Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014

We facilitated a two week (live-in) residential course at the end of January 2013, and we will be repeating it in January 2014, starting on Saturday 11th of January and ending on Saturday 25th January.  It will be at our place, and there is accommodation in our farmstay and home, as well as camping.  All meals were provided, using our own organic or local produce.

The main tutors will be Trish Allen of Matakana (previously at Rainbow Valley Farm) and Lisa Talbot, as well as ourselves, with Matt King of Green Earth and Sarah Adams.

A summary of what the course covers is:

  • Guidelines and strategies for healthy and sustainable living.
  • Connection to nature and place.
  • Observation and recognising nature’s patterns and ecosystems.
  • Design methods and presentation.
  • Nourishing body, mind and spirit.
  • Food – soil to plate.
  • Water – essence of life.
  • Appropriate tools and buildings.
  • Cultural transformation and natural economics.
  • Creating resilient and healthy communities.

The course is a recognised permaculture design certificate course by PiNZ, the New Zealand permaculture organisation.

We facilitate these course for all learning styles, as open creative learning. The course includes a variety of design exercises, practical activities, field trips, group and project work, as well as presentations and DVDs.

There is a sliding scale for the cost, which you select from depending on your circumstances, of $2000 to $1700. This includes all meals and on-site camping. For an extra $300 up to six people can stay in our farmstay. This is offered on a first in basis.

There is a $200 discount for full payment before 21 December 2013. A deposit of $200 is required to confirm your place, with the balance paid at the start of the course. This deposit is non-refundable, unless the course is cancelled.

There is a minimum of 7 people for the course to run, and a maximum of 15, to ensure the interactive and action learning of a small group.

There is one place available at half the cost in exchange for some course assistance.

Please reply if you are interested, at Contact Us

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