Trees and Perennial Crops - Creating Food Forests - PDC Module E Byron Community College

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Trees and Perennial Crops - Creating Food Forests - PDC Module E

Trees and Perennial Crops - Creating Food Forests - PDC Module E

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Learn how to design, establish and care for your own diverse, tree based food production system in a low maintenance fashion that works with natures fundamental processes of land and soil repair. Discover a huge array of fruit and nut trees from around the world that thrive in our warm, subtropical climate including indigenous bush foods.

Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics and Functions of Trees
  • Ecological Succession – a template for earth repair
  • Plant Stacking/Guilds
  • Regenerative (Agri)Culture
  • Pruning
  • HugelKultur
  • Design Concepts – Windbreaks/Shelterbelts/Suntraps/Wildlife Coridoors/Microclimate Creation/Mitigation for Natural Disasters – Fire/Flood/Drought/Storms etc
  • Tree Planting/Mulching/fertilisation
  • Clones vs Seedling Trees

Permaculture Design Course

This course module is one of 14 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the skills outlined above (without doing the other modules), but if you wish to gain the Permaculture Design Certificate you must complete all modules within a 12 mth timeframe and satisfactorily complete an Individual Permaculture Design Project.

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Lots of sunscreen
  • Broad brim hat
  • Plenty of water
  • Wear outdoor clothes
  • Bug repellent
  • Gloves

Feedback from Past Students

“I loved this course! So informative & packed with relevent information for the region, as well as within a larger framework of how to regenerate the earth.” Heather Hillier

“Practical learning at Paradise One was incredible!” Vanessa Stewart

“Excellent information & hands on practical.” Kim Elliott

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Ask us about personalised workshops and courses at a time that suits you. Perfect for team building, birthdays, hens/bucks parties, getting the gang together or just because. Call 02 6684 3374 or email admin@byroncollege.org.au for details (min 8 students or more)

Course testimonials:

  • Being able to see a permaculture food forest first hand, and seeing each stage, from 2/3 weeks to 18 months. Fantastic teachers as well, so much knowledge!!
  • Thank you so much Bunya for sharing your awesome knowledge. Going to the farm was extremely inspiring.
  • 5 stars