About our Part-Time format:
We're presenting this PDC in a format that allows you to really integrate Permaculture into your daily life, one day per week, for 12 consecutive weeks. Due to overwhelming majority of Saturday class preference, we're just running a Saturday class this time around...
We're offering this PDC in this way because we recognize not everyone can take 2 weeks out of life to do one of our intensive PDCs. Plus for some, one day a week is just a better style of learning. Our PDC courses are an intensive learning experience that for some are best absorbed bit by bit, which gives you time for both contemplation and action so that you can truly put Permaculture into practice as a result of your PDC experience.
So if you're passionately curious about how to start making a difference in your city or town, please join us!
Sessions will include the following:
Permaculture principles and ethics
Some resources to get you thinking:
About the teachers:
Alexia Martinez is a French/Australian permaculture designer and teacher based in Sydney. She knows all about the challenges of both strata-title apartment permaculture, as well as inter-generational family farming. Alexia has co-taught Permaculture courses in France with Rosemary Morrow and now brings her experience and passion for Permaculture to Sydney.
Alexia was attracted to Permaculture originally by the holistic and systemic approach to empowering individuals being drivers of change, and is now a fulltime urban permaculture designer and 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, advocacy and farming in central western NSW. Nick's full profile.
Included in your course fee:
The course text Permaculture: A Designers Manual (RRP $120) is included in your course fee. We also make available our extensive library of Permaculture and associated texts.
Your course fee also includes extensive take-home resources on all subjects covered in this course, as well as our ongoing advice and assistance in questions that might arise beyond the course completion.
Your course fee includes 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.
Saturday class: 9am - 5pm each Saturday from March 17th until June 9th 2012 (12 days in total - no class Easter weekend)
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 for group bookings of 2 or more. Please get in touch for details.
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.
Plan your trip to Alexandria Park Community Centre with the interactive map below:
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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.