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Looking to learn more about sustainable living and permaculture? Maybe you would like to expand your knowledge on natural building, beekeeping, fermenting, and organic gardening too? Here are some upcoming courses.

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January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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May 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”37519″ title=”Native Food Gardens – with Green Connect” paragraph=”Gain the knowledge and skills you need to grow Australian native food plants in this comprehensive workshop with Narelle Happ.

Discover the range of native edibles that grow well on the East coast, get hands on, taste test the possibilities, be inspired and take home cuttings to start growing in your own garden.

Come along to learn about:
*The many native edibles that grow well on the East coast of Australia
*How to care for and grow native food plants, including soil, positioning, water, and fertilising requirements
*Harvesting techniques
*How to use native edibles in garden design
*Native food forests
*Propagation, including cuttings and seeds
*Pop culture of native food plants
*How to cook with native edibles, including taste testing

Included:
*Taste testing native edibles
*Plants from propagation practical
*Morning tea
*Workshop notes” date=”Sat 22nd May” location=”Green Connect Farm, 6 Anna Avenue Warrawong, NSW” cost=”$96″ duration=”9am – 12:30pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgreen-connect.com.au%2Fvisit%2Fop-shop-and-farm-workshops%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”37528″ title=”Nature Kids Club – Permaculture for Families” paragraph=”Nature Kids Club is all about more green time and less screen time. Their Permaculture Program is for families to connect, nourish and grow together, with a year of earth-based activities and down-to-earth wholesome living.

Become an earth carer and to learn the skills for sustainability.

As a Pip reader, enjoy 10% off the Nature Kids Permaculture Program.” date=”Ongoing” location=”Online” cost=”See website” duration=”Ongoing” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.earthmumma.co%2Fpip-discount%3Futm_campaign%3DFree%2520eNewsletter%26utm_source%3Dhs_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26_hsenc%3Dp2ANqtz-8XLy-uQC5VpqJGi5FPJL654WfYqUc2zOP8C5D6g22M9ibS-ao8IM1s56qj7p2MRo__aGfh||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”16373″ title=”Permaculture and sustainable living courses” paragraph=”Byron’s Centre for Permaculture – Immerse yourself in sustainability, ecology and ethical living through our hands-on Permaculture courses and certificates.
Studying permaculture will give you the tools to design the integrated systems that can provide sustainable food, energy and shelter for communities.
Officially endorsed by National Regulatory bodies, our hands-on training programs, workshops and certificate courses cover the skills needed to create a more sustainable and integrated way of living. You’ll learn about design and management with experienced tutors in real permaculture projects in the Byron area.

We offer a range of permaculture courses to suit your interests and goals. These can create opportunities for you to transform a local space, progress onto further sustainability study and secure relevant employment, including in the Byron area.

The Byron Centre For Permaculture offers:
*Certificate III in Permaculture
*Certificate IV in Permaculture
*Permaculture Design Courses (PDC)
*Sustainability courses – Backyard Food Production, Native Bees, Building a tiny home, Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker, Soils and Organic Management, Water – Systems for home and landscape and a whole lot more…

