- Intro to Permaculture 08/12 Bathurst
Aug 25 2012 - Aug 26 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rahamim Ecological Learning Centre - Bathurst
Introduction to Permaculture
Join Milkwood Permaculture's Nick Ritar for 2 days of permaculture design theory and action. You will leave this course ready to sink your teeth into a bunch of permaculture projects and be in an informed position to do further research and learning in ecological 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 world out of balance, we are all looking for solutions that can lead to:|
- 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 inhabitant
Permaculture principles, like any really good design principles, can be applied across any biosphere, any property, any landscape, any city. Permaculture is a network of well-grounded theories and techniques that, over time, result in sustainable and productive systems.
We're talking systems for living, architecture, food production, land management and community. No chemicals and no excuses. Just good, thoughtful, innovative and effective design for the needs of our species.
"I have done several permaculture courses now and I would say that Nick Ritar of Milkwood is definitely the best and most dynamic permaculture teacher I've experienced.
His extensive knowledge and experience has activated me towards becoming a permaculture designer. Thanks again, Milkwood." - Paul Jordan, Project Officer + budding Permaculture Designer
Covering organic food production, system design (and re-design) for comfort and lower energy consumption, and solutions in how to approach a sustainable and positive community existence within your neighborhood.
This course practical strategies to better care and provide for yourself, your family and the planet.
A jam-packed weekend of essential knowledge, useful techniques, a site visit to an amazing school / community garden and enough information to get you all fired up to be the change you want to see in this world.
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.
Included in your course fee
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 also includes scrumptious country catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day, thanks to the crew at Rahamim EcoLearning Center
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.
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.
Rahamim Ecological Learning Centre
St Josephs' Mount, 34 Busby St
Rahamim Ecological Learning Centre
is a beautiful heritage building set amid established grounds, perched
on 'St Josephs Mount', overlooking Bathurst city. Formerly known as 'Logan Brae', this grand building has been a family home, a nunnery and
a Mercy and Justice Centre over the years.
Rahamim co-ordinates an
extensive workshop program alongside its ongoing work with refugees,
the UN council on climate change, and the provision of ecological
resources for the wider Bathurst community.
Rahamim grounds with community gardens + chook palace
Accommodation at the venue: For a very reasonable fee, you can stay at Rahamim during your course, taking dinner and breakfast at the center as part of your stay. Contact Rahamim for details and bookings: 02 6332 9950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation in Bathurst: Bathurst is a gorgeous old town in the Central West of NSW with many accommodation options. Start here: http://www.visitbathurst.com.au
Getting there by train: Bathurst is 3.5 hours from Sydney by train. Countrylink
runs daily XPT services between Sydney Central and Bathurst, with
connections across to Lithgow. From Bathurst train station, Rahamim is an easy 1.3km walk or a short taxi ride - see our Venue Map for details.
Getting there by car: Bathurst is an easy 3 hours from Sydney. Take the Great Western
Highway up through the Blue Mountains, and, well, just keep going until
you arrive in Bathurst. You can plan your route from Sydney or
elsewhere using our interactive Venue Map
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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.