Permaculture Design Course
Our low-cost course in Permaculture Design has been running for several years, with very appreciative students. Tutors Sam Downing, Ian Lillington and Beck Lowe guide the group through a sixteen-week course (96 hours in total) that will change your life!
We regularly make field trips to local properties that demonstrate the topics we are focusing on in class. The course covers the standard syllabus of a permaculture design course, which includes ethics, design principles and theory on topics including soils, water, energy, building, animals, intensive gardens, orchards and broadacre farms. Each week we offer suggested readings to course participants and occasional small exercises. The main study load comes in the last weeks as students work on a design project for presentation on the last day of the course. Our tutors are responsive to the needs of the students, and the time spent in study outside of class is largely up to the individual student.
There is a course running at present until June. If you would like to be notified of the next course, please email us.
New venue: BRIT (TAFE), Templeton Street, Castlemaine. This is right in the centre of Castlemaine! We will be developing the garden at the back of the building as well as using a classroom.
Cost: $150 for concession card holders; $350 full price.