Byron Region Community College is a not for profit community organisation with a strong commitment to high quality innovative learning for adults (15+). Our vision is to involve and engage people through inspiring learning experiences. The beauty, diversity and fragility of this amazing natural environment have been the inspiration behind the college’s commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practice. We have a long history in the region as an innovative adult education provider. With over 23 years of operation and the collective experience of staff from diverse professions, Byron Region Community College is well placed to deliver world-class education that promotes sustainability, creativity, responsibility and collaboration.” date=”See website for details” location=”Byron or Mullumbimby Campuses – NSW” cost=”TBA” duration=”Various” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.byroncollege.org.au%2Fcourses||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”What is Permaculture? Register for a free introduction to the Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course Online.” paragraph=”Learn from Australian Permaculture pioneers and a team of specialist guest presenters. Enrol for free and join a community of 2,000+ permie classmates!
Introduction – What is Permaculture? Definition of Permaculture and the PDC.
How it began – How Permaculture started back in 1972.
The 3 Permaculture Ethics
The Permaculture Vision – From industrial food production to permaculture system, showing 8 year transition
Know Your Goals: Step 1: Know what you want.
Energy and Emergy – Energy and the concept of emergy.” date=”Dates and times that suit you!” location=”Online” cost=”Free” duration=”6 videos” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course – Online” paragraph=”This Permaculture design course online will give you the skills to design sustainable systems that provide for all human needs: Nutritious food, water, energy and shelter.
Our online Permaculture design course has a unique focus on natural health and community living. We are a small independent Permaculture community, living and teaching Permaculture since 10+ years, and with the help of your recent crowdfunding we could build this kick ass platform for you!” date=”Dates and times that suit you! 20 Weeks of lessons.” location=”Online” cost=”A$49 per week, for 20 weeks (A$980) OR A$890 one time payment (save A$90)” duration=”20 Weeks” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1606635787834{margin-top: 2rem !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1606636401227{padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612938393955{margin-bottom: 2rem !important;background-color: #dd8989 !important;}” el_id=”june”]

June 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”37524″ title=”Sociocracy Foundations Training” paragraph=”Sociocracy Foundations Training – with Erin Young Presenting (Robin is organising and hosting).

Please email Robin for details and booking.

SOCIAL PERMACULTURE can be viewed as the application of Permaculture principles and design methodology to the creation of a sustainable society. It is at the cutting edge of Permaculture and your tutors are pioneers and skilled leaders in this field.

Permaculture principles become especially valuable and inspiring when used to design our groups, learning environments and social systems. When groups work effectively and harmoniously together towards the aims and purpose of the group, our world and the environment benefits and so does each individual. Robin has pioneered Social Permaculture around the world and with Erin brings her passion for creating deep change through effective, dynamic group work and co-operation between groups. The two will make a dynamic duo with this being their first offering of a Social Permaculture course together.

On this transformational personal and collective adventure, we will co-create a culture that engages, enables and empowers, whilst embracing diversity and deepening connections. The wisdom of the group will help shape our learnings, through the cross fertilisation of best practices. You will leave this course with a deep understanding of how groups function and a packed solutions-based facilitation toolbox to apply in your community development work.

This workshop is based at Crystal Waters Permaculture EcoVillage, a living experiment in Social Permaculture.” date=”5th to 27th June” location=”Crystal Waters EcoVillage, QLD” cost=”$265 – $345 Payment plans are available. Includes all meals, morning tea, all day cuppas and fruit plus all course materials” duration=”” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdynamicgroups.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”37519″ title=”Small Space Gardening with Narelle Happ” paragraph=”Not everyone has an 11-acre farm to grow their own veggies, fruit and herbs. The good news is, whether you have a large plot of land, a small backyard, a courtyard or a balcony, it is possible to create a productive and abundant organic growing space!

Suitable for beginners or more experienced growers, this workshop will give you the knowledge and skills to design, create and nurture a small-space organic garden.

Come along to learn:
*What plants need to survive and thrive
*How to create and maintain healthy soils
*Compost and worm farming
*Propagating plants from seed and cuttings
*Garden beds and structures in the garden
*Companion plants
*Diversity in the garden

Included:
*Plants grown from seeds and cuttings
*Workshop notes
*Morning tea” date=”Sat 5 June” location=”Green Connect Farm, 6 Anna Avenue Warrawong, NSW” cost=”$96″ duration=”9am – 12:30pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgreen-connect.com.au%2Fvisit%2Fop-shop-and-farm-workshops%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36546″ title=”Fruit and Nut Growing” paragraph=”Growing your own fresh fruit and nuts has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in your own backyard or property! What’’s more, South Australia’’s Mediterranean climate enables us to grow the most intensely flavoured and nutritious tree crops in the world.

This one-day workshop will explore different varieties of stone fruit, citrus, olives, pecan nuts, figs, apples, pistachios and as many other crops as you desire. We will also discuss preserving techniques to stock your pantry for supply through the seasons. The course will develop skills required to plan, establish and manage fruit and nut trees in a garden or plantation.

