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Permaculture Teacher Training with Rosemary Morrow
April 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am - April 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am
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.
This course is for PDC holders in any of the following fields…
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.
You will learn how to…
Design a short, or long course
Develop clear course outcomes and ethics
Adopt appropriate body behaviour and use nonviolent communication
Design effective learning resources
Use teaching aids effectively
Work with a broad range of people from different cultures and backgrounds
Draw on strategies that promote thinking and integrate practical experience
Deliver clear explanations and concepts
Explain the structure and function of the Permaculture Design Course
Give effective and engaging lectures with powerpoint
Debrief and give appraisal of your own, and other teaching techniques
About Rosemary Morrow
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.
Delicious and nutritious vegetarian catering for the full course from Source Community Wholefoods. These guys are amazing and provide vegetarian, local (where possible) healthy and tasty food to keep your body nourished and your brain sharp
A copy of Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture: An invaluable friend to the experienced and novice teacher alike.
Class notes and resources
Free onsite camping
A whole new network of teachers and doers for you to draw on, and be part of
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.
Air B&B options
Snug Beach Caravan and Cabin Park
Clear Creek Cottage
Arrival time & class schedule
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.
How to get there
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.
What to bring with you
All your camping gear including tent, sleeping mat, sheets, sleeping bag, pillow, teddy bear etc. Please note, it will be cold in the night times so if you’re travelling from a warmer climate pack in preparation to be in a colder climate!
Note book and pens
Swimmers (we’re within walking distance of a great beach)
Warm clothes, even though it’s early Autumn, it will still get chilly
A hearty appetite for learning
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.