On Thursday afternoon The BIG House is open for those that are staying on site. Lodgers have the opportunity to find their beds, settle in, grab a cup of tea, and relax before the evening gathering.
In the evening we meet and greet together and set the scene for the weekend.We gather together and share some nourishment from the garden, share stories, perhaps sing songs, stargaze and socialise with
fellow participants (“permies”) before the course commences.
Friday & Saturday
Designing your permaculture Garden
It’s time to apply the learning over the past four workshops and immerse yourself in the detail design development of selected households and properties from the group. It is time to bring together the ethics, principles and practices of Permaculture to guide your decisions and facilitate your creative dreams so they can be a reality.
It’s time to unveil your plans, outline your rationale and share your creative responses as we peer review and critique the designs and decision-making processes with care.
Tonight the night for a feast, fun and laughter as the course draws near completion. Enjoy the variety night and share a gift or talent through song, music, drama skits, storytelling and or anything that celebrate the groups achievements!
On our final day we broaden the aperture beyond the backyard and consider the role of Permaculture in shaping the socioeconomic and political fabric of local communities and the bio region. Tales of transformation and social Permaculture in action locally and abroad are offered.
A guest speaker takes us to another level of social Permaculture, delving into the dynamics of Eco-villages, neighbourhoods and the realm of intentional communities. Hooray, you’ve made it to the end of the course, as hearts and minds turn towards home, family, friends and community, a world awaiting and the wonder of where to from here.
You will be welcomed into the worldwide community of Permaculture that you are a part of. Together we will share our aspirations, intentions and local actions we can contribute to as a community of ‘Permies’ in the bio-region.
Weekend Workshop Cost
Early bird rate costs $695 (payment must be made in full by 31st of December) Full Rate costs $795 (payment must be made by 27th of January)
Book ALL four workshops at $625 each or $2500 for the complete Permaculture Design Course.
Cost includes nourishment for the duration of the workshop.
Please advise if you have any dietary requirements or restrictions.
Accommodation is available on site for $95 per night.
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