Using demonstrations, practicals, walks and talks, we’ll examine the selection of varieties, pollination requirements, planting material (grafting and other propagation techniques), orchard establishment, tree shaping, irrigation, soil fertility and pest management.

You are welcome to bring plans of orchards you are planning and soil samples for testing.

Also see our fact sheets for information about some of the wonderful species we can grow in Mediterranean climates as well as growing fruit and nuts.” date=”Sat 5 June” location=”80 Clifford Rd, Hillier, South Australia 5116″ cost=”$115″ duration=”8.45am – 5pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foodforest.com.au%2Fcourses%2Fupcoming-courses%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36546″ title=”Organic Vegetable Growing & Free Range Poultry” paragraph=”Growing high quality organic vegetables is not difficult once you understand the ecology of the garden, especially if you use free range poultry. 
The course will show you techniques for managing a self-sufficient backyard or small scale commercial garden and the basics of free range poultry husbandry. You will also see our mobile ‘chicken tractor’.

We will consider the selection of vegetable species through the seasons, garden design, bio-diversity, irrigation, pest and disease management, mulching, composting and soil fertility, meeting quality and organic standards and small scale marketing.

The Chook is the world’s original recycler and pest controller. We will look at its housing, breed characteristics, supplementary feeding, keeping hens out of the lettuces and foxes out of the hens, managing pests and diseases in free-range flocks, rearing your own replacements, as well as chickens and geese in orchard management.

How to adapt to the changes in climate will be high on the workshop program agenda. Bookings essential.” date=”Sat 5 June” location=”80 Clifford Rd, Hillier, South Australia 5116″ cost=”$115″ duration=”8.45am – 5pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foodforest.com.au%2Fcourses%2Fupcoming-courses%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36547″ title=”Permaculture Living – Join the waitlist” paragraph=”Join the waitlist now!

Pip readers get 10% discount on Milkwood courses.

Our Permaculture Living course is a 12 week program that will take you from ‘hmm, that sounds like a good idea’ to a version of you who is FULL of new skills, habits and knowledge. You will be motivated to start making life better. Better for you, for your community, and for our Earth.
This course is your pathway to self-reliance, growing food, saving money AND creating a new mindset and skills and for resilience – to create positive change at a household and also at a community level, all around you.

You will learn about the principles of permaculture, from Permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. You will learn how to apply these principles in big picture thinking, and in everyday design.
Then, Kirsten and Nick from Milkwood will show you hands-on ways you can use these permaculture principles – arming you with practical, doable actions and skills that are perfect for your everyday life, while having a positive impact on the planet.
By the end of these 12 weeks, you will be empowered – you will have a personalised permaculture action plan, and a new community. You will have the skills to transform your daily habits and decisions into meaningful and useful actions and projects – ones that have far-reaching, positive outcomes for all. You will be armed to make a difference.
And we will be there to help you, all along the way – to ensure that you succeed, no matter what.” date=”21 June (12 Weeks)” location=”Online” cost=”From $397 Contact Milkwood for Budget, Premium, Fast forward pricing options” duration=”(12 Weeks)” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcourses.milkwood.net%2Fpip%3Futm_source%3Dpip%2Bmag%26utm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_campaign%3Dpermaculture%2Bliving_discount%26utm_content%3Dfair-traders-listing||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”37519″ title=”A Taste of Permaculture” paragraph=”Are you interested in learning more about the ethics and principles that underpin permaculture and how these can be used to design systems that are both sustainable and abundant?

Join Cal Champagne, Green Connect Farm Manager, for this 3.5 hour workshop and in-depth tour in one of the largest urban permaculture farms in the world.

