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Permaculture Teacher Training

April 7th - 13th, 2018 ( 9:00 am - 5:00 pm )

Lake George, Silver Wattle Centre

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Join Hannah Moloney & Lis Bastian with guests Nick Ritar and David Holmgren for seven days of intensive permaculture teacher training. This week will change the way you think about education, and enable you to take action towards a permaculture teaching career.

Permaculture teacher training can build your ability to empower others with life-changing skills. Learn how to pass on knowledge of permaculture theory and practice in a way that creates real change within your students, and activates entire communities.


This intensive 7-day residential course will cover many essential and practical aspects of permaculture teaching that can then be applied to PDC teaching, community permaculture education, permaculture school garden teaching and many other forms of knowledge transfer.

Our stellar teaching team are all very well known for their pragmatic and effective approaches to creating Permaculture systems and effectively teaching others, across an incredibly broad range of environments.

PTT 5Their knowledge on how to create abundance, food security and successful sustainable farming models, no matter what the country, is extensive.

In addition to being much valued permaculture designers and educators, our teaching team are also passionate about permaculture teacher training.


You will leave this course with an understanding of:

  • How to teach PDC’s and short courses effectively
  • Teaching methods – lectures, workshop, groups, etc.
  • Who are your learners – what do they want?
  • Principles of adult learning
  • Learning targets
  • Teaching tools, references, models
  • What makes a good teacher?
  • Assessments of class and teacher
  • Visual tools – materials, etc.
  • What are our desired outcomes?
  • Effective PDC course structures
  • Learners with special needs, prisoners, ethnic minorities

Download the full list of Learning Outcomes for this course here

About your teachers:

This is a BIG week of learning, so we’ve got a truly stellar team to lead you through it all…

Lead teachers:

Hannah Moloney has over a decade of hands-on experience in teaching, designing, building, managing and doing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming, permaculture and community development. She has a post-grad diploma in community cultural development and has been teaching permaculture across Australia since 2009. More about Hannah…

Lis Bastian is an educator, writer, community development specialist and co-founder of the Blue Mountains permaculture Institute, alongside Rosemary Morrow. A changemaker, firestarter and facilitator of many decades experience. In addition to her permaculture teaching and teacher training, Lis has taken on varied projects from Climate Adaptation for Central NSW Councils, to Cultural Development for Blue Mountains City Council, to lecturer in Environmental Management for Torrens University. She is the editor of The Big Fix.

Guest teachers:

Nick Ritar is a permaculture educator and consultant 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. More about Nick…

David Holmgren is an ecologist, ecological design engineer and writer. He is perhaps most well known as co-originator of the permaculture concept with Bill Mollison. He is the author of several significant permaculture texts, (including the brand new RetroSuburbia) and together with his partner Su Dennett runs Holmgren Design.


Pre-requisites for this course:

In order to attend this course you must have either completed a Permaculture Design Certificate somewhere in the world, or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge.


Included in your course fee:

Your course fee includes full catering: breakfast, lunch and dinner; as well as free camping with access to hot showers. There are additional accommodation options below. Your course fee also includes a copy of Permaculture Teachers Notes (rrp $40), Rosemary Morrow’s fabulous book for Permaculture teachers, as well as plenty of extra resources apon completion of your course.

Accommodation options:

If you don’t wish to camp for free, you can stay onsite during the course in a shared room for an additional $595, or in a private room for $770. You can book this accommodation during the checkout process, and we’ll invoice you for the accommodation separately. Please note that room accommodation is limited – first in, best dressed.

About the venue

The venue for this permaculture teacher training course is Silver Wattle Quaker Centre. Silver Wattle is located on the shore of Lake George, just east of Canberra. It’s a beautiful and peaceful learning centre, with gorgeous gardens, comfortable facilities and lots of space to ramble.

Silver Wattle prides themselves on providing catering with local, nourishing food, and most dietary requirements can be catered for. More about Silver Wattle Centre here.


Booking into this Teacher Training course

You can pay for your course now with your credit card, or contact us via the form below (scroll down) to arrange payment.

Please ensure you read our refunds policy prior to booking your course.


Single ticket$1,620.00

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Earlybird ticket$1,539.005% off for earlybirds! This ticket is only available until the 7th February.

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Group ticket$1,458.00Group bookings of 2 or more get 10% off when booked together.

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