The Therapy Pod is located in The Tallebudgera Valley. The natural environment is inseparable from the work we do.
Jingeri jimbelung (means 'hello friend' in Yugambeh language).
Yugambeh people have lived in the Gold Coast region (including the Tallebudgera Valley) for thousands of years, fishing the creeks and estuaries, making their homes in the rainforest and using the resources that the land provides.
Tallebudgera is an Aboriginal word said to mean “good fish” and derived from “talle” meaning “fish” and “budgerie” meaning “good”.
If you follow Tallebudgera Creek (image below) from the ocean you will find The Therapy Pod.
Biodiversity is important to The Pod Community. We are constantly working towards restoring the land to good health. We do this by regularly planting more diverse species and trying to understanding the movement of water on the landscape. We do not kill our weeds with herbicides - we are recycling plants by slashing and mulching. We love the idea that all waste produced (llama poo, horse poo, chicken poo) and everything growing on the property (weeds included) represents productivity. It is a work in progress that we hope to share with you along the way. We have been fortunate enough to have had property the subject of a study with sustainable paddock management plans drawn up by our remarkable Pod neighbour who has planted out all the trees over the road to rehabilitate the environment along the creek bed.
The story of the Gold Coast
Contributed by Uncle Graham Dillon OAM, Kombumerri Traditional Custodian.
Kombumerri Country and People are from the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia. This video is part of a series created by the Kombumerri Together Project: one family's perspective to share important cultural knowledge.
The shared vision is to engage in reconciliation, respect, and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living culture. For more information and resources visit here.