Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course

This certified PDC with Robyn Francis is inspired by Bill Mollison’s original curriculum, an interdisciplinary approach to design and systems thinking. Based on earth sciences, traditional wisdoms and social ecology, course content is continuously updated and classes balance experiential, practical and theoretic learning.
Robyn Francis, permaculture pioneer, brings permaculture concepts to life from 40+ years of working in diverse cultures, climates and environs, together with her experienced team of permaculture teachers and practitioners, Janelle Schafer and Ang Skehan plus guests (TBC): John Button, Annaliese Hordern, Hector Hill.
This 2-week immersive living-learning experience is fully catered and camping is available on-site. Healthy, delicious food features local, organic and garden-fresh ingredients for vegetarian and ethical omnivore diets.
Djanbung Gardens is a mature 30yr old permaculture farm designed as a living example of permaculture in practice and sanctuary of biodiversity. We are a short walk from Nimbin village, 30km from Lismore and a 75min drive from Byron Bay.
We offer a special 10% discount for Permaculture Australia members

CERES 100 hour Permaculture Design Course

CERES 100 hour Permaculture Design Course

The course pivots around a 3 hr, weekly class/presentation, with additional weekend classes, site visits and tours. Some sessions will be delivered online. The course also requires students to complete a Permaculture Design project in groups to demonstrate their learning throughout the course. This 100+ hour course is delivered by a range of experienced, passionate, professional Permaculture teachers and practitioners from urban and regional areas.

ALBANY, WA HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT COURSE

ALBANY, WA HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT COURSE

A full HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT course – 8 days (four 2-day sessions, 4-8 weeks apart) taught by Educator, BRIAN WEHLBURG of Inside Outside Management.

– Improve your profitability with sound Decision Making and Holistic Financial Planning
– Learn to use animals as tools to create positive change
– Improve soil health and biodiversity
– Learn to monitor the ecological health of your land.
Holistic Management provides a solid foundation for Regenerative Agriculture.

MURESK INSTITUTE, NORTHAM WA HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT COURSE

MURESK INSTITUTE, NORTHAM WA HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT COURSE

A full HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT course taught by Educator, BRIAN WEHLBURG of Inside Outside Management.

– Improve your profitability with sound Decision Making and Holistic Financial Planning
– Learn to use animals as tools to create positive change
– Improve soil health and biodiversity
– Learn to monitor the ecological health of your land.
Holistic Management provides a solid foundation for Regenerative Agriculture.

PDC British Columbia, Canada

PDC British Columbia, Canada

“Study Nature, Love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright

Canadian member of Permaculture Australia is joyed to return to in-person teaching with an intensive Permaculture Design Certificate Course co-taught with Ken Shaw. This fully accredited class runs as SUST 120 (Sustainability 120) and provides transfer credit at many BC Colleges and Universities and because of that may be granted by institutions in other provinces in Canada and in other countries. This course is open to anyone.

A learning adventure over 90 hours from June 6 to 17. The first week will be based in the frontier lands of Prince Rupert utilizing a combination of lecture, field trips, and in class working sessions to lay down the foundations of permaculture. On Monday June 13, the class will be travelling by bus to farms and permaculture sites in Terrace, Hazelton, and Smithers. You do not need to be a student of a college or university to take the program.

Permaculture Retreat @ Earth Frequency Festival 2022

Permaculture Retreat @ Earth Frequency Festival 2022

Grounded is proud to offer the 6th edition of our Permaculture Retreat in partnership with Earth Frequency Festival and Peak Organics at Ivory’s Rock. Our carefully curated and gracefully facilitated Permaculture Retreat gives a small group of participants a solid grounding in a broad range of regenerative topics based on real-life projects happening on the festival site. It is designed for those who are ready to take action and gain the practical knowledge and skills required to sink their roots deep into radical self-determination and productive land regeneration.

Whether you are a complete city-slicker that’s never gotten dirt under your fingernails, or whether you grew up in the outback and flip compost before breakfast, this retreat has much to offer you. The broad range of topics and down-to-earth facilitation team means that no matter what stage you are at on your regenerative journey – you are sure to get much value out of this retreat.

