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Strategies for a Changing Economy – Survive and Thrive

June 13, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, 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? … Continued


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. … Continued


Autumn PDC photos: design, eggplants and more design…

May 8, 2014 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, 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 … Continued


How to plant a tree, Milkwood style

April 4, 2014 | Permaculture, 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 … Continued


Spring Permaculture Design Course wrap…

November 17, 2013 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, 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… Yet again, we have been honoured … Continued


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 … Continued


Summer Permaculture Design Course wrap-up

January 26, 2013 | Permaculture, 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 … Continued


Latest PDC student designs for urban and rural permacultures

December 6, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Permaculture, 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 … Continued


Pumpkin prepping, firedance and the inaugural currant

November 18, 2012 | Milkwood Farm | 5 comments | Author:

This week at Milkwood Farm we’re in full swing with our spring Permaculture Design Certificate, but of course there’s plenty else going on. Our season’s worth of tomatoes are all in the ground, the lower dam wall is being prepped … Continued


What happens at a Milkwood Permaculture Design Course?

October 24, 2012 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design | 3 comments | Author:

We’ve been fielding a lot of questions lately on what exactly a Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) consists of. In short, it’s an exceptional and intensive foundation course in permaculture theory, from which students emerge with solid design skills. … Continued


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