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Intro to Permaculture: Jun 2013: Sydney
Title:
Intro to Permaculture: Jun 2013: Sydney
When:
Jun 22 2013 - Jun 23 2013  9:00am - 5:00pm
Where:
Alexandria Park Community Centre - Sydney
Category:
Introduction to Permaculture

Description

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Join us for 2 days of permaculture design theory and action. You will leave this course with a solid grounding of how you can apply permaculture principles in your home, garden, apartment or farm. You'll also be in an informed position to further your journey into permaculture design. 

This course will give you a comprehensive overview of how to apply pro-active, sustainable design techniques to your immediate environment - whether you live in a small apartment, a quarter-acre block, or a rural property.

In a rapidly changing world, we are all looking for solutions that can aid our community's stability. We're talking systems for living, architecture, food production, land management and community:

  • Effective ways of growing healthy, organic food in urban environments
  • Regenerative farming that can both feed a family, earn an income and build soil fertility
  • Retrofitting techniques for existing houses or property that results in lower energy costs and better health for its inhabitants

No chemicals and no excuses. Just good, thoughtful, innovative and effective design for the needs of our species.

This intensive weekend course covers the basics of designing resilient systems with permaculture principles; energy cycling, nutrient cycling, animal systems, veggie growing systems, and how to retrofit your existing habitat to become a haven of organic food and low-energy living.

We use examples of existing permaculture systems, projects and designs, both urban and rural, to show you how you can use permaculture design to create positive change.

This course arms you with practical strategies to better care and provide for yourself, your family and the planet. All set in a beautiful, abundant inner city community garden bursting with examples of urban permaculture in action.

"I have done several permaculture courses now and I would say that Nick Ritar is definitely one of the best and most dynamic permaculture teacher I've experienced. Thanks again, Milkwood." - Paul Jordan, Project Officer + budding Permaculture Designer

Some resources to get you thinking:

About the teacher:

Nick Ritar is a permaculture designer, consultant and educator who works extensively across a wide range of bioregions, farms, watersheds and city environments. He is recognized nationally as a leading advocate on how permaculture principles can contribute to food security through good design and regenerative farming and living.

Nick divides his time between extensive permaculture teaching, permaculture consultancy, writing and farming in central western NSW. Nick's full profile.

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Included in your course fee

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The classic text Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison (RRP $41.70) is included in your course fee, to help get you started and keep you inspired when implementing what you learn at this course into your own habitat.

Your course fee includes course notes and tea + coffee + organic fruit during the day. For lunches, we usually put in a joint order to a great little organic cafe around the corner, LoveGrub - or feel free to bring your own.

Booking into the course

You can pay for your course below with your credit card, or get in contact with us to arrange payment by credit card over the phone, or cheque or direct deposit.

As part of our Fair Share policy, we provide pensioner and unwaged discounts where needed. Please get in touch for more information.

Can't make these dates? Check out our other Intro to Permaculture course dates here...

Once you've booked into this course, we will contact you via email regarding your booking, what to bring along with you, and any further info you might need or request regarding this course.

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Venue

Alexandria Park Community Centre
Venue:
Alexandria Park Community Centre   -   Website
Street:
Park Road, Alexandria
ZIP:
2015
City:
Sydney
State:
NSW

Description

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Our Sydney course venue is Alexandria Park Community Centre, set in the grounds of Alexandria Community School, on the corner of Park Road and Power Avenue. This amazing place has multiple thriving community gardens, school gardens, a bush tucker garden and outdoor classroom learning areas.

>> Venue MAP

Getting there by Train: The venue is 15 minutes walk from Redfern Station. Take the Gibbons St exit and continue south. Gibbons St will become Wyndham St, and soon you will reach Alexandria Park on your right. Cut through the park to the corner of Park Rd and Power Avenue, and there you are. Cityrail website.

Getting there by Bus: The 370 and 355 bus routes run along McEvoy St, one block from the venue. Sydney Buses website.

Parking: There is ample street parking around the school.

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Reading List

Prior to attending your course, you might like to take a look at our ever-expanding reading list,a bunch of recommended and practical texts on Permaculture, sustainable agriculture and community resilience.

None of these texts are pre-requisite for our courses, we just like to be able to provide suggestions on background reading, in case you're champing at the bit to get going.


"Create a self-sustaining environment in any situation, from the farm to the city... by planning your lifestyle to increase resources, conserve energy and reduce or eliminate pollution or waste."
Bill Mollison
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