledge, methods and skills with people around the world much like grandmas used to do with their children and grandchildren.

Firmly steeped in the ethos of Permaculture, The Urban Nanna showcases how it’s possible to be a sustainable permie even while living in the unpredictable rental market of suburban Australia.

Find out about upcoming workshops and past coaching/consulting sessions on the Events & Coaching page; see where you can read or listen to more of our insights on living a Rental Permaculture life on Media & Resources; and get stuck into living more sustainably by trying some of our Recipes here.

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we live on – the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation – and of all the land (which has never been ceded) on which we work.

We pay our respects to indigenous Australian Elders past, present and emerging, and will endeavour to preserve, uphold and build from the wealth of traditional knowledge, skills and connection with the land held within the stories and works of indigenous cultures around the world.

Find out more about acknowledging Country here.

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