Course Dates 

The course includes one seven day block followed by four fortnightly weekends, based in and around a wonderful school in Preston and with  field trips in the city and to Central Victoria.

Yandoit Farm venue for our weekend away


Below is a tentative daily timetable. Dates to be confirmed soon.

July 7- 10: Introduction to permaculture, the permaculture design process and design project site visits

July 10: Climate, landforms and patterns in nature

July 11: Water and access

July 12: Trees

July 13: Field trips

Jul 26 – 27: Soils and crops

Aug: 9 – 10: Animal systems and design time

Aug: 23 – 24: Central Vic site visits seeing a social enterprise working farm, talking community organising at an ecovillage, and talking appropriate technology at an incredible owner-built home and tour of Melliodora (camp over at Yandoit Farm)

Sep 6 – Sep 7: Final weekend including design presentations and where to from here & party!

Note: If you choose to camp on the weekend at Yandoit Farm, you’ll need your own (warm!) camping gear. Otherwise you can organise your own accommodation in the area, such as in Hepburn.

Most of the course will be a BYO communally catered type event, but the camp out weekend will be fully catered.

Download the full outline here