Come along and:
*Learn about the various levels of holistic site design and land management practices on the Green Connect Farm site
*Meet the chickens, bees, pigs and sheep, and learn how they have been integrated into perennial food systems to help repair the land and yield ethically raised produce
*Walk the creek line to see how bringing back indigenous rainforest species as part of a biodiversity belt is helping to create a diverse ecosystem that complements our food production
*Understand the sustainable cropping techniques that produce veggies and herbs for households, restaurants and cafes throughout the Illawarra
*Learn how nutrients are recycled throughout the farm to create production and efficiency rather than waste
*Hear how permaculture has been used as a vehicle for empowering former refugees, young people, and the wider community

This workshop is for anyone interested in permaculture design, regenerative agriculture, backyard gardening, urban agriculture, local food systems, sustainable and ethical animal management, fairness for agricultural workers, recycling organic waste, or the role of native restoration in agricultural landscapes.” date=”Sat 26 June” location=”Green Connect Farm, 6 Anna Avenue Warrawong, NSW” cost=”$96″ duration=”9am – 12:30pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgreen-connect.com.au%2Fvisit%2Fop-shop-and-farm-workshops%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”What is Permaculture? Register for a free introduction to the Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course Online.” paragraph=”Learn from Australian Permaculture pioneers and a team of specialist guest presenters. Enrol for free and join a community of 2,000+ permie classmates!
Introduction – What is Permaculture? Definition of Permaculture and the PDC.
How it began – How Permaculture started back in 1972.
The 3 Permaculture Ethics
The Permaculture Vision – From industrial food production to permaculture system, showing 8 year transition
Know Your Goals: Step 1: Know what you want.
Energy and Emergy – Energy and the concept of emergy.” date=”Dates and times that suit you!” location=”Online” cost=”Free” duration=”6 videos” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course – Online” paragraph=”This Permaculture design course online will give you the skills to design sustainable systems that provide for all human needs: Nutritious food, water, energy and shelter.
Our online Permaculture design course has a unique focus on natural health and community living. We are a small independent Permaculture community, living and teaching Permaculture since 10+ years, and with the help of your recent crowdfunding we could build this kick ass platform for you!” date=”Dates and times that suit you! 20 Weeks of lessons.” location=”Online” cost=”A$49 per week, for 20 weeks (A$980) OR A$890 one time payment (save A$90)” duration=”20 Weeks” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1606636401227{padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612924653774{margin-bottom: 2rem !important;background-color: #dd8989 !important;}” el_id=”july”]

July 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”36547″ title=”Mushroom Cultivation – Online” paragraph=”Join the waitlist now + get our free no-waste fungi growing starter guides.

Pip readers get 10% discount on Milkwood Courses

Finally! Our acclaimed ‘Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation’ workshop, with its many hundreds of successful students… will soon be a live, interactive, and downright awesome online course.
Get ready to learn everything you need to know – to successfully grow organic AND waste-free edible & medicinal mushrooms, at your place.

Join the waitlist now + get our free no-waste fungi growing starter guides. We’re busily working to finalise our new Mushroom Cultivation course, ready to launch this year.

To help you get going right away, you can join our course waitlist – and we’ll give you immediate access to a pack of free useful resources:
A detailed how-to video with Milkwood’s Nick Ritar, to get you started with growing edible mushrooms in buckets.
Our free No-Waste Mushroom Growing Guide, to download and keep.
AND a second downloadable Wild Fungi Identification and Foraging Guide, offering tips for getting to know the wild fungi, where you live.” date=”1 July” location=”Online” cost=”Contact Milkwood for pricing” duration=”(12 Weeks)” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fcourses.milkwood.net%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”37519″ title=”Companion Planting and Crop Rotation-” paragraph=”Growing vegetables and herbs without the use of chemicals requires us to think differently about our systems of growing.

Structuring our planting to ensure we are growing seasonally, rotating our crops and harnessing the diversity of the veg that we grow through companion planting is a smart way to make sure your hard-earned produce reaches its full potential.

This workshop with empower participants with the skills and knowledge to implement crop-rotation, companion planting, and seasonally appropriate planting strategies to make the most out of their work in their backyard, balcony garden, or farm.

Come along to learn:
*Which vegetables and herbs grow best in our local climate
*The seasonality of the vegetables and herbs that we want to grow
*The characteristics of the vegetables (botanical and physical) and herbs that we want to grow, and how we can use their similarities and differences to our advantage
*Improving our soil through appropriate crop rotation
*Improving our resilience to pests, diseases, and weeds through crop rotation
*Pest management through companion planting
*Maximising our use of space through polyculture, biointensive and companion-based planting methods.

