Where: Kimbriki EcoHouse and EcoGarden, Kimbriki Rd, off Mona Vale Rd, Terrey Hills.
Time: 09:30am-4:30pm each day
This course is for anyone interested in sustainable ways of living, a healthy lifestyle, growing food or organics. An Introduction to Permaculture course covers the key ethics and principles of permaculture and outlines basic permaculture design techniques such as zoning, site analysis, and climatic factors. You will leave looking at your house and garden and the landscape in a different way.
The learning style is collaborative and participatory (not chalk and talk). Permaculture techniques started in Australia in the 1970's and are now used all over the world. The design system was created by bringing together knowledge from many different areas such as agriculture, architecture, renewable energy and indigenous knowledge systems. "Permaculture is conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have diversity, stability and the resilience of a natural ecosystem." Bill Mollison
The course site, Kimbriki Eco House and Garden is a demonstration model of permaculture including gardening, native bees, straw bale building, compost toilets, composting, recycled building materials and much more.
This course will give you tools to enable you to live a more simple, healthy and sustainable life. Be Inspired!
Peter Rutherford: Senior Ecologist at Kimbriki, Michelle Sheather: Ecologist, Trainer, Sustainable Agriculture advocate, Tass Schmidt: Businesswoman turned Biological Farmer. All trainers have extensive relevant experience. Michelle and Tass have also undergone permaculture teacher training.
Bookings are essential contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0417241371
Cost: $290 Permacultrre Sydney North (PSN) members, $335 non-members, pensioners and student discounts available on request. Supported by PNB.