Course Outline

DAY 1 – Sunday 24th Sept

Session 1: 9 – 10.30am  – Welcome to country, Introductions, House rules, Overview
Session 2: 11 – 12.30pm – Permaculture origins, definitions and why the need                     Session 3: 1.30 – 3pm – Permaculture ethics and principles                                                  Session 4: 3.30 – 5pm – Discovering the 12 Permaculture principles in action
Evening – Opening dinner and film – Fear of Falling Food


DAY 2 – Monday 25th Sept
Session 1: 9.00 – 10.30am – Ecology, energy laws, terminology
Session 2: 11.00 – 12.30pm – Climate Global to bioregional
Session 3: 1.30 – 3.00pm – Soils ( Investigating soil types, biology)
Session 4: 3.30 – 5.00pm – Soils ( Soil building soil techniques)
Evening – dinner and film – Soil the Film


DAY 3 – Tuesday 26th Sept
Session 1: 9 – 10.30am – Water strategies urban
Session 2: 11 – 12.30pm – Water strategies urban – practical
Session 3: 1.30 – 3pm – Trees theory, practice & strategies – on site visits
Session 4: 3.30 – 5pm – Trees theory, practice & strategies – on site visits
Evening – dinner and film – guest speaker – Julian Voorwinden


DAY 4 – Wednesday 27th Sept
Session 1: 9 – 10.30am – Earthworks (hands on)
Session 2: 11 – 12.30pm – Earthworks (hands on)
Session 3:  1.30 – 3pm – Aquaculture practical Urban application
Session 4:  3.30 – 5pm – Microclimate (in the field)
Evening – dinner and film – Farming with Nature


DAY 5 – Thursday 28th Sept
Site visits – Wollongong school garden and suburban homes:
Cringila Public School – ‘Living Classroom’
Sheryl Wiffen’s Suburban Cornucopia
Kafe in North Wollongong
Popes Produce suburban farming and human habitat


DAY 6 – Friday 29th Sept
Sessions 1 – 4: 9am – 5pm – Methods of design
Evening – Dinner and Design Studio


DAY 7 – Saturday 30th Sept
Sessions 1 – 3: 9am – 3pm – Methods of design
Session 4: 3.30pm – 5pm – Pattern design exercise
Night off


DAY 8 – Sunday 1st Oct
Day off


DAY 9 – Monday 2nd Oct
Sessions 1 – 3: 9am – 3.30pm – Zone 1  Four season vegetable garden (design, building and maintenance)
3.30 – 5.30 – Visit Greenhouse Park
Evening – Dinner at Greenhouse Park’s Wood Fired Pizza Oven


DAY 10 – Tuesday 3rd Oct
Sessions 1 – 3: 9am – 3pm – Zone 2 Food Forest (design building and maintenance)
Session 4: 3.30 – 5.30pm Site Visit – Permaculture Visions
Evening – Dinner and film – ‘A Forest Garden Year’


DAY 11 – Wednesday 4th Oct
Session 1 – 9 to 10.30am -Appropriate Technology Practical applications
Session 2 – 11 to 12.30pm – Ferments and preserves
Session 3 – 1.30 to 3pm – Earth Building Workshop
Session 4 – 3.30 to 5pm – Earth Building Workshop
Evening – Dinner and Guest speaker – Jess Moore


DAY 12 – Thursday 5th Oct
Session 1 – 9 to 10.30am – Social Permaculture – Bioregions & Transition Towns
Session 2 – 11 to 12.30pm – Urban Solutions – Permablitz
Session 3 – 1.30 to 3pm – Group Design
Session 4 – 3.30 to 5pm – Group Design
Evening – Dinner and Design Studio


DAY 13 – Friday 6th Oct
Session 1 – 9 to 10.30am – Intentional Communities
Session 2 – 11 to 12.30pm – Self & the home economy
Session 3 – 1.30 to 3pm – Group Design
Session 4 – 3.30 to 5pm – Group Design
Evening – Dinner and Party


DAY 14 – Saturday 7th Oct
Session 1 – 9 to 10.30am – Where to from here? Global movement & Local action
Session 2 – 11 to 12.30pm – Design presentations
Session 3 – 1.30 to 3pm – Design presentations
Session 4 – 3.30 to 5pm – Certificates & Farewell


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