Permaculture Design Course
Date(s) - June 17, 2018
Time - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location - Summerhill Farm/Santosha Permaculture
Next course commencing Sunday 17th June 2018, for 14 weeks
Are you interested in growing food, land regeneration, sustainability, energy conservation, climate change, healthy homes, animal integration, school gardens, building resilient communities or people?
Explore the world of Permaculture, developing insight and skills to live an abundant life and look after the planet. Learn to apply permaculture ethics and principles to individuals, community groups or business settings. Suitable for people wishing to develop their own productive garden, planning a larger scale rural enterprise, involved in community groups or wanting to live a resilient and more sustainable life.
You will learn to:
• develop problem solving and design skills for resilience in home, community and workplace settings
• assess and design for urban or rural scale properties, based on permaculture ethics and principles
• use sector analysis and zone planning for energy efficiency
• incorporate site analysis, soil assessment, climate influences and water assessment to develop sustainable design concepts
• assess, select and integrate animal systems
• read patterns in the landscape and understand forest ecology
• analyse elements, design connections and networks to improve productivity and efficiency
• develop skills to build resilient local communities
And build friendships, local networks and become part of a world-wide permaculture community!
By the end of this course you will have the skills to prepare permaculture designs, which can be applied to individuals, households, communities or business to build a sustainable future.
When: SUNDAYS 9.30am – 4.30pm
Commencing June 17th – September 23rd, 2018 (No classes during winter school holidays – July 1, 8, 15)
This 14-week PDC offers 98+ hours of permaculture learning through interactive classroom activities and site visits in a supportive small group environment. All learning styles are catered for, with a mix of discussion, videos, readings and hands-on activities.
Where: ‘Summerhill Farm’ Main Ridge. This is the only PDC offered on the Mornington Peninsula, on a picturesque working alpaca farm!
Includes: Weekly course notes, site visits and guest tutors. Previous guest tutors have included John Ferris (Edible Forest Gardens), Pete Allen (AKA Pete the Permie -Telopea Mountain Permaculture), Taj Scicluna (The Perma-Pixie), Kirsty Bishop (Simple High Life) and John Eldridge (local permaculture elder). In a flexible small group environment, it may be possible to include additional topics into the program, depending on topic and tutor availability. Please let me know if you have a special area of interest.
Cost: $1200 full fee,
Early Bird: $950 paid in full prior to commencement..
Bookings: A $250 deposit is required to confirm your booking; places are limited.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/351604
(Please contact me to set up a payment plan or to discuss concession pricing or alternative arrangements)