Included:
*Morning tea or afternoon tea
*Digital copies of crop rotation template and ‘flash-card’ cut outs
*Workshop notes” date=”Sat 10 July” location=”Green Connect Farm, 6 Anna Avenue Warrawong, NSW” cost=”$96″ duration=”9am – 12:30pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgreen-connect.com.au%2Fvisit%2Fop-shop-and-farm-workshops%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course – Online” paragraph=”This Permaculture design course online will give you the skills to design sustainable systems that provide for all human needs: Nutritious food, water, energy and shelter.
Our online Permaculture design course has a unique focus on natural health and community living. We are a small independent Permaculture community, living and teaching Permaculture since 10+ years, and with the help of your recent crowdfunding we could build this kick ass platform for you!” date=”Dates and times that suit you! 20 Weeks of lessons.” location=”Online” cost=”A$49 per week, for 20 weeks (A$980) OR A$890 one time payment (save A$90)” duration=”20 Weeks” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1606636401227{padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612924664891{margin-bottom: 2rem !important;background-color: #dd8989 !important;}”]

August 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”36541″ title=”Permaculture Gardens Tour” paragraph=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens is a 25-year-old permaculture demonstration farm on the beautiful south coast of NSW. John Champagne, highly respected permaculture teacher and consultant, designed it to showcase permaculture principles in action. On a typical tour day John leads a guided tour around the property and finishes in the home. The permaculture expert, designer, and builder will explain key design features such as food forests, swales, kitchen gardens, and hugelkulture during the tour and he and Sharon will discuss the design elements of the property and house.” date=”28 Aug 2021″ location=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens, 397 Hawkshead Rd, Brogo, NSW, 2550″ cost=”$35 inc GST” duration=”10:00am – 12:30pm (UTC+11:00)” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturedesign.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course – Online” paragraph=”This Permaculture design course online will give you the skills to design sustainable systems that provide for all human needs: Nutritious food, water, energy and shelter.
Our online Permaculture design course has a unique focus on natural health and community living. We are a small independent Permaculture community, living and teaching Permaculture since 10+ years, and with the help of your recent crowdfunding we could build this kick ass platform for you!” date=”Dates and times that suit you! 20 Weeks of lessons.” location=”Online” cost=”A$49 per week, for 20 weeks (A$980) OR A$890 one time payment (save A$90)” duration=”20 Weeks” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1606636401227{padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612924679711{margin-bottom: 2rem !important;background-color: #dd8989 !important;}” el_id=”september”]

September 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”37524″ title=”Journey’s to Manhood Camp – Annual September Camp” paragraph=”Raising Teenage Boys – Contemporary Rite of Passage

Journey to Manhood

Families are very busy places these days. There are tremendous benefits in taking time out from the busy-ness and investing quality, focused time with loved ones, especially for Fathers and their Teenage sons.

This is an experience that focuses on this often-challenging time for the entire family, the teenage years of adolescent boys. The entire family, Mums, Dads & the teenager himself are all experiencing this period differently. Here is a way of supporting the change for all in a meaningful, joyous and family-friendly way.

For boys aged 13-16yrs, this period is either fraught with danger or ripe for the harvesting – which will it be for you and your family!!” date=”28th Sept.- 2nd Oct., 2021 (QLD School Holidays)” location=”QLD” cost=”See website” duration=”Residential camp” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdynamicgroups.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36546″ title=”Introduction to Permaculture” paragraph=”Dates to be confirmed – Please email us if you would like to be notified when we set a date for the next course.

A concentrated introduction to the principles and techniques of this complete system for the sustainable design for homes, gardens, businesses, farms, waste re-use, economics, community development and energy management. The workshop will focus on practical choices we can all make in our daily lives both at home and in the workplace, using permaculture design and action to make a difference and to create a more resilient and planet-friendly future for ourselves, neighbourhoods & workplaces.

