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AHC33816 – Certificate III in Permaculture – Byron Community College

February 1 @ 9:00 am - October 26 @ 3:30 pm

Are you interested in learning permaculture skills to help make lives, homes and communities more sustainable?

We offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in sustainable living in Byron Shire, the green heart of the North Coast. Make like-minded friends in this highly practical course as you gain experience and confidence to transition your life and the lives of others towards a better future.

You will learn:

* Permaculture principles and ethics
* Integrated plant and animal systems
* Seed saving and propagation
* Establishment of urban permaculture systems
* Planning and design of food forests and orchards
* Building and installation of permaculture structures
* Crop planning, maintenance, harvesting and cooking
* Installation and maintenance of permaculture water systems
* Plant, pest and disease management
* Landscape and map interpretation
* Soil health and soil types
* Composting

You will be inspired by natural ecosystems, holistic philosophy integrating organic farming, animal systems, natural building, food preservation, systems thinking, community development and more. This course is the ‘trade equivalent’ qualification that prepares you to operate in a skilled and independent manner developing and operating permaculture systems.

You will divide your time in the classroom and onsite at our purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens, where you will gain vital hands-on experience.

During the course, you will be required to participate in weekly or fortnightly practical work at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Maintenance tasks include chicken care, watering seedlings and beds, turning compost and maintaining paths.

Byron Region Community College is a registered training organisation offering this course with the support of Mullumbimby Community Gardens and Permaculture Australia.

This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Applications for subsidised places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government.

Byron Region Community College RTO: 90013


February 1 @ 9:00 am
October 26 @ 3:30 pm
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Byron Centre For Permaculture


Byron Community College
Cnr Burringbar and Gordon Street
Mullumbimby, New South Wales 2482 Australia
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02 6684 3374