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Introduction to Permaculture

Join us for one day of exploration into permaculture. You’ll gain a solid understanding in permaculture foundations and the framework to design your own home in the city or out bush.

Ready to book in? Scroll down to the bottom of the page and go for it!

Immerse yourself in a proactive day of thinking, learning and exploring avenues to respond to some of the biggest social, environmental and economic challenges of our time in a proactive and positive way. Learn the basics in how you can apply permaculture to everything from house design, food production, energy systems and community development, all with a distinct Tasmanian flavour and focus.

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Your permaculture course has completely changed my focus and approach towards my surroundings. I now have a clear vision and outlook of what I want to achieve In my garden and beyond. I have since been describing your course as a springboard. I left feeling inspired to continue learning more about permaculture and to take the first steps to creating a garden for my family to enjoy.

This course covers… grow-comm-garden-design-ap-2016-ilovepdf-compressed-724x1024

  • Origins of permaculture and the global context
  • Permaculture ethics and principles
  • Design framework
  • Fermentation demonstration
  • Composting demonstration
  • Food production: including food forests and annual gardening
  • Water systems
  • House design for cool climates
  • Social permaculture

Students Receive

  • A copy of the Introduction to Permaculture book by Bill Mollison,
  • Morning and afternoon tea/refreshments
  • Course notes, and
  • New friends and networks.

 

Our teaching approach

We draw on a range of theoretical, interactive and hands-on methods in our teaching style with the intention to make sure our students are engaged and that we’re delivering information as thoroughly as possible. This course is approximately 40% theoretical and 60% interactive (group work and facilitated exercises). This is not a gardening course, if you’re after a hands-on workshop have a look at what we have coming up here. 

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Your teacher

img_5913-2-293x300Hannah Moloney grew up on a city farm in Brisbane growing herbs and has over 15 years of hands-on experience in designing, building and managing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming, permaculture and community development. She has a post-grad diploma in community cultural development, a diploma in permaculture and since 2009, has been teaching permaculture across Australia with the likes of the Southern Cross Permaculture Institute, the Permaforest Trust (which has since closed) and Milkwood Permaculture. She’s taken short courses in teacher training with Rosemary Morrow, the soil food web with Dr Elaine Ingham and reading the landscape with David Holmgren. In recent years Hannah has had the pleasure of teaching alongside some of the most celebrated permaculturalists in the world including David Holmgren (co-founder of permaculture), Rosemary Morrow and Dave Jacke.

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 I found it very inspiring, lovely to spend a weekend with like minded people while learning more about how to live sustainably while still enjoying a comfortable lifestyle.

Venue

We’re holding this course at the Sustainable Learning Centre in Mt Nelson, Hobart. We’ll provide all details on how to get there for our students just before the course.

Cancellation Policy

There is no refund available for this course. If you’re unable to make it we encourage you to pass your place onto friends or family.

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Introduction to Permaculture

Join us for two days of exploration into Permaculture. You’ll gain a solid understanding in Permaculture ethics, principles and the framework to design your own (and others) homes in the city or out bush.

Goodwood Community Centre, Hobart / June 13-14 / 9am-5pm each day

Immerse yourself in a proactive weekend of thinking, learning and exploring avenues to respond to some of the biggest social, environmental and economic challenges of our time. Learn the basics in how you can apply permaculture to everything from house design, food production, energy systems and community development, all with a distinct Tasmanian flavour and focus.

 

Your permaculture course has completely changed my focus and approach towards my surroundings. I now have a clear vision and outlook of what I want to achieve In my garden and beyond. I have since been describing your course as a springboard. I left feeling inspired to continue learning more about permaculture and to take the first steps to creating a garden for my family to enjoy (Student, Feb, 2014).

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This course covers…

  • Origins of permaculture and the global context
  • Permaculture ethics and principles
  • Design framework
  • Fermentation demonstration
  • Composting demonstration
  • Food production: including food forests and annual gardening
  • Water systems
  • House design for cool climates
  • Social permaculture

Students Receive

  • A copy of the Introduction to Permaculture book by Bill Mollison,
  • Morning and afternoon tea/refreshments (BYO lunch),
  • Course notes, and
  • New friends and networks.

