Teacher Training opportunity

Rowe Morrow & Hannah Moloney will lead a permaculture teacher training in Ballarat from Saturday evening Nov 17 to Friday Nov 23, 2018.

Rowe will also then be attending the Yandoit Shindig and PEG gathering on the 24th & 25th. Most of the regular permaculture teacher training events on the permaculture calendar are in NSW so we're very pleased to create this event in Victoria. Permaculture Australia will receive the majority of funds raised from the event, which is being run by Ballarat Permaculture Guild Inc.

To apply, email [email protected] for an application form. Registration will not be through the BPG website but by direct application.

This course is designed to provide the necessary skills and confidence to deliver the internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum to students anywhere. Students will be able to develop a curriculum, structure a short or long course to maximise student learning, and design effective learning resources. By the end of the course all participants will have had the hands-on experience of a range of teaching methods and strategies, and will understand how to inspire and engage learners in a way that results in deep and meaningful learning.

Rowe has a very student-centred approach so if your experience so far has been lecture-style delivery, this could be a great opportunity to learn some new approaches. Even if you've been teaching for some years and are quite comfortable with your own teaching approach & style, attending this training could be a fabulous networking & collaboration opportunity as you'll be working in small groups with the other students. You'll learn more about existing colleagues and get to meet some of the 'up-and-comers'!

There are two scholarship places available at the reduced fee level of $400. These will be awarded based on additional information provided by students who can show how their completion of this training will advance permaculture and their communities. What that looks like will be different in every case. Students might, for instance, show how they will create significant community benefit or introduce permaculture to a new cohort of learners. Letters of support from relevant stakeholders will strengthen a scholarship application. Scholarship applications will be received until October 1st and successful applicants will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Please note that if you enrol, you are required to attend ALL sessions. There have been issues on previous courses with students opting in and out of various sessions depending on their interest, perceived competence or need to deal with other business or pressures. If you know in advance that you can't attend all sessions, please don't enrol. Make arrangements to have pressing business dealt with by others so that you can focus fully on this great opportunity.

Course fee is $800 and includes:

6 days training & group work, including evenings (9am - 9 pm)
class notes & resources
morning and afternoon tea & supper
catered lunch & dinner on-site

Course fee does not include accommodation or breakfast. There are nearby accommodation options ranging from camping to hotels.

More about your teachers...
Rowe Morrow is an internationally renowned Permaculture Teacher who has written numerous permaculture books, including The Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture and Permaculture Teaching Matters. She has taught the Permaculture Design Course (PDC), and her popular Teacher Training Course, throughout Australia as well as in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She has co-taught with Lis Bastian, co-founder of the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute, for the last decade. Both she and Lis are passionate about teaching permaculture in a range of contexts, from communities and organisations, to business and government. Rowe is particularly interested in teaching permaculture in war-torn countries like Afghanistan, as well as countries facing major social or economic challenges, like Portugal, Spain and Greece.

Hannah Moloney grew up on a city farm in Brisbane (QLD) growing herbs and has over a decade of hands-on experience in designing, building, managing and doing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming, permaculture and community development. She has a post-grad diploma in Community cultural development, completed her Permaculture Design Course in 2008 and since 2009, has been teaching permaculture across Australia with the likes of the Southern Cross Permaculture Institute, the Permaforest Trust (which has since closed) and Milkwood Permaculture.In 2011 she completed a Diploma of Permaculture with Eltham College. In recent years Hannah has had the pleasure of teaching alongside some of the most celebrated permaculturalists in the world including David Holmgren (co-founder of permaculture), Rosemary Morrow and Dave Jacke (US author of Edible Forest Gardens). In 2015 she was awarded the Tasmanian ‘Young Landcare Leader Award’ for her work with Good Life Permaculture and co-establishing Hobart City Farm.