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PDC Scholarship Available for this January!

November 4, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Design, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 8 comments | Author:

Want to skill up in Permaculture Design this Summer? We have a scholarship place going in our January Permaculture Design Course! As part of our Fair Share charter, we are always trying to find ways to train more folks in … Read More


Announcing our Summer Permaculture Design Course

October 29, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Design It, Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 1 comments | Author:

This January we’re going to be christening the 107 Rooftop Garden Workshop with a Permaculture Design Course held right in the center of Sydney. As always, it will be two weeks of intensive permaculture design that will activate a new … Read More


Strategies for a Changing Economy – Survive and Thrive

June 13, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture Design | 6 comments | Author:

David Holmgren and Nicole Foss are on the road delivering workshops and lectures (as well as teaching on our upcoming PDC) in the next month, with some seriously important things to say – are you ready to adapt and thrive? … Read More


Permaculture futures: Seed Harvest Spoon

May 28, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Profiles, School Gardens, Urban Permaculture | 7 comments | Author:

For many people, doing a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) can be a life-changer – whether it’s opening your eyes to a new way of seeing, living or doing, or giving you the confidence to go out and do those things. … Read More


Autumn PDC photos: design, eggplants and more design…

May 8, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture Design | 2 comments | Author:

This Autumn was a special one at the farm – after a year of dry everything was suddenly green, the bees were buzzing furiously, the market garden was pumping and the chickens were laying. And then we held our Autumn … Read More


How to plant a tree, Milkwood style

April 4, 2014 | Permaculture Design, Resources, Silviculture | 15 comments | Author:

Planting a tree is a simple act. But, as we’ve learned on a site that’s sometimes less-than-welcoming to tree establishment, there’s ways, and there’s ways that work. Last week, with our Permaculture Design Course students, we planted oak trees. And … Read More


Spring Permaculture Design Course wrap…

November 17, 2013 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture Design | 5 comments | Author:

At Milkwood Farm we’re just recovering currently from the intensive learning, laughing and washing up of having nearly 40 fine folk on-farm for two weeks. Here’s the short version of it all in pictures… 


Sunset Soccer

November 1, 2013 | Milkwood Farm | 3 comments | Author:

I think this is what soccer is meant for. Maybe it’s what all sport is meant for. To enable 13 random adults and one 4 year old to get out of their heads and run and dodge and run themselves into … Read More


Summer Permaculture Design Course wrap-up

January 26, 2013 | Permaculture Design | 6 comments | Author:

Wow what a January. Thank you to all the amazing Permaculture Design Course students that joined us at Milkwood Farm for two weeks of Permaculture design training, and the hottest January in Australia on record. It was all happening at … Read More


Latest PDC student designs for urban and rural permacultures

December 6, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture Design | 4 comments | Author:

We’ve just finished up our Spring Permaculture Design Certificate here at Milkwood Farm, and I thought I’d share some of the (yet again) truly impressive design work that came out of it. Some great permaculture designs for both urban and … Read More