Course dates and outline
The course includes two seven day blocks with a weekend off in the middle, based in and around Yandoit Farm, in Yandoit, Central Victoria.
Friday Oct 27 5pm: Introductions
Oct 28 – Oct 30: Introduction to Permaculture, The Permaculture Design Process and Design Project Site Visits
Oct 31: Climate, Landforms and Patterns in Nature:
Nov 1: Water and Access. Site visit to Darren Doherty and Lisa Heenan’s place in Bendigo
Nov 2: Group design work
Nov 3: Trees. Site visit to David Holmgren and Su Dennett’s place in Hepburn TBC.
Nov 6: Soils
Nov 7: Crops
Nov 8: Animals. Site visit to David Holmgren and Su Dennett’s place in Hepburn TBC.
Nov 9: Alt-economics and Livelihoods
Nov 10: Appropriate Technology, Bioregions and Community Organising
Nov 11: Design time, and final presentations & party
Nov 12: Final day, where to from here and wrap up
Note: If you choose to camp, you’ll need your own camping gear. Otherwise you can organise your own accommodation in the area, such as in Hepburn.
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