We kick-started our part-time PDC last week, hugging close to our outdoor stove and wrapped in blankets (the sun was a tad shy!).
Right here on our farm, there is a large multi-purpose carport that, in true permaculture spirit, fulfills many functions. And one of them is to host our class.
Permaculture Principles excercise
Hugging to our stove
Produce and refreshments table
There are also many acres of landscape that, over the course of the next few weeks, will help gel in our knowledge about everything we need to know to design in permaculture: pattern reading, forests, permaculture principles, microclimates, plants, weeds, animals and of course, last but not least, design methods.
Reading contours in the landscape
Learning permaculture is fun!
Walking the land
Reading patterns in the landscape
Last but not least, Permaculture is not an armchair study. It is about actively observing, deducting, designing, planning and finally doing. So every day we get our hands dirty! Worm farming, double-digging, seed sharing, plant propagation…
Each having a turn at double digging
Photo credit: Paula Brodie
I am stoked to be able to lead another group of fabulous people into their permaculture journey… follow us as we continue this journey.
It is not too late to register to Garden to Table’s Residential Permaculture Course held with John Champagne, Megan Cooke and myself in Pacific Palms, NSW – 19 November to 1 December 2016
We’re away on a trip overseas and in the small town where we are there is a farmers’ market twice a week. Yes, twice a week!
Locals come and get their fresh produce, have a chat with the farmer and other patrons of the market, they meet friends or make new ones. I find this amazing that for such a rather small place, there could be the need for two markets a week. And there is. Continue reading “A market to grow farmers”→
We’re now accepting registrations for our annual part-time Permaculture Design Course (PDC).
This course is part-time, meaning it takes place every Saturday (except during school holidays) from 9am to 5pm, starting Saturday 6 August 2016, ending Saturday 12 November 2016. Continue reading “Enrolling now”→