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Introduction to Permaculture (2 days)

This intensive covers Permaculture theory and practice, to immerse you in the ethics, principles and framework of designing a sustainable and abundant life

2-days workshop running over the following dates in 2021:

Sunday, May 2 and May 16

Sunday, November 21 and November 28

from $198 | 2 days

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Permaculture’, you have heard the term but what exactly is it?

This two-day intensive Introduction to Permaculture is a great place to find out more! The intensive is part theory, part practical and will immerse you in the permaculture ethics, principles and framework to help you design a sustainable and abundant life.

Some of the topics covered include:
– What is permaculture?
– Permaculture ethics and design principles
– Designing with permaculture zones and sectors
– Energy and nutrient cycling
– Veggies, fruit and animals in permaculture systems
– Social permaculture
– Practical ways to bring permaculture principles and ethics into your life right now

Showcased within the workshop will be examples ranging from tiny urban gardens to suburban and rural permaculture properties showing how we can create resilient, sustainable systems that work with nature and the natural limits of our planet. 

With its market and community garden, chickens, food forest, water and energy harvesting systems and more, CERES provides a great opportunity to study an established permaculture property in action. This workshop will be beneficial to those new to the concept of permaculture and for those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Course.

Lisa Reid is an educator, facilitator, environmental engineer and kitchen garden specialist who is committed to embedding permaculture into all aspects of her life. She facilitates CERES Permaculture Design Course (PDC), is passionate about creating a permaculture community and has been instrumental in growing the CERES PDC Alumni which fosters connection and skills and knowledge sharing.

Lisa is active in her community sharing the permaculture ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. In her spare time, you can find Lisa leading the kitchen garden of the local primary school, an evolving space which has been designed using permaculture principles. You might also find her tending to her productive garden, chickens and guinea pigs.

What to bring

  • Notepad
  • Writing materials
  • A willingness to learn and explore new ideas

What to expect

  • An engaging and informative workshop including theoretical and practical components
  • Collaborating in a group to prepare a basic site design using permaculture design principles and ethics

What to wear

  • Casual, comfortable clothing

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.