Based in and around Hobart, this part-time Permaculture Design Course is designed for all you folk who need to keep on working, parenting and all round general living. Over a series of 5 weekends covering 2 months, students will learn how to design resilient and robust permaculture systems for their own (and others) lives and landscapes.
So while Winter does it’s thing, blowing, raining and chilling, students will be warming themselves by learning from some of the world’s best how to design their dream homes, gardens and lives, permaculture style – all set for a Spring launch!
Very beautiful people, very beautiful course. A big treasure for me and for my life. Thank you! (Luigi: dancer, Italian & town planner).
My life will be improved from having participated in this course (Phil: engineer, Tasmanian & poet).
The course will be held over 5 weekends across July and August.
Classes run from 8:30am – 5:30pm each day. We will provide 100% vegetarian catering for the first 4 day weekend; after that we provide scrumptious morning and afternoon tea for the following weekends and students bring their own lunches. All food we provide is sourced organically and locally where possible.
At the heart of the teaching team is permaculture and sustainability specialists and fanatics, Hannah Moloney and Anton Vikstrom. Both have over a decade of hands-on experience in working with sustainability, permaculture and community development. They divide their time between establishing their city farm, designing people’s properties, teaching permaculture and managing community-based projects. They are deeply committed to regenerating landscapes, building community, having a good life and supporting others to do the same. You can read more about them here.
We are also thrilled to announce that David Holmgren, co-founder of Permaculture and all round good guy will be joining us for 2 days of this course. David brings unlimited depth, experience and insight to the classroom (and paddocks) and we are over the moon that he’ll be bringing his talent to Tassie specifically to teach on this PDC.
Since co-founding Permaculture with Bill Mollison and publishing “Permaculture One” in 1978, David has written several more books, developed three properties using permaculture principles, conducted workshops and courses in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South and Central America, Japan and North America. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example. He shows by example that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism.
This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the most respected sustainability experts in the world, for more information about David, his work and home visit www.holmgren.com.au.
We’re basing this PDC at two beautiful locations, plus you’ll be taken to a number of urban gardens and small farms to see permaculture in action.
We’ll spend our first weekend together (July 4th – 7th) at the Fern Tree Community Centre. For the remaining weekends we’ll be based at the Sustainability Centre in Mt Nelson. Students will be sent clear directions and instructions closer to the day about these two venues.
We ask that you give us two weeks notice if you choose to step out of the course; we’ll refund your fee, minus a $100 administration cost. Alternatively you can choose to pass it onto a friend or use it as credit towards one of our future courses. If we have to cancel the course for whatever reason, we’ll provide a full refund immediately.