Introduction to Permaculture at Valla Beach 9-11 November

Join us at the lush Valla Beach Forest Retreat for 2 days of Permaculture design theory and action. Permaculture is a way of designing and interacting with the land to provide for our needs while benefiting all living things. Come and learn this art form that enables you to provide for yourself, create an abundance, regenerate your land, support your ecosystem and the life around you and live in a way that reflects the best of humanity.

You will leave this course with a solid grounding of how you can apply permaculture principles in your home, garden, apartment, farm and life. You’ll also be in an informed position to further your journey into permaculture design.

This course will give you a comprehensive overview of how to apply pro-active, sustainable design techniques to your immediate environment – whether you live in a small apartment, a quarter-acre block, or a rural property.

This intensive weekend course covers the basics of designing resilient systems with permaculture principles; energy cycling, nutrient cycling, animal systems, veggie growing systems, and how to retrofit your existing habitat to become a haven of organic food and low-energy living.

There will be a balance of theory and practical. With the practical aspect we will actually be building and implementing part of a Permaculture Design together. We believe this will be an amazing hands on way to learn Permaculture and retain this knowledge.

Participants can arrive from 3pm on wards and no later than 6pm on Friday afternoon to set up camp and settle in. We will finish on the sunday afternoon around 5pm

Your Facilitators:
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Dean Curtis is a passionate permaculturist. He loves designing and creating beautiful, productive landscapes. He has been immersed in permaculture for the past six years completing many permaculture courses and workshops, designing/creating/managing permaculture farms, facilitating permaculture workshops.

He now runs his own Permaculture Design Consultancy and education business. He shares his knowledge because he believes we can create smarter healthier ways of living through permaculture.

Tom Oliver is a professional permaculture designer, landscaper and educator, who works with clients to design abundant, resilient house hold food production systems. He also practices as a holistic exercise coach and is focused on a holistic approach to human well being. Tom has worked in a wide variety of climates, cultures and contexts, from large commercial farms to small-scale intensive producers giving him a diverse skill set and knowledge base.

Venue:
The course will be held at the beautiful Valla Beach Forest Retreat. This 42 acre property is mostly dense natural forest with pockets of rain forest. The homestead where the lessons will be taking place is situated in a little clearing on a mountain top with stunning views into the surrounding valleys.

Cost:
$275 – this includes camping, course notes, all meals plus morning tea and all day cuppas, .
There are options for ‘glamping’ accommodation that is available at an additional cost. Spaces are limited for this option, please enquire.

Inquiry/Bookings: deancurtis444@gmail.com – 0413314358


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