Permaculture Design Course – Visions of an Ancient Wisdom

04/06/2017 - 17/09/2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Lockyer Valley, 55 Hayes Street, Laidley, Qld


WHEN: Sunday 4 June 2017 until Sunday 17 September 2017
TIME: 8:30am to 5:00pm
WHERE: Lockyer Valley 55 Hayes Street Laidley


“Visions of an Ancient Wisdom”

This unique course, delivered over 16 weeks in the Lockyer Valley and surrounds, gives you the knowledge and skills to observe and design from the natural patterns to create productive gardens & properties, grow your own food, apply appropriate technologies, learn to use resources wisely, build on living systems and rebuild communities.
Learn to:
• Build Resilience through Connectivity
• Facilitate Regeneration of the Earth
• Create Abundance through Design

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) builds from its foundation in the ethics and design principles to strategies giving you the techniques and tools to inspire critical thinking. This PDC is a special collaboration between Northey Street City Farm & Savour Soil Permaculture

DATES: Sundays starting 4th June to the 17th September

• the history of permaculture and agriculture and the foundational concepts of the permaculture ethics and design principles
• to design from ecological pattern literacy, systems thinking, using Ethics and Design principles, designing from the whole, differentiated into parts
• to use the Scale of Permanence to give realistic outcomes for any design
• climate analogues and how varied mirco-climates affect your site
• the patterns of our intent and that of our landscapes, elements and their functional connections in your design to minimize waste
• to savour our soils: soil biology, amendments, uses and putting it all together
• about trees and forests and how we can integrate them into our systems
• how we can cultivate our ecology to produce food based on our unique needs including annuals, perennials, forest gardens and animals into our systems
• to enhance our communities and local economies through social permaculture design
• a practical understanding of the design process through group and individual design work

“Thought provoking, inspirational and informative – whether you are planning for a farm, house or unit. Everywhere I now look I see patterns, choices and opportunities…”
– Mark Lacy, PDC student

• Rosemary Morrows ‘Earth Users Guide to Permaculture’
• Extensive resources and handouts to complement course outcomes
• Teachers whose conceptual understanding of the permaculture design process complements their broad range of knowledge and experience to create an immersive learning environment
• Visits to various urban, peri-urban and rural sites where we will explore how these landholders have implemented permaculture design concepts into their lives
• An experience of COMMUNITY & FUN

COST: $1250/ $980 Health Care Card Holder

Early bird prices available for full payment one month in advance, and discounts for Northey Street City Farm members.

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For enquiries, please phone (07) 3857 8775, or email


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