The five-day program will cover:

Permaculture Ethics & Principles
Certified Organic & Biodynamic Farming
Syntropic Orchard Planning, Design & Maintenance
Plant & Soil Health
Seed Saving & Plant Propagation
Natural Sequence Farming (Leaky Weirs)
Holistic Bush Care & Indigenous Land Management
Cultivating Group Ecology
Daily Mindful Movement Meditation Guided Practice

The retreat will run from Lunchtime Monday 2nd to Lunchtime Friday 6th of May 2022 – and will be based right in the centre of the festival site – hosted out of our social enterprise the Chai ‘n’ Vibes.

Tickets are on sale now for $650/$750, which covers workshops, camping and all meals from Grounded’s all-inclusive plant-based kitchen during the retreat. Participants that wish to attend the festival will need to purchase a festival ticket or have other arrangements (work/perform/volunteer). Participants have the option to attend the retreat without attending the festival.

Ticket numbers for this are extremely limited (12 max) so get in quick!

Introducing the 2022/23 Board of Directors

Introducing the 2022/23 Board of Directors

The 2022 Permaculture Australia Annual General Meeting was held on the 23rd April at Research, Victoria and online. 

Congratulations to the following Board of Directors who have been appointed for 2022/2023:

  • Toad Dell, Queensland
  • Debbi Long, Victoria
  • John McKenzie, Victoria
  • Donna Morawiak, Queensland
  • Jed Walker, New South Wales

Huge thankyou to the outgoing Directors, Wendy Marchment, Greg Rodwell and Sophie Thompson. Big thank you also to Virginia and Stephen Solomon for hosting the AGM at their residence. It was a gorgeous Autumn day which was perfect for a pot-luck lunch outside post the AGM followed by a tour of the house with a Retrosuburbia perspective. The property is one of the Retrosuburbia case studies and is undergoing further changes to ease the load post retirement from paid work. 

Special thanks and acknowledgement was given to Wendy Marchment with a bouquet of flowers, on her work as Secretary over the past four years. In particular, on getting PA’s compliance and governance systems up-to-date, having established many templates and processes including the Directors’ induction checklists which will make the transition easier and smoother for incoming Boards. 

BERRY, NSW HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT COURSE

BERRY, NSW HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT COURSE

A full HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT course taught by Educator, BRIAN WEHLBURG of Inside Outside Management.

– Improve your profitability with sound Decision Making and Holistic Financial Planning
– Learn to use animals as tools to create positive change
– Improve soil health and biodiversity
– Learn to monitor the ecological health of your land.
Holistic Management provides a solid foundation for Regenerative Agriculture.

Horticulture Trainer – CERES East Brunswick

Horticulture Trainer – CERES East Brunswick

CERES in East Brunswick, Vic is seeking a qualified Horticulture Trainer. You’ll need a Permaculture Design Course (or accredited Permaculture qualification), Horticulture qualification, a current TAE and industry experience. Applications close 5pm 22nd April 2022,

Introduction to Permaculture – WA Museum Boola Bardip

Introduction to Permaculture – WA Museum Boola Bardip

In partnership with the WA Museum Boola Bardip, Gaia Permaculture is delighted to offer this CBD based workshop at a reduced cost for participants.

Permaculture was created over 50 years ago in Tasmania and has reached all corners of the globe. Permaculture is an Australian accredited qualification offered in high schools and TAFE, from Certificate I through to Diploma.

Come join me, Fiona Blackham, on discovering what Permaculture is all about, what it is not, and how the underpinning ethics and principles guide the system of designing your property (large and small) to be more productive, energy efficient, produce much less waste, increase soil fertility, adopt organic approaches, reduce water use and be integrated, regenerative and sustainable both for your garden, yourself and your community.

This course will give you an insight to how a permaculture designed property differs from other approaches through maximising and working with natural energies coming into and out of your property.

Interactive and hands on with a blend of theory and practical including group and individual work, we hope this workshop offers something to everyone and show you just how broad the diverse skills of Permaculture design thinking can reach.