Here is a collection of pictures from our part-time PDC.
Every day we start with a practicum session – we get our hands dirty, we energize our body and ground ourselves with skills that enrich our resilience and perpetuate traditional life skills.
Last week, we were blessed to be able to visit Jacky, Gary and Kelly, an absolutely loveable family who lives a bird-flight away from our farm. The whole family cares for rescued wildlife and dedicate their time, their skills, their land and their resources to raise and care for native wildlife. Gary, builder by trade, explained our group how their future solar passive home was designed and which material he is using to make it an ecological home.
Harvesting worm casting
Pattern recognition at home, the garden and in our social life
Seeking energy efficiency
Making seed raising mix
Learning about climate and microclimates
Site visit to Jacky’s solar passive home
Connecting with wildlife
Learning about ecology
Exploring microclimates and how to use them
Bower Bird love nest
Brainstorming on permaculture principles applications
Jacky’s permaculture design explained to our students
Jacky explaines her goals
Photo credit: Paula, Marco, Alexia
Feature image: drawing of my child!
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 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”→
Bushfire season will be closing soon and with this we can resume our intake of interns/wwoofers.
Last year, Kelvin stayed with us for eight months, weaving his presence into our daily family patterns, becoming one of us, learning, teaching, providing us relief and support, sharing stories, humour, silences, recipes and wisdom…
We did so much that year…
We planted trees -many trees, to a point when it felt we were the characters in The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
Permaculture teaches us to integrate rather than segregate… this articles describes how we, at Valley’s End, have integrated previously-acquired management skills and tools into our permaculture context.
Permaculture teaches us to integraterather than segregate… this articles describes how we, at Valley’s End, have integrated previously-acquired project management skills and tools into our permaculture context. Continue reading “Managing your permaculture life”→