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Real Skills For Growing Food

November 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am - November 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Two days of hands-on learning, equipping you with the skills to grow food in your own home, no matter what shape or size.
But you can see our other upcoming workshops here
November 22nd – 23rd, 10am – 4pm each day

This course will cover…

Soil health and composting: Meet the soil food web, build a small and large compost pile.
Propagation techniques: Make your own seed raising mix, planting seeds, pricking out and potting up
Vegetable growing: Build a no-dig garden and explore biointensive food production.
Edible forest gardens: We’ll retrofit a small, existing orchard – transforming it into a forest garden.
Tour of Good Life Permaculture’s garden: Students will see all of the above in action, plus small animal systems (chooks, bees, ducks), water systems (grey water, tanks and passive harvesting, i.e. swales), possum/rabbit proof fencing and so much more.

Students receive

A copy of The Practical Australian Gardener by Peter Cundall,
Some organic vegetable seedlings to get you growing,
Morning and afternoon refreshments, BYO lunch, and
Skills and knowledge useful for the rest of your life!

Your Teachers
Both Hannah and Anton 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.

In recent years, Hannah has had the pleasure of teaching alongside some of the most revered Permaculturalists in the world including David Holmgren (co-founder of Permaculture), Dave Jacke and Nick Ritar You can read more about Hannah and Anton here. 


Suzi Lam is self-taught, committed and passionate gardener who has tirelessly worked her property for over a decade to create what is truly an inspirational urban market garden. We are incredibly fortunate to have Suz joining us to teach soil health and composting systems in her own home and market garden in South Hobart. You’ll be able to see a functioning market garden in action as well as goat and chicken systems. You can visit Suzi’s garden blog here.


This workshop will be based in a community centre and St Johns Community Orchard (across the road as shown in map below). On the second day, we will travel to two private homes to continue to deepen your learning. We’ll spend the first half of Sunday at local market gardener, Suzi’s home in South Hobart learning about soils and composting. We’ll then take you to Good Life Permaculture’s home in (also in South Hobart) to spend the last session having a tour and learn from the different growing and animal systems we’ve established. We’ll provide clear directions and a map so you can find your way to find your way to these two sites closer to the course.

Good Life Permaculture’s Garden
Our home and garden is young, yet productive and ever so beautiful. You can have a sneak peak at it here. You can also read about some of the highlights including our chicken’s home and swale pathways.

A snap shot of our garden – the chook’s home and one of the swale paths.

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.


November 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am
November 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm




Good Life Permaculture