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.
PDC discount: All our Intro to Permaculture grads are entitled to a 15% discount on our Permaculture Design Certificate course. That’s over $300 off.
Special Offers for Ticket
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|Group Special||15 %||$416.50||$73.50||2 x||-|
Discounts will be applied at checkout.
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Level 1, 107 Redfern St, Sydney, NSW - enter via door + stairwell to the left of main 107 frontage...The 107 Rooftop Garden is an urban permaculture garden + workshop space on level 1 of 107 Projects in Redfern.Since Spring 2014 Milkwood + friends have been transforming this empty space into an inner-city food system full of vertical gardens, intensive veggie beds, aquaponics, beehives and opportunities to learn!Read all our posts about the build + features of the 107 Rooftop Garden here...107 Projects is a post-industrial, multidisciplinary creative space located in the cultural melting pot of Redfern; cultivated by a team of artists and artisans who believe in everyone’s right to creative nourishment.The 107 cafe downstairs serves great coffee + wholesome food, including rooftop garden produce! All revenue goes straight back into 107 Projects - support your local creatives, so they can support you.
Getting there by TrainTake the train to Redfern Station and head east up Redfern Street for 3 blocks. 107 Projects will be on your right. Public Transport trip planner...
Getting there by CarPlease refer to the google map above to navigate from wherever your start point is. There is limited free all-day weekend street parking nearby on George Street, or ticketed 4p parking on Saturday/Sunday all along on Redfern Street.Like any inner-Sydney suburb, though, all-day parking is limited, so we would recommend parking your car at your nearest train or bust station, and getting to Redfern via public transport.
Where to stayIf you're coming from afar, Redfern has a lot of good beds for you to sleep in. It's one of those inner-city suburbs with lots (and lots) of economical Air BnB options, but few official hotels.If you're looking for a hotel in the City, the Metro Sydney Central is great value and quiet.
- 02 5300 4473
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