Join internationally renowned permaculture teacher, Rosemary (Rowe) Morrow for 6 days of intensive training that will provide you with an enviable toolkit to use in the classroom and life in general. Whether you’re already a teacher, or thinking of becoming one, this course is designed to turn teaching into a transformative and fun exchange. Classrooms (indoor and outdoor) will never be the same again.
You will walk away from this course being able to communicate clearly and confidently with a group of people. And you’ll join a learning community of teachers full of inspiration, mutual support and on-going learning.
We require all students to have completed a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) (anywhere in the world) before the course starting date.
Teachers and students of architecture, landscape design, school/community gardeners, local government community development officers, ecology and other disciplines including geography, regenerative agriculture and agroforestry as well as permaculture design. If you’re looking to do any type of sustainability or permaculture education/communication, this is the course you’ve been waiting for.
Rosemary is a well-known, respected permaculture teacher and practitioner who is also very down to earth. For almost 40 years she has worked extensively with farmers and villagers in Africa, Central and South East Asia and Eastern Europe. Rosemary has a special commitment to the people of war-torn nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Bosnia and Afghanistan.
In between her overseas work Rosemary has developed several of her own properties in the Blue Mountains. Using permaculture principles the properties have become models for sustainable living.
Rosemary is the author of ‘The Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture’ and ‘The Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture’ (supplied to all students) and is also a co-founder with Lis Bastian of The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute.
Hannah Moloney will also be on hand, volunteering her time to provide support to all students in between caring for her new baby girl. Hannah is the co-director of Good Life Permaculture and offers an enormous amount of real life experience in teaching, communicating effectively as well and practical permaculture skills.
Hannah, and her partner Anton, are currently busy transforming their urban Hobart home into a demonstration city farm. When she hasn’t got her hands in the dirt you’ll find her creating permaculture designs and facilitating social permaculture projects. You can read more about Hannah here.
This course is being held at the West Winds Community Centre which is located at 3528 Channel Highway, Woodbridge – around 40 minutes south of Hobart.
There is free onsite camping for all students (BYO all camping gear). If you have a camper van there is also a nice flat space for you to park so you can get super comfy for the week.
If you’d prefer to stay offsite there are a range of local options available to you at your own expense. This include the following, but please look for more if none of these suit you.
This course runs from Monday 20th April through to 5pm on the 25th March, however we ask that people arrive on the 19th between 4:30pm and 5:30pm to settle in and have a 6:30pm orientation and dinner. This means we’ll be ready to start for the following morning.
Woodbridge is approximately 40 minutes south of Hobart. To get there, take the Southern Outlet and follow the signs to Margate. Once you arrive in the Woodbridge Village (it’s tiny so you may not notice), you’ll pass the local primary school (south of the village) on the ocean side. The turn off to West Winds Community Centre is a few hundred metres south of the school. See map below.
If you need to withdraw from this course we ask that you give us 2 weeks notice, we’ll provide a refund minus the deposit fee. Alternatively you’re welcome to pass your place onto a friend or family member or put the full fee towards one of our future courses.