Free beginner guides:

Mushrooms Starter Guide

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This free guide introduces you to the essential steps for growing mushrooms at home, our three favourite low-waste ways – in buckets, on logs and in your garden.

Permaculture Starter Guide

Permaculture Starter Guide

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This free guide introduces you to permaculture living – via seven climate-positive actions you can start right now, wherever you live in the world.

Mushrooms Mini-Course

Mushrooms Mini-Course

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This free short course will help you understand the fascinating world of fungi – and what you need to know to start growing mushrooms at home.

Get cultivating: with Short Courses you can start now

Grow a Mushroom Garden at Home

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This short course guides you through creating a sustainable mushroom garden in your backyard. It includes selecting suitable areas, preparing substrates, and maintaining your garden for continuous harvest. The course offers 5 detailed video lessons, downloadable resources, and expert support. It is self-paced, taking approximately 4-5 hours to complete, with additional time for hands-on activities.

Grow Mushrooms on Logs

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This short course teaches you to cultivate mushrooms using hardwood logs. It covers selecting the right logs, inoculation techniques, and proper care for optimal growth. The course features 5 video lessons, detailed guides, and expert support. It is self-paced, taking around 4-5 hours to complete, plus additional time for practical application.

Take your learning further: with a fully mentored Guided Course

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Permaculture Living Course

Online • Next class begins on Monday, 15th of July • Enrolments open Monday, 1st of July

This self-paced, 12-week guided online course and community will give you all the hands-on skills you need – to cultivate abundance, increase your household’s resilience, save money AND bring lots of climate-positive actions into your everyday… no garden required!

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Home Mushroom Cultivation Course

Online • Next class begins on Monday, 19h of August  • Enrolments open Monday, 5th of August 

Get ready to learn everything you need to know – to successfully grow a wide range of organic AND waste-free edible & medicinal mushrooms, at your place – on cardboard, in buckets, and logs and gardens too. This is a self-paced and fully mentored 8 week course to get you growing.

Organic Vegetable Gardening Course

Online • Next class begins on Monday, 16th of September • Enrolments open Monday, 2nd of September

Ready to grow a thriving veggie patch, full of delicious and healthy produce? Our *brand new* guided course and community course will cover everything you need, from garden design to planting, watering, pests, and harvest.

What our students say…

Past Milkwood courses…

We’ve been teaching skills for sustainable living for 15+ years.

We’ve led face-to-face courses and workshops on everything from regenerative agriculture, natural building, warré beekeeping and organic veggie gardening to fermentation, cheesemaking and our full Permaculture Design Certificate.

From 2007 to 2019, we stewarded more than 8,500 happy students through SO MANY amazing courses held at various locations across Australia – and it was such an honour.

More recently, our focus has turned to online courses – to ensure these important skills and knowledge can be more accessible to all types of folks, all over the world. But, if you like, you can learn more about our past face-to-face courses here.