You will be able to see in action, appropriately designed structures, tools, equipment and growing systems on this organically certified property and solve some property design challenges using three-dimensional interactive modelling. Bookings essential.” date=”Sat 5 June” location=”Green Connect Farm, 6 Anna Avenue Warrawong, NSW” cost=”TBA” duration=”TBA” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foodforest.com.au%2Fcourses%2Fupcoming-courses%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36541″ title=”Permaculture Design Course” paragraph=”Looking for a Permaculture Course that offers you all this and more? Your search is over. We live permaculture….and have done for over 25 years.
A 12 day intensive experience with one of the leading permaculture exponents and teachers, John Champagne.John has taught almost 50 Permaculture Design Courses in Australia and overseas in his over 10 years of teaching. He is supported in this course with qualified, experienced teachers such as Aaron Sorensen, Daniel Deighton, Kathleen McCann, Dean Turner and Julie Davies as well as other guests.

The course is taught at a purposefully, permaculture designed education centre in the Bega Valley with onsite accommodation options. Site visits to a variety of properties applying the Permaculture Principles, from urban to hectares demonstrates the diversity of permaculture theory and strategies.

The course is a mix of theory and practical and covers climatic and landscape differences, issues and strategies.

Completing a face to face 12 days course is a wonderful opportunity to create space for yourself in a busy world. During the 12 days you will learn through interacting in a supportive social environment with ample opportunity for discussion and group work. Through the design exercises and other practicals you will be able to apply your new knowledge while at the same time being able to ask question and get clear immediate answers in a safe and friendly environment.” date=”11-23 Sept 2021″ location=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens, 397 Hawkshead Rd, Brogo, NSW, 2550″ cost=”$300 inc GST” duration=”11 Sept, 8:30 am – 23 Sept, 4:30 pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturedesign.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36546″ title=”Building with Strawbales” paragraph=”Dates to be confirmed – Please email us if you would like to be notified once we set a date.

In this two-day course we will present you with an opportunity to assess the opportunities for strawbale building in your life, whether you wish to build your own home, construct a chook shed or just decide if strawbale is the right medium for your project.
We take you through the theory and design of strawbale building as well as actually building part of a strawbale structure and we’ll discuss load-bearing versus pole frame structures, various wall shapes, foundations, plastering options, floors – earthen, concrete and wood. You will learn through lectures, practical activities, case studies, videos, slides and a wealth of printed material.

In past workshops we have built an extension to the homestead at The Food Forest, a commercial coldroom, the ‘Eco Gazebo’, the ‘Studio’, an indoor/outdoor food preparation entertainment area and a beautiful sculptured garden wall using this extraordinary medium.

Topics
*Basic construction techniques
*Load-bearing vs pole frame structures
*Design principles and site assessment
*Doors and windows
*Natural finishes
*Floors, foundations and roof options
*Fire, termites and rodents
*Building regulations and Council approvals
*Costs
*Builders, Contractors, Owner Builder comparisons

Principal tutors
Lance Kairl, Gerald Wittman, Bohdan Dorniak, Graham Brookman and Annemarie Brookman.” date=”Sat 5 June” location=”80 Clifford Rd, Hillier, South Australia 5116″ cost=”TBA” duration=”TBA” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foodforest.com.au%2Fcourses%2Fupcoming-courses%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course – Online” paragraph=”This Permaculture design course online will give you the skills to design sustainable systems that provide for all human needs: Nutritious food, water, energy and shelter.
Our online Permaculture design course has a unique focus on natural health and community living. We are a small independent Permaculture community, living and teaching Permaculture since 10+ years, and with the help of your recent crowdfunding we could build this kick ass platform for you!” date=”Dates and times that suit you! 20 Weeks of lessons.” location=”Online” cost=”A$49 per week, for 20 weeks (A$980) OR A$890 one time payment (save A$90)” duration=”20 Weeks” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”16373″ title=”Permaculture and sustainable living courses” paragraph=”Byron’s Centre for Permaculture – Immerse yourself in sustainability, ecology and ethical living through our hands-on Permaculture courses and certificates.
Studying permaculture will give you the tools to design the integrated systems that can provide sustainable food, energy and shelter for communities.
Officially endorsed by National Regulatory bodies, our hands-on training programs, workshops and certificate courses cover the skills needed to create a more sustainable and integrated way of living. You’ll learn about design and management with experienced tutors in real permaculture projects in the Byron area.

