You, however, can just bring yourself. We will provide all design materials, plants, shovels, gloves and knowledge. You will leave this workshop confident, able and ready to design and plant your own temperate forest garden.
About this workshop:
This workshop will be held on-farm at Milkwood Farm. We will use a combination of our woolshed classroom and field time for teaching this workshop. Bring good solid boots, work clothes and expect to get dirty as well as knowledgeable during this workshop.
About the teachers:
Dan Harris-Pascal is a plant whisperer who grew up gardening and walking in the Southern Tablelands. Dan’s passion for plants led him to Horticulture at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Hawai’i and, more recently, to design and teach in school gardens with a focus on learning-by-doing. Dan is passionate about teaching ecology and horticulture that is understandable and useful with a focus on examples and experience over words and theory.
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's full profile.
Included in your course fee:
Your course fee includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day of your workshop. Meals are organic country cooking with omnivore or vegetarian options, with a high ratio of yummy organic produce coming from Milkwood Farm itself. For a small additional fee you can camp at Milkwood Farm for the duration of your course, and this option includes breakfast and dinner each night. See our Staying at Milkwood page for full info on accommodation and facilities.
Mates rates: we know that you're more likely to succeed in changing the world with a like-minded crew. To enable this, we arrange a 20% discount off full price for group bookings of 2 or more. Please get in touch for details.
This PDC will be held at the Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania in a large, comfortable workshop space that opens onto a kitchen garden, with the vibrant Source community garden 10 minutes walk away through the same campus.
Hobart is serviced by bus, train and plane from the Australian mainland
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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.