Local Permaculture Design Course
A profit-sharing part-time Permaculture Design Course starting September 2014 is being organised by two of our members and the eminent Rosemary Morrow will be on the teaching team!
The course will take place in Kariong and Jilliby every Saturdays starting September 5.
All profits generated by the course will be returned to the community in the form of scholarships, donations to Permafund, memberships, and support to a local permaculture project.
This course covers all aspects of permaculture (over 90 hours) and will include site visits, mentoring and design exercises. It is a guaranteed interactive course, comprehensive, fun and last but not least, affordable.
Other local options
There are also many other local options to gain access to permaculture education. We’ve listed some below:
1. Free Members Activities
Every month, our Activities Team organises free workshops, visits, tours, social gathering and interactive permaculture education sessions.
Check out the Events Calendar and the News blog for updates.
If you’re not yet a member, check out our Join Us page or come to our monthly Information Evening (2nd Tuesday of the month at the Tuggerah Hall).
2. TAFE Outreach courses
TAFE Outreach offers a vast array of free courses in sustainability available at our local TAFE campuses.
FREE COURSES – WYONG TAFE OUTREACH:
This free introductory permaculture course is run through TAFE Outreach at Wyong, during school hours. The facilitator is Kerrie Anderson. Classes commence on 24 July 2014 and will be held each Thursday from 9.30am to 2pm for 7 weeks in the lovely organic permaculture garden and classroom at K Block. The course includes theory and practical experiences of permaculture, a design system for living more sustainably. The focus will be on organic gardening according to permaculture ethics, principles and practices, and includes creation of a no dig garden, learning about soil, compost, natural pest control and companion planting. We will also be taking a field trip to a thriving permaculture garden. Come and be inspired, and meet other like minded people who are striving to care for the planet and their families.
This free course is run through TAFE Outreach at Wyong, during school hours. The facilitator is Kerrie Anderson. Classes commence on 9 October 2014 and will be held each Thursday from 9.30am to 2pm for 8 weeks in the lovely organic permaculture garden and classroom at K Block. The course includes theory and practical experiences in how to make sustainable choices for eating and feeding the family. The focus will be on relocalisation of food systems, understanding the differences between products labelled organic, natural, ethical and fair trade, gaining confidence reading food labels and learning how to preserve food and reduce food waste. We will be taking a field trip to the supermarket and a local organic store and enjoying practical experiences such as bread and cheese making.
If you require further information, please call Outreach on 4350 2370 or 4350 2227, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place. Numbers are limited.
3. Other Permaculture Design Courses
Some of our members are professional permaculture educators who provide permaculture education on the Central Coast, Lower Hunter and Upper Sydney Basin. Check out their website for details.
4. Online options
This blog post is not intended to list all course providers in NSW or Australia. Please contact us if other local permaculture education options need to be added.