We offer a range of permaculture courses to suit your interests and goals. These can create opportunities for you to transform a local space, progress onto further sustainability study and secure relevant employment, including in the Byron area.

The Byron Centre For Permaculture offers:
*Certificate III in Permaculture
*Certificate IV in Permaculture
*Permaculture Design Courses (PDC)
*Sustainability courses – Backyard Food Production, Native Bees, Building a tiny home, Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker, Soils and Organic Management, Water – Systems for home and landscape and a whole lot more…

Byron Region Community College is a not for profit community organisation with a strong commitment to high quality innovative learning for adults (15+). Our vision is to involve and engage people through inspiring learning experiences. The beauty, diversity and fragility of this amazing natural environment have been the inspiration behind the college’s commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practice. We have a long history in the region as an innovative adult education provider. With over 23 years of operation and the collective experience of staff from diverse professions, Byron Region Community College is well placed to deliver world-class education that promotes sustainability, creativity, responsibility and collaboration.” date=”See website for details” location=”Byron or Mullumbimby Campuses – NSW” cost=”TBA” duration=”Various” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.byroncollege.org.au%2Fcourses||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1606636401227{padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612924688748{margin-bottom: 2rem !important;background-color: #dd8989 !important;}” el_id=”october”]

October 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”36541″ title=”Permaculture Gardens Tour” paragraph=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens is a 25-year-old permaculture demonstration farm on the beautiful south coast of NSW. John Champagne, highly respected permaculture teacher and consultant, designed it to showcase permaculture principles in action. On a typical tour day John leads a guided tour around the property and finishes in the home. The permaculture expert, designer, and builder will explain key design features such as food forests, swales, kitchen gardens, and hugelkulture during the tour and he and Sharon will discuss the design elements of the property and house.” date=”23 Oct 2021″ location=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens, 397 Hawkshead Rd, Brogo, NSW, 2550″ cost=”$35 inc GST” duration=”10:00am – 12:30pm (UTC+11:00)” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturedesign.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36541″ title=”Permaculture Gardens Tour” paragraph=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens is a 25-year-old permaculture demonstration farm on the beautiful south coast of NSW. John Champagne, highly respected permaculture teacher and consultant, designed it to showcase permaculture principles in action. On a typical tour day John leads a guided tour around the property and finishes in the home. The permaculture expert, designer, and builder will explain key design features such as food forests, swales, kitchen gardens, and hugelkulture during the tour and he and Sharon will discuss the design elements of the property and house.” date=”3 Oct 2021″ location=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens, 397 Hawkshead Rd, Brogo, NSW, 2550″ cost=”$35 inc GST” duration=”10:00am – 12:30pm (UTC+11:00)” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturedesign.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1606636401227{padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612924696601{margin-bottom: 2rem !important;background-color: #dd8989 !important;}” el_id=”november”]

November 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”37524″ title=”Social Permaculture Weekend” paragraph=”Stay tuned for details and email Robin for further info.” date=”13th and 14th November” location=”Crystal Waters EcoVillage, QLD” cost=”See website” duration=”Tba” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fdynamicgroups.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36541″ title=”Discover the basics – Introduction to Permaculture” paragraph=”This Introduction to Permaculture is an immersion in permaculture. John covers the uses the permaculture principle together with elements of design. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain ideas, ask questions and develop understanding at any point on your permaculture journey. A theoretical and practical weekend so come and get you mind ticking over and your hands dirty.

On site camping is available or local accommodation options.

