Join us for 2 days of permaculture design theory and action. You will leave this course with a solid grounding of how you can apply permaculture principles in your home, garden, apartment or farm. You’ll also be in an informed position to further your journey into permaculture design.
This course will give you a comprehensive overview of how to apply pro-active, sustainable design techniques to your immediate environment – whether you live in a small apartment, a quarter-acre block, or a rural property.
In a rapidly changing world, we are all looking for solutions that can aid our community’s stability. We’re talking systems for living, architecture, food production, land management and community:
- Effective ways of growing healthy, organic food in urban environments
- Regenerative farming that can both feed a family, earn an income and build soil fertility
- Retrofitting techniques for existing houses or property that results in lower energy costs and better health for its inhabitants
No chemicals and no excuses. Just good, thoughtful, innovative and effective design for the needs of our species.
This intensive weekend course covers the basics of designing resilient systems with permaculture principles; energy cycling, nutrient cycling, animal systems, veggie growing systems, and how to retrofit your existing habitat to become a haven of organic food and low-energy living.
We use examples of existing permaculture systems, projects and designs, both urban and rural, to show you how you can use permaculture design to create positive change.
This course arms you with practical strategies to better care and provide for yourself, your family and the planet. All set in a beautiful, abundant inner city community garden bursting with examples of urban permaculture in action.
“I have done several permaculture courses now and I would say that Nick Ritar is definitely one of the best and most dynamic permaculture teacher I’ve experienced. Thanks again, Milkwood.” – Paul Jordan, Project Officer + budding Permaculture Designer
Some resources to get you thinking:
About your teacher:
Nick Ritar is a permaculture designer, consultant and educator who works extensively across a wide range of bioregions, farms, watersheds and city environments. He is recognized nationally as a leading advocate on how permaculture principles can contribute to food security through good design and regenerative farming and living.
Nick divides his time between extensive permaculture teaching, permaculture consultancy and growing backyard mushrooms. More about Nick..
The classic text Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture by Rosemary Morrow (RRP $30) is included in your course fee, to help get you started and keep you inspired when implementing what you learn at this course into your own habitat.
Your course fee includes course notes and tea + coffee + organic fruit during the day. For lunches, there are many organic cafe options within a block or two – or feel free to bring your own.
About the venue:
This course is a combination of focussed theory and on-farm learning at Pocket City Farms in Camperdown, Sydney.
A non-profit growing local food using organic growing techniques on rented + unused land, Pocket City Farms are an amazing example of folks using skills + soil to help change our food system. More about the venue and how to get there…