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Our teaching approach

We draw on a range of theoretical, interactive and hands-on methods in our teaching style with the intention to make sure our students are engaged and that we’re delivering information as thoroughly as possible. This course is approximately 40% theoretical and 60% interactive (group work and facilitated exercises), this includes practical demonstrations in fermentation and composting. We are deeply committed to making sure you walk away from the course with exactly what you need to live an abundant and good life.

Your teachers

Hannah Moloney and Anton Vikstrom co-direct Good Life Permaculture and 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.

 

Anton profile picAnton Vikstrom is a sustainability specialist (and a self confessed renaissance man) with over 15 years experience in urban agriculture, renewable energy, international development, energy efficiency and sustainability.  Anton completed his Environmental Science degree at the ANU in Canberra and GDip at the University of Sydney.  His areas of study included Human Ecology, Geography and Agro-ecology.  His research Thesis was on understanding energy flows through urban agricultural systems.  Since then he has worked with nationally recognised not-for-profit organisations such as The Alternative Technology Association, Cultivating Community and Tasmania’s very own Sustainable Living Tasmania.  In addition to his deep professional experience he has a wealth of knowledge of practical sustainability, from off-grid solar power, small-scale beekeeping, carpentry, and landscaping to brewing, fermenting, kite making and sewing.

 

Hannah + Kale-small fileHannah Moloney grew up on a city farm in Brisbane growing herbs and has over a decade of hands-on experience in designing, building, managing and doing projects around urban agriculture, small-scale farming, permaculture and community development. She has a post-grad diploma in community cultural development, completed her Permaculture Design Course in 2008 and since 2009, has been teaching permaculture across Australia with the likes of the Southern Cross Permaculture Institute, the Permaforest Trust (which has since closed) and Milkwood Permaculture. In 2011 she completed a Diploma of Permaculture with Eltham College (VIC) and has taken short courses in teacher training with Rosemary Morrow, the soil food web with Dr Elaine Ingham and reading the landscape with David Holmgren. In recent years Hannah has had the pleasure of teaching alongside some of the most celebrated permaculturalists in the world including David Holmgren (co-founder of permaculture), Rosemary Morrow and Dave Jacke (US author of Edible Forest Gardens).

DSC07623-e1407099522836-681x1024-1Nick Towle is a passionate advocate for sustainability and permaculture and brings a diverse set of skills to the course including home-based sustainability practices and community economic systems. His most recent permaculture adventure has involved establishing the RESEED Trust, a two acre urban property in the heart of Penguin (NW Tasmania) which is being developed into a permaculture demonstration site and sustainability education centre.

 

 

 I found it very inspiring, lovely to spend a weekend with like minded people while learning more about how to live sustainably while still enjoying a comfortable lifestyle (Feb 2014 – another satisfied student).

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Venue

We’re holding this course at the Goodwood Community Centre, 20 Acton Crescent, Goodwood. There is ample parking onsite, a beautiful community garden to eat your lunch in and a mudbrick building to learn within.

Cancellation Policy

There is no refund available for this course. If you’re unable to make it we encourage you to pass your place onto friends or family – alternatively you’re welcome to put it towards one of our future courses.

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Skill Swap: Cake for Permaculture

We want more people to do and live permaculture – that’s why we do what we do. However we recognise that some folks don’t have extra cash to get skilled up on workshops. So we’re making one space available on our Introduction to Permaculture (running on June 13-14 in Hobart) course to help folks get started on living the good life.

However we want to do a skill swap, cake for permaculture. We usually make cakes for student’s morning and afternoon tea breaks, but we thought we could make an exchange with someone who otherwise would not be able to attend. The deal is you make four cakes (two for each day) and we give you a spot on our Introduction to Permaculture course.

To apply, simply email us at hello@goodlifepermaculture.com.au and let us know two things:

1) Why you’re the best person for this spot, and

2) What type of cakes you’ll make – they don’t have to be super fancy by the way, just simple and wholesome treats.

To get you inspired, here are some recent cakes from our courses (and the internet)…

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Ok, so those last two are probably taking things too far, but aren’t they beautiful! Please share far and wide so it reaches the person it needs to, and so we get cakes :-).

** You can see all information for this course here.

 

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