2022 Permaculture Design Course 2022 Notification List – To be among the first to get the news join Brogo’s Email Notification List today.” date=”13-14 Nov 2021″ location=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens, 397 Hawks Head Rd, Brogo NSW 2550, Australia” cost=”$300.00inc GST” duration=”13 Nov, 8:30 am – 14 Nov, 4:30 pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturedesign.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course – Online” paragraph=”This Permaculture design course online will give you the skills to design sustainable systems that provide for all human needs: Nutritious food, water, energy and shelter.
Our online Permaculture design course has a unique focus on natural health and community living. We are a small independent Permaculture community, living and teaching Permaculture since 10+ years, and with the help of your recent crowdfunding we could build this kick ass platform for you!” date=”Dates and times that suit you! 20 Weeks of lessons.” location=”Online” cost=”A$49 per week, for 20 weeks (A$980) OR A$890 one time payment (save A$90)” duration=”20 Weeks” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”36541″ title=”Discover the basics – Introduction to Permaculture” paragraph=”This Introduction to Permaculture is an immersion in permaculture. John covers the uses the permaculture principle together with elements of design. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain ideas, ask questions and develop understanding at any point on your permaculture journey. A theoretical and practical weekend so come and get you mind ticking over and your hands dirty.

On site camping is available or local accommodation options.

2022 Permaculture Design Course 2022 Notification List – To be among the first to get the news join Brogo’s Email Notification List today.” date=”27-28 Nov 2021″ location=”Brogo Permaculture Gardens, 397 Hawks Head Rd, Brogo NSW 2550, Australia” cost=”$300.00inc GST” duration=”27 Nov, 8:30 am – 28 Nov, 4:30 pm” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturedesign.com.au%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1606636401227{padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612924709927{margin-bottom: 2rem !important;background-color: #dd8989 !important;}” el_id=”december”]

December 2021

[/vc_column_text][pip_course_tile image_url=”36543″ title=”Noosa Forest Permaculture Design Course – Online” paragraph=”This Permaculture design course online will give you the skills to design sustainable systems that provide for all human needs: Nutritious food, water, energy and shelter.
Our online Permaculture design course has a unique focus on natural health and community living. We are a small independent Permaculture community, living and teaching Permaculture since 10+ years, and with the help of your recent crowdfunding we could build this kick ass platform for you!” date=”Dates and times that suit you! 20 Weeks of lessons.” location=”Online” cost=”A$49 per week, for 20 weeks (A$980) OR A$890 one time payment (save A$90)” duration=”20 Weeks” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.permaculturecourseonline.com%2F||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”16373″ title=”Permaculture and sustainable living courses” paragraph=”Byron’s Centre for Permaculture – Immerse yourself in sustainability, ecology and ethical living through our hands-on Permaculture courses and certificates.
Studying permaculture will give you the tools to design the integrated systems that can provide sustainable food, energy and shelter for communities.
Officially endorsed by National Regulatory bodies, our hands-on training programs, workshops and certificate courses cover the skills needed to create a more sustainable and integrated way of living. You’ll learn about design and management with experienced tutors in real permaculture projects in the Byron area.

We offer a range of permaculture courses to suit your interests and goals. These can create opportunities for you to transform a local space, progress onto further sustainability study and secure relevant employment, including in the Byron area.

The Byron Centre For Permaculture offers:
*Certificate III in Permaculture
*Certificate IV in Permaculture
*Permaculture Design Courses (PDC)
*Sustainability courses – Backyard Food Production, Native Bees, Building a tiny home, Native Plant Identification and Bush Tucker, Soils and Organic Management, Water – Systems for home and landscape and a whole lot more…

Byron Region Community College is a not for profit community organisation with a strong commitment to high quality innovative learning for adults (15+). Our vision is to involve and engage people through inspiring learning experiences. The beauty, diversity and fragility of this amazing natural environment have been the inspiration behind the college’s commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practice. We have a long history in the region as an innovative adult education provider. With over 23 years of operation and the collective experience of staff from diverse professions, Byron Region Community College is well placed to deliver world-class education that promotes sustainability, creativity, responsibility and collaboration.” date=”See website for details” location=”Byron or Mullumbimby Campuses – NSW” cost=”TBA” duration=”Various” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.byroncollege.org.au%2Fcourses||target:%20_blank|”][pip_course_tile image_url=”35407″ title=”Watch this space – more courses coming soon!” paragraph=”” date=”2022″ location=”” cost=”” duration=”” course_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au%2Fcourses%2Farts%2Fhandcrafts||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]