Introduction to Permaculture: Okines #1
May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$225
Join us for one day of exploration into permaculture. You’ll gain a solid introduction to permaculture foundations and the framework to design your life in your own home, in the city or out bush.
We’re partnering with Okines Community Garden in Dodges Ferry to bring you a special 6-part series of hands-on permaculture skills. This is workshop #1, Introduction to Permaculture. 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.
If you live in the South-East coastal region, you might be eligible for a phenomenal subsidy* to access these courses. To access this discount please type your postcode into the “coupon” field at checkout. If your postcode fall subsidised area, your ticket price will be reduced to $150 before you pay.
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.
YOU’LL GET TO LEARN ALL ABOUT…
- Origins of permaculture and the global context
- Permaculture ethics and principles
- The permaculture design framework
- Exploration of permaculture in action in urban and rural contexts.
- Fully catered – it’s going to be delicious,
- Some solid time in the Okines’s Community Garden where you’ll see strategies you can apply to your small or large garden,
- A copy of the Introduction to Permaculture book by Bill Mollison,
- Extensive course notes on everything we cover over the weekend, and
- Skills and knowledge, useful for the rest of your life!
OUR TEACHING APPROACH
Just so you know, this is not a hands-on gardening course. This course is an engaging combination of theory and interactive group work. If you’re after a hands-on workshop have a look at what we have coming up here.
Two green thumbs up. Structure of the day, variety of delivery of information, engaging activities, amount of content covered, general warmth and enthusiasm all brilliant .
Our caterers will spoil you with food to fill your belly, warm your hearts and inspire you to grow your own. And, of course, we can accommodate any dietary requirements.
Nestled in the Southern Beaches community of Dodges Ferry, Okines Community Garden is an inspiring place to learn, share knowledge and contribute directly to the wellbeing of the land and the people it supports. The gardens consist of mature fruit trees, over 30 raised veggie beds, chickens, bees and an outdoor kitchen providing a hub for shared outdoor meals and a workshop space. ‘The Garden’ is connected to Okines Community House – which provides added space for learning and undercover workshop needs.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
You’ll be provided with clear directions on how to get there prior to the course.
Nadia Danti brings years of market gardening experience and has travelled the world working with some of the best growers out there to learn the skills she needed. Nadia is passionate about soil health and understanding the ecosystem under our feet, as well as supporting people to connect to their local food system and empowering them to grow some of their own food in whatever sized space they have!
James DaCosta has worked on a huge range of small farms across Tasmanian including running the Hobart City Farm for 6 years (since closed). Originally from NW Tasmania, he was reared on the rich red soils of that region where he grew large and strong like a Kennebec (potato). He is a gardener, bee keeper, and permaculture designer. A natural teacher, James has a knack for inspiring and equipping people with the skills they need to get growing!
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.
I enjoyed the delivery of the workshop and particularly the constant interaction/exercises that took place between our small groups. Total involvement. Also liked discovering the principles of Permaculture and the connectivity that comes with it. Was useful for our private plans.
Fantastic , in general I’m not a great learner in a classroom setup but I was engaged and interested throughout the whole day
Brilliant! I had such a great day and left feeling motivated to keep learning.
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.
Please note, this workshop will be run in accordance to Covid-19 guidelines recommended at the time. If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms we ask you to please not attend the workshop – contact us beforehand to discuss options.
Subsidies and Discounts
We have partnered with Okines to present this series of workshops for their region. Thanks to Okines, if you live in the Lower South East coast of Tasmania, you will qualify for a significant subsidy – each course will cost you just $150. We strongly encourage people living within the region to enrol, but these courses are also accessible to anyone that wants to join us! Areas that qualify for a subsidy extend from Sorell, to Swansea and down the coast to the whole peninsular, incorporating Dodges Ferry, Carlton, Primrose Sands and Dunalley.
*To get the discount, please enter your postcode in the “COUPON” section – if you are in a qualifying area, and it will automatically make your course $150.00.
**WANT TO LEARN EVERYTHING? Whether you are full-fee-paying or on the subsidised rate, if you purchase all 6 courses (see the full list below), you can get an extra 15% off the second series! To do this, buy the first three, then email us at email@example.com and we will give you the special code. Huzzah for accessible learning!
Sign up to the Okines Series and get skills!
Series A: Available to book now
- Introduction to Permaculture
- Super Soil Skills (take this with #3 to become a gun gardener)
- Grow Your Own Food (perfect followup to #2)
Series B: Coming soon – 15% off Series 2 if you purchase all 6 courses**
- Beekeeping for Beginners
- Eat your Harvest: Ferments and cheese making
- Homemade Herbal Remedies and soap
Looking for something else? We run lots of workshops – register your interest here and we’ll let you know what’s coming up.
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