Fair Share Policy

As a permaculture enterprise, the concept of fair share is at the core of what we do.

It is very important to us to help build strong, resilient communities, and to make knowledge available to those who want to learn, regardless of their personal circumstance. We give as much as we are able. 

Here are some of the ways we help out.

Fair Share rates for courses

We offer substantial discounts to people who are unwaged, or on a pension, who seek access to our educational programs, but cannot afford it.

To apply for a Fair Share discount to one of our courses please:

  1. Send an email to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Fair share application’
  2. State which course you are interested in joining and when.
  3. Let us know in a few sentences why you’re seeking this discount.

Course discounts

We highly recommend that, if you are interested in studying with us, you join the waitlist of the course you are interested in, as we regularly offer 10% discounts via email to our waitlist folk.

If you have already taken an online course with us, you will be eligible for our 20% Alumni discount on all our other courses.

Previous alumni from our Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation course (not currently offered face-to-face) can access a 50% discount on our Home Mushroom Cultivation online course – please get in touch, if this is you.

From time to time we also give course discounts to organisations that are aligned with our Milkwood ethos and values. These organisations can then offer these discounts to their members and followers. 

Permaculture Australia and Permaculture Tasmania members can access discounts through their financial membership.

If you are involved with an organisation that would like to team up with Milkwood, please get in touch via [email protected], so we can start the conversation.

Course scholarships

Milkwood runs a full scholarship program to provide places on our courses for people that experience barriers to education and wouldn’t otherwise be able to access our courses.

  • Students from underserved geographic areas.
  • Students who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary
  • Students with disabilities or special needs learners
  • Students from historically marginalised communities or ethnic minorities

Scholarships are offered through organisations representing folks in these groups. If you are such an organisation, please contact [email protected] for more details.

Offering deeply useful free information

Milkwood is dedicated to sharing permaculture skills, for living like it matters. What this means is that we will always provide free access to our 15+ years of useful blog articles, and continue to offer quality downloadable resources, including how-to guides, videos and topic-specific webinars.

There is a bucketload of information on our website for you to explore. If you have any questions, we answer all comments made on our blog – sometimes extensively, as needed.

Enrolling in one of our courses takes this knowledge up a level – with specifically developed curriculums and a staged course experience that is designed for maximum learning outcomes, fully supported by our team. All questions are answered, usually within just a day or two.

Supporting organisations and community initiatives

Another ethic at the core of what we do is co-operation instead of competition. So wherever possible, we collaborate and cooperate with organisations and enterprises engaged in complementary activities. It’s the best strategy for creating regenerative land and communities for everyone.

We’ve found that there’s nothing stronger than a collaborative force, whatever the challenge. Our planet is at a tipping point and our role is to help in whatever way we can, and to create momentum by helping other organisations do the same.

Consultancies and advocacy – we gift consultancies and advocacy opportunities where we can, to organisations and individuals who need them.

Community buzz – we promote community and permaculture events and initiatives wherever possible, as long as we know they’re happening! 

If you have an event or project you’d like us to share, or to be involved with, please contact [email protected]