Education & Training

Towards our goals we offer our members a range of opportunities to improve their sustainable living skills, with structured workshops and training courses.

Practical Skills Workshops

IMG_4594These cover topics such as Plant Propagation, Berry Management,  Pruning and Grafting Fruit Trees,  which are offered most years at appropriate seasons, and occasional workshops on topics such as Soap Making, Goat Keeping, Preserving the Harvest, Compost Making, Reading the Landscape, etc.  These may be short sessions following a site visit, or half or whole day dedicated activities. We aim to fill in gaps in the range of workshops available from other providers in the Yarra Valley.

Introduction to Permaculture

These short courses introduce students to the ethics, basic principles and concepts of Permaculture Design, usually including a short garden design exercise or an exploration of permaculture design principles.

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

We occasionally offer an Extended Permaculture Design Course for our members. These follow the Syllabus for Permaculture Design in Temperate South Eastern Australia, developed by the Permaculture Educators Guild, and are delivered part-time over 100+ hours.  Experienced tutors, with extensive knowledge of the Yarra Valley, are employed.

The next PDC commences in early May 2018, bookings are currently open and spaces are limited